Portuguese in Cambridge
With a population of over 100,000 people, Cambridge is a unique city with a strong mix of culture, demographic and social diversity, intellectual vitality and technological innovation. The city has developed into an international community with more than one in five residents being foreign-born. One of the most populous ethnic groups living in the city is that of the Brazilians. Even though the majority of Brazilians living in the UK reside around London, more than 1,500 of them have made the city of Cambridge their home. Also, several Portuguese (almost 1,000 people, according to the 2011 census), attracted by the prestigious university, reside in Cambridge today, as well. Interact with the Portuguese-speaking community on a whole new level and pursue higher education in Portuguese by starting a language course today! Contact us at Language Trainers to make it happen.
Why Study Portuguese in Cambridge
For Studies: Those looking to pursue higher education in Portuguese can do so in one of the most prestigious institutions in the world: Cambridge University. This was one of the first universities in the UK to offer an honours degree in Portuguese and it is still possible to enrol today. In addition to language papers and an oral examination in the target language, students can choose different literature courses exploring the three cultural perspectives of Portugal, Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking Africa, and a linguistics option in which the structure and varieties of the modern Portuguese language are studied. You will also get to study these nations’ history and thought over some six centuries, as well as the history of the Portuguese language. This institution requires its future students to have at least an intermediate level of Portuguese, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you want assistance preparing to pass an official language accreditation exam. We can help you prepare you!
For Social: Cambridge is a multicultural city where you can meet other Portuguese speakers with similar interests. For instance, you can join the InterNations space for Brazilian Expats in Cambridge. This group was originally founded for Brazilians who lived in the city and wanted to share their experiences as immigrants, but today it welcomes anyone with an interest in learning more about the language and culture. It offers the opportunity to practise Portuguese in a relaxed environment, so don’t hesitate to join them to improve your speaking and listening skills. You can also socialise with other people passionate about the Portuguese language by joining the Cambridge University Brazilian Society, an institution created with the aim of promoting the Brazilian culture in the city by means of social and cultural events.
For Culture: You can also explore the fascinating Portuguese and Brazilian cultures around Cambridge all year long. For example, you can take part in the Brazil Week event, open to the general public and which consists of talks and conferences by native speakers that aim to promote the Brazilian culture in the city. In 2019, for instance, the event featured speakers like the writer Anderson Franca and playwright Almiro Andrade. Why not approach these artists after the event is over and try to talk to them in Portuguese? And if you would like to feel as if you were in Rio without ever leaving the city, you should not miss the annual Cambridge Carnival. Organised since 1992, this is a celebration rooted in African traditions and the largest festival in Cambridge, with thousands of attendees every year. The highlight of this event is a grand costume parade accompanied by samba and axé. Put on your colourful handmade costumes and dance to the beat of the carnival, like a true Brazilian.
Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Cambridge
Are you ready to start learning Portuguese? Just reach out to us and we will make all the necessary arrangements for one of our native-speaking tutors to meet you at your home or office. In case those locations do not suit you, you can also study in a public place of your choosing around Cambridge, such as the Cambridge Central Library on 7 Lion Yard, Cafe Blue Sage on Mill Road and Stir on Chesterton Road.
If you are not based in Cambridge but live near the city and would like to book lessons with us, do still contact us. We have great professionals who can start teaching today in Teversham, Comberton, Dry Drayton, Milton or Fulbourn.
Take the plunge today and start your language journey! Let’s go, vamos-lá! Please take our free Portuguese Level Test if you are already familiar with the language. With that information in mind, we can then offer you a course package tailored to your needs.
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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Cambridge
Our general one-on-one courses in Cambridge 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 Cambridge
Our Portuguese courses in Cambridge 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 Cambridge (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 Cambridge
Wanda is trilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. She has over 20 years of language teaching and corporate training experience, having worked both in the UK and in mainland China. In addition to teaching, she is an experienced translator and interpreter, and is a registered examiner for the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the United Kingdom.
An experienced, CELTA-certified English teacher, David has taught students in various realms, such as grammar, accent reduction, business English, and general conversation. Along with his native English, he also speaks German, French, and some Spanish.
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