Learning languages online has become increasingly popular. For those people who cannot attend classes in Lagos itself, or for whom it is inconvenient to do so, our European Portuguese online lessons are a simple solution to your learning needs. We have a variety of options available, including group Portuguese online classes, for people working at the same level; Private online lessons where you can work 1-to-1 or bring along a friend or family member working at the same level at no extra cost (i.e. 2-for-1); Portuguese conversation classes where the focus is obviously on your speaking skills. Note that in addition to the course costs, there is a 20€ enrolment fee and students pay for a course book for group sessions.
Portuguese Online Lessons
Group Online Lessons
We run group Portuguese online classes at various levels ranging from complete beginners to advanced (A2/B1) – see our Portuguese course structure details. These courses comprise 30 lessons. There is a focus on conversation and encouraging students to speak Portuguese as quickly as possible.
The platform we use mostly is Zoom. For those students who are unfamiliar with this, we offer a free 30-minute trial session to familiarize you with how things work online.
Group sizes are small (4-8 students) which means the teacher can focus more easily on individual students‘ needs. It also gives you the chance to meet other students who are also going through the process of learning the language, so don´t be surprised if you start to make new friends!
As with all our courses, we charge 20€ enrolment fee and students pay for their group course books.
Beginners Portuguese Lessons (A1.1)
This is our most popular group 30-hour Portuguese online class. The lessons are fun and relaxed creating an environment where students feel comfortable to start speaking Portuguese as soon as possible. The dates given below include the option to either follow an intensive course over two weeks or to spread the sessions over a five-week period.
Pre-Intermediate Portuguese Courses (A1.2)
This online Portuguese course (30 lessons) is ideal for students who have already taken our beginners course or who have a basic knowledge of Portuguese.
Intermediate Portuguese Courses (A1.3)
These online Portuguese lessons (30) are ideal for students who have already taken our pre-intermediate course or who have a good basic knowledge of Portuguese. The teachers are very happy to chat to anyone who is not sure about their level.
Advanced Portuguese Courses
The advanced online Portuguese courses (30 lessons) are for students who have completed Português XXI, book 1 and we move onto book 2 (published by Lidel), at the A2 level. Usually, the advanced course is split into two courses to ensure we cover all the material in book 2. Additionally, there are B1 level online Portuguese courses (30 lessons) are divided into two parts: These are B1.1 and B1.2. The course book we use is Português XXI, book 3. This course is taken by students who usually need Portuguese for their work or studies.
Conversational Portuguese Online Classes
By their very nature, our Portuguese conversation online classes tend to have a more flexible structure to them. Your tutor can suggest topics for discussion, or, you may volunteer a focus to the discussions that take place. So, you can do some research on current events and lookup vocabulary that might be useful when speaking. In this way, you can steer some of the learning to cover things of interest and that are useful, whilst at the same time getting the guidance from the tutor. By taking a relaxed and informal approach, students often learn far more than they had anticipated.
- Level 2 – For those who have completed an A1.3 course or those who are doing or who have completed an A2.1 course.
- Level 3 – For those who are doing or who have completed an A2.2 course.
Private Portuguese Lessons
Our private lessons are offered both online and at our language school (a combination of both is also possible). Some students prefer private lessons 1:1 or 2:1 for a number of different reasons: It may not be convenient to attend classes when they are being run, or you have a specific purpose for learning Portuguese. Some students just want to work at their own pace. Others live some distance away from the language school so travel can be an issue but remember, so long as you have an internet connection, you can join us online from anywhere in the world.
Private lessons are a very flexible option for our students because:
- You can start any time you want
- The number of sessions you wish to have, is up to you
- The structure of your course will be based on what you want and need
- The cost can be offset by two of you studying together for the price of one student so long as you are at the same level, which is perfect for family, friends or work colleagues
Some of our private students come to us in order to prepare for external examinations such as CIPLE, which is the exam that people need for their applications for Portuguese citizenship. We have successfully prepared a lot of students for this exam due to the level of experience of our teachers.
Remember, the cost of 1 private lesson is for 1 or 2 students studying together. This is perfect for friends, family members or work colleagues.