Portuguese in London
According to the 2011 census, Portuguese is the tenth-most commonly spoken language in England and Wales, with over 130,000 speakers, more than 20,000 of whom live in London. Many families from Portugal first settled in the area now known as “Little Portugal” during the 1960s and 1970s and started to open restaurants on the South Lambeth Road; this is subsequently where the majority of London’s Portuguese population now reside. Today, the owners of the businesses in this area of the city are always looking to hire bilingual speakers and to socialise with other Portuguese-culture lovers. If you would like to establish long-lasting relationships with this community and to take advantage of cultural opportunities in London, start learning Portuguese with us at Language Trainers today.
Why Study Portuguese in London
For Work: Knowing Portuguese will certainly help you advance your career, whether you choose to stay in London or look to opportunities overseas. If you want to connect with Portuguese business owners, for instance, you should get in touch with the Portuguese Chamber Of Commerce in the UK on Belgrave Square. This institution has been promoting friendly business relations between Portugal and the UK since it was founded in 1991. For example, they organise programmes like Company IN for those who would like to set up their own company in Portugal. The Chamber also tries to give its members opportunities to network, such as at their annual Christmas Drinks, where you can taste delicious Portuguese wine and canapes to celebrate Christmas and interact with businesspeople of Portuguese origin. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to meet plenty of new faces and make new connections in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment using your newly acquired Portuguese skills.
For Social: But you do not only have to use your Portuguese skills to improve your professional circumstances; they will prove useful for meeting new people will similar interests around the city, too. For instance, you can participate in the weekly get-togethers organised by the Portuguese Social London Meetup. This language exchange group is for anyone who wants to know more about Portugal and its culture. Join its members to have a good time while discovering Portuguese traditions, music, arts and good food while speaking in this beautiful language. Members usually meet at traditional bars and restaurants, such as Bar Dour on Southwark Bridge, which serves food from Porto, such as their popular sardines and francesinhas. Another excellent place is Santa Nata in Covent Garden, a bakery/coffee shop that produces the creamiest egg custard, exactly like the ones you can have in Portugal. Order delicious pasteis de nata in Portuguese and impress the personnel and your new friends with your vocabulary and pronunciation!
For Culture: You will also be able to experience Portuguese culture without ever leaving London. If you like Oporto wine, for example, you should attend events like Wine Tasting: A World of Difference from Portugal, where Portuguese wine experts host a very special tasting to shine a light on the ongoing and extraordinary evolution of Portuguese winemaking. Many of the winemakers will be there in person, so you can get the real stories behind the great labels of hundreds of wines. Most of these experts are Portuguese native speakers, so why not try to approach them to put your foreign language skills into practice? And if you are more interested in music, you will be happy to know that Portuguese artists usually perform concerts and present their albums around London. For example, in 2019, Sara Correia presented her new record in the city.
Where to Learn Portuguese in and around London
Let’s start your language journey today! Our native-speaking instructors have experience guiding many to fluency and will help you speak Portuguese quickly and without pressure! Send us a quick enquiry and we will arrange for your lessons to take place at your home, workplace or public space of your choosing around London. Some places available are the Barbican Library on Silk St, the Ace Cafe London on the North Circular Rd or Rainforest Cafe on Shaftesbury Ave.
If you would like to book a lesson with us but do not live in central London, just get in touch with us. We have excellent instructors who can deliver lessons in nearby places, too, such as Watford, Wembley, Bromley, Twickenham, Croydon, Dartford, Windsor, Hayes and Harlow.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-lá! If you are not an absolute beginner to the language, please take a few minutes to complete our free online Portuguese test, so we can assess your current ability and then start designing a course that suits your requirements and skills.
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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in London
Our general one-on-one courses in London 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 London
Our Portuguese courses in London 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 London (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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Margaret is a TEFL/TESOL-certified English teacher who has over 15 years of experience teaching the language to students internationally. She is qualified to teach all English-language exams, such as the TOEFL, TOEIC, First Certificate, and GMAT. In addition to teaching, she has experience as a coordinator and director.
Maria is a native Italian speaker with an impressive academic background. She holds a PhD in Linguistics and Philology, and has written over 10 articles for journals, books, and conferences worldwide. In addition to teaching, she has experience in translation and editing.
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”The lesson was good and I think it should work very well with Lucio my trainer.”Portuguese course in London
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