Portuguese in Calgary

The city of Calgary is extensively diverse and multicultural, with more than 50 languages spoken natively (according to the 2010 census). One of the most prominent communities of expats in the city is the over 3,000 people claiming Brazilian ancestry. Throughout the past two decades, the Brazilian population and the number of those receiving permanent resident status have been steadily growing, primarily due to Brazilians relocating to Canada to study, take advantage of more work opportunities and enjoy a better quality of life. Start studying Portuguese today and you will not only be able to connect with Brazilian and Portuguese people living in Calgary but also enjoy cultural events and arts around the city on a whole new level. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will prepare a course that suits your individual needs and learning goals.


Why Study Portuguese in Calgary

Learn Portuguese for Culture: If you are looking to experience the fascinating Portuguese and Brazilian cultures, there are plenty of opportunities to do so in Calgary. For example, those who love Brazilian and Portuguese cinema should not miss the Calgary International Film Festival, organized since 2004. This two-week event features classic and contemporary movies from all over the world, including Portuguese-speaking films. The movies are screened in Portuguese with English subtitles, but we are sure you will not need to read them after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers. And if you are more into Brazilian Capoeira, you can take some lessons at Capoeira Aché Brasil Calgary on Edmonton Trail NE. This was the first Capoeira school in the city and has been in operation for over 20 years. You can take classes regardless of your gender, age and physical shape to improve your self-defence skills, confidence and overall health. The teachers are native Brazilian speakers, so after the lessons, you can approach them and practise your new foreign language skills!

Learn Portuguese for Social: Learning Portuguese will also come in handy if you intend to socialize with others who love the language as much as you do. Connect with fellow Portuguese learners in the city by joining the InterNations Space for the Portuguese in Calgary. This group welcomes anyone who wants to practise their Portuguese in a friendly, relaxed environment while having a good time. Another option is to join the Calgary Portuguese Language meetup, where you can learn and sharpen your Portuguese language skills in a fun way with nice people. They get together every Thursday and focus on a different topic to help guide the conversations, so you won’t get bored or run out of things to say. Put your Portuguese to use and perfect the speaking skills and pronunciation you will learn in your course with Language Trainers.

Learn Portuguese for Studies: However, if you want to take your Portuguese to the highest level, there are higher education courses available in the city. For example, the University of Calgary offers a BA Program with a Major in Latin American studies. This program is well suited to students who have a curiosity about the region and would like to learn more about the history and culture of Brazil, among other nations. Students are required to attain intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and it is highly recommended that they have a basic understanding of the language before enrolling in the program. Get in touch with us at Language Trainers and we will adapt our Exam Preparation course to ensure you meet the minimum standards for enrolling in this program.


Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Calgary

Regardless of your personal or professional objectives for learning Portuguese, our native instructors will tailor our courses to your requirements and needs. Reach out to us today and we will make all the necessary arrangements for an instructor to go to your home or office. You may also decide to take your lessons in a public space around Calgary, such as the Calgary Public Library on 3 Street, or at a nice cafe, like Alforno Bakery and Cafe on 7 Street or Deville Coffee on 1 St SW.

Meanwhile, in case you are living in Calgary’s surrounding areas and want to start learning Portuguese us, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our instructors can deliver lessons anywhere around the country, including areas like Balzac, Midnapore, Chestermere, Airdrie and Forest Lawn.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-lá! In case you have studied the language before, please take our free Portuguese Level Test, so we can gauge your current ability. Then, we can offer you a language package tailored to your needs and skills!

Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual men earn 3.6% more and bilingual women earn 6.6% more than their monolingual counterparts.

1 in 2 people worldwide speak 2 or more languages.

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Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
Personal reasons (communicating with friends or family abroad)

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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Calgary

Our general one-on-one courses in Calgary 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 Calgary

Our Portuguese courses in Calgary 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 Calgary (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 finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate.
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