Portuguese courses in Oakland
TALK and CHALK offers a range of courses adapted to all levels and for all learning objectives. So you will have the choice to take individual lessons at your home, at your office or online. Also, classes are built according to your specific needs. Portuguese courses in Oakland
ABOUT THE LANGUAGE Portuguese courses in Oakland
Typical of the Portuguese sound system is the use of nasal vowels, indicated in the orthography by m or n following the vowel (e.g., sim ‘yes,’ bem ‘well’) or by the use of a tilde (∼) over the vowel (mão ‘hand,’ nação ‘nation’). In grammar its verb system is quite different from that of Spanish.
Portuguese has a conjugated or personal infinitive and a future subjunctive and uses the verb ter (Latin tenere, Spanish tener ‘to have,’ ‘to hold’) as an auxiliary verb instead of haver (Latin habere, Spanish haber ‘to have’; in Spanish used only as an auxiliary verb). Like what you’re reading?
Start your free trial today for unlimited access to Britannica. Until the 15th century, Portuguese and Galician formed one single linguistic unit, Gallego-Portuguese.
The first evidence for the language consists of scattered words in 9th–12th-century Latin texts; continuous documents date from approximately 1192, the date assigned to an extant property agreement between the children of a well-to-do family from the Minho River valley. Talk and Chalk
TALK and CHALK it is one of the largest language teacher recruitment organizations in USA, France, Brazil and England. Our teachers are native or highly experienced and competent speakers who offer dynamic and engaging lessons.
They have access to a vast library of resources and receive continuous support and information from our entire team established in France and abroad. Portuguese courses in Oakland
Practical and communicative learning
Our teachers speak the language perfectly and will pass on their knowledge from the first class through role playing, workshop and performance staging and problem solving in everyday life. You will of course practice grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. So this will allow you to use the language independently in a wide variety of situations.
Taylor-made language courses
Our tutors do not just use generic textbooks for the general public. So we will create personalized courses based on your experience and knowledge which will address your specific level and needs.