Portuguese in San Francisco

There has never been a better time to learn Portuguese, the fascinating language of fado, capoeira, and samba. Did you know that Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world, with over 260 million native speakers? And almost 2,000 of them live in San Francisco, according to the 2011 census. Learning Portuguese in San Francisco, then, can give you a major advantage when applying for jobs with Portuguese-speaking companies in the city or help you make the most out of your visit to Portugal or Brazil. You will also be able to connect with the Portuguese speakers who live in the city. Getting started with Language Trainers is really simple, and we can start designing a Portuguese course tailored to your needs and skills as soon as we get your message!

 

Why Study Portuguese in San Francisco

For Work: Learning Portuguese will help you land your dream job in San Francisco. There are many companies, such as Wix, Glassdoor, or SoundHound Inc. that are looking for bilingual speakers to join their teams. And if you are actively job-seeking, you can contact AICEP Portugal Global on Montgomery St., a network of professionals who identify local business partners for Portuguese companies and assist with the implementation of their business plans in foreign markets. If you are interested in networking with Brazilian companies instead, you can get in touch with the Brazil California Chamber of Commerce on Wilshire Blvd, an institution that tries to promote relations and commercial trade between Brazilian and US entities. Take advantage of those networking opportunities and impress Brazilian and Portuguese entrepreneurs with the language skills you acquire with us!
 

For Culture: Those more interested in experiencing Brazilian and Portuguese culture in San Francisco have many opportunities for doing so. For example, you can join the activities organized by the Bay Area Brazilian Club. Established in 1965, this is the oldest Brazilian social/cultural non-profit organization in the United States. This institution always hosts cultural events and celebrations, such as Brazilian Independence Day, which brings thousands of people together every year! Also, they bring performing artists, such as Carlinhos Brown and Sergio Mendes, to San Francisco, so you can try and meet them after the shows to put your Portuguese pronunciation to use! The Lusitano Club of California is another institution that organizes cultural events in San Francisco. For example, every year since 2013, they have been hosting the Portuguese Heritage Night at Oracle Park, a dinner that celebrates Portuguese culture with food, wine, and games!

 

For Social: And if you would like to make some new friends with an interest in Portuguese, you can join the SF *Brazilian* Portuguese Language and Dancing! meetup. Its more than 2,600 members get together every month to practice the language and discuss everything related to the Brazilian culture. They welcome new members and are excited to meet new people, make new connections, and share common interests, so don’t be shy and take advantage of this opportunity of practicing what you learn in your lessons with Language Trainers! After the meetings, you can visit some of the many Brazilian restaurants in the city, such as Espetus Brazilian Steak House on Market St. There, you and your new friends can sample some feijoada and prego no pao. The restaurant also has a Portuguese wine list, so if you would like to have some port, this is the perfect place to order it! 

 

Where to Learn Portuguese in and around San Francisco

Learning Portuguese with Language Trainers is very easy. Send us a message and we can arrange for the teacher to go to your home or office, or you can meet at a public space if you prefer. San Francisco Public Library on Larkin St. is the ideal place to study, but there are also many cafés, like Weaver's Coffee & Tea on Market Street, where you can meet your instructor.

Also, if you are not based in San Francisco but live nearby, do still contact us. We have excellent native Portuguese tutors ready to start teaching at Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond, and Antioch.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos la! In case you have studied Portuguese before, you may want to take our free Portuguese Level Test so we can assess your level and find the best course package for your needs.

Interesting Language Facts

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WHY people learn PORTUGUESE?
1.
Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
2.
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
3.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends or family abroad)
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
220
Million
Non-Native
30
Million
PORTUGUESE

JOKE
A professora para o Joãozinho:
—Se eu digo fui bonita, é passado. Se digo sou bonita o que é, Joãozinho?
—É mentira...
Foreign Language Speakers
in SAN FRANCISCO
45.4%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in SAN FRANCISCO
35%
of population

1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in San Francisco

Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco

Our Portuguese courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco (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.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Portuguese
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
8949
people have taken our
Portuguese level test.
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language teachers in San Francisco
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Some of our Language Teachers in San Francisco


Erin
Language Taught: English

Erin is a qualified English language teacher who has over seven years of experience in language instruction. She earned her TESOL certificate in the Czech Republic, and has taught both there and in the United States. She specializes in business-oriented classes.


Maki
Language Taught: Japanese

With over 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to learners, Maki is a seasoned language trainer who is well-versed in teaching students from different nationalities. She has taught a variety of learners, from elementary school students to company executives.

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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.

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