Business Portuguese

If you do business with Portugal, Angola or Brazil then you know that a good command of Portuguese opens doors. English is not always widely spoken and the ability to communicate in Portuguese helps build relationships and goodwill. Follow a Portuguese language course from The Square Mile and understand the cultural context within which you are working. Build bridges with partners, customers and suppliers and create a competitive advantage which cannot easily be beaten.

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Which business language training suits you?

Which business language training suits you?

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Build influence through Portuguese language skills

Our clients work offshore in Angola, finance construction projects in Brazil and develop security networks in Europe. They learn about both the language and culture of the country from either a European or South American trainer. The result? A more successful business.

Tailored (business) Portuguese language courses

The Square Mile provides tailored language courses. Your Portuguese programme is developed around your objectives, level and context. You can choose from an in-company or external location and follow the course individually or with colleagues. The intensity, scheduling and content are all adapted to your needs and we select a trainer with roots in Europe or Brazil.  Contact us today to find out more.

Examples Portuguese

Foundation Portuguese course, level 1 (A1)

The basic Portuguese course is intended for participants with little or no knowledge of Portuguese. You focus initially on developing simple routines, vocabulary and structures to communicate in daily situations for example in a shop or at the station. The reading and writing aspects focus on simple, reoccurring themes such as completing standard forms and short e-mails. Your personal background and learning context determines as much of the choice of materials as possible. The programme takes between 40 and 60 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.

Business Portuguese course, level 2 (A2)

You already have a simple knowledge of Portuguese and can determine words, sentences and phrases related to daily activities. Your A2 level Portuguese course aims to develop your knowledge and skills in a simple business environment. Answering the phone, finding out a little about people, following instructions, writing basic e-mails and conducting exchanges are all part of the programme. Specific aspects of your work take a more prominent position in the course as we start to use your own materials more often i.e. technical manuals, price lists, product line-ups, safety protocols or organisational charts. The programme takes between 40 and 60 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.

Business Portuguese course, level 3 (B1)

Your command of Portuguese allows you to have short conversations and read short letters, e-mails or adverts within a clear context. This B1 level Business Portuguese programme aims to improve your speaking skills so you can function in your work within the context of daily situations. Giving instructions, presenting your products and services succinctly, offering opinions, agreeing and disagreeing and developing a working knowledge of writing conventions are examples of linguistic functions covered. Use of your daily materials and situations allows your trainer to tailor more of the content to your needs, moving towards a more free-flowing use of Portuguese. The programme takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.

Business Portuguese course, level 4 (B2)

You can function in your job within clear boundaries and with the help of your counterparts. If you now want to expand your ability to communicate effectively and with increasing accuracy then this B2 level Business Portuguese programme is for you. The programme focuses on developing vocabulary, style and tone when dealing with more difficult situations, providing clear, coherent passages of speech or text and making fewer mistakes. Your business context takes a more central position in the course as you learn to be more fluent and confident in a broader business environment. Together with your trainer you decide the emphasis of the course. The programme takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.

Business Portuguese course, level 5 (C1)

This C1 level business Portuguese programme takes your language skills to a new level. Nuance, style and tone become ever more important as you learn to present more effectively, negotiate competently and write structured, accurate reports and recommendations in Portuguese. Your trainer encourages you to broaden and deepen your active vocabulary and you develop the language skills to be able to lead and manage meetings and exchanges more effectively in both familiar and unfamiliar situations and contexts. The programme becomes a co-production between the participant(s) and the trainer, and takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.

Business Portuguese course, level 6

In your profession, at your level in the organisation, “good” is not enough. You aim to speak Portuguese fluently, spontaneously and with conviction, flair and confidence. This C2 level business Portuguese programme stimulates you to draw on all your knowledge and push your Portuguese to the highest possible (near-native) level. Writing becomes second nature, error free and professional and your language skills form no barrier to you deploying your full knowledge and ability. The programme is a co-production between the participant(s) and the trainer, and takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.