Learn Portuguese with the best Portuguese Tutors Online

151 Portuguese teachers are available for private Portuguese lessons, in-person or online Portuguese classes. + Read more TUTOROO now works with 151 private Portuguese tutors available for in-person or for online private Portuguese classes. You can browse through the teachers profiles below to contact your preferred private tutor. We will introduce you to another private Portuguese teacher in the event the tutor you've inquired for is not available or cannot accommodate your needs. Pick your private Portuguese teacher and start learning Portuguese today! Read less

European Portuguese Native w/ a Bachelor in Languages
 (2 reviews)
 12, Rua Manuel Teixeira Gomes

Private Portuguese tutor online

Teacher joined in Jan, 2023

Gabriel Antunes has a degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures from the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Since 2017, he has dedicated his free time to teaching his mother tongue to foreign students who want to learn Portuguese. After completing his Master degree in Business Administration in 2021, he decided to go ahead with full-time Portuguese lessons. With a teaching method different from the traditional one, Gabriel seeks to customize portuguese lessons according to the needs of each student, providing the necessary tools so that students can reach a conversational level in their daily lives as quickly as possible. Gabriel also likes to teach through entertaining and interesting content, like music, books, movies, etc.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

EUR 30 / hour  Contact now
Native and experienced European Portuguese Teacher
 Almada, Setúbal, Portugal

Improve your Portuguese with a native teacher

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Olá! My name is Andreia. I'm a 46 years old Portuguese Teacher with 20 years of experience teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language. I'm graduated from Faculdade de Letras in Lisbon and I have a post graduation in Modern Literature and in Education. I live in Almada, in Lisbon South Bay. I have lived in Ireland for 5 years and I'm fluent in English, French and Spanish. My classes are totally adapted to my student needs. We can focus on Speaking only if that's your goal. I can help with Portuguese Literature as well. As you wish :) I look forward to help you learn my native Language!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 25 / hour  Contact now
Tutor Nativo: Português pelo Método Natural
 Carapicuíba, São Paulo, Brasil

Portuguese course online near you

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Oi! Tudo bem por aí? Meu nome é Victor e moro aqui no Brasil. Já faz quase três anos que dou aulas de idiomas e estou mais que animado para lhe ensinar o Portguês! Acabei pegando gosto pela linguagem após ter que aprender Inglês a fim de ler alguns livros não-disponíveis na minha língua materna. Foi um aprendizado bem natural. Por fim, vim a lecionar. Agora tenho interesse em lhe dar aulas de Português. Ser nativo torna tudo mais fácil e, somado à experiência pedagógica que adquiri anteriormente, busco o melhor que posso proporcionar às pessoas. Já cheguei a dar aulas baseadas em Marketing, HR, Contabilidade e outras coisas. Então, adaptar-me não me parece um grande problema. Pelo contrário, é se moldando ao aluno que as coisas funcionam. Assim, usando de um método natural, providencio um material adequado ao que você tem interesse. A partir das suas necessidades, vamos descobrindo o idioma. Hey! Is everything ok there? My name is Victor and I live here in Brazil. I've been teaching language classes for almost three years now and I'm more than excited to teach you Portuguese! I ended up getting a taste for the language after having to learn English in order to read some books not available in my mother tongue. It was a very natural learning experience. Finally, I came to teach. Now I'm interested in teaching you Portuguese. Being native makes everything easier and, added to the pedagogical experience I acquired previously, I seek the best I can provide to people. I've already taught classes based on Marketing, HR, Accounting and other things. So adapting doesn't seem like a big problem to me. On the contrary, it is by molding yourself to the student that things work. Thus, using a natural method, I provide a material suited to what you are interested in. Based on your needs, we discover the language.

 Tutor available for 4 more students

BRL 60 / hour  Contact now
Student tutoring Portuguese
 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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Teacher joined in May, 2024

I’m a student in London but I am spending my summer in Barcelona. I’m from Brazil and have lived in many places such as China and the United States. In both places, I’ve had experience tutoring children or adolescents in either language such as Portuguese (my mother tongue) or English which I am fluent in. I’ve tutored children in school subjects such as Mathematics. I have an easy time tutoring people since I am very patient and have a very dynamic way of organizing my lectures with either videos or interesting texts to study! I was very successful in teaching Portuguese to children in China who didn’t want to “loose” their mother tongue while abroad!

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 15 / hour  Contact now
Portu-Grins: Learning your social Portuguese (BRAZIL)
 Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Private Portuguese lessons online

Teacher joined in May, 2024

I have experience teaching any age. I have been teaching since 2012, such as Wizard (Brazil) and particular classes. I can teach you Portuguese or English, online or face-to-face in Perth. It can be done individually or in a group. I have the necessary attributes, such as availability, willingness, attention, and experience. I provide personalized classes according to your needs and focus on conversation and real-world chatting. You will be confident to travel, make friends, and discover a lot more about Brazil.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

AUD 40 / hour  Contact now
Brazilian Portuguese
 Manila, Philippines

Improve your Portuguese with a native tutor

Teacher joined in May, 2024

My native language is Portuguese. Natural from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 31 years old. Linguistic and professor of languages. I am fluent in Tagalog Language. I also can teach Spanish, Baybayin, Tagalog for foreigners, and Classical Greek (Koiné or Attic Greek). I offer online classes through Google Meet or Skype (or another platform of the choice of the student). I am a researcher of the Baybayin Language and Philippine Culture. Also Interested in other philippine languages and their origin in south Asia.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

PHP 500 / hour  Contact now
Learn Portuguese Lesson with Rui
 Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Portuguese teacher online near you

Teacher joined in May, 2024

Simple person who likes a lot to chat usual daily basis subjects to more complex issues and subjects. Love music, photography, theater, cinema, and arts in general. Portuguese is easy to learn on basic levels but has some variations that make it very hard to speak. The easy way to learn is to be surrounded by natives. I can show you a 2 side experience of the language, the more formal with formal complex expressions, and the other side, the most casual form of speech, to be truly understood on the street.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 10 / hour  Contact now
Portuguese native-speaker teacher in Hong Kong
 Hong Kong

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Teacher joined in May, 2024

Hello! I am Daniel, a Portuguese native speaker currently living and working in Hong Kong. In the past, I have lived and worked in both Portugal and Luxembourg. I have taught Portuguese to colleagues and friends. I will be happy to teach you Portuguese according to your needs. Depending on your level and interest, our lessons can be conducted fully in Portuguese or partially in English and Portuguese. You are welcome to book a trial lesson with me so we can discuss your goals and how I can help you reach them.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

HKD 320 / hour  Contact now
Improve your Portuguese with a native speaker
 Barcelona, Barcelona, Espanha

Private Portuguese classes online

Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

Hello! I'm Rogerio from Brazil, a fan of cultures and languages. I believe that learning languages can open doors to new experiences and how we perceive the world. I enjoy talking about culture, food, art, architecture, museums, and so on. I'm currently based in Barcelona, offering both online and in-person Portuguese lessons. Let's discuss your interests, as talking about what excites you is a great way to improve your fluency. Let's chat about what excites you and help you become fluent!!!!! :)

 Tutor available for 5 more students

EUR 10 / hour  Contact now
Language teacher & freelance photographer
 Le Marais, Parijs, 75003, Frankrijk

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Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

Bom dia! I'm Chloe, 27 years old, and have lived around the world. I grew up in Rio de Janeiro and am currently based in Paris. I'm a photography assistant for fashion designers. I have taught languages and photography to adults for over two years. I studied in the Netherlands (African studies & Kiswahili language) and had a master's degree in Migration studies. Portuguese is a complex language full of life and culture. My method of teaching is based on oral and visual expressions, making the classes fun and interactive. I design the classes according to every student's needs and interests. I'm excited to share my "carioca" experiences of the language.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

EUR 20 / hour  Contact now
Portuguese for English and Spanish Speakers
 Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Portuguese tutor online near you

Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

Hey there. I'm Laísa and I'm thrilled to connect with you. As a native Portuguese speaker from Brazil, I've been sharing my love for the language since 2009. What's more, I'm fluent in two languages: Portuguese and English, and I'm working my way through Spanish! Teaching isn't just my job; it's my passion. Whether you're a beginner or looking to fine-tune your skills, my approach is all about friendly conversations. Together, we'll dive into topics that interest you, making learning both enjoyable and effective. Expect a relaxed atmosphere where you can practice speaking with confidence. Through our classes, you'll learn about grammar, expand your vocabulary, perfect your pronunciation, and most importantly, have fun along the way. I love connecting with enthusiastic learners like you. So, if you're ready to embark on this language-learning journey, I'm here to support and encourage you every step of the way. Let's make learning Portuguese an exciting adventure together! Can't wait to meet you!

 Tutor available for 3 more students

BRL 100 / hour  Contact now
English/Portuguese Tutor
 Camps Bay, 8005, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

I teach Portuguese, English (beginners, intermediate, advanced) and other subjects online. I teach children from 11 years old and adults. I can also teach in English. Education, experience: Faculty of Economics, 120-hour TEFL certificate. I studied Bachelor and Master in English. I am a native Portuguese speaker. I have been tutoring for 7 years. My teaching style is differentiated teaching where I focus on the individual needs of students and interactive teaching where I actively involve students in the process. My natural abilities: Empathy, organization and flexibility. I will be happy if you contact me and we can arrange a lesson 😊.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

ZAR 250 / hour  Contact now
Polyglot teacher - Spanish, Portuguese, English
 Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Private Portuguese course online

Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

I started learning languages because I was a world traveler. I have lived in many countries. The most important thing is to communicate with others. On the road, I learned Portuguese, English, and German. My love for languages and teaching mixed 5 years ago and I´ve teaching since then. The more you learn and the more you grow, you will understand the world and the cultures around the globe. Languages are not only a key to a work, but also a key to knowledge. I hope to see you in my class to learn.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

USD 18 / hour  Contact now
Portuguese as a Foreign Language
 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

Improve your Portuguese with private classes

Teacher joined in Apr, 2024

I have a degree in Literature - Portuguese Language from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) and I have been teaching Portuguese as a foreign language since 2017. I started teaching Portuguese to foreigners at the Ágora Institute of UFRN when I was an undergraduate student and now I give private classes in Portuguese to foreigners in my hometown. I lived in France and Belgium for a year and had many foreign friends. I am familiar with the English, French, Spanish, and Italian languages, but I have also ventured into learning a little German, Arabic, and Hebrew. I am passionate about learning languages ​​and the study of historical linguistics. I believe in education as a transformative practice, through dialogue and the collective construction of knowledge.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

BRL 40 / hour  Contact now
Conversation class in Portuguese
 Dublin, República da Irlanda

Portuguese lessons online near you

Teacher joined in Mar, 2024

My name is Dandara, I came from Salvador, Brazil. I´m a journalist and I also work as a home carer and I´ve been living in Dublin for over a year. Because of my current job, my english is level upper intermediate, so don't you worry about the barrier of language. As a journalist, my background is mostly as a copywriter and English teacher as well. You will learn all the hidden gems that Portuguese can offer and much more. For more information, send me an email and lets discuss how to improve

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 15 / hour  Contact now
Brazilian Portuguese in an easy and fun way!
 Budapest, Rottenbiller Utca, 1077, Hungary

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Teacher joined in Mar, 2024

I am a certified Portuguese teacher, with BA and Teaching Degree in the language, who's ready to help you reach your language goals. From basics to advanced, I can take you there. I already have fun and useful planned classes to use with you, but I can funnily adjust the course depending on your needs. Portuguese can be really easy to learn, especially if you already know English. It will take you 4 months to get to a conversational level and 1 year to be intermediate, depending on your dedication

 Tutor available for 2 more students

HUF 3000 / hour  Contact now
Over 10 years experience
 São Lourenço, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Private Portuguese teacher online

Teacher joined in Mar, 2024

Hi! I'm Jennifer. I have over 10 years of teaching experience in-person and online. If you want to learn from a native speaker (Brazilian Portuguese language with a University degree) please contact me. If you are looking for a dynamic class may you enjoy my style of teaching. I speak Japanese, English, and a bit of Spanish, french, and Italian. I am available for online classes (Portuguese and Japanese language). I have large experience teaching kids, teens, and adults. My classes are personalized based on your level, interests, and goals.

 Tutor available for 5 more students

BRL 40 / hour  Contact now
Learn Portuguese, an exquisite and romantic language
 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Improve your Portuguese with a private course

Teacher joined in Feb, 2024

I will teach you how to communicate in Portuguese so you can talk to that Brazilian or Portuguese friend. Or maybe you want to explore Brazil's amazing destinations, or Portugal's history and cuisine. Portuguese isn't as difficult to learn as most people think. I have taught several friends who are english native speakers and I'm excited to teach you too. I have countless stories, experiences, and subjects to talk about. I can help you to master this romantic and exquisite language.

 Tutor available for 4 more students

CAD 30 / hour  Contact now
Awaken your passion: immerse yourself in Portuguese classes!
 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Portuguese classes online near you

Teacher joined in Jan, 2024

Hello, my name is Nayara. I'm a 22-year-old Brazilian currently studying in the United States. I am dedicated to my studies in Exercise Science, continually seeking to enhance my knowledge in this fascinating field. A passion for learning serves as a foundational pillar in my life. Beyond academic pursuits, I find balance within the pages of enriching literature and valuing quality time with family and friends—essential cornerstones that fortify my journey. I enthusiastically engage in movies, appreciating diverse narratives that enrich my understanding of the world. During leisure moments, I am a dedicated volleyball player, exploring my passion for the sport. Fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, my multilingual capabilities broaden my communication and intercultural understanding. I am committed to creating a dynamic and collaborative learning environment, where every challenge becomes an opportunity for personal and professional growth. I am eager to explore new perspectives and positively contribute to all forthcoming experiences.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

USD 10 / hour  Contact now
Fluent Spanish / English teaching Portuguese
 Rowlett, Texas, United States

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Teacher joined in Jan, 2024

Learn this amazing rich language that will enchant you! Start planning your travel to Brazil, one of the most beautiful places on earth with the most happy and generous people and amazing food! Brazil it’s an experience everybody should have! That said, Portuguese is a Latin-based language, similar to Spanish to Italian! If you don’t have a background in any of those similar languages it can be a challenge. But if you have a Brazilian spirit you will get there. As we used to say in Brazil: I’m Brazilian, We never gave up!

 Tutor available for 2 more students

USD 30 / hour  Contact now
Learn Brazilian Portuguese with me!
 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Private Portuguese tutor online

Teacher joined in Jan, 2024

Want to learn Portuguese? I can help you in your journey! We will focus more on conversation and we can use music, movies, memes, and Brazilian culture as part of our lessons! I don't have professional teaching experience, but I've helped friends learn my mother tongue :) I would teach you not only the formal way to say things, but also very common slang to actually be able to talk, and most importantly, understand native speakers. If you feel we would be a good match, write me a message! Beijo, Beatriz

 Tutor available for 1 more student

EUR 15 / hour  Contact now
Aleeka- your generation z teacher who loves to read and talk
 Rua Cidade De Mindelo, 3000-446 Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Private Portuguese teacher online

Teacher joined in Dec, 2023

Hello there, I am Aleka, a charismatic and dependable Teacher with just a year of experience delivering educational assistance and instruction to various levels of learners. I am committed to providing students with the necessary tools to achieve knowledge in Portuguese, instilling the love of learning and cooperative teamwork. Adept in the application of excellent communication and problem-solving skills. I have always worked with customer service so it’s always a pleasure interacting with people. Can’t wait to meet you :)

 Tutor available for 3 more students

EUR 50 / hour  Contact now
Portuguese or Spanish languages
 Melbourne, Vitória, Austrália

Improve your Portuguese with a native tutor

Teacher joined in Dec, 2023

Hi, my name is Adriano and I would be happy to help you to learn Portuguese or Spanish languages and share our culture ;) I'm an Industrial Engineer with 15+ years in the field of mechanical systems, developing and building machinery, tools, and innovations. I have worked on the design, development, simulation, installation, testing, and maintenance of products and processes with strong problem-solving skills. I also hold a Master's in Innovation Engineering and an Industrial-Academic-PhD in Energy. I've taught engineering projects based on collaboration between industry and academia, solving technical problems with human solutions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish languages. I've authored over 10+ papers which have attracted 100+ citations within the field of industrial engineering, innovation, energy efficiency, and STEAM. I also love traveling (+35 nations), running marathons (14x), dancing, and discovering nature.

 Tutor available for 3 more students

AUD 30 / hour  Contact now
Learn real Portuguese acent not Brazilian
 ASAKUSA, 西浅草1-6-16, Tóquio, Tóquio 111-0035, Japão

Portuguese course online near you

Teacher joined in Nov, 2023

I'm 39 years native Portuguese speaker from a town near Lisbon, real Portuguese accent from the capital, I don't have Brazilian pronunciation or vocabulary, Brazilian is very different from Portuguese, don't believe otherwise, many words, meanings and especially the many accents, I can also speak Japanese, English, Spanish and French conversational levels, so it's easy talking to me in any level of understanding, don't be shy, try your best at a new language your friends don't know, go on holiday and make many new friendships.

 Tutor available for 1 more student

JPY 2000 / hour  Contact now

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Is Portuguese hard to learn?

Whether you find Portuguese hard or easy to learn lies in your confidence, motivation, and commitment. Any language can prove difficult to master if you're not learning it the right way, i.e., by taking private Portuguese lessons.

If you'll learn Portuguese, don't start with the mindset that achieving fluency is impossible. Although some people grasp new languages faster than others, learning Portuguese isn't rocket science. Also, remember that you can reach any level of fluency that you want as long as you're enthusiastic.

How Long Does It Take to Achieve Fluency in Portuguese?

In ranking the most difficult languages to learn, the US State Department states that Portuguese takes 24 weeks to learn. That's about 600 hours. Also, the report places Portuguese in the 'Category 1' of the ranking alongside Afrikaans, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, and French.

The category one status means that Portuguese is relatively easy to learn to fluency. An average learner can pick up the language and grow to speak fluently in just the space of six months. However, it depends on a few factors, like your natural ability to learn a new language. Also, your enthusiasm to learn Portuguese with a tutor has a role to play in your learning journey.

How Can I Learn Portuguese Fast?

Learning new languages can be challenging regardless if you're learning it online or taking an online language lesson. For example, some words in Portuguese with different meanings can pose problems when using and pronouncing them in conversations. However, to get rid of this problem, learn Portuguese with a private tutor.

When you learn a new language with a private tutor, you can practice conversations with your tutor. Also, if you live where Portuguese isn't commonly spoken, taking private Portuguese classes can serve as a partial immersion.

Below are fast ways to learn Portuguese and feel confident when having conversations in Portuguese.

Start learning Portuguese with the best tutors available

Taking Portuguese lessons with a private Portuguese tutor is one of the fastest ways to learn Portuguese besides full immersion. Your private tutor will create a customized teaching plan to suit your needs. Also, you get to practice with your tutor and ask questions.

Learning apps

Learning apps are also a proven way to learn Portuguese fast. Many of the apps come with user-friendly features like daily lessons and artificial conversations that help improve your vocabulary. They also come with a daily reminder that alerts you when it's to learn. However, there are some drawbacks to using learning apps, like apps not providing tailored learning.

Additionally, most learning apps won't start teaching you large Portuguese vocabulary immediately. However, they will teach you how to learn by following some programmed instructions and examples. By this, we mean you will practice 'learning by doing.'

Read simple Children's storybooks and textbooks in Portuguese

It's good that you have decided to take Portuguese lessons. However, learning on your own can go a long way too. It will help you digest Portuguese words faster.

And what more exciting way to do it than from children's storybooks and textbooks?

As surprising as it seems, reading Portuguese children's books speeds up your learning. This is because your mind will be challenged just like a child, open to learning and questioning new things.

You can start with books that teach you to identify the Portuguese alphabet. Then you can move to those that teach you to identify and pronounce common things in the home and environment in Portuguese. Afterward, you can move to those that make syllables and morphemes. Finally to storybooks, Aventuras de Dona Redonda”( Adventures of Dona Redonda) by Virgínia de Castro E Almeida is an example of such books.

Use flashcards for words that are difficult to learn

When you learn Portuguese with a private tutor, you may find some words difficult. When this happens, you're not alone. Several millions of people have experienced the same. Luckily, flashcards have proven to be able to work in this instance.

Write the words on your sticky notes, then paste them where you can wake up to see them every day. You can write as many as 15 words that are giving you problems. Before long, you will notice that they no longer give you problems. You can then remove those whose problems you've solved and replace them with new difficult words.


Listening to CDs, DVDs, and Portuguese voice recordings is an effective way to learn Portuguese fast. It makes you learn on the go. Wherever you are, in your car, on your bike, with your phone or iPod and earphones, learning Portuguese becomes easy. You can also practice listening and reading together.

Watching DVDs and shows in Portuguese can also make you learn fast. Some subtitles can make you master tones only until you're good without them. This method can also help train your ears.

Learning and Speaking among native Portuguese speakers

Engaging in interesting conversations with native speakers of the Portuguese language is another way to learn it fast. You can start by learning to say sorry, greet, and exchange pleasantries. Going to markets where Portuguese speakers dominate will give you a feel of the language tone, meaning, and culture.

Also, it will aid in developing the right tonal pitch and good accent of the language. Thankfully, people in the market are always ready to help, so asking them questions about difficult words is easy.

Speak Portuguese with yourself

There are times you will not be able to find someone to share your progress with by speaking. However, you can start to speak to yourself. Funny right? But you can give it a try. It works.

After your private Portuguese lessons, you can practice conversing in Portuguese with yourself. It'll help you store words and learn how to use them better. In addition, you can check for corrections from other places you learn from. If you're committed to doing this, you'll soon become a master of the language.

How Many People Speak Portuguese?

Portuguese is ranked ninth among the world's most spoken languages. In addition, it is ranked second among the Romance languages.

Interestingly, there are about 232 million native Portuguese speakers and over 26 million non-native speakers.

The above figure pegs the total number of Portuguese speakers around the world at about 260 million. Brazil has the largest speaking population, with about 211.2 million speakers. Also, about 12 million Portuguese speakers live in Sao Paulo.

Besides Portugal and Brazil, speakers of the Portuguese language spread across the world. In the US, there are about 693,000 speakers. Likewise, Canada is home to 220,000. Other countries in the Americas also have native Portuguese speakers. Argentina has 58,000; Paraguay, 235,000; Venezuela, 254,000; Uruguay claims about 30,600 speakers.

In Europe, France has the largest number (behind Portugal), with 959,000 native speakers. Switzerland and Spain have about 200,000 speakers, while the United Kingdom has 135,000. These figures are more than enough reason to learn Portuguese online.

In the rest of the world, Angola has about 18 million native Portuguese speakers. Mozambique claims about 13 million. In addition, there are a considerable number of Portuguese speakers in South Africa and Guinea-Bissau.

Also, there are about 300,000 speakers in both Japan and India and around 49,000 speakers in Australia.

How Many Countries Employ Portuguese as their Official Language?

Portuguese is the language of Portugal. This means that it is the national and first language of the people. Therefore, nearly all Portuguese residents speak this language.

Brazil is also a Portuguese-speaking nation. Interestingly, Brazil has the largest number of Portuguese speakers in the world.

In total, eight countries in the world employ Portuguese as their official language. Five of these are from Africa, with over 14 million speakers. The African countries include São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and Cape Verde. These countries in Africa are called PALOP (Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa).

Generally, all these countries are called The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPCL). CPCL is an intergovernmental organization that ensures diplomatic cooperation among countries that employ Portuguese as their official language. Portuguese is also employed among Macau's Special Administrative Region's official languages in China.

Minority speakers of Portuguese are also found in Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia.

Several organizations also employ or recognize Portuguese as one of their official languages. They include:

Why Learn Portuguese?

As learning new skills can help express your creativity, it can also help you discover a part of yourself you never knew. Learning to speak Portuguese is not exempt. Here are a few benefits of learning Portuguese.

Learning for limitless exploration

There are limitless opportunities in the world we live in. These opportunities can come when we least expect them, and when they come, you should be ready. It may be a job or a university application in a Portuguese-speaking country. However, when you learn Portuguese beyond knowing how to read train tickets and road signs offers limitless connections with new people.

It helps build business skills

The tides of the economic connection of the world have and are changing more than ever. Business organizations and companies are expanding in boundaries on an international scale. There are many viable market potentials in South America and Western Europe, and learning Portuguese makes you stay competitive in the global market. It also allows you to connect with several other Portuguese colleagues and investors in your field all over the world.

Helps to Improve Your Memory

Another good reason to learn Portuguese online is that it can improve your memory. Learning a new language means you'll know how the words are connected and the deep meaning of those words. You'll also have to learn to form Portuguese grammatical structures and speak and write them. All these challenging tasks put your brain muscles on an exercise and, in turn, improve your mental health.

What are the popular Portuguese Proficiency Tests?

The Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira (CAPLE), translated as Centre for Evaluation of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, is the only major Portuguese proficiency test. The test is organized by the Faculty of Letters at the University of Lisbon. If you register for this exam, you'll demonstrate your level of mastery of the language in different phases. You can write this either in Portugal or in 45 other nations.

There are five levels in the CAPLE exam, and they're as follows:

The A2 Level:
The A2 level is referred to as Certificado inicial de Português Língua estrangeira(CIPLE), meaning Initial Certificate of Portuguese Foreign Language

The B1 Level:
Called the Diploma Elementar de Portugues Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) and translated Elementary Diploma of Portuguese Language.

The B2 Level:
Titled Diploma Intermédio de Português Língua estrangeira (DIPLE) and interpreted as Intermediate Diploma of Portuguese Language. You can prepare for your Portuguese proficiency test with a Portuguese tutor.

The C1 Level:
Diploma Avançado de portugues Língua estrangeira (DAPLE) and translated as Advanced Diploma of Portuguese Language.

The C2 Level:
Diploma universitário de portugues língua estrangeira (DUPLE) translated as University Diploma of Portuguese Language.

There are similarities between the exam levels of CAPLE and CEFR(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

You must reach a pass level of A2 or higher if you intend to secure Portuguese citizenship. Therefore it's important that you enroll for private Portuguese lessons.

To be eligible for CAPLE:

You must be at least 14 years old and above.
You must be from a country whose official language is not Portuguese.

If you do not satisfy the above, then you must meet the following:

Your primary communication language must not be Portuguese.
Your learned first language must not be Portuguese
Your parents' first language must not be Portuguese
You must not have had Portuguese as the language of study in your basic and secondary education.

How Can I Become a Portuguese Tutor at TUTOROO?

Becoming a Portuguese tutor at TUTOROO is super easy, whether for physical or online classes. While we don't particularly request certifications or qualifications to show your level of proficiency in Portuguese, our team will test your proficiency prior to onboarding you.

One unique benefit of being a tutor on TUTOROO is that your work schedule is flexible, and there's a steady flow of jobs as many people are signing up to learn Portuguese. Frequently asked questions about how to become a Tutor at TUTOROO may be found here.

Successful tutors at TUTOROO make as much as $8000 monthly only by being available to tutor. As a tutor, you can get full weekly schedules, and you also have the option of choosing when you'd be available. For instance, you can decide to take classes during the week and not on weekends.

To begin the journey of tutoring at TUTOROO, sign up here. You can expect to receive a message from you in about three working days.