Portuguese in Birmingham
Like many communities worldwide, Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants have shared their native cultures with the places in which they have settled, and Birmingham is certainly one of them: according to the Birmingham City Council Statistics, there are almost 1,500 people living in the city whose first language is Portuguese. If you would like to interact with this growing community on another level, improve your job prospects and even make the most out of your trips to Portugal or Brazil, then you should start learning the language today! Get in touch with us and we will start designing a tailor-made programme for you!
Why Study Portuguese in Birmingham
For Social: Birmingham is a great place to meet other people with a passion for the Portuguese language and culture. For example, you can join the InterNations group for Brazilians in Birmingham. This group attracts people interested in Brazilian culture and offers them a space to practise Portuguese in a relaxed and friendly environment. And if you and your new friends are looking to try some delicious Brazilian dishes, why don’t you go to Rodizio Rico on Commercial Street? From the moment you step through the door, you will be immersed in the authentic atmosphere of Brazilian-style dining. You can taste unlimited freshly grilled meats served directly from the charcoal. And don’t forget to order feijoada and caipirinha using the Portuguese pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers! Meanwhile, if you prefer Portuguese cuisine instead, Fazenda on Barwick Street is the place to go!
For Culture and Travel: Birmingham offers many instances to experience Brazilian or Portuguese culture around the city. For example, you can attend the Brazilian Film Screening, carried out every week at the Barber Institute Lecture Theatre. But if you are more into Brazilian dance, then visit Samba Dance Birmingham, the home of Brazilian Carnival Dance in the city. You can attend their classes and learn to dance with every Friday evening at Nicholson School of Dance in Digbeth. Also, if you are someone who visits Portugal regularly (or wishes to in the future), then you may be motivated to learn the language (with an emphasis on communicative proficiency and travel terminology and phrases) with us at Language Trainers! In a little over two hours, you can be in the amazing city of Faro, for example, ordering food and speaking to the locals with the flawless language skills you learn in your classes with us. Contact us today to make it happen.
For Work: Knowing Portuguese will look great on your CV and will definitely help you get a new job in Birmingham. Many companies around the city, such as Caresoft, AGCO and Pertemps Network Group, value bilingual candidates and are looking to add Portuguese speakers to their teams. You can also get in contact with the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, which organises their popular “Moving to Portugal” event and includes presentations from specialists that are designed to answer all the questions you may have about how to relocate to Portugal, whether you intend to run your business or retire there or simply to spend several months a year abroad to escape the English climate. The seminars are free to attend and mostly delivered in Portuguese, so take advantage of this opportunity to further develop your listening skills!
Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Birmingham
Get started with Portuguese today! It’s very simple to set up a meeting with one of our teachers at Language Trainers. Just send us a quick enquiry and we will make the necessary arrangements for a native Portuguese teacher to go to your home or office. You can also take your lessons at a public place around the city, such as the Library of Birmingham on Broad Street, or nice coffee shops, like 200 Degrees Coffee Shop on Colmore Row and Six Eight Kafe on Curzon Street.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-lá! And if you have some knowledge of Portuguese, please take our free Portuguese Level Test so we can gauge your abilities and offer you a course package tailored to your needs.
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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Birmingham
Our general one-on-one courses in Birmingham 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 Birmingham
Our Portuguese courses in Birmingham 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 Birmingham (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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Some of our Language Teachers in Birmingham
Born and raised in Brazil, Simone is a native Portuguese speaker who has vast experience in language teaching and interpretation. She has taught both Portuguese and English to students in the UK and Brazil. Her clients as an interpreter have included the NHS. She has also worked for Derby City Council applying speaking tests for students taking GCSE exams in Portuguese.
A French-Arabic bilingual, Salima is qualified to teach both languages to learners. She holds degrees in both French Teaching and Applied Translation. She is especially experienced in teaching French for professional or business-related purposes.
Our clients include:
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How to Book
Take our Portuguese Language Level Test.
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Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.
Receive confirmation from our team with your Portuguese tutor’s details.
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