Portuguese in Halifax, NS

Learning Portuguese in Halifax can give you a major advantage when applying for jobs with Portuguese companies in the city or give you that incentive you need to visit Portugal or Brazil on holiday. Learning the language can also give you an insight into Latino events in Halifax and bring your closer to the Portuguese speaking community in the city. Taking Portuguese lessons with our Language Trainers tutors will give you the freedom to fit learning a second language around your work and home life.

 

Why Study Portuguese in Halifax

For Work: Halifax is one of Canada’s main port areas that saw an influx of immigrants in the 1930s and 1950s. Because of its location as a port, Halifax has a very diverse demographic and job market. One of the key benefits of learning a second language is improving your employment opportunities. Learning Portuguese in Halifax can help you to find work with Portuguese speaking firms in the city. Although there are some Portuguese speaking businesses in Halifax, bilingual speakers are highly sought after in translation and support roles with international companies in Halifax such as Securities Canada Ltd, Air Canada Rouge, the Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), Air Canada and Monster Energy.  

For Culture: The vast majority of Portuguese cultural events and activities are organised by the city’s Brazilian community. Known for their colorful culture and dance, there is no better place to try out some Portuguese and to get a keener understanding of the culture than listening to some Samba. The Samba Nova is Halifax’s premier Brazilian style samba batucada band who meet every Tuesday at Saint Matthews Church. When you want to explore the city’s Latino events, the Casa Brazil Association of Nova Scotia was founded in June 2017 and routinely organises Brazilian inspired events in Halifax that celebrates Brazilian dance, music, culture, and cuisine. Talking of cuisine, if you want to try out some of your Portuguese phrases, visiting a Brazilian or Portuguese restaurant could really help you. The most highly recommended Portuguese restaurant in Halifax is Pipa Restaurant & Bar on Argyle Street.

For Social: If you are learning Portuguese in Halifax and want to meet people, there are some social gatherings and groups that you can take advantage of. The Portuguese Social Club of Novia Scotia meets in Halifax, Dartmouth and other areas of Novia Scotia to promote Portuguese cultural events, cuisine, and music.

 

Where to Learn Portuguese in and Around Halifax

Our flexible Portuguese language lessons at Language Trainers are designed so you are in charge. We come to you. Do you want to take your lesson at home, at or near work, or even in a public place? Our Portuguese language instructors will meet you anywhere that suits your life and schedule. You could meet our tutors at one of Halifax’s laidback cafes such as The Coastal Café on Robie Street, The Board Room Game Café on Barrington Street, the Humani-T Café on Young Street or the Dilly Dally Coffee Café on Quinpool Road. The park is always a great setting for language lessons, especially in the heart of the summer. Our tutors can meet you at Victoria Park, Sandford Fleming Park, Point Pleasant Park or any other park you desire. When you need a quiet and peaceful place to learn, libraries such as the Kenshen Public Library, Halifax Central Library, and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library are great options. If you have any ideas on where to meet our Language Trainers tutors, just let us know and we will be there.

If you want Portuguese lessons but live outside Halifax in other parts of Novia Scotia, we have language instructors ready and waiting for your call. We have Portuguese language tutors in Dartmouth, Bedford, Bridgewater, and Truro. Let us know where you are in Novia Scotia and we can come directly to you.

Are you ready to get started on your Portuguese lessons in Halifax? Let’s go, vamos lá! If you already know some Portuguese and want to know where you currently stand in terms of ability, please take our Portuguese level test so we can tailor your lessons to meet your individual needs. If you are new to Portuguese and are starting from scratch, contact us now to begin on your exciting new journey to learn Portuguese as a second language.

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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

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—Se eu digo fui bonita, é passado. Se digo sou bonita o que é, Joãozinho?
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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Halifax, NS

Our general one-on-one courses in Halifax, NS 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 Halifax, NS

Our Portuguese courses in Halifax, NS 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 Halifax, NS (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.
45
language teachers in Halifax, NS
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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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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