Portuguese in Edmonton

Portuguese is the world’s sixth most spoken language with an estimated 220 million native speakers worldwide. And with Brazil’s growing influence in the international market, Portuguese is thriving all around the globe; especially in Edmonton, home to almost 5,000 Portuguese speakers, according to the 2011 census. So, if you would like to connect with this community on another level, take advantage of the professional opportunities in the city and make the most out of your trips to Brazil and Portugal, then you should consider signing up for a language course. Whether your goals are centered around your job, travels abroad, or your personal life, we will help you secure the appropriate Portuguese course for your schedule and interests.

 

Why Study Portuguese in Edmonton

For Work: Learning a new language, such as Portuguese, will help you stand out when applying for a job. For example, many companies around Edmonton are always looking for bilingual speakers to add to their teams, such as Chemtrade, The Body Shop International and Roche. And if you would like to connect with companies of Portuguese origin, the Portugal Canada Chamber of Commerce and Industry on College Street can help you. This is a private, non-profit organization that has been promoting and facilitating bilateral trade, investment and business development between Canada and Portugal since 1990. The Chamber acts as a contact-and-information point for businesses and community groups and hosts monthly events for their members to network. Take advantage of this opportunity and impress the attendees with your Portuguese skills!

For Social: If you are looking to meet new people and put your Portuguese to use outside the classroom, there are many exchange groups you can join. One of them is InterNations, where you can meet Portuguese and Brazilian expats and practise your language skills in a relaxed environment. Another option is the Edmonton Portuguese Language Meetup, a group where you can encounter other language learners and native Portuguese speakers. They get together every two weeks and welcome every level of proficiency, so don’t be shy and meet them to have a good time while improving your speaking and listening skills. And after these meetings, perhaps you would like to go to one of the many themed restaurants around the city to have a taste of Portuguese or Brazilian cuisine. A great place to visit is Sabor Restaurant on 103 Street, where you can order prego no pao and francesinhas using the Portuguese vocabulary and pronunciation you learn in your lessons!

For Culture: Edmonton is a city where you can experience Portuguese and Brazilian culture in the form of festivals, parties and other events. For example, the Portuguese-Canadian Multicultural Society of Edmonton has been organizing cultural events since it was established in 1987, such as themed parties with groups that play traditional Portuguese music, such as fado. Sing along to this melancholic music with the pronunciation you acquire with us at Language Trainers. The Brazilian Society of Edmonton is another institution that tries to promote the culture of this fascinating country throughout the city. For example, every Friday, the Society holds a karaoke night that features axé and samba. You can also order mandioca frita, pao de queijo, linguina fina and more traditional dishes and feel like you are in Brazil! And if you are more into parties, the annual Edmonton Heritage Festival celebrates the city’s international connections, including its Brazilian and Portuguese roots. Sample culinary treats, shop for artwork and chat with folks who are proud to discuss their heritage!

 

Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Edmonton

Are you ready to start studying Portuguese? Language Trainers can help you! Just get in touch with us today and we will arrange for an experienced native Portuguese speaker to go to your home or office. You can also take your lessons in a public place if that is more convenient for you. For example, you can go to the Tea Bar Café on 98 Street, Coffee Bureau on Jasper Avenue or the Edmonton Public Library on 88 Avenue.

If you don’t live in downtown Edmonton, do still contact us. Our trainers also teach in nearby areas, such as Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.

So, why not make an inquiry and find out more about our Portuguese courses? Let’s go, vamos-lá! Also, if you already have some knowledge of the language, you could take our free Portuguese Level Test so we can assess your level and find the best course package for your needs.

Interesting Language Facts

31% of international executives are bilingual.

There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe.

The Pope tweets in 9 languages: Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Polish, English, and Latin.
WHY people learn PORTUGUESE?
1.
Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
2.
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
3.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends or family abroad)
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
220
Million
Non-Native
30
Million
PORTUGUESE

JOKE
A professora para o Joãozinho:
—Se eu digo fui bonita, é passado. Se digo sou bonita o que é, Joãozinho?
—É mentira...
Foreign Language Speakers
in EDMONTON
19.8%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in EDMONTON
25%
of population

1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Edmonton

Our general one-on-one courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton

Our Portuguese courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton (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.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Portuguese
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
8077
people have taken our
Portuguese level test.
259
language teachers in Edmonton
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Born and raised in Lebanon, Therese is a native Arabic speaker who has over six years of teaching experience. She has taught one-on-one lessons, as well as group lessons at public and private schools. In addition to Arabic, she is completely fluent in English and French.

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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 Slovak-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by cheque, 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.

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