Portuguese in Oxford
Portuguese is one of the six most widely spoken languages, with over 260 million speakers worldwide, and many of them live in the UK. Portugal is the UK’s oldest ally (by a treaty signed in 1386) and migrants have been moving between the two countries ever since. The city of Oxford, in particular, attracts hundreds of people due to its magnificent university. A study published by Oxford University in 2013 shows that more than 1,500 Portuguese speakers live in the city, while more and more Brazilians are coming to the city to stay, too. So, if you would like to communicate with these people on a different level, make the most out of the many Brazilian and Portuguese cultural events that take place all year long and even pursue higher education in Portuguese, contact us at Language Trainers. We specialise in designing tailor-made courses that suit your ability, so you can start speaking Portuguese from the very first lesson.
Why Study Portuguese in Oxford
For Social: You can also use your new Portuguese skills to get to know like-minded people around Oxford. For example, you can join the InterNations space for Brazilians in Oxford. This group was originally setup for expats to get together and share their experiences, but today they welcome anyone with an interest in the Portuguese language and the Brazilian culture. Get to know new people and practise what you learn in your lessons with us at Language Trainers! And if all this conversation leaves you hungry, you can go to one of the many Brazilian-themed restaurants around the city. For example, Nando’s Oxford on Cowley Road has a wide variety of Portuguese dishes you can order, such as cozido a portuguesa or francesinhas. And if you are more into Brazilian food, you can go to Fernando Cafe on Queen Street and order caipirinhas and feijoada with the flawless pronunciation you acquire with us at Language Trainers!
For Culture: You can also experience the Portuguese and Brazilian cultures around Oxford. For example, you can take part in the vibrant Brazilian Carnival, a celebration that takes place every March. This event is organised by Sol Samba, Oxford Forró, The Illustrious Sambistas and Oxford Capoeira Angola. Come and enjoy the parade, the fantastic dancers and music. Sing along to the tunes and get to know new people by using the language skills you learn in your lessons. And if you are more into Portuguese arts, you can enjoy fado performances all year long at the Richard Benson Hall.
For Work and Studies: Knowing Portuguese will look great on your CV and will definitely help you get a new job in Oxford. Native English people who speak Portuguese are still quite rare, so being able to speak both languages will set you apart in the job market. In recent years, institutions, such as the British Council, have actively recruited Portuguese speakers in their graduate schemes. And many other companies, such as TripAdvisor, Cactus Research and Wytham UK are also recruiting bilingual candidates to add to their teams. And if you are looking to study Portuguese at university instead, you will be glad to know you can do so at the University of Oxford. In this institution, Portuguese is taught in a small, but growing sub-faculty. You can choose to enrol in Portuguese or Brazilian Studies, both which cover literature from the medieval period to the present day. Native speakers from Portugal and Brazil provide expert language teaching at all levels, so make sure you prepare for these courses well in advance with us at Language Trainers.
Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Oxford
Start learning Portuguese at your convenience today. It’s very easy to set up a meeting with one of our excellent instructors at Language Trainers. Send us a quick enquiry and we will arrange for one of our tutors to go to your home, workplace or a public place of your choosing. Some options where you can take your lessons are the Oxford Public Library on Pontiac Street, the Art Café at 14 New Road or the Grand Café at 84 High Street.
Are you living on the outskirts of Oxford and want to study Portuguese with us? Don’t worry, you can still do it. We have great teachers waiting for your call in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Aylesbury, Bicester and Carterton.
Take the plunge and start with Portuguese! Let’s go, vamos-lá! And if you have studied Portuguese before, you can take our free Portuguese Level Test so we can assess your language ability and then prepare a course tailored to your skills.
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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Oxford
Our general one-on-one courses in Oxford 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 Oxford
Our Portuguese courses in Oxford 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 Oxford (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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Take our Portuguese Language Level Test.
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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.
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”Claudia is really well organised and always comes with a lesson plan. The lessons are paced to suit us, enjoyable and the level of homework is just right.”Portuguese course in Chelmsford
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