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Portuguese Courses for Business in Cardiff

SIMON & SIMON’s team of highly qualified native Portuguese speaking teachers boast an average of 15 years’ experience. Both professionals and private individuals alike, from all across the UK, have benefited from a Portuguese language course with SIMON & SIMON.

The Communicative Approach

We constantly receive positive feedback from our clients regarding our trainers’ performance, so you can be confident trusting SIMON & SIMON to deliver a Portuguese Course in Cardiff which has been customised around your experience and goals. Before the start of your course you will be sent a profile on your trainer, detailing their previous experience and background.

Modern language teaching is approached much differently from how you may remember learning languages in school. The experience is now considered much more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, a teaching approach adopted throughout our courses, means that the majority of your Portuguese Course in Cardiff will be conducted in Portuguese. Adopting the Communicative Approach, students can see progress right from there very first session.

In depth: Our Portuguese Courses for Business in Cardiff

Portuguese Teaching Approach & Experience

Private individuals and professionals in companies all over the UK have profited from undertaking a Portuguese Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. Averaging 15 years of experience, our native Portuguese speaking qualified teachers construct your course so that your individual requirements are met, no matter what your level of experience. Our Portuguese teachers receive excellent feedback from our clients. A profile, containing information about the Portuguese teacher’s background and experience, is sent to each student before the Portuguese lessons start.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to how you might remember learning languages in school. The experience is now much more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, where your Portuguese teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in Portuguese means that progress is made from your very first lesson. Soon, you will have such confidence that using Portuguese in a social or business setting will be no problem.

1:1 and Group Portuguese Courses in Cardiff

Our Portuguese courses are usually offered by our clients as 1:1 training for their employees. Group sessions, however, are also available and can be excellent value for money. Planning is required so that participants all meet at the same time each week, and we recommend that numbers are kept to 6 or less. 1:1 Portuguese lessons at Cardiff mean that you will have your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths catered for, so that your progress is quicker.

Portuguese Course Management

A multi-lingual Account Manager with extensive experience is responsible for each SIMON & SIMON Portuguese language course. A profile on your trainer, Course Plan and course materials will be sent to you when you start your Portuguese course. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report. We will also send you Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter, which contains a wonderful prize draw and valuable language learning resource weblinks.

Portuguese Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON has arranged Portuguese language courses for clients in numerous locations, and with our global network of language trainers we can organise a Portuguese language course for you wherever you are – in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our Portuguese lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Portuguese lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient. We can also arrange full-time residential Portuguese language courses for you – just contact our office for information on available destinations.

Cardiff Portuguese Course Schedules

The Portuguese language courses in Cardiff that we run go on through the year. Each week, most of our students will attend at least one of our 90-minute lessons, but many will do more. We can also arrange Weekend Courses for you. Portuguese courses run from Monday to Friday, any time from 8am to 6pm. Intensive Portuguese language courses can be arranged in residential centres abroad or in the UK, or on clients’ premises for 30 hours per week, 6 hours a day Monday to Friday.

Portuguese Course Content

Before you start your Portuguese language course we will assess your level of Portuguese and speak to you about your aims so that your Portuguese language course can be customised for you. You may have never been exposed to Portuguese before and wish to develop basic survival skills, or you may have some experience and wish to be able to speak more fluently in Portuguese when discussing business. You may want to further your ability to use Portuguese in negotiations and meetings or better your comprehension and pronunciation abilities. Whatever goals you may have, our experienced Portuguese language trainers will tailor your Portuguese course so that your goals can be quickly met.

Portuguese Language Examination Courses

We are happy to help in your preparation for any Portuguese examinations. Our students have a 95% pass rate and we think that their success shows the value of our policy of working with above-average experienced Portuguese teachers in Cardiff. Issuing of results certificates, registration for Portuguese examinations and administration of such exams is also provided by SIMON & SIMON.

About Portuguese

Portuguese is a Romance language developed from Galician-Portuguese that was spoken in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia. It is an official language of the European Union, the Organisation of American States, the African Union, and Lusophone countries. With around 240 million speakers, Portuguese is the sixth-most spoken language in the world. Portuguese is the official language of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Mozambique. According to estimates by UNESCO, Portuguese and Spanish are the fastest-growing European languages after English and the language has the highest potential for growth as an international language in southern Africa and South America.

About Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital, largest city and most populous county of Wales. The city is Wales’ chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. According to recent estimates, the population of the unitary authority area is 324,800, while the wider metropolitan area has a population of nearly 1.1 million, more than a third of the total Welsh population. Cardiff is a significant tourism centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 14.6 million visitors in 2009. The city of Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan (and later South Glamorgan). Cardiff is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities. The Cardiff Urban Area covers a slightly larger area outside of the county boundary, and includes the towns of Dinas Powys, Penarth and Radyr. A small town until the early 19th century, its prominence as a major port for the transport of coal following the arrival of industry in the region contributed to its rise as a major city. Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed capital of Wales in 1955. Since the 1990s Cardiff has seen significant development with a new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay which contains the Senedd building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex.

Assess Your Portuguese Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Portuguese language trainer in Cardiff can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Portuguese in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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