Portuguese in Washington, D.C

Portuguese, the language of fado, Capoeira, and samba, is one of the most spoken languages in the world: according to Ethnologue, it has more than 260 million speakers, and many of them are based in the USA. There are an estimated 1,500,000 Portuguese Americans in the country, according to the Government Census Community Survey, and 9,000 of them live in Washington D.C. Taking Portuguese classes will allow you to interact with this fascinating culture in a deeper way, get a new bilingual job, and make the most out of your trips to Brazil or Portugal. Just get in touch with us at Language Trainers today and we will offer you a language package that suits your needs, schedule, and preferences!

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Why Learn Portuguese in Washington DC

For Culture: Brazilian culture has shaped Washington D.C. in many ways. For example, if you like Brazilian music and dance, you can visit Vavá United School of Samba, an institution that brings together dancers, musicians, and drummers of all backgrounds who love and embrace Brazilian Culture. They get together every Monday to practice drumming, and you can join them for free! You can also attend some of the many events organized by the Brazilian-American Cultural Center on Sherman Avenue. Since 2019, it has been the home of Brazilian art and culture, providing the community with a venue to celebrate the ties between the US and Brazil. Immerse in the world of Capoeira and the various forms of Brazilian dance! And if you are more into parties and celebrations, why not attend the annual Festival Afro Bahia Halloween? You will find beer, finger food, caipirinha, samba, and axé!

For Social: If you are looking to use your Portuguese to socialize and make new friends, you have the option of joining the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup to meet with others in the DC area who share your passion! They welcome Portuguese speakers from all Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries. English is not allowed, so this is an excellent opportunity to try the speaking skills you acquired with us at Language Trainers and to practice immersive learning. Another group you can attend is InterNations for Portuguese expats in Washington D.C. If you are interested in getting to know Portuguese expats in Washington D.C., and want advice of where in town to go for cozido à Portuguesa, this is the group to join.

For Work: Washington D.C. also offers many professional opportunities for Portuguese speakers looking for a bilingual job. For example, many companies, such as the World Bank Group, ISS Corporate Solutions, or ChildFund International, are always hiring Portuguese bilinguals to add to their teams. Taking language classes, then, will help you stand out when applying! You can also get in touch with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and join their annual Washington conference. Every year, this institution hosts presentations by Brazil’s leading economic, financial, and diplomatic representatives, who present their views (in panel format) on Brazil’s economic and political outlook. These representatives are Portuguese native speakers, so a knowledge of the language will certainly help you make the most out of this event and to impress new contacts!


Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Washington DC

Learning a language is always challenging but rewarding, and at Language Trainers, we do our best to ensure you reach your personal or professional goals in no time! Just get in touch and one of our native Portuguese instructors will go to your home or office. You can also take your lessons in a public place around Washington D.C., such as the Public Library on K Street, Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar on I Street or La Colombe Coffee Roasters on Blagden Alley.

And if you don’t live in downtown Washington D.C. but you would like to take Portuguese classes, you can still book a language course with us. We have excellent instructors ready to start in Alexandria, Arlington, Baltimore, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church, Rockville, and Bowie.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-lá! In case you are not an absolute beginner, please take our free Portuguese Level Test so we can assess your language level and start designing a customized course suitable for your skills and abilities!

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Interesting Language Facts

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

31% of international executives are bilingual.

Most of the world's languages are spoken in Asia and Africa.
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 Washington, D.C

Our general one-on-one courses in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C

Our Portuguese courses in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C (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