Portuguese in New York

New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and one of the clearest ways to see this is through acknowledging the sheer number of languages spoken here. Just 51% of New Yorkers speak only English at home, according to recent data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. As for the other 49%, the languages the city’s citizens speak span the entire globe! One of them is Portuguese, with more than 7,000 speakers, according to a study published by the New York City Council. Taking Portuguese classes in the city, then, is a great way to appreciate this exciting culture without leaving your home, and of connecting with the Luso and Brazilian communities that live in New York City. Visit the Little Brazil neighborhood on 46 Street, Manhattan, and order delicious dishes in a churrasqueria using your flawless Portuguese skills. Contact us today and let’s get started!

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Why Study Portuguese in NYC

For Culture: There are many occasions for you to experience the Portuguese and Brazilian cultures around New York. For instance, you can read The New York Culture Magazine, which has an exclusive section for Portuguese news and events with advice about places and experiences to enjoy around the city. For example, why not listen to the iconic music of Fado as though you are across the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal. Fado is celebrated each spring at the Fado Festival in select venues across the city. You will be able to understand the melancholic lyrics after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers! For other events, visit the Luso American Cultural Center on Henry Street. This institution has served the Portuguese community in New York since 1940 and organizes many events throughout the year, such as the Summer Culture Fest, a marketplace of Portuguese flavors and performances. Alongside poetry readings, workshops, and film screenings, it also showcases local artists, artisans, actors, and musicians. Impress the attendees with your Portuguese pronunciation and make the most out of these fantastic events by taking some classes with Language Trainers before you go!

For Social and Food: Those who would like to connect with people who have similar interests in the Portuguese language and culture can join The New York Brazilian Portuguese Meetup Group. This group aims to bring Brazil closer to New York by hosting events that encourage members to better understand the Brazilian culture, such as samba and forró lessons, Brazilian movies and concerts, bate-papo (light conversation in Portuguese), and more! After these meetings, you can take your new friends to one of the many traditional Portuguese restaurants around the city. If you would like to try some petiscos or bacalhau, the menu at Aldea in Midtown highlights the culinary distinctions of the Iberian Coast. For a glass of Portuguese wine and tapas, you can try the elegant Taberna 97 on St. Marks PI. Order delicious dishes using your newly acquired Portuguese vocabulary and impress your new friends!

For Work: Learning Portuguese can also help you advance in your career in NYC. If you would like to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, you can contact the Portugal-US Chamber of Commerce on 5th Avenue. Founded in 1979, this institution aims to stimulate economic development, trade, investment, and cultural exchange between the United States and Portugal. The Chamber provides its members with ongoing opportunities to network with businesspeople, as well as numerous channels through which you can obtain essential business support and information. The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce on Madison Avenue is also based in New York City. This is an independent, not-for-profit business membership organization with the mission to promote trade, investment, and cultural ties between the two nations. Both organizations host events and forums, such as the Brazil Economic Conference that aims to provide participants with crucial insight into the current and future Brazilian affairs. Take advantage of this opportunity to broaden your professional horizons and put your Portuguese listening skills into play at these interesting conferences!


Where to Learn Portuguese in and around NYC

At Language Trainers, we tailor our lessons to suit your language requirements and busy schedule. Sign up for a Portuguese course in New York City today! We will arrange for one of our highly qualified, native teachers to teach you in the comfort of your home or office. You can also meet at a public place for your lessons, such as The New York Public Library on 5th Avenue, Cafe Grumpy on 42nd Street, and Coffee Project NY on 5th Street.

If you do not live in downtown New York City, you can still get in touch with us and start your Portuguese lessons today! We have top-notch tutors available in Hempstead, Newark, Elizabeth, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Long Island, Union City, White Plains, and Clifton.

Why not start with Portuguese today? Let’s go, vamos-lá! If you have some knowledge of Portuguese already, you can take our free Level Test to understand your current ability, and then send us a quick inquiry to arrange a personalized course with us!

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Interesting Language Facts

Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.

Bilingual students have a deeper understanding of the structure of language and are more literate than monolinguals.

Being fluent in two languages enhances a person's ability to concentrate.
WHY people learn PORTUGUESE?
Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
Personal reasons (communicating with friends or family abroad)

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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in New York

Our general one-on-one courses in New York will help students improve their Portuguese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Portuguese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Portuguese Course in New York

Our Portuguese courses in New York are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Portuguese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Portuguese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Portuguese is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Portuguese Courses in New York (closed group)

Our Portuguese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Portuguese Course or In-Company Small Group Portuguese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Portuguese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our Portuguese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Portuguese and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Portuguese tutor’s details.

Begin your Portuguese training and receive your Portuguese course book.

Throughout your Portuguese course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Portuguese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”We are over the moon with surprise at our Portuguese classes with Lisandro! What we have discovered is Lisandro’s method is so successful at pushing our comprehension, our brains are full at 90 minutes! ”

Kevin Curtiss Portuguese course in Kansas City

”The lessons are going really well and Vivi is a great teacher.”

Robert Larson Portuguese course in Denver, PCAOBUS