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BUSINESS PORTUGUESE BASIC

BUSINESS FAST START 1

This course provides an introduction to pronunciation, basic grammar, reading, simple composition and conversation. Vocabulary based on the business environment.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Business introductions: introduce themselves and others;
  • Pronounce simple Portuguese text accurately;
  • Demonstrate some knowledge of basic Portuguese grammar;
  • Write simple sentences about themselves in the present and future, employing a basic, business vocabulary.

BUSINESS FAST START 2

In this course, students will be introduced to one of the past tenses in Portuguese.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Express their opinions in the present, future and past;
  • Distinguish between formal and informal language;
  • Use adverbs of frequency;
  • Comprehend small texts
  • Use proper vocabulary related to food, travel, directions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Portuguese language appropriate to a variety of everyday situations.

BUSINESS FAST START 3

Recommend for students who have some knowledge of the language and who are able to talk about themselves and others in the present, future and past; are able to ask for information and follow directions; are able to read and write small texts without too much effort. In this course students will see the past tenses in more details and acquire vocabulary relevant to the business environment.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Use more complex grammar structures when talking about themselves;
  • Express opinions using connectors appropriately;
  • Read and comprehend longer texts;
  • Make short phone calls;
  • Made simple requests.

BUSINESS FAST START 4

Recommended for students who have basic knowledge of the language and who are able to express themselves when engaging in conversations with native speakers. In this course students will review basic grammar concepts while advance their vocabulary in the business setting.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Start using arguments to support their opinions;
  • Use both regular and irregular verbs in the present tense accurately;
  • Write longer texts mixing tenses;
  • Start using basic expressions and idioms.

BUSINESS PORTUGUESE BASIC FOR SPanish Speakers

This program takes advantage of the similarities and stresses the differences between Portuguese and Spanish.

With our Portuguese classes for Spanish Speakers, using materials that are effective and fun, Spanish speakers will find it easy to speak Portuguese with no Spanish interference.

The teachers for this course are fluent in Spanish. Leveraging on the similarities between the two languages, this program is shorter than the programs designed for students with other backgrounds.

BUSINESS FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

This course is designed for native speakers of Spanish or English speakers with fluency in Spanish.
The course concentrates primarily on aspects of the Portuguese language that are most difficult for Spanish speakers, such as pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms and grammatical structures particular to Portuguese.
Through music, films, and readings, students are also introduced to many aspects of Brazilian culture.
Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Understand simple spoken Portuguese
  • Relate Portuguese sounds to their written forms;
  • Pronounce simple Portuguese text accurately;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of basic Portuguese grammar;
  • Write simple sentences about themselves, using present and future, and employing a basic vocabulary

BUSINESS PORTUGUESE - INTERMEDIATE

BUSINESS PRO 1

Recommended for students who have good knowledge of the language. Students should be able to express themselves in all tenses in the indicative mood, use vocabulary related to daily activities and read and write short passages. In this course, students will start learning about the subjunctive mood.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Express intentions and desires;
  • Discuss advertising and marketing campaigns;
  • Agree and disagree during a business meeting; deal with complaints
  • Make appointments over the phone; express doubt and consider alternatives
  • Speak with fluency to engage in conversations with native speakers.

BUSINESS PRO 2

Recommended for students who have good knowledge of the language. Students should be able to express themselves in all tenses in the indicative mood, use vocabulary related to daily activities and read and write short passages. Use and understand common expressions. In this course, students will continue learning about the subjunctive mood.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Build more complex sentences using conjunctions;
  • Talk about possibilities in the future and make hypothesis;
  • Summarize written as well as spoken text; give bad and good news in the working environment and react to them
  • Build vocabulary by using affixes.

BUSINESS PRO 3

Recommended for students who have good knowledge of the language. Students should be able to express themselves in all tenses in the indicative mood, use vocabulary related to daily activities and read and write long passages. Use and understand common expressions and idioms. In this course, students will learn more complex grammar structures.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Use compound tenses;
  • Use passive voice and indirect speech in written and spoken text;
  • Engage in debates; solve business cases
  • Make complaints and requests in written and spoken text; compare markets
  • Speak with fluency and carry on casual conversations with native speaker.

BUSINESS PRO 4

Recommended for students who have good knowledge of the language. Students should be able to express themselves in all tenses in the indicative mood, use vocabulary related to daily activities and read and write long passages. Use and understand common expressions and idioms. In this course, students will learn more complex grammar structures.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Use compound tenses;
  • Use all 3 forms with the subjunctive;
  • Give advice and express regret;
  • Engage in business conversations with natives; do job interviews
  • Write argumentative texts; conduct meetings

"I started meeting with Cris because I was going to study in Brasil for four months. I had no portuguese base but I spoke Spanish. In just two weeks, I learned so much! Cris is organized, and went at my pace. We watched movies, commercials, listened to Brazilian music - the small immersion into the culture was very helpful!" 
                             Manuela Odell, Student of Arts

Brazil Ahead

BUSINESS PORTUGUESE - ADVANCED

BUSINESS SENIOR 1

This module focuses on language barrier removal and development of skills for day-to-day business communications, understanding wide ranging subjects while recognizing the subtleties of the language.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Have appropriate advanced verbal communication inside and outside the workplace: meetings, conference calls, extending invitations, and business dinners.
  • Customized based on your personal and professional needs.

BUSINESS SENIOR 2

This course focuses on business and social networking. It is recommended for students who want to develop language skills that will allow them to successfully expand their business in Brazil.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Produce useful phrases for polite business interaction; do networking, take part in meetings, give speeches;
  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed reports on complex subjects;
  • Operate comfortably with polished communication skills in business, social, and academic settings.

BUSINESS SENIOR 3

This course is for students who speak Portuguese at an advanced level and can operate in all situations. We will focus on developing knowledge of the principles and cultural subtleties of modern business and understand virtually everything heard and read.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Chair meetings, develop customer relationships, and give speeches and toasts;
  • Express yourself in a precise way, taking into account cultural subtleties even in the most complex environments.

BUSINESS SENIOR 4

This course emphasizes cultural and linguistic competence in professional, business-oriented settings. It is designed to provide students with advanced proficiency in Portuguese while exploring different aspects of the culture and professional life of the Brazilian and the Portuguese-speaking world.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to guarantee the linguistic competence and performance through the practice of conversation and composition in the context of the Brazilian culture.


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BUSINESS PORTUGUESE ADVANCED +

BUSINESS V.P. (VERY PROFICIENT)

The course aims at developing language competence and covers all aspects of language learning with great emphasis on oral communication and written skills. It is designed to cover vocabulary studies, for world scene and for selected texts (reading, listening, speaking, writing) in Portuguese Language advanced level including access to the media; Brazilian Culture, by developing the four skills of the language in text interpretation expressed either orally or in written form on literary texts, as well as Cultural approaches to different aspects on the present Brazilian reality, related to the oral and written practice in the Portuguese Language.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to
guarantee the linguistic competence and performance through the practice of conversation and composition in the context of the Brazilian culture.


Brazil Ahead
"After looking everywhere I found a place and teachers able to adapt to my hectic schedule. They were very flexible and classes were relaxing, dynamic and invigorating making me not only to learn about the language but also about their culture. Brazil Ahead is a whole new experience. A new way to learn and have fun learning Brazilian Portuguese. My two teachers are the best: João and Cris not only help me to improve my pronunciation but also adapt their teachings for a spanish speaker as I am. I could never find a better place to learn Brazilian Portuguese" - Osvaldo Granja, Engineer

OUR CLIENTS

Brazil Ahead had the privilege of teaching many hundreds of students in its various programs.

Some of the clients of our Business Portuguese for Executives program include:

Brazil Ahead - Business Portuguese -Clients