The Portuguese language
Portuguese belongs to the Romance language family and is the official language in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe. Standard Portuguese is based on Portuguese as spoken in the city of Coimbra, in central Portugal. Next to Lisbon, Coimbra is an important place where Fado always has played an important role in daily life.
Doing business in Portuguese
Due to globalization, over the years a lot has changed in Portugal. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of cultural differences for a pleasant and successful business relationship with your business partner. A native Portuguese-speaking tutor – with a European, South American or other background – can explain the subtle nuances of the Portuguese language and culture in detail. After all, intercultural communication is about more than just language!
Telenovelas on Youtube
What can you do to learn Portuguese faster? There are great Portuguese telenovelas (TV soaps) that will help you understand and learn the language better. You can also find useful information and videos on Youtube for learning Portuguese. Ask your tutor for useful tips! During your language training you can even talk to our tutors about the telenovelas. Prefer talking about other topics? No problem at all, see our topic list for some inspiration.
Flowently offers private language training for either one or two people. However, for companies, we offer professional group training with certified teachers. The training can be organised online or at location. Is part of your team moving to another country? We can allocate a designated teacher so that your employees can easily get accustomed to their new language and culture.
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Go to ‘Find A Tutor’, select your preferences and find a tutor who matches your criteria. You can book sessions with just one tutor or with multiple tutors, as you like. Contact us please, if you need help finding a tutor.
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Do you want to study with a friend? We offer 50% discount for the second student. The person who will make the bookings needs to register only.
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Within 48 hours, your tutor will confirm your booking and contact you to discuss details about content, location and exact time for your session. In case the tutor does not contact you within 48 hours, your session will be cancelled automatically and your credits will be refunded. You can now make a new booking with another tutor or contact us and we will help you find a good match.
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