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Portuguese-speaking destinations, courses and useful information

Learn Portuguese abroad

Want to stand out from the crowd? A Portuguese course abroad is your chance to do just that! Despite Portuguese being one of the world’s most widely spoken languages, it’s not as studied as some of its Romance family cousins, so learning this beautiful language is more than just a cultural experience - it’s a real asset for your future! Over 200 million people worldwide speak Portuguese…why not join them and learn Portuguese abroad for your next adventure? 

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Portuguese courses abroad

We’re proud to partner with first-class language schools offering a wide range of courses. Whatever your age, goals and level, we have a course for you!

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General courses

It’s a fact: there’s no more efficient way to learn a language than using it and being exposed to it in different contexts every day over a length of time. This is precisely what our general courses offer you – the opportunity to receive outstanding language lessons as well as endless opportunities to put your new skills into practice. And that’s how you cement knowledge!

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Business Language

Speaking a foreign language – or several – will advance your professional career in more ways than one. Aside from providing you with an added value that will make your CV stand out to employers, you will maximise your job-seeking possibilities by being able to work in different countries and through different languages.

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Blended Learning

More and more students are finding in blended learning the perfect approach towards their language learning. The reason is simple: doing an online course is a fantastic way to warm up before your departure so you’re extra prepared for the experience. Likewise, choosing to do an online course after your on-site studies will guarantee you keep up all of your newly-acquired skills!

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Frequently asked questions about studying Portuguese abroad

Why learn Portuguese?

Portuguese, once a language of explorers, is now the fastest-growing European language after English, according to UNESCO. It’s already spoken across five continents and is expected to grow even further as an international language in the future. Learning Portuguese will allow to travel and explore the world, with Portuguese speakers in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and of course, Europe. As if that weren’t reason enough to start studying Portuguese, learning any of the Romance languages will make it easier for you to keep adding more and more of this beautiful language family to your CV! 

Why learn Portuguese abroad?

  • You’ll be surrounded by Portuguese at every moment, hearing it spoken in the streets, practising it with the locals as you explore, and reading it everywhere you go!
  • As you’ll be surrounded by the language, it will force you to practise, meaning you’ll progress much faster than you would back home.
  • A Portuguese course abroad will open your horizons, providing you not just with language experience, but practical skills which you can apply to new situations and to the working environment if necessary.
  • You’ll come home with unforgettable memories of a new culture and an amazing language stay!

What’s the difference between Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese?

Luckily for those wanting to take a Portuguese course abroad, the differences between the two varieties of the language won’t be a setback at all! All varieties of Portuguese, including the Portuguese spoken in Africa and Asia, are mutually intelligible. That said, there are some differences in grammar, spelling, and how the language sounds when spoken. The variety you learn is all down to personal preference, but wherever you decide to learn Portuguese abroad, you’ll be able to converse with Portuguese-speaking people from all around the world!

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