Portuguese Languages Services



Each level takes approximately 30 hours. This is an approximate time and will vary according to the following factors:

  • The similarity of the language you are learning to one you speak already (if you already speak fluent Spanish or other Romance language it won't take you long to learn Portuguese)

  • The amount of language practice you have outside formal training time

  • The amount of time you are able to devote to self study

  • The number of participants in your class (you will get results more if you
       study individually than if you are taking group lessons)

Every Level has several units and each one has a particular theme and a particular learning outcome.

We do recommend that you also do some work in your own time to consolidate the material which is covered in class.

Placement Test

Survival Level

When you finish this level you will be able:
  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions
  • ask and answer short questions in daily business, as well as carry on basic conversations.
  • make simple statements. You'll feel more at ease with traveling.
  • understand simple texts, signs, and instructions
  • complete forms and write simple instructions
  • introduce yourself and others 
  • ask and answer questions about personal details such as where do you live, people you know and things you do (e.g. basic personal and family information- shopping, local geography, employment, etc.).
  • interact in a simple way when the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Greetings and introductions, nationalities, asking for information, at the airport, renting a car, professions, family members, the company, at the office, describing people, daily routine, house, directions, clock time, dining out, at restaurant, shopping, weather, months, seasons
Grammatical Contents
Pronunciation, negation, gender and number of nouns and adjectives, possessive pronouns and demonstrative, question words, time, numbers, present tense of regular and irregular verbs, present continuous, near future, common prepositions, reflexive verbs.

Conversational Level

When you complete this level you will be able:
  • understand the main points of clear standard input on matters regularly encountered at work, at school, leisure, etc.
  • deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling to Portuguese speaking countries
  •  have the language skills to represent your company internationally in your own area of work
  • communicate purposefully and make statements.
  • understand business correspondence, reports and minutes
  • follow personal and telephone conversations with increasing certainty
  •  write simple business-related texts and reports.
Daily routine, taxi, renting an apartment, the body and health, at the doctor, at the pharmacy, daily activities,dating, at the bus station, and at the office, at the bank, geography of Angola and Brazil, at the hotel, , house, train station, eating in a restaurant, and making a collect calls and writing official letters.
Grammatical Contents
Object pronouns, perfect past tense, imperfect past tense, past tense compost, future, antonyms, adverbs, reflexive object pronouns, reciprocal object pronouns, comparatives, imperative, relative pronouns, superlative, slang and idiomatic expressions, etc.

Functional Level

Students who finish this level will be able:
  • understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning
  • express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions
  • use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
  • use fascinating and useful information about business / travel /social
  • conduct themselves abroad
Business Functional
Make an appointment , the general business meeting, the presentation or speech, the meeting, attending a conference, conducting a interview, business letters, industry-specific terms.
Grammatical Contents
As appropriate related to conversation topics
Social Functional
Social conversation, sporting events, movies, theater, sightseeing, discussion of articles, issues, literature, etc.
Grammatical Contents
As appropriate related to conversation topics.