Intensive Course of Portuguese for Beginners

What if I tell you that in 8 weeks I will have you ready to get around on your own in Portugal?

FOR REAL! Our courses equip you with the basics to write, speak, listen and understand European Portuguese without having to neglect your work or family time or getting you more confused then you already were!



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Upcoming Course Dates:


What: European Portuguese

Level: Beginners - A

Module: 1

Where: Zoom

Beginners A1

# Lessons: 24

# Learning units: 10

# Hours: 48

# Weeks: 8

November 2021

Mondays, 16:00 - 18:00

Wednesdays, 16:00 - 18:00

Saturdays, 10:00 - 12:00


Registrations close 26 Oct

Opening Session: 31 Oct

Commencement A1: 1 Nov

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But, but, but... yeah, yeah ... Do any of these sound familiar?

Do I need a certification for nationality or residency purposes?

Yes, Portuguese is a requirement to obtain nationality.  Candidates who wish to obtain Portuguese citizenship must possess level A2 or higher;

Exam are taken at CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira or Centre for Evaluation of Portuguese as a Foreign Language);

Aside from residency purposes, the CAPLE certificates are often required for students who need to demonstrate their level of command, such as for professional reasons.

Yes, I want to enroll

What if I am too old to learn?

It's never too late or too old to learn. We, adults, tend to find many excuses. One needs strong motivation and commitment to a goal.

Our European Portuguese Online group course is the perfect choice if you are looking for an interactive online experience.

Besides grammar, you will practice all the communicative aspects of the language in our virtual classroom alongside people with the same language goals as yours.

Yes, I want to enroll

I don't have the time and I live far

Our classes run outside working hours! Perhaps all you need is to organize well your diary and perhaps wake up one hour earlier in the day?

And nowadays travel, lockdowns and social distance make classical classrooms unappealing why not benefit from our online courses?

These allow you to study in the comfort of your own home.

All you need is an internet connection and a

Do Not Disturb sign on your door 

Yes, I want to enroll

Give us 6 hours a week and I can turn you into a portuguese speaker... let me prove it

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What will you learn in just 8 weeks?

Asking someone's name and answering.

Using formal and informal.

Spelling and pronunciation.

Asking and saying how you feel.

Asking and saying where you are from and what do you do.

Using numbers - Asking and answering phone numbers and addresses.

Days of the week, months and seasons of the year.

Ordering, buying, and paying for food, drinks, and shopping around.

Planning, booking transportation, and getting around.

Reading, understanding instructions, and completing forms.

What do people say?

Two Pens on Notebook

Rian Potgieter - Bolívar,
F&B Director

"In just 6 months, Inês took me from not knowing a single word of Portuguese to being able to read & write comprehensively as well as have simple verbal dialogues! Her teaching style is phenomenal!'

2022 Intakes Calendar


 Mon Wed 16:00 - 18:00 

Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

Registration 3 - 13 January

Opening Session: 16 January

Duration: 7 Jan - 9 Mar


Mon, Wed 16:00 - 18:00 

Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

Registration 18-29 April 

Opening Session: 2 May 

Duration:  4 May - 22 Jun


Mon, Wed 16:00 - 18:00 

Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

Registration 26-31 Aug

Opening Session: 4 Sep

Duration:  5 Sep - 24 Oct

One on One

Contact for  Individual Classes, Corporate, Family Groups 

Intensive courses are a way to learn Portuguese fast. Classes are fast-paced and results are big. For students with other abilities and needs, we offer 1o1 tutoring as well. I respect the option you choose, all aspects of language skills, such as reading, speaking, writing, and listening, are focused on in class. English is kept to a minimum, particularly in the more advanced levels.  

The Tutor

Olá. Chamo-me Inês. Sou Portuguesa nascida em Angola, fiz os meus estudos em Portugal e vivo na África do Sul desde 2008. E tu?

Enthusiastic business relations developer and matchmaker with a touch for Ecosystems in southern Africa.

Inês  is a Political Science gratuate and has served in the board of many international agencies and developed her work in International Trade in Africa for Foreign Governments. 

She is a Sworn Translator for the Embassy and Consulate General of Portugal in South Africa, has tought European Portuguese for many years at WITS Language Scgool, lended her voice to SportTV, wrote for Portuguese Magazine Notícia and contributed for many publishing houses for the teaching of Portuguese to foreign adults.

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Program overview


We offer courses at four levels, although the higher-level courses are dependent on-demand. This is the last intake for 2021 and the only course available is Level 1 (Beginner) (A1)

Our classes are held online on Teams.

Our course accommodates 3 - 10 students in class. The course is always guaranteed even if it doesn’t have the minimum number of students, however, the number of hours may be reduced. 

Students will have the opportunity to rapidly acquire and develop the four aspects of language learning: comprehension, oral and written production, and also communicative and interactive skills. 


Depending on your initial level of understanding of Portuguese. Saying this, it’s not only about your initial ability to speak or understand the Portuguese Language, but also the understanding that you have of its culture, the emotions, and the history behind it.


All our teachers are native speakers and have a degree alongside years of experience in teaching Portuguese to foreigners.


This course will monitor the student’s communication skills and the ability to use Portuguese in real-life situations through the use of role-plays, debates for intermediate and advanced levels, and other interactive methods.


Participants are required to obtain a minimum of 80% attendance on the beginner's (1A) course to qualify for a Certificate of Attendance.


For all other levels, participants can choose between Certificates of Attendance or Competence, with the successful completion of tests in addition to 80% attendance as the measure of competence. 

Private classes for individuals, families or professionals

Portuguese is fast becoming an essential language in the Southern African region as well for a growing interest among Southern Africans to immigrate to Portugal. As a result, many people are now learning Portuguese to improve their social and business status.

Portugal has in recent years opened many opportunities for Portuguese emigrants, their descendants and those living with them to return to Portugal, as well as it made available many interesting benefits and incentives to those wanting to look into living, moving their lives, seeking business opportunities, studying or even retiring in Portugal.


A good handle of the Portuguese language is very important and understanding the mindset and the backgroung of its culture is abolutely vital. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

Our teachers will make sure that you feel at ease while still ensuring you are actively involved. Different varieties of Portuguese exist worldwide.

At The House of Portugal Academy, we teach standard (classic) Portuguese. This variety is understood everywhere, including Mozambique, Angola, and Brazil. It also gives you a good foundation, which you can then easily supplement with additional vocabulary as required.

When you sign up you will receive:

12-MONTH membership to our exclusive member area resource center, access to videography, bibliography, blogs, podcast, grammar, etc