Learn Portuguese - the language of Portugal and Brazil
With over 200 million speakers worldwide
Portuguese is spoken in Portugal and Brazil, as well as in several African countries, such as Mozambique and Angola.
It is currently listed as the 7th most spoken language globally, with over 200 million speakers.
Brazil is the South-American superpower, much bigger than any of its neighbours and with vast mineral resources, highly developed industry and an increasingly well-educated workforce. Sao Paolo is one of the biggest cities in the world and a major hub in the region.
Portugal is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Brits because of its sunshine, stunning coastlines, historic cities and green countryside. Many of us choose Portugal for a holiday property or retirement home and, with its fabulous climate and easy-going lifestyle, you can understand why!
Portuguese is a latinate language, similar to Spanish, though it can sound quite different. The Portuguese spoken in Portugal (sometimes called EP - European Portuguese) is sometimes thought to be a little bit harder to understand than Brazilian Portuguese (BP or "Brasileiro").
However, whether you are interested in Brazil or Portugal, Portuguese is a beautiful language to learn. Boa sorte!
Everyone's going to Brazil
For the Olympics and for business ...
Brazil has gained world prominence recently having hosted the World Cup (2014) and now the Olympics (2016). More importantly, as one of the "BRIC" nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China - up and coming world powers), it will play a growing role in world affairs and more and more of us will be visiting for business and pleasure. If chatting to the locals on Copacabana beach is on your list of things to do, better get started soon! - and remember - the girl (or boy) from Ipanema does not speak English ...
Private Portuguese lessons in London and throughout the UK
We offer tailored private Portuguese courses in all the major cities of the UK, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh. We also offer courses in smaller towns and villages throughout the country. Wherever you live, we will do our best to find a Portuguese tutor who can come to your home or office at times convenient to you.