Portuguese in Wellington

Brazil is the largest country by both area and by population in Latin America and is, thus, a significant player on the world stage: with a population count over 200 million people, it is the fifth most-populous nation in the world, and its economy is the ninth-largest. Consequently, nations around the world are eager to trade with Brazil, including New Zealand, whose government is building economic and educational relationships with the South American giant. As these relationships grow, migrants are moving between the two countries, as evidenced by the number of Brazilian and Portuguese immigrants relocating to New Zealand. According to the 2016 census, more than 5,000 people claim they speak Portuguese as their native language, and almost 1,500 of them live in Wellington, influencing the cultural landscape of the city with their top-notch themed restaurants and fun festivals. Contact us at Language Trainers today and be able to communicate with this growing community on a different level while gaining an understanding of their fascinating culture.

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Why Study Portuguese in Wellington

For Social: Do you want to learn Portuguese or brush up on your existing language skills while making new friends? Then join the InterNations Space for Portuguese Expats in Wellington. This group provides members with a relaxed environment in which where everyone feels welcome to have fun, make new friends and use their Portuguese skills! The group’s events are open to all levels of Portuguese proficiency, from beginner to native fluency. Similarly, consider the Wellington Portuguese Exchange club, organised by Massey University and Club Latino—a friendly community of Brazilian Portuguese language and culture lovers who meet once a month in a low-pressure, conversational environment for native speakers and learners alike.

For Studies: If you are interested in pursuing Portuguese in higher education, you can enrol in Massey’s University Diploma in Arts (Portuguese). In this programme, you will acquire general knowledge and understanding of the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. Fortunately, you do not need any prior knowledge of Portuguese to enrol. However, you will be at an advantage if you have at least a basic understanding of the language before entering the programme. Contact us today and we will design a tailor-made course so you can progressively develop communication skills in oral and written Portuguese, and gain understanding and appreciation of Brazilian culture and heritage; skills which will help you make the most out of the diploma.

For Culture: Those who love Brazilian and Portuguese culture will be happy to know they can experience both without ever needing to leave Wellington. For example, you can enjoy live music by Brazilian groups, like Só Samba or ForAll Forró from the Northeast of Brazil, in the annual Festa Junina every September. Sing along to the lively tunes using the pronunciation you acquire in your language course with us! And those who enjoy parties should not miss the annual Brazilian Carnival, a fun event full of illuminated carts (each up to 30 metres long) packed with lights and dancers which travel from one end of Wellington to the other. Meanwhile, if you are interested in experiencing Brazilian waxing and sugaring, you can visit Brazilian Secret Beauty on Waring Taylor Street. In Brazil, beauty has been refined to an art form, where Brazilian women have been sharing and passing down their secrets for generations. Allow the owners to share these Brazilian waxing and nail secrets with you in Wellington!


Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Wellington

Sign up for a Portuguese course today and enjoy all the benefits of knowing a foreign language in Wellington. No matter your goals, our professional instructors will adapt every lesson to your suit your skills and preferences. So, get in touch with us and we will send one of our teachers to your home, office or a public place, like the National Library Wellington on Molesworth Street, Fidel’s Cafe on Cuba Street or Aro Cafe on Aro Street.

And if you are not living in downtown Wellington but would still like to study with us, do reach out. We have great instructors ready to start in areas like Johnsonville, Petone, Porirua, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt.

Why don’t you get started now? Let’s go, vamos-lá! And if you have some knowledge of the Portuguese language, you should take our free Portuguese Level Test, so we can assess your current ability, and then send us a quick enquiry so we can begin preparing the best course for you!

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Interesting Language Facts

On average, bilinguals pay differentials range between 5 to 20% more per hour than the base rate.

Bilinguals receive more career opportunities.

Being fluent in two languages enhances a person's ability to concentrate.
WHY people learn PORTUGUESE?
Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
Personal reasons (communicating with friends or family abroad)

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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Wellington

Our general one-on-one courses in Wellington will help students improve their Portuguese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Portuguese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Portuguese Course in Wellington

Our Portuguese courses in Wellington are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Portuguese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Portuguese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Portuguese is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Portuguese Courses in Wellington (closed group)

Our Portuguese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Portuguese Course or In-Company Small Group Portuguese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Portuguese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our Portuguese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Portuguese and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Portuguese tutor’s details.

Begin your Portuguese training and receive your Portuguese course book.

Throughout your Portuguese course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Portuguese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”The first two classes I’ve had have been great! Liliana my trainer has been very organized and knowledgeable.”

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”I have been enjoying my lessons and very happy with things to date. I am very satisfied with the course. My teacher has been providing me with course materials and adapting the lessons to my progress as we go along.”

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