A language of rapidly growing popularity, Portuguese is the official language of 8 independent countries, including Portugal and Latin America’s super power, Brazil. Learning Portuguese will open the door to 230 million speakers worldwide, from a variety of wonderful cultures, landscapes and accents.
As a Romance language you will find Portuguese easier if you have prior knowledge of French, Spanish or Italian – or even Romanian. That said, it is a beautiful language to learn from scratch and your small group evening classes will give you the skills you need to speak Portuguese with confidence. Our Portuguese courses are taught by native Portuguese and Brazilian teachers.
For those who wish to complete the same content of the 10-week courses in a shorter period of time we also have 5-week intensive language courses in London, Brighton and Liverpool.
Evening Courses in Bournemouth
Evening Courses in Brighton
Evening Courses in Leeds
Evening Courses in Liverpool
Evening Courses in London Holborn
Evening Courses in London Islington
Evening Courses in London Kings Cross
Evening Courses in London Victoria
Evening Courses in London Wimbledon
Evening Courses in Manchester
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In your Cactus Portuguese language classes you will learn either European or Brazilian Portuguese depending on the teacher. Please visit our course outline page for full information on the course content, and check our Language Course Questions page for detailed information on what to expect from our courses.
Cactus Portuguese evening language courses are based on European Portuguese course materials and a European Portuguese course book. However, your teacher may be European Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese and will teach their accent and vocabulary. We cannot confirm whether your teacher will be Brazilian Portuguese or European Portuguese until one week before the start of the course. The difference between the two is similar to the difference between American English and British English. There are differences in accent, vocabulary and minor syntax and grammatical differences.
If you have a strong preference for either Brazilian Portuguese or European Portuguese you must state this, in writing, at the time of booking. We will endeavour to place you in a class with a teacher of the preferred accent/origin. If you fail to advise us of your preference in writing at the time of your booking but later request a refund on the basis that the teacher does not match your preference then your refund request will be rejected.
To support your language evening classes, you can check out the free Portuguese resources carefully assessed by the Cactus Team and listed for your reference. You can also check your level here. If you are curious about Portuguese, you can read our five top Portuguese language facts. Most of our courses require a course book; please check our Portuguese Course Materials page to know which course book to buy. For more information on any of our courses, or just general advice on language learning, please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Cactus offers a wide range of Portuguese courses, from group evening classes to private tuition through to immersion courses in the country where the language is spoken. Our Portuguese Courses page explains your course options in full.