Portuguese in Toronto

With around half of its population born outside the country, Toronto is often referred to as the most multicultural city in the world. Located in Canada, this city boasts 200 ethnic groups and over 140 languages, and one of the most popular of them is Portuguese. According to the 2011 census, there were 429,850 Canadians who claimed full or partial Portuguese ancestry, up from 410,850 in 2006, and there are tens of thousands of Portuguese speakers who live in the city of Toronto. As of 2011, more than 58,000 Torontonians listed it as their primary language and the one they use in their home. Get started learning Portuguese today and take advantage of all the cultural and professional opportunities that Toronto has to offer!

 

Why Study Portuguese in Toronto

For Culture: The Portuguese culture has influenced the city of Toronto in many ways. For example, there is a neighborhood called Little Portugal, located west of downtown in the "Old" City of Toronto. The area is mainly residential, with Portuguese businesses along Dundas Street West and College Street. Also, there is the First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre on Caledonia Road, an institution that aims to provide educational programs, services and recreation for people of all ages in the community. And if you like parties and would like to put your Portuguese to use, you can join the first Portuguese Summer Festival and spend a fun family day dancing to traditional music. Sing along to the lyrics and make the most out of this cultural event after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers!

For Social: If you are looking to socialize while using the Portuguese skills you acquire with us, why not join the TorontoBabel: Toronto's International Language Exchange? Its members usually gather in a bar to speak several languages (among which is Portuguese) in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to go and further practise what you learn in your language course! And if you would like to share some Brazilian or Portuguese dishes your fellow members afterwards, you can go to some of the many restaurants that are based in the city. The best Portuguese restaurants in Toronto are great places to go for feasts of seafood and everything grilled, plus flaming sausages and wine. And don’t forget about the chicken, rice, potatoes and hot molho, especially when it comes to takeout. For example, Churrasqueira Martins on Rogers Road serves classic Portuguese dishes, most of them incorporating the fundamental element: the grill. Their shrimp risotto is the tastiest dish you will find, so try and order it with the Portuguese speaking skills you acquire with us!

For Work: Learning Portuguese in Toronto can also be an asset if you are actively job-seeking. For example, you can connect with the  Federation of Portuguese Canadian and Business Professionals on College Street, an organization that has the mission to promote business activity, foster professionalism and develop networking opportunities. For that, they host forums on current affairs and events which foster business and professional development and that are usually attended by Portuguese native speakers. Why not go along and impress these businesspeople with your newly acquired language skills? The Portugal Canada Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Chapter) is another institution that can help you in your professional endeavours. The chamber has been promoting and facilitating bilateral trade, investment and business development between Canada and Portugal since 1990.

 

Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Toronto

No matter your personal or professional goals, our trained, professional native teachers will tailor our language courses to your individual needs. Get in touch with Language Trainers today and we will arrange for a tutor to go to your home or workplace, or a public place if you prefer. Some options for where you could take your lessons are the Toronto Public Library on Gerrard St, Page One Coffee + Bar on Mutual St. or Café Plenty on Dundas St.

If you live in Toronto’s surrounding areas and want to start learning Portuguese with Language Trainers, do not hesitate to contact us. We have top-notch instructors ready to start teaching in Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Ajax, Markham and Vaughan.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-lá! And if you have some knowledge of Portuguese, please take our free Portuguese Level Test so we can gauge your current ability and offer you a language package tailored to your needs and skills!

Interesting Language Facts

Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.

Nearly 7 million Canadians learn French as their first language.

There are 6 official UN languages.
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 TORONTO
27.9%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in TORONTO
50%
of population

1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Toronto

Our general one-on-one courses in Toronto 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 Toronto

Our Portuguese courses in Toronto 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 Toronto (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
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people have taken our
Portuguese level test.
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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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