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Portuguese Courses for Business in Reading

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 Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading

1:1 and Group Portuguese Courses in Reading

Portuguese language courses by SIMON & SIMON have been honed down to give you the greatest progress and value for money.

While we offer learning options on both a 1:1 and group basis, we find that most of our learners benefit most from 1 to 1 language training courses.

Group training offers great value for money, but the commitment and organisation to ensure the participants all show up at the same time every week is a trade-off. We recommend no more than 6 participants in a group otherwise the quality of the learning will drop dramatically for all learners.

Reading Course Management

Every SIMON & SIMON language course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, all of whom are multi-lingual.

At the start of your Portuguese language course we will send you a profile on your trainer, followed by a Course Plan and relevant course materials, and then a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training. You will also receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Breaking the Language Barrier, featuring a superb prize draw and invaluable weblinks to language learning sources.

Portuguese Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON’s network is completely international, with a strong presence across the UK. Portuguese language courses have been arranged with our experienced language teachers in almost any major city around the world. Wherever you are located, our teachers can either meet you in your office, at one of our locations, in the comfort of your home or anywhere you like by running it through Skype!

Reading Portuguese Course Schedules

We run our language courses all year long and can happen anytime between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Weekend courses may also be negotiated with your teacher.

Sessions are typically 90 minutes long with at least one session per week. This can be increased or reduced according to your personal schedule.

And if you have an urgency to learn Portuguese, you can take part in an intensive Portuguese language course which consists of 6 hours every day Monday – Friday giving you 30 hours per week.

Portuguese Course Content

We do not run standardised Portuguese language courses. Instead, one of our multi-lingual Account Managers will speak to you directly and tailor the course to your particular objectives. Your teacher then guides you through your learning at the pace and in the direction that you yourself help to set.

This means that whether you’re an absolute beginning looking to “just survive” in Portugal, or if you are a professional who wishes to understand the nuances of the language in order to perform better in a law, banking, finance, insurance, sales, travel, marketing or administration context, you will be able to find what you need with SIMON & SIMON’s Portuguese language courses.

We can also help you with pronunciation, translations, presentation skills and cultural training to help you better participate in the entirety of Portuguese culture.

Importantly, if you are looking to sit any kind of Portuguese language examinations, we can assist in your preparations and guide you through the necessary revision. We pride ourselves on achieving a 95% pass rate – which really comes down to the personal 1 to 1 language training from highly experiences Portuguese language teachers.

We will also assist in the registration and administration of these exams and can also handle the issuing of result certificates.

Portuguese Language Examination Courses

We can also help prepare you for Portuguese examinations of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students have a 95% pass rate in language examinations, and their success further underlines the value we place on working with Portuguese teachers with above average experience.

As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration and administration of Portuguese examinations and the issuing of result 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 Reading

Reading is a large town and unitary authority area in England, located at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, and on both the Great Western Main Line railway and the M4 motorway, some 40 miles (64 km) west of London. For ceremonial purposes it is in the Royal County of Berkshire and has served as the county town since 1867. Reading was an important national centre in the medieval period, as the site of an important monastery with strong royal connections. Today it remains a commercial centre, with links to information technology and insurance. Reading also hosts two universities, a large student population, and is home to one of England’s biggest music festivals. The settlement was founded at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet in the 8th century as Readingum. The name probably comes from the Readingas, an Anglo-Saxon tribe whose name means “Reada’s People” in Old English, or (less probably) the Celtic Rhydd-Inge, “Ford over the River”. The name of the settlement was derived from an earlier folk, or tribal, name. Anglo-Saxon names ending in -ingas originally referred not to a place but to a people, in this case specifically the descendants or followers of a man named Reada, literally “The Red One.”

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 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 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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