A Portuguese course at Regina Coeli
A Portuguese language course at Language Institute Regina Coeli is always individual. You receive private lessons from different trainers and your multimedia programme is also tailored to your needs.
Read more about what you can expect from us.
Why Regina Coeli
- Highly effective
- Fully tailored to your wishes, abilities and level
- Task-based, practical teaching and learning
- Rapid results
- All language trainers are native speakers
A team of trainers supports you in learning Portuguese during your course at Regina Coeli. They design a programme for you in advance—one which neatly dovetails with your goals and needs so that after just five days, you are already able to get around in Portuguese.
Brazilian Portuguese differs in a number of ways from the Portuguese spoken in Portugal and Africa. For this reason, Language Institute Regina Coeli has trainers from both Brazil and Portugal. You can get familiar with the accents of both while on a course with us.
No single student has the exact same programme when they take a Portuguese course at Regina Coeli. Someone who is relocating to Brazil naturally needs different language skills to someone who has regular professional contact with Portuguese suppliers. Together, we look at your wants and needs and determine your current skill levels in Portuguese during your personal intake. Based on this information, we design a Portuguese course just for you.
Culture woven into the lessons
In the lessons, your trainers share a great deal about the culture and economy of their homeland with you. This gives you the background you need to have informal conversations—a very important part of doing business—in Portugal or Brazil.
Team of trainers
During your Portuguese course at Language Institute Regina Coeli, you have lessons with multiple trainers who guide you in the process of learning Portuguese each day. One trainer might explain grammar in the morning, and you might practise that grammar in a conversation lesson with another trainer in the afternoon.
At Language Institute Regina Coeli, everything revolves round your goals and your starting point is your own current skill set. Your personal programme is designed based on your in-depth intake conversation with an Italian trainer.
The programme mainly consists of private lessons, multimedia exercises and practical assignments.
Private lessons from native speakers
At Regina Coeli, you learn Italian in private lessons given by well-educated native speakers. With them, you practise real-life conversations and role plays. Grammar and vocabulary expansion are a natural part of this.
You need time to study and process everything you are learning. Your independent study hours between the lessons are the ideal time to do this.
Sophisticated multimedia programme
During your Portuguese course, you work independently on assignments in our language laboratory.
During your course, work on one of your own presentations, sales pitches or documents that you (can) use in real life. Work independently in your study hours and practise speaking in your private lessons. A course can be especially beneficial if you want to prepare for a specific event.
Your personal goals
You always work towards your own goals during the course. They are as specific as possible and geared towards practical situations such as ‘making my point clearly during the weekly teleconference with my international team’. We strive to help you reach your goals by the end of the course and use what you have learnt straight away in real life.
Score based on the CEF
At the end of the course, your team of trainers assesses your skills based on the CEF. This is the European norm for assessing skill levels in foreign languages. You receive a score for each specific applicable skill, such as speaking and writing.
An unforgettable experience
A course at Regina Coeli is an experience that stays with you long after you walk out our doors. You have the luxury of withdrawing from the commotion of everyday life and fully concentrating on learning a language. You are completely cared for while your team of trainers give you their time and undivided attention. Besides improving your self-confidence in a foreign language, your network grows when you get to talking to all the other people on their courses here.
Language Institute Regina Coeli is renowned for its intensive individual language courses—the ‘week with the Nuns’, but did you know that so much more is possible? Below you can learn more about our most popular types of courses.
Intensive individual courses
Your skills improve by leaps and bounds in a five-day course because you can fully concentrate on learning the language. You can take this training form from Monday through Friday, or spread it out over multiple weeks. You can also add a day or take a shorter course.
You can also take a short course targeted to what you do in business or daily life. Work on sharpening up your presentation for two half-days, or noticeably improve your writing skills over the course of multiple days.
We also deliver in-company courses. A trainer comes to your chosen location to train one or more employees. If you want your employees to have an intensive group programme, we can design a programme for them that takes place at our institute in Vught.
Every language course at Regina Coeli is tailor-made for you. Following your personal intake interview, you will receive a detailed, non-binding proposal for the most effective language programme for you.
You can of course consult the list with our fees.
A student about her Portuguese course
'We’ve been spending time talking about the country and the economy, which helps me feel well-prepared for my work in Brazil. In addition, all the students here get on so well. Everyone is in the same boat and that makes it so easy to talk to one another.’
Manager, International Desk Brazil at Rabobank
The Regina Coeli Method
The secret to the effectiveness of our courses lies in our time-tested method. The core of the method is a personal programme which involves and inspires you. Moreover, you are coached by native speakers and stay in surroundings which allow you to get centred and completely focus on learning a language.Read more about the method
Native language trainers Portuguese
The Portuguese language courses are given by a team of language trainers from Portugal and Brazil. One of them is Anna Paola Costa Giuberti. She studied geography and then taught the subject in Brazil. textMore Portuguese language trainers
Learn Portuguese during the weekend
Take a weekend-long, tailor-made intensive individual language course, complete with an active social programme in your target language, while being pampered in our luxurious accommodation. Return home on Sunday evening with renewed energy and armed with new insights and knowledge.
Available from September. Book in advance to be sure of a place.