Portuguese School in Lisbon
ESL Portuguese language school Facilities
The school has a library, a lot of audio-video material and a multimedia room that students can take advantage of. In addition, there is a Student Service that will advise and help students not only in case of problems or doubts related with the Course, the Accommodation or the Social and Extra-Curricular Program, but also with any other aspect of their stay in Portugal.
Teachers at ESL Portuguese Language School
All the teachers of the school have a University background; they know the Portuguese culture and the Portuguese language very well. During the lessons, teachers make a big effort to help students to learn and speak Portuguese.
Learn Portuguese in the ESL Portuguese language school which can be found on Avenida da Republica, a few minutes away from the Lisbon city center. The Portuguese language school has been operating for more than thirty years and it continually offers high quality Portuguese language teaching. The language school’s method specifies on language for communication, and can be described as structural and functional, where the structures and grammar are being taught and learned naturally through practical usage. The school has video and audio facilities and a library to help you exercise your Portuguese language skills.
The ESL Portuguese language school has a variety of courses for you to choose from. They have General Portuguese courses, Portuguese for special purposes, Teacher’s Training program, and a mini course.
The General Portuguese lessons are varied according to what you would like to learn, at what pace and with whom. There are six levels available from beginner level to advance. There are group courses offered with a maximum of only eight participants. Courses are progressive and absolute beginners should begin on the starting dates of the program while those who are of higher levels can join a group anytime there are vacancies available. The groups are strictly kept at a specific size of eight persons in order for them to be monitored and assessed by the teachers continually and personally. If you would choose an individual or private group course, the courses will be planned according to your specific requests and may include cultural and professional themes if you want. You may bring any kind of documentation you may need to work on. A combination of individual and group courses can also be availed in the ESL Portuguese language school. You can have your group course in the morning and your individual session with your teacher in the afternoon. Non-intensive courses for foreigners living in Portugal who want to learn the Portuguese language at their own pace are also available for two hours a day, two times a week.
Individuals or private groups can benefit from courses in Portuguese for special purposes. Students will be taught the written and spoken language while exploring a specific field such as business, law, medicine, banking, translation or interpreting. Native and non-native teachers who teach Portuguese as a Foreign Language in private or public institutions are also welcome to the Teacher’s Training course. Mini-courses are available in the ESL Portuguese language school for those who would like to obtain a deeper knowledge of some certain aspects of Portugal or the Portuguese-speaking world. Different themes are being offered every month.
Competence, flexibility and friendliness are combined by the teaching staff to meet the high standards of the school. The ESL language school employs highly qualified teachers who are professional yet cordial. All teachers have university degrees and they have a deep personal knowledge of the Portuguese language and culture. They go through refreshing courses frequently in order to orient them with the latest materials and techniques.
The ESL Portuguese language school believes that their responsibilities are not confined to the walls of the language classrooms but also to give their students a complete cultural experience. You can practice your Portuguese language skills while you meet other students aw you explore Lisbon. You will experience activities such as visiting monuments and museums, play sports or enjoy the Lisbon nightlife! You can also go on excursions on the outskirts of the city where there are beaches and hills to explore.
The ESL Portuguese language school is and affiliate of the International Associatione of Language Centers, Associação de Escolas de Português Língua Estrangeira, College Consortium for International Studies, and American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The school’s language courses are recognized as efficient by the Portuguese Ministry of Education, and the teaching center is accredited by the INOFOR.