"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." -Nelson Mandela There are certain steps in a person's life that are remarkable and worthy of special attention. Outstanding events throughout an individual's life may […]
26 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
There are no two ways about it - learning a second language can only be a good thing. When you consider the reasons for studying a new language such as Portuguese, it is so easy to think of the positive rewards like being able to communicate with Portuguese speakers, having an extra skill on your […]
23 September 2019 ∙ 12 minutes to read
“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” - Francis Bacon Every year, Rio de Janeiro becomes more touristy. In 2018, the city welcomed 1.5 million tourists just during the Rio carnival, 400,000 more than the previous year. If you want to visit Brazil, don’t miss Rio […]
27 August 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
“Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.” - Paulo Coelho While Spain and Portugal share the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal covers a much smaller part of it than its larger neighbour. However, as any travel guide will tell you, there are plenty of things to see and do in Portugal and Porto, […]
27 August 2019 ∙ 6 minutes to read
“We travel to change not of place, but ideas.” - Hippolyte Taine Have you always dreamt of travelling to Portugal? If you’ve already got your tickets, you can move onto the next steps: planning your time in Lisbon, holiday rentals, hiring a car, budgeting for accommodation, and where to stay in Lisbon. Portugal is one […]
28 June 2019 ∙ 6 minutes to read
“There are moments in South America, in Brazil, where you look out, and there are literally thirty, forty thousand people jumping up and down at the same time.” - Mike McCready Since Brazil is 35 times the size of the UK, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to go to. Brazil leads […]
28 June 2019 ∙ 6 minutes to read
Between typical villages and cities with a multicultural landscape, olive groves and fine sandy beaches, going to Portugal is a paradise for post-graduate students. 9 million people have benefited from the European Erasmus programme since its creation in 1987. If you wish to study in Portugal, you will need to speak Portuguese. This is a […]
15 April 2019 ∙ 6 minutes to read
Oh, Portugal! It's renowned for its cooking, beautiful landscapes, and musical language! Sometimes confused with Spanish, the Portuguese language remains one of the key languages of the European Union, and is currently spoken by more than 230 million speakers in countries such as Brazil, Mozambique, and Equatorial Guinea. Despite its melodious consonances, the language of […]
8 April 2019 ∙ 12 minutes to read
If you plan to visit Portugal, then you have made an excellent choice because it is just a stunning country with a bit of everything; from cities to sandy beaches, from historical castles to religious monasteries, from bustling modern cities to mountainous villages with cobblestone streets. Portuguese culture is very interesting, and all you have […]
16 March 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
Learning a language and gaining fluency in it is always a rewarding experience. Portuguese, in particular, is a wonderful language to learn, seeing as it is spoken by over 200 million people across the world and is considered the seventh most spoken language in the world. However, it’s not known as being a particularly easy […]
22 October 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
Learning Portuguese is often a fun, challenging, but rewarding experience. When you first start out learning Portuguese, it can feel a little overwhelming when looking for the right tutor, but with some of the below tips, your search should become that little bit easier. If you’ve decided Portuguese might be the next language you’d like […]
17 October 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
Portugal is a land to make you dream. The Portuguese language, fado, saudade, port wine… a whole identity centred around Portuguese language and culture. Many consider it the most welcoming country in the world. From Rio de Janeiro in Brasil to the Alentejo region of Portugal, from the Azores Islands to Oporto, from Macau to […]
26 September 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
In the family of Latin languages, Galician-Portuguese may be the mother, as it is a part of most other European languages. UNESCO estimates that there will be more than 335 million Portuguese speaker by 2050, meaning that by learning the language you will be joining an incredibly fast growing community. The history of Portugal dates back […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
Portuguese, in all of its versions, is spoken by more than 200 million people around the world, making them the 7th most spoken language globally in terms of native speakers. It is behind Mandarin, Hindi, English, Spanish, Arabic, and Malay. Portuguese uses the Latin alphabet, just as many other European languages do. Therefore, it is often thought […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
Why Learn the Portuguese Language?
Portuguese is not only spoken in Portugal, but in Brazil and in several African countries, including Mozambique and Angola.
It is also one of the ten languages identified as the most important for the future of the United Kingdom by the British Council’s report on languages for the future.
Portuguese is pronounced differently in Brazil and Portugal. Just as there are differences between American English and British English, there are differences between Brazilian Portuguese and Portuguese Portuguese.
Some words are different and could sometimes cause confusion!
Beginners of the Portuguese Language
Learning Portuguese, whether to become bilingual or to be a Portuguese speaker in order to just converse, will take time.
Why not take a trip to Sao Paulo Brazil to prepare? Or register your child in a language school in Lisbon.
If you have been fascinated by the Portuguese language and culture for a while, a trip to Portugal Brazil is a good place to start.
Portuguese is also one of the Romance languages in the same way as French, Spanish or Italian, so it is close to French and Spanish grammar.
You may, therefore, find it is easier to learn Portuguese rather than learn German or Chinese for example.
If you already have a starting level in Portuguese, your private lessons with our teachers will allow you to enrich your Portuguese vocabulary and learn how to juggle new words.
What Do Portuguese Private Lessons Involve?
At Superprof, a reference for language lessons, you will be able to get started and improve your language learning with qualified, competent, experienced teachers: natives of Brazil or Portugal, Portuguese graduates, certified, bilingual English-Portuguese translators or simply passionate polyglots…
At first, your teacher will evaluate your language level and build a method with teaching materials accordingly.
If you are a beginner, you will work on phonetics and the alphabet, immerse yourself in the sounds of the language and facilitate reading and writing.
Beware! The Portuguese alphabet is different from the Spanish alphabet, in the same way the Italian alphabet varies from French. Some vowels are different, and they are more common in Portuguese than in Spanish.
Our private tutors can adapt to your level and your requests to satisfy your objectives. They will build a method to suit the needs of the learner: intensive courses to improve or learn grammar (conjugated verbs and irregular verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, etc.), Portuguese vocabulary or idiomatic expressions, a Portuguese tutoring course, bachelor’s degree review course, summer school, etc.
They will provide the right environment to enjoy your language learning experience, increase your skills, or even become fluent in Portuguese.
Learning Portuguese Can Be a Professional Asset
As you already know, Portuguese is also the official language of Brazil!
Knowing how to write, read and speak Portuguese will allow you to find a job in any Portuguese-speaking country.
In addition, learning Brazilian Portuguese will immerse you in Brazilian culture.
What does it take to assimilate to cultural codes, standards and values before arriving in the country? Portuguese lessons!
Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world, with 240 million speaking the language in eleven countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Macao, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor and the European Union.