Reasons to learn portuguese

  • Portuguese, official language of 9 countries, is the 6th most spoken language in the world by 260 million speakers spread by 33 countries.
  • It’s the most spoken language in the South Hemisphere and one of the official languages of the European Union and Mercosul.
  • In the 21st Century, there’s an increasing demand for Portuguese speakers. Portuguese is the fastest growing European language after English.
  • You’ll be able to communicate with people from anywhere in the globe. The knowledge of Portuguese Language is a plus nowadays and an opportunity not to be missed.
  • And if these reasons aren’t enough… how will you communicate when you find the love of your life hanging out on a dazzling beach in the Algarve?


If you want to join a group class, just let us know. We’ll find out about your language skills through a free Portuguese test and you’ll be ready to start! Our classes are small, with a minimum of 4 students and usually no more than 10.

At Genius Hour, we provide our own materials for the classes. We are friends of the environment so we prefer to use digital contents, making it also more functional to students and teachers.

At class in our school isn’t a simple sitting and listening experience: we’ll let you learn through “serious games”, combined exercises and role play. In more advanced levels, we’ll debate themes, think about problem solving, emerge in real texts (and not only those prepared for the learning of the language) and leave the classroom to contact with the local community.

private clases

If you prefer to learn the language in a private class, whether because you can’t fit on the groups’ schedules or need a faster learning of the language aimed at certain objectives, Genius Hour also provides classes specifically designed for your own needs.
Send us a message and get to know the available options we have for you.

virtual clases

Don’t worry if you can’t come to the school – we’ll meet you where you are. Our virtual classes are designed to offer the best solutions on the learning of the language, using online platforms and the constant sharing of content.

Send us a message and get to know the available options we have for you.

preparation for official exams

Did you sign up for an official exam on Portuguese level and need help preparing for it? We’ll work with you on that. Our teachers are prepared to guide you through the several components of the official exam, showing you examples of real past tests and solving them with you.




  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/ she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.


  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Source: https://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/Framework_EN.pdf

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