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Portuguese in Edinburgh

Today, more than 10,000 Portuguese speakers live in Scotland and half of them reside in Edinburgh, as reported by the 2010 census. As a consequence, Edinburgh offers a great variety of cultural and social events available to bilingual Portuguese speakers. Learn Portuguese in Edinburgh and make new Brazilian or Portuguese friends, pursue higher education in this foreign language and experience the annual Carnival like never before! Contact us at Language Trainers and we will prepare a tailor-made course that suits your needs and requirements. We will guide you to fluency in a short time, no matter how busy your schedule!

In these uncertain times, it can be hard or scary to continue traditional face-to-face language lessons. But don’t worry: at Language Trainers, we offer online classes to suit your needs and schedule! Reach out to us to know more about Portuguese classes.

Why Study Portuguese in Edinburgh

Learn Portuguese for Studies: If you are looking to study Portuguese in a higher education establishment, you will be happy to know the University of Edinburgh has a lot of options for you. For example, you can enrol in their MA Portuguese programme, where you can perfect your skills in the sixth-most widely spoken language in the world. The programme is designed to provide you with a deep knowledge of the cultures where Portuguese is spoken (like Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and more). You will study these societies through literature, film and the arts during your first and second years, while in your third year, you will study or work in Portugal, Brazil or Lusophone Africa. Having an advanced knowledge of Portuguese will help you get by when living abroad, so don’t hesitate to contact us to sharpen your language skills with us at Language Trainers.

Learn Portuguese for Culture: Study Portuguese and you will be able to explore Brazilian and Portuguese cultural events like never before. For instance, if you are into parties and festivals, you should not miss the annual Carnival that takes place every February. You will enjoy Brazilian music and dance performances, see amazing costumes and watch circus and acrobatic acts from Brazilian artists. You can even wear a costume yourself and take part in Carnival as if you were in Rio de Janeiro! And if you love dancing and would like to feel even closer to Brazil, why not enrol in samba lessons at the Edinburgh Samba School? This institution promotes Brazilian carnival culture in the city and offers samba and drumming lessons to everyone who wants to learn. Dancers who attend the classes regularly and feel confident with the basic steps may even be asked to join them in performing at festivals or clubs!

Learn Portuguese for Social: Learning Portuguese will also come in handy if you are looking to meet like-minded people around Edinburgh. For example, you can join language exchange groups, like Language and Culture International or Edinburgh Social Network, where you will meet language learners of all ages and backgrounds looking to put their skills into use, including Portuguese. And if you are looking to meet others studying the Brazilian variety, then a great option is to participate in the meetings organised by the InterNations Space for Brazilians in Edinburgh. You will not only get to practise with other language learners but also converse with Brazilian native speakers living in the city.


Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Edinburgh

Start your language journey today in Edinburgh. At Language Trainers, we focus on your convenience, so we design programmes tailored to your needs, preferences and busy schedule. Just contact us today and we will arrange for an instructor to meet you at your home, office or a public place. Some options where you can take your course are the Central Library on George IV Bridge, Levels Cafe and Lounge on Holyrood Rd or Lowdon Coffee on George St.

Or maybe you live outside the city centre, on the outskirts of Edinburgh? If that is the case, don’t worry. We have great Portuguese instructors who can teach in places like Dundee, Glasgow, Dunfermline and Aberdeen. Just reach out to us and we will be there.

 What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-lá! Please take our free Level Test to know your Portuguese level before starting with your lessons. Then, we can gauge your current skills and design a course that ensures you learn right from day one!

Stay ahead of the game and develop a valuable skill with our language lessons!

You’ll get personalised support from your native instructor and professional materials developed by our expert Academic Department.

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual adults receive advantages over their monolingual counterparts, such as higher average salaries and more career opportunities.

Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.

One out of every four people has at least some knowledge of the English language.
WHY people learn PORTUGUESE?
Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
Communicate with friends and family abroad

Porque um cachorro entrou no meio de um culto religioso? --Porque ele era um pastor alemão.
No. of Immigrants
of population

1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Edinburgh

Our general one-on-one courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Our Portuguese courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh (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.

”My teacher does a different variety of things, so the time has passed quickly!”

Alison Laughlin Portuguese course in Edinburgh

”The lessons are going very well. They are very well prepared by Marilissa.”

Esther Una Portuguese course in Bournemouth