Portuguese is spoken on just about every continent on the planet, making it one of the most important languages for both business and travel. Berlitz's Portuguese lessons focus on both the fundamental language skills and cultural knowledge needed to speak with confidence. The classes are focused on conversational skills, employing the Berlitz Method in each class. This means that during the class, you'll only speak in Portuguese, as will your instructor. This method has proven to be the fastest and most efficient way to learn Portuguese.

Berlitz offers face-to-face Portuguese courses in many schools in France. Find a Berlitz school near you and discover the course options!

We have Portuguese lessons for everyone

Our courses are available for everyone who wants to learn Portuguese irrespective of their age, goals or learning style.

Language courses for kids and teens

Language courses for adults

Language courses for businesses

Target group

teens between 12 and 17 years old, available upon request

all adults

business professionals, available upon request


for all levels

for all levels

for all levels

Class size

  • private courses
  • private courses
  • private courses
  • courses for teams

Class format

  • in-person courses
  • online courses
  • holiday courses
  • in-person courses
  • Portuguese lessons online
  • intensive courses
  • phone/video call courses
  • language test preparation courses
  • language study abroad
  • business language training in person and online
  • language test preparation courses

Skills you can acquire

  • Communicate in another language spontaneously and naturally with confidence and fluency.
  • Use complex linguistic structures.
  • Talk during discussions, providing detailed and precise answers.
  • Speak about your interests and hobbies and your future academic plans.
  • Build strong Portuguese skills with a focus on proper grammar usage and a wide range of vocabulary.
  • Have smooth, spontaneous conversations and use Portuguese with confidence.
  • Develop your fluency, including proper pronunciation, intonation, and sentence structure.
  • Engage in in-depth discussions about current events, your interests, or professional topics.
  • Expand your business vocabulary and learn the idioms and expressions commonly used in different business fields.
  • Gain the confidence and fluency to participate in meetings, deliver presentations, and negotiate deals with colleagues from around the world.
  • Learn how to write clear, concise, and professional emails, reports, and other business documents.
  • Negotiate contracts, deals, and prices.


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    Portuguese lessons available for all levels

    Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your existing skills, Berlitz has the perfect class for you. Explore our range of programs designed to meet your individual learning goals!

    Beginner Portuguese courses

    Intermediate Portuguese courses

    Advanced and professional Portuguese courses


    Our beginner level classes focus on developing essential speaking and listening skills for everyday communication, helping you to interact in common situations.

    Our intermediate courses build upon your existing knowledge, enabling you to engage in more complex conversations on a wider range of familiar topics.

    Our advanced and professional courses will refine your grammar, expand your vocabulary significantly, and ensure you can express yourself clearly and effectively in personal, academic, or professional settings.


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    How you’ll learn with our Portuguese lessons

    Step 1

    Simply book Portuguese classes through your online student portal or directly at the learning center.

    Step 2

    At the beginning of each Portuguese lesson, your instructor will outline the goals for the session, so you know exactly what you’re aiming at.

    Step 3

    You will learn with our proven Berlitz Method. This means your instructor will deliver your classes in your target language to equip you with real-life conversational skills.

    Step 4

    Every Portuguese lesson follows the present, practice, and perform structure. Your instructor first presents new learning content, after which you learn through guided and general practice, ending the lesson with a performance of what you have learned.

    Benefits of taking Portuguese classes with Berlitz France

    Why learn Portuguese?

    As the main language in two major countries (Portugal and Brazil) on two different continents, Portuguese is one of the most popular languages in the world, spoken by an estimated 170 million people. The vastness of the language makes it appealing to learn for both business and travel reasons. Areas of Africa, Asia, Europe and South America have Portuguese listed as a popular language as well.

    Portuguese test preparation and Portuguese language certifications

    We offer preparation courses for some internationally recognized tests for the Portuguese language. You can also take these official exams directly at one of our language centers.


    Preparation course



    Bright is a standardized test widely accepted by universities and institutions around the world for those looking to study or work in Portuguese-speaking countries.


    Through role-playing exercises with a native speaker, the LILATE videoconference language test evaluates your communication skills in real-world business scenarios.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You can decide which Portuguese course suits you the best based on your goals and preferences. Berlitz France offers Portuguese lessons for all ages and learning styles:

    • Face-to-face private classes are a preferred choice for students who are looking for the undivided attention of their instructor to improve their skills.
    • Online group courses are best for people who want to learn Portuguese online in a social environment and to cut time on commuting.
    • Online private classes are a good choice if you want a personalized learning journey in an online setting.
    • Intensive courses are the best fit for those who want to improve their skills at an even faster pace.
    • With business language courses, corporate employees can master the business language of their field. The course is available upon request.
    • Language courses for kids and teens offer young learners a combination of fun and effective learning. The course is available upon request.

    At Berlitz France, we offer Portuguese language classes:

    1. In person at one of our language centers in France:
    2. Contact us for courses in other cities where we don't have a physical language center.
    3. For more flexibility, you can choose Portuguese lessons online as well.

    Before you start learning Portuguese with Berlitz France, one of our instructors will conduct an an oral evaluation with you to ensure we provide you with the most suitable course. After completing the oral test, our expert team will recommend a course that is adapted to your level. We offer beginner Portuguese courses as well as classes for intermediate and advanced students.

    If you want to learn to speak Portuguese, it is important to speak the language actively. Your progress can be supported with a number of learning techniques that help you improve your skills naturally:

    • watching TV shows
    • listening to music
    • reading books in Portuguese

    You can also enroll for language learning with Berlitz France:

    1. Choose whether you want to learn in a group or take a private language course.
    2. Contact us to determine your current language level with a language test.
    3. Sign up for a course of your preference.
    4. Study with a native-fluent instructor and start speaking Portuguese from your very first class.
    5. Receive feedback and progress reports from your teacher.
    6. Reach your language learning goals quickly and effectively.

    Our experienced native-fluent instructors will always give you feedback after the classes to help you improve your language skills and reach fluency in Portuguese.

    You can learn Portuguese fast by taking an intensive course with Berlitz. To see results quickly:

    • Join Berlitz's Portuguese immersion program.
    • Choose the intensity of your classes and how many hours you want to spend on studying.
    • Focus on actively speaking Portuguese with your instructors.
    • Practice Portuguese during lunch with your instructor in an informal setting.
    • Have real-life conversations.
    • Personalize your lessons to your needs.
    • Improve your language skills by 1 Berlitz level in a matter of a week.

    You can learn to speak Portuguese by practicing your language skills in various conversations. You will do so with our Portuguese courses, where we use the Berlitz Method. Our renowned teaching method focuses on actively speaking Portuguese and practicing real-life situations. You will practice spoken Portuguese during your lessons, irrespective of the class format.

    With our Portuguese course, you will:

    • Understand and use relevant language in different social situations.
    • Improve your communication skills by actively speaking Portuguese.
    • Learn to navigate in both familiar and new environments.
    • Develop your confidence in using Portuguese in everyday conversations.