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Portuguese Courses for Business in Manchester

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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester

1:1 and Group Portuguese Courses in Manchester

We can offer Portuguese Courses in Manchester as part of group sessions or on a 1:1 basis. The Majority of our clients will choose to enrol on a 1:1 course as typically faster progress can be made. However, Group Sessions can prove to be incredible value for money but will require the commitment of all candidates involved and should be kept to a maximum of 6 candidates per course. Those who learn Portuguese in Manchester on a 1:1 basis will find that they progress much quicker, as the lessons can be specifically tailored for the individual needs, strengths and weaknesses.

Portuguese Course Management

One of our highly experienced and multi lingual Account Managers will oversee your Portuguese Course in Manchester. Upon starting your Portuguese Course you will receive various materials including a profile on your trainer, a Course Plan and course materials. You will then receive a progress report for every 40 hours of completed training.

Portuguese Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have experience organising Portuguese Language Courses in a host of locations. We boast a global network of language trainers, which means that wherever you are, we will be able to organise a Portuguese Language Course for you, not only in the UK but in just about any major city across Europe and beyond. The majority of our clients will choose to run their course within their own offices so as to minimise travel, however we can also arrange your Portuguese Course in Manchester for within your own home. Full-time Portuguese courses can be arranged in a residential setting for you also, our office can provide information regarding available locations.

Manchester Portuguese Course Schedules

Our Portuguese Courses in Manchester are run throughout the year. Many students will choose to attend multiple sessions per week, so as to speed up their progress, however the majority of students will attend just one 90 minute session weekly. Our Portuguese teachers are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm, and weekend courses can be arranged upon request. Our intensive Portuguese language courses run for 30 hours per week, (6 hours per day, Monday through Friday), and take place on our clients’ premises or at a residential centre here in the UK or abroad.

Portuguese Course Content

The focus of your Portuguese Course in Manchester will reflect your level of experience and particular objectives. We will make a comprehensive assessment on your level of Portuguese Language before the start of your course and discuss with you in detail your desired focus. You may be a complete novice when it comes to Portuguese and look to develop a basic level of understanding, or you may be considerably more advanced and wish to develop your fluency for when it comes to business topics such as marketing and finance. Whatever your previous experience and future goals, working with one of SIMON & SIMON’s highly experienced Portuguese Language Trainers means that you can be confident that your Portuguese Course in Manchester is fully tailored just for you and that you will soon be meeting your objectives.

Portuguese Language Examination Courses

At SIMON & SIMON we can offer assistance with the preparations for any Portuguese examinations, whether of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students boast a 95% pass rate for such examinations, and their success further underlines the value of working with Portuguese teachers in Manchester who hold above average experience. As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration for and administration of Portuguese examinations along with the issuing of results certificates.

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 Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. In 2009, its population was estimated to be 483,800, making it the seventh-most populous local authority district in England.

Manchester lies within one of the UK’s largest metropolitan areas; the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester had an estimated population of 2,600,100, the Greater Manchester Urban Area a population of 2,240,230, and the Larger Urban Zone around Manchester, the second-most-populous in the UK, had an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2,539,100. The demonym of Manchester is Mancunian.

Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian vicus associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established c. CE 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire.

Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began expanding “at an astonishing rate” around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Manchester is the second highest ranked city in Britain behind London as ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2014 as a beta world city. It was the site of the very first atom being split, and the Manchester Liverpool Road station was the first inter-city railway station in the world. It is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom behind London and Edinburgh with a diverse culture and a fascinating history that draws foreigners to come see it.

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 Manchester 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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