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Cândida L. B.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded Artist in International Residency from National Foundation of Arts (Brazil)
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Cândida L. B.

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Learn Portuguese through singing! This is the method: using lyrics of the songs you like to learn the language. Learn Portuguese through Brazilian Music! I'm a Brazilian musician, 20 years experience teaching, with a great method to work in person and online. Practice conversation, cultural aspects and music!

* Classes in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!

About Cândida L.

International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) - in person in New York and ONLINE! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or ONLINE,

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Annie C.
Very patient. Very informative and I was very happy with the first lesson
Mitch H.
Awesome as always
Gwen R.
I have taken one class with Cândida so far and I am beyond pleased. I feel so fortunate to be recieving instruction from a world-class musician and teacher. She listens carefully and her guidance is spot-on. She is curious, passionate, and professional. I'm looking forward to our next lesson.
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David L.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Spanish, B.A. from University of Washington
  • Awarded Dean's List 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.
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Marcia R.

95 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese (Brazilian), English,
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Luis
Marcia is awesome. She is very knowledgeable, patient and able to communicate lessons in a clear and easy manner.
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Marcia is an amazing teacher. She really knows her stuff and at the same time, is very patient. Marcia is also a really nice person and enjoyable to work with!
Konstantine P.
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Melissa M.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Award of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching from Harvard Derek Bok Center for Teaching
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Melissa M.

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I have taught Portuguese and Portuguese for Spanish speakers at the college level. I make my classes fun, which is easy to do since Portuguese is an exciting language to learn!

About Melissa

I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish

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zahira rojas
Melissa eres la mejor profesora; es una experiencia facil y divertida de aprender ingles. GRACIAS aprendi mucho y me siento en otro nivel, mi pronunciacion y comprension del idioma ahora es mucho mas facil para comunicarme, entender y hablar ingles en los estados unidos. SUPER RECOMENDADAAAAA!!!
Chris
Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learning on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!
Kari Bardowell
Melissa has a lovely calming personality. She made us feel completely at ease while learning a foreign language. She was prepared and tailored the lesson for our specific goals and level.

She displayed an expert knowledge of the language, but was still able to teach beginners. Plus we could tell she really loved Portuguese.

The online format was great. Cant wait for the next lesson.
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Maria R.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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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.
Maria was very patient and gave me recommendations for an app I could use and a book to supplement my learning
Carlane
I am an American moving to Portugal and Helena was referred to me by some of her former students. I didn’t have many lessons with her, but she got me off on a great start and we covered a lot of ground. Helena was always charming and pleasant, focused and persistent, patient and challenging. I am truly grateful to Helena for this start, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone wanting some tutoring in the Portuguese language.
Darcy
Helena is a great tutor-she adapts lessons to your pace of learning, is organized, prepared and responsive, really a pleasure to work with.
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Drew P.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Awarded First Prize - Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition from Texas Flute Society
  • Teaching since 2015
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Drew P.

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I lived in Manaus, Brazil for 2 years as a volunteer proselytizing missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a result of talking to people all day, every day, I attained full fluency and command of the Portuguese language. I further polished my abilities in the language by taking an advanced Portuguese grammar class and Brazilian history class (both taught exclusively in Portuguese) during my Bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University. I know the language intimately, and can provide the highest quality of instruction to students of the language.

About Drew

As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportu

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Jacob
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
Gary
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Nami L.
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma

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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 $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $42 and $109 per hour.
30 min
$38 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Excellent first lesson! Very excited about learning this language and looking forward to talking with Marcia again!!"
Jessica Fields
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Fabulous...I love her...KUDOS!!!"
Charlotte
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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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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"excellent instructor"
Sherar
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Melissa has a lovely calming personality. She made us feel completely at ease while learning a foreign language. She was prepared and tailored the lesson for our specific goals and level.

She displayed an expert knowledge of the language, but was still able to teach beginners. Plus we could tell she really loved Portuguese.

The online format was great. Cant wait for the next lesson."
Kari Bardowell
Took Portuguese lessons from Melissa M.
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"Marcia was super easy to talk to and patient. I'm excited to be learning the language from her."
Umashree
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"Cloe could not be happier with Marcia's teaching style and warmth. She is fantastic and focused - teaching exactly what Cloe needs at her pace. Thanks for your influence on Cloe's life and learning!"
Cloe
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"I have been working with Jaqueline for about 8 months now, and can say that she is a very good teacher. She will focus on your strengths and use them to help you learn. She remains flexible to schedule needs and keeps good notes on your progress and what you have learned so far as well as where you are going. I need to learn Portuguese for my work and so she was very focused on keeping my lessons moving from the very basics to ultimately technical terms and meeting conversations. I don't believe I would be productive without her help."
John
Took Portuguese lessons from Jaqueline M.
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"Awesome first lesson, excited for more!"
Natalie
Took Portuguese lessons from Marcia R.
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"After a ~6 months of Portuguese classes in university, I took a year of lessons with Márcia. I was preparing for a post-graduate study abroad program, so was looking to maintain and improve my Portuguese relatively intensively. Working with Márcia was an absolute delight - she was always punctual, willing to work with my schedule, and adopted the textbooks I was used to. Depending on my schedule, she was happy to assign me homework or come to class prepared with activities if I didn't have time outside of class to study that week. Our lessons were mostly conversations, with Marcia actively pointing out new vocabulary words, grammar usage points, or tidbits of Brazilian culture throughout. Unlike my university classes, Marcia taught me Portuguese for professional AND casual situations. She even invested time in my learning outside of my lesson by reviewing and providing thorough feedback on my assignments before we even got to the lesson.

I would highly recommend taking lessons with Márcia no matter your level - she's patient, funny, energetic, and professional, not to mention a great teacher. Muito muito obrigada, Márcia. Foi um prazer! :)"
Tara
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 from 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.