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Adriana E.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Portuguese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Adriana E.

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- Teach how to write, speak and understand the Portuguese language and culture.

I'm from Portugal and a cellist (You can check my bio at Takelesson profile).

About Adriana

Biography Founding member of the Trio Compassionatto Ensemble, performing concerts in the Middle East and Europe. Adriana has played with orchestras including the Feldkirch Festival Orchestra (Austria), Junge DeutschFranzösische Philharmonie (Bayreuth, Germany) with concerts in Paris, Bayreuth,

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Catherine Kowalski
I have to state, that I never had a cello teacher before, who emailed me mp3 files to play during practice, and this is excellent!!! If anyone is going to play an instrument they will probably be with other musicians and Adriana is to be commended for teaching me this from the start. Superior to any other cello teacher that I have ever had. Fantastic!
Maria
My 5 year old son took classes with Adriana. She is wonderful and he adores her very much. she is very good at teaching children. I myself think about the possibility of starting to learn the cello because of Adriana.
Cathy
Wonderful teacher. I really enjoyed first lesson
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Marcia R.

123 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese (Brazilian), English,
  • Translator and Interpreter (English-Portuguese/ Portuguese-English) from Faculdade Ibero Americana / Objetivo
  • Awarded Best teacher, Teacher of the year from Berlitz (São Paulo, 1994), Berlitz (Los Angeles, 1996), Language Systems International (Outstanding teacher)
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Marcia R.

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I am a native speaker, I will be able to teach my students pronunciation , grammar, and conversation. I will tenaciously but patiently help them master the language and all the nuances that make Brazilian Portuguese such a unique language.

About Marcia

Hi,there! My name is Marcia and I am really excited to meet you. I've been teaching ESL since 1990, Brazilian Portuguese since 2001 and TOEIC preparation since 2006. I have loved helping my students master English as a Second Language grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. It is thrilling to see

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Valerie Pedraza
Excellent teacher! I've learned so much in the first session. She believes in homework just like I do! And she is very proficient and encouraging!
Andy D.
I continue to enjoy my classes with Marcia. She understands that I need to work on my pronunciation and conversation, and our lessons focus on that.
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Marina C.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Portuguese, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Marina C.

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Portuguese is my native language. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Portuguese (2000-2003) and a 400-Hour Specialization Course in PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE (São Luís School of Education- Brazil). I worked as a Portuguese teacher at Public Schools from 2004 to February 2016, when I moved to the USA. I have already taught Portuguese online. The sessions are created and tailored to help you with your Portuguese.

About Marina

Hello, my name is Marina. I was born in São Paulo State, Brazil and I am currently living in the USA. I want to teach you Portuguese or English as a Second Language, including 4 skills for Fluency: Listening Comprehension, Reading, Writing and Speaking. I have over 10 years of teaching experienc

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Tim H.
Patient, competent instructor.
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Malena R.
Marina has a lot of patience and teaches very well.
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Alex P.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Alex P.

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Portuguese is the language of Bossa Nova (a new trend), and Fado and Saudade (deep nostalgic feeling). I have been teaching Portuguese for over five years, and, as a native Spanish speaker, I've learned Portuguese from the ground up, just like my students.

My students not only go on to make new friends, but acquire new critical views that become very useful when searching for new professional opportunities.

I use a communicative approach and I highly value students' personal experiences when creating a lesson. I love to teach all ages, from beginner to advance.

About Alex

I have a Master degree in Romance Languages (Spanish and Portuguese). I use a communicative methodology, which emphasizes interaction, so you will learn in context (asking for coffee, or talking about your family), and a student centered approach, which is based in your personal goals. My class

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Chelsea
Alex is a wonderful teacher! She puts me at ease and is always patient with me and my son. Conversation is interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend her!
Jah
Amazing teacher. Really great Spanish speaker and the lessons are tailored to your specific needs. πŸŒΆπŸ‘πŸΎ
Ellison
I thoroughly enjoyed our first lesson with Alex!!! She was very kind and came prepared but also open to go wherever the lesson lead us. She was also very patient and understanding with my young son. I highly recommend her!
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David L.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Spanish, B.A. from University of Washington
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David L.

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Studied nearly two years of Portuguese while receiving B.A. in Spanish from the UW. Portuguese is extremely fun and relevant for anyone interested in travel!

About David

Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, D

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Phillip Gardner
Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!
mike
DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
Jacob
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.

Maria R.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts: Modern Languages and Literature - English and French Studies, Specialization in Teacher Training from Faculdade de Letras, University of Porto, Portugal
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Maria R.

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Portuguese is my native language so I can teach you all about its grammar and vocabulary and take you on a journey through the culture and places of different Portuguese speaking countries. You won't regret it!

About Maria

I am a native speaker of Portuguese and got my degree in English (ESL) and French Teaching in my home country, Portugal. I have been teaching foreign languages and ESL for more than 20 years and am comfortable working with all age groups. I taught 17 years in Portugal (ESL and French; 6-12 grades

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Stacey H.
She is an excellent instructor and always very positive. She has been very patient while I had quite a few technical issues!
Ángel D.
Stacey H.
Maria was very patient and gave me recommendations for an app I could use and a book to supplement my learning

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing Portuguese teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream Portuguese teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Portuguese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Portuguese lessons is $95. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $95 and $95 per hour.
30 min
$62 average
45 min
$80 average
60 min
$95 average

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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"If you are looking for an AMAZING, fun, smart, intuitive, genuine, kind, experienced teacher... Marcia is the one for you! She is so much more to me than a weekly lesson... she's also my friend. :)"
Kristin
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"I just had my first lesson with Marcia and I loved it. She was very encouraging, positive, and clearly cares about her students. She also listened to my specific interest in learning portuguese so that she could create a unique lesson just for me that will allow me to reach my personal goals. I look forward to our next lesson!"
Michelle
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Marcia is both enthusiastic and engaging. I am greatly looking forward to working with her for many months to come to improve my Portuguese."
Bob
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Lied is one of the best language teachers you can have. Learning a new language is always hard but the best thing about Lied is the way she caters to your speed as you adapt to the new language. You will definitely leave her class learning Portuguese."
Stephen
Took Portuguese lessons from Lied S.
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"Marcia is the real deal! She is a great teacher, and comes overly prepared. Completely different than trying to learn Portuguese with my Brazilian friends. I needed an actual language expert teacher, and I’m glad I found Marcia. Also extremely kind and patient."
Nick
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Joneide is a great teacher. She incorporated different ways of teaching that made the learning environment better for us as students. She was also very patient with the students that struggled the most and always encouraged us to improve our skills."
Daniel
Took Portuguese lessons from Joneide F.
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"I enjoy the class with her. It's light, it's engaging and she's pleasant to speak with. Her ability to connect with my learning style is perfect."
Duane
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Her lessons are well organized, and she will type the words which helps."
KATHY
Took Portuguese lessons from Jaqueline M.
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"Fabulous...I love her...KUDOS!!!"
Charlotte
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Marcia is very personable and knowledegable, and in my first lesson, I really felt like she would cater the class to my needs, which was my main concern. I really feel I will improve greatly working with her."
Joleen
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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Private Portuguese Classes Near You

Wondering how to learn Portuguese? Although most people consider Portugal to be the hub for this unique language, that isn't completely the case. Only five percent of fluent Portuguese speakers live in Portugal. One reason for this is that Brazil and Mozambique both consider Portuguese an official language, and they have high populations of native speakers.

The origins of Portuguese stem from the community of Galicia. This region is located in northwest Spain and Portugal's northern borders. Local dialects and common Latin forged together around the 14th century, leading to the birth of Portuguese. 

Portuguese and English share thousands of cognates (words similar in sound and meaning). An example of a Portuguese word that made it into the English language is embaraçar fro

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m which we've derived "embarrassed." Because Portuguese and English both share Latin roots, this will make learning the language much easier for you!

Reasons to Take Private Portuguese Lessons Near You

One of the many reasons to take Portuguese classes near you is that the language continues to grow in relevance. Portuguese is the second-fastest-growing language in Europe, only behind English. 

You'll also be able to enjoy Portuguese poetry and literature from some of the greats, including Almeida Garrett, Lygia Fagundes and Fernando Pessoa. Whether you're looking for Portuguese classes for your child or you plan to take them as an adult, you'll find even more convincing benefits listed below.

Why You Should Learn Portuguese for Kids

Children interested in how to learn Portuguese will experience a variety of benefits if they persevere in the language. They'll greatly increase their chances of becoming fluent in Portugues since they’re starting so young. Additionally, learning a second language helps children understand the complexities of their native language better. 

Studies have also found that bilingual children tend to do better in school exams when compared to monolingual students. This has been found true for college entrance testing as well.

Benefits of Learning Portuguese for Adults

Adults reap a number of benefits when taking Portuguese. For starters, unique job opportunities with better pay often become available. You could find a career in immigration, healthcare, social services, travel and more. You'll also be able to take your vacation abroad in Portuguese-speaking regions while maximizing your experience. 

In addition, science shows that adult language learning helps to keep the brain young and healthy. Because of the "mental workout" involved in learning a language such as Portuguese, it's been found to delay the onset of dementia. 

What You'll Learn in Portuguese Classes for Kids and Adults

Regardless of your age or motivation for learning Portuguese, you can be confident knowing your TakeLessons teacher will accommodate you. Your Portuguese tutor will tailor lessons based on your learning style and goals, but here's a general overview of what to expect at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Sample Curriculum in Portuguese for Beginners 

Starting a new language with a Portuguese tutor is very exciting. For starters, you'll gain a deeper appreciation and respect for a new culture. Here are some basics your teacher may choose to cover at the beginner level.

  • Proper pronunciation
  • Basic vocabulary and phrases
  • Verb conjugation rules
  • Portuguese and English cognates
  • Introduction to Portuguese culture

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Portuguese Classes

Although you haven’t yet mastered the Portuguese language, you've come a long way at this stage. With some hard work, you'll get there soon! Here are some of the topics your teacher may go over at the intermediate level.

  • Listening comprehension
  • Complex grammar rules
  • Open and closed vowels
  • Conversing in Portuguese
  • Reading comprehension

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Portuguese Classes

In the advanced level, your Portuguese teacher will help you master the remaining skills needed to achieve fluency. Regularly using your language skills will be a big help for you. Here are a few topics you'll go over.

  • Formal and informal writing
  • Idioms and colloquial speech
  • Refining your accent
  • Learn Brazilian Portuguese nuances
  • Learn European Portuguese nuances

Finding Portuguese Tutors Near You

Whether you want to learn Brazilian Portuguese or you'd rather learn European Portuguese, you'll find a TakeLessons teacher who can help. Simply browse our directory to find a good fit. You can factor in geographical location, reviews left by former students, credentials and years of experience.

If taking private Portuguese lessons near you is a challenge due to a unique schedule, don’t fret! Many of our Portuguese teachers also provide convenient online classes. Our team of Student Counselors is also happy to help you find the best Portuguese teachers near you, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. We're passionate about making your language learning experience as easy and fun as possible.