Online Portuguese Courses: Definition

The online Portuguese course offers live classes through a virtual platform (Zoom), connecting students from various locations worldwide and an ILI Portuguese instructor. All participants gather in real-time to learn together and engage in Portuguese lessons online.

Online Portuguese lessons at ILI – how it works (so well!)

ILI offers online Portuguese courses designed to create an immersive and engaging learning experience.

Our Portuguese online courses closely mirrors in-person classes at ILI in terms of student engagement and fun. We offer both group and private Portuguese lessons, with smaller online groups to provide ample speaking opportunities to students.

ILI’s instructors are skilled at keeping a dynamic and enthusiastic online environment, reflecting their expertise and passion in each lesson.

Benefits of online Portuguese lessons

Here are some advantages of learning Portuguese online:

  • Access to class and materials from anywhere
  • Take a class with a friend or family member anywhere in the world
  • No need to drive to class!
  • Got a tight schedule? No worries! Jump on Zoom when it’s time for class and quickly disconnect at the end of class
  • Have 24/7 access to course materials in Google Classroom
  • Get as much speaking time as in-person classes

Online Portuguese Course Options

All of the following Portuguese course formats are available as an online option. You can choose the one you want when you register.

Group Portuguese Lessons Online

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Our Group Portuguese lessons take place online and you can access classes from anywhere in the world. The days and times depend on your level.

Private Portuguese Lessons

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Our Private Portuguese lessons allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics – we’ll do the rest!

Study Portuguese Abroad

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For the best Portuguese learning adventure, immerse yourself in a Portuguese-speaking country! Let us help you find the perfect location and program.

Our Portuguese Teachers

ILI teacher, Beth, giving a Portuguese lesson.
ILI teacher, Beth, giving a Portuguese lesson.

Our Portuguese instructors have a lot of experience teaching a diverse range of students from college age to older adults. Their extensive linguistic expertise help create a rich learning environment as they get students to start speaking Portuguese right away.

“Fun and effective class. I’m inspired to continue my studies!”

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Check Your Portuguese Level

Unsure of the level you are at in the language you want to learn? Don’t worry, we are here to help.

Ask Samira for an assessment in the language you are interested in. She will arrange an appropriate instructor to assess you in a 5-minute conversation, and then when you register for a course, we can place you in the class that will be best for you.

If you are a zero-level beginner, you’ll start in our Level 1 class, so need for an assessment.

Or if you are unsure about anything…

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

We generally use Zoom for our online language classes, as it is widely available and the functionality works well for the way we teach. If you are booking language classes online for your company, and you use a different platform (e.g. Google Meet, Microsoft Teams), we will be able to adjust our delivery to fit in with you.

You will meet people from around the world with a variety of backgrounds in your online class. You will practice everything you would in an in-person class: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, pronunciation, and writing. If you are in a group language class, you will have many opportunities to practice speaking with your classmates one-on-one and in small groups.

  • Having a hard copy of your class book can be a real help. You can pick one up at our school in Northampton. Just give us a heads up when you can drop by so that we have one ready for you.
  • Take a little time before class to get your online learning environment ready. We recommend having good lighting and being within 2-3 feet of your computer camera. This way the teacher and other students can have a more visual feel for how students are reacting to lessons and activities. Have a notebook and something to write with.
  • Read the 7 Strategies for Success in your ILI workbook.
  • We always recommend that students take a little time before and or after your class to review the lessons.
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What to do next

  1. Explore our Portuguese program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Get a language level assessment if you need to
  3. Register for your chosen course!

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