Learn Portuguese with the Portuguese Language Centre

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If you want to learn a second language, you should consider Portuguese lessons with the Portuguese Language Centre in Dublin.

Introducing the Portuguese Language Centre

Juliana Menezes started the Portuguese Language Centre in 2011. Her aim was to promote and spread the language in Ireland.

The school offers classes for beginners as well advanced courses for people who wish to become fluent speakers. Students are people with partners from Brazil, Portugal, Angola or Mozambique. They also include people who wish to travel or work in countries where Portuguese is the official language.

The group classes have no more than eight students. Therefore, classes are dynamic and interactive. This allows all students the chance to practice and learn quicker. Classes take place in the afternoons and evenings in the Centre’s city centre location, near O’Connell Street.

In addition, the Portuguese Language Centre offers individual tuition and in company classes. Furthermore, they arrange cultural workshops, events and movies in Portuguese. Student can also borrow books, magazines, CDs and movies in Portuguese from the Centre’s small library.

The Portuguese Language Centre is registered with the local authorities in Ireland. They are friends with the Embassy of Brazil in Dublin and with a number of educational companies who have contributed books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.

Why Study Portuguese?

Portuguese is the official language of eight countries. In alphabetical order, these are: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guine-Bissau, Mozambique and of course Portugal, plus the African island nation, São Tome and Príncipe.

Given this, Portuguese is a widely spoken language – the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. There are around 230 million Portuguese speakers. In Brazil alone, around 190 million people speak Portuguese. It is also the third most spoken European language – just after English and Spanish.

A number of international organisations use Portuguese as an official or working language. Examples include the African Union, the European Union and the Union of South American Nations.

For more information and details of their classes, please see the Portuguese Language Centre’s profile.


Anne Sexton

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