Our beginning-level Portuguese course introduces you to the basic concepts of the language while focusing on using Portuguese as a part of everyday life. Topics include common greetings, asking for and giving personal information, basic vocabulary for travelers, colors and numbers, and the fundamentals of Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation. You will learn to hold a basic conversation after this course on the topics that were covered in class and gain confidence in speaking Portuguese.
Portuguese for Beginners (Group)
Group classes are either two hours in length with a 5-minute break or three hours in length with a 15-minute break for intensive courses. All group classes meet for a total of 20 class hours per session, either once a week for 10 weeks, or twice per week for 5 weeks.
Intensive classes meet for a total of 24 hours every 4 weeks and 6 hours per week, meeting either twice a week for 3-hour classes or three times a week for 2-hour classes.
We work hard to provide flexible scheduling in case of cancellations or holidays, so you never lose those hours you pay for.
We offer five levels: Beginning, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each of these levels are made up of four 20-hour sessions, so each level has 80 class hours. A student who goes through all five levels will have 400 hours of instruction.
If you sign up for a higher level course, we may offer it as a private or semi-private option based on demand, and your tuition is applied towards private instruction.