Why you should learn Portuguese: Portuguese is the world’s 8th most widely spoken language, the 3rd most spoken in the Western hemisphere, with Brazilian Portuguese being the official language of Brazil. A former Portuguese colony today known for its magnificent beaches, beautiful people, and Carnaval, Brazil is the only BRIC country in the Western hemisphere. It is also home to South Americas largest population (5th largest on earth), and one of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic economies. Currently the 10th largest trading partner of the US and quickly moving up the rankings Brazil is ready to assume its place among the leading nations of the world.
Brazilian opportunities are everywhere and learning to speak Portuguese will enable you to take advantage of those opportunities. São Paulo, affectionately called Brazil’s Locomotive, is a vibrant business and cultural center and also home to BRIC’s Brazilian Portuguese language guides. This ensures that you are learning Brazilian Portuguese as it’s actually spoken today. You will need determination and dedication in order to master the language but it can be done. When you learn Portuguese, you will gain respect from your Brazilian colleagues, business partners, and friends. It will open doors for you that you never knew existed and expose you to the fast paced world of Brazilian business. Sign up for a free online evaluation today and start building your future one BRIC at a time.
Whether you are a total beginner or want to brush up your Brazilian Portuguese speaking skills, your BLOC level will be determined by your Language Guide and Course Consultant following your free trial/course consultation. The decision on how many hours you would like to purchase is up to you.
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Essential Brazilian Portuguese Level 1: recommended beginner and intermediate level. You have never taken Brazilian Portuguese or may know just a few words or simple sentences. Even if you have taken classes before this is a good refresher course. There are 32 lessons, each consisting of a dialogue (with audio), essential vocabulary and grammar points and exercises. There are two revision lessons and two video lessons, enabling students to practice their skills.
Some of the topics presented are pronunciation, greetings, meeting people, talking about the weather, ordering food, likes and dislikes, giving directions, making appointments, running errands, seeing a doctor, and many more.
From the very beginning our course focuses on everyday situations and the practice of contemporary vocabulary and grammar. The dialogues illustrate the lives of Brazilians and Americans living and working in Brazil, and every chapter presents cultural tips, idiomatic expressions and proverbs. Youll have all the tools you need to start communicating effectively. And because our course is customizable, your teacher will work with you to add content that is relevant to your needs and interests.
MID-LEVELS 1: EXTENDED CONVERSATIONS (48 HOURS)
Required Portuguese Level: You are capable of carrying on basic conversations but struggle to find the right words in all situations; there are some conversations you still can’t have.
Intermediate vocabulary and language structures, expanded cultural knowledge, and stronger communication skills.
Giving and receiving information effectively, describing tasks and chores, offering advice, work, school, leisure, travel, airports, train stations.
How to hold extended conversations in daily life while communicating more like a local. You can handle most travel situations, describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, ambitions and briefly explain opinions and business plans.
MID-LEVELS 2: EXTENDED CONVERSATIONS (48 HOURS)
Required Portuguese Level: you are able to participate in most daily and business conversations, can conduct business meetings, and are familiar with local business customs.
Improving fluency and speed while building concrete knowledge of technical vocabulary related to your field.
Expressing opinions and emotions, all facets of conducting a meeting, manufacturing, quality control, finance.
How to speak with a fluency that makes interaction with locals easy and interesting. You can open, hold, and close meetings and debate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats your business is facing.
BUSINESS ELITE 1: BUSINESS & SOCIAL NETWORKING (48 HOURS)
Required Portuguese Level: Passed Central Mid-Levels: You speak Portuguese at an intermediate level but want to develop language skills that will allow you to successfully expand your business in Brazil.
Language barrier removal and development of skills for day-to-day business communications. Understanding wide ranging subjects while recognizing the subtleties of the language.
Appropriate verbal communication inside and outside the workplace. Introductions, meetings, conference calls, extending invitations, and business dinners. Customized based on your personal and professional needs.
Useful phrases for polite business interaction, how to network, take part in meetings, give speeches; you will be capable of producing clear, well-structured, detailed reports on complex subjects. You will be able to operate comfortably with polished communication skills in business, social, and academic settings.
BUSINESS ELITE 2: ADVANCED BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (48 HOURS AND ONGOING)
Required Portuguese Level: Passed Business Elite I: You speak Portuguese at an advanced level and can operate in all situations.
Develop knowledge of the principles and cultural subtleties of modern business and understand virtually everything heard and read.
Industry-specific vocabulary and discussions. i.e., business news, International trade, finance, manufacturing, marketing, real estate, customer service, HR.
How to chair meetings, develop customer relationships, and give speeches and toasts. You will be able to express yourself in a precise way, taking into account cultural subtleties even in the most complex environments.