LinguaDireta

LinguaDireta

Description

240 million people speak Portuguese. We teach it!

We only teach Portuguese. Lingua Direta offers a team of high-calibre professional teachers, comprising Portuguese and Brazilian native speakers with outstanding CVs and extensive experience.
Our classes are selectively designed for those wishing to learn in individual lessons or group courses, in our London centres, offices, homes and worldwide through our partners in Portugal and Brazil, or using our online teaching platform.
Focusing exclusively on the Portuguese language makes the learning experience unparalleled; paying maximum attention to detail, optimising methodologies and resources across the different variants of the Portuguese language and deepening the cultural dimension involved in using them. It also enables us to provide specialised services like Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

In the highly competitive market of language teaching, nothing but excellence will keep us in business. We are a solidly results-driven, dynamic and modern organisation, where teachers go through a rigorous selection process, new technologies are fully applied to education, methodologies are cutting-edge and considerable investment is placed in teachers’ in-house training.
All our classrooms are equipped with up-to-date teaching technology, including interactive electronic whiteboards allowing the use in class of audio-visual and digital media which provides a powerful boost to the learning process.
:: One-to-One Courses at the student's home or office, or at a suitable public place.
:: Group Courses take in our school in Bloomsbury Square (Holborn), London.
:: Corporate - Business: We cater for the needs of corporate clients delivering high quality in-house language tuition.
:: Online - Skype Lessons: A wordwide service.:: Languages for Children: Teaching children requires special methodologies and adequate didactic materials. specialised area of teaching.
:: GCSE, A-Level, University: We have a solid track record in providing tutorial support to students attending formal courses in schools and universities.
:: Full-immersion Courses Courses in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro.
:: Translations: This is a worldwide service. We have a vast number of professional translators available for translations from and to English.

Our services are delivered at our school in central London or at the client's office or home.
Worldwide online services, via Skype, as well as full immersion courses in various capital cities around the world are also available.
Our corporate clients include the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, BNP Paribas, Hogan Lovells, Ernest & Young, and Exxon Mobil, among other major companies, as well as meany individuals studying for personal reasons.

Why Choose Lingua Direta
Swift and Competent Solutions:
Our exclusive focus on Portuguese allows us to be highly specialised and to fulfil any requirement promptly, however complex or specific. It also enables us to offer culturally informed teaching, cross-variant resources optimisation and high overall quality control for competent solutions
Personalised Service:
Your particular needs will be discussed with one of our expert linguists in person or over the phone or in person. The Director of Studies closely monitors progress, liaising whenever necessary with the student and teacher.
Complete Satisfaction or Your Money Back:
Prior to allocating a teacher, we will send you a proposal containing the teacher's profile for your approval. You may change your mind after the first lesson, however, in which case you can suspend the course, ask for a different teacher or simply have your money back.(*)
Quality Services at Fair Prices:
Our strategy of resource optimisation allows us to provide high quality services at normal market prices.
(*) Applies to one-to-one services only.

Former Student Reviews
10 opinions

Top courses

Taylor-made portuguese lessons course in London
4.3 2 opinions
LinguaDireta
  • Private lessons
  • London
  • Different dates available

...One to one courses are entirely tailor-made and can be organised in any format. These courses take place at the student's home or office, at a suitable public place... Learn about: Portuguese Language, Brazilian Portuguese, Business Writing... More


£ 201-500
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Portuguese Weekend Crash Course in London
4.0 1 opinion
LinguaDireta
  • Short course
  • London
  • 8h - 2 Days

...Intensive 6 hours in two days (weekdays or over the weekend) £167.00 Duration: Intensive 8 hours in two days (weekdays or over the weekend) £208.50 Course... Learn about: Brazilian Portuguese, Spelling correction, Portuguese Language... More


£ 140
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Portuguese for Spanish Speakers Group Course in London
4.5 1 opinion
LinguaDireta
  • Course
  • London
  • 20h - 10 Weeks

...FREE Saturday workshops: revisions and catching up) Notes: 1. All courses starting on September, call us now on +44 (0)20 8249 5536 to book yours... Learn about: Business Portuguese, Portuguese Language, Brazilian Portuguese... More


£ 220
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European Portuguese Group Course 10 Weeks in London
4.3 2 opinions
LinguaDireta
  • Course
  • London
  • 20h - 10 Weeks

...Our courses follow the same approach: Brazilian and European Portuguese in separate classes. We offer three types of courses: Brazilian Portuguese... Learn about: Spelling correction, European Portuguese, Portuguese Language... More


£ 219
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Brazilian Portuguese Group Courses 10 Weeks in London
4.1 fantastic 4 opinions
LinguaDireta
  • Course
  • London
  • 20h - 10 Weeks

...Our courses follow the same approach: Brazilian and European Portuguese in separate classes. We offer three types of courses: Brazilian Portuguese... Learn about: Brazilian Portuguese, Spelling correction, Grammatical and syntactic correction... More


£ 220
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  • Course
  • London
  • 20h - 5 Weeks

...Pastel de nata or brigadeiro? We love both. But you don't put custard in the Brazilian brigadeiro or chocolate in the Portuguese pastel de... Learn about: European Portuguese, Business Portuguese, Portuguese Language... More


£ 220
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Brazilian Portuguese Group Course 5 Weeks in London
LinguaDireta
  • Course
  • London
  • 20h - 5 Weeks

...Pastel de nata or brigadeiro? We love both. But you don't put custard in the Brazilian brigadeiro or chocolate in the Portuguese pastel de... Learn about: Business Portuguese, Writing Skills, Language-level tests... More


£ 220
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Corporate-Business course in London
LinguaDireta
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...for institutions and companies such as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), the big four accountancy firms and magic circle City law firms... Learn about: Business Portuguese, Language teaching, Portuguese Language... More


Price on request
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Cultural Awareness course in London
LinguaDireta
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...Our courses follow the same approach: Brazilian and European Portuguese in separate classes. We offer three types of courses: Brazilian Portuguese... Learn about: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Diversity, Cultural Studies... More


Price on request
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GSCE, A-Level, University course in London
LinguaDireta
  • Course
  • London
  • Different dates available

...we have helped many students to achieve their academic objectives. NOTES: 1. Courses of a minimum of ten lessons are recommended for assessable results... Learn about: Language teaching, Writing Skills, Language-level tests... More


Price on request
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Reviews on LinguaDireta (10)

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Recommended
4.2
fantastic
Centre rating

Brazilian Portuguese Group Courses 10 Weeks

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Peter Mackay
3.5 13/11/2016
What I would highlight: Great instructors. Begun with a gathering course in September. Did two and now moving to balanced sessions.Very great administrations. Much obliged.
What could be improved: Everything was positive.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Taylor-made portuguese lessons

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Chris Lefever
3.5 12/11/2016
What I would highlight: We have been taking Portuguese lessons from Manuel for a couple of months now, for 2 hours, twice every week. The lesson material is extremely diversified which stops us getting exhausted furthermore separately intended for our necessities and capacities. Manuel is extremely persistent (fortunately) and proficient and dependably does substantially more than should be expected to attempt to show two antiquated learners.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

European Portuguese Group Course 10 Weeks

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Chris Bautista
4.0 11/11/2016
What I would highlight: With an exceptionally boisterous work routine in an Investment Bank, consolidated with the yearning to have altered coordinated Portuguese lessons, I chose to agree to lessons through LinguaDireta's Skype choice. After a fruitful tester session, I found the individual lessons by means of Skype: profitable, testing, charming, and exceptionally advantageous from the solace of my own home.
What could be improved: N/A.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Brazilian Portuguese Group Courses 10 Weeks

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Teresa Rossello
4.5 10/11/2016
What I would highlight: This was an astounding background. I have taken in a considerable measure of Portuguese and Gabriela has incredibly expanded my certainty. She paces lessons well with assortment, is touchy to my requirements and interests. I would profoundly suggest her and LinguaDireta.
What could be improved: No negative aspects.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Portuguese Weekend Crash Course

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Emma Murphy
4.0 09/11/2016
What I would highlight: The lessons with António are to a great degree agreeable; he is an incredible instructor and gets upon the things I needed to learn. He is careful, clarifies things exceptionally well and made associations with French. As I took notes, he let me know that next time he'd bring notes for me which is exceptionally useful. I am truly satisfied with my experience learning Portuguese.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Portuguese for Spanish Speakers Group Course

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Andrew Fischer
4.5 08/11/2016
What I would highlight: Much obliged to you for being so useful with organizing courses at brief notification. Sofia was great and I feel I took in a ton in a short span of time. Sofia reacted well to my dialect needs as I was not an entire beginner and I traveled through various points at different rates with my experience of Spanish
What could be improved: Everything OK.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Brazilian Portuguese Group Courses 10 Weeks

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Pilar Ocampo
4.5 07/11/2016
What I would highlight: I truly like Isabela's bilateral class: she includes every one of us in the lesson, make us rehearse all the time utilizing an assortment of materials and so on., so that way the time in class is not as monotonous as experiencing a book. She generally energizes and supports us.
What could be improved: No negative aspects.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Brazilian Portuguese Group Courses 10 Weeks

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Angela Jowit
4.0 06/11/2016
What I would highlight: The lessons were an extraordinary prologue to Brazilian Portuguese and Brazilian business culture. Isabela was an extraordinary instructor who dealt with the lesson at a decent pace and with amiableness. We truly appreciated working with her and now feel more arranged for our visit to Brazil.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

European Portuguese Group Course 10 Weeks

S
Sarah Green
4.5 05/11/2016
What I would highlight: I am extremely glad with both the way the course has been sorted out and my instructor Vera. I am somewhat bizarre in that I am English yet have learnt a decent measure of Spanish. I along these lines picked 1:1 preparing as I needed lessons that could pace my procurement of a comparable dialect. Vera has been splendid in such manner. She is exceptionally captivating and takes her lead from the pace at which I can acclimatize the dialect. She is justified regardless of each penny of the expense.
What could be improved: Everything was positive.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Taylor-made portuguese lessons

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Peter Mackay
5.0 07/04/2016
What I would highlight: All teachers at LinguaDireta are excellent. I started with a group course in September. I am truly enjoying the Taylor-made portuguese lessons. I did two and now moving to one to one sessions. All services at LinguaDireta are very well organised and structured. Prompt responses and excellent feedback. Thank you very much! I honestly recommend LinguaDireta to anyone willing to learn Portuguese. Muito obrigado! Thank you! See you soon!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Teachers and trainers (2)

Daniela Porchat
Daniela Porchat
Senior teacher

Teresa Pereira
Teresa Pereira
Senior teacher

History

Lingua Direta started off in 2007. This was an initiative of a group of Portuguese and Brazilian teachers residing in London.
We focus on tailor-made courses either for private individuals or for business (corporate) companies.
Our services cover a range o areas including languages for children and GCSE, A-Levels, and University assignments, as well as teaching adults aiming at personal or business related objectives.
More recently we started services of translation to and from English and our target language.

Advantages of studying here

Our Four Principles:
:: Specialised Target Language:
Our focus on the two variants of the Portuguese language (European and Brazilian) exclusively, is a conscious choice. It means high specialisation and the ability of promptly answering any requirement,
however complex or specific. It also means culturally informed teaching, cross-variants resources optimisation and high overall quality
control.
:: Personalised Service:
Your particular needs will be discussed with one of our expert linguists in person or over the phone. If you wish, he or she will pay you a
visit for that purpose. Moreover the Director of Studies follows closely the evolution of the course, liaising whenever necessary with the
student and the teacher.
:: Complete Satisfaction or your Money Back*:
Prior to allocating a teacher we send you a proposal containing the teacher's profile for your approval. But you may change your mind after
the first lesson, in which case you can suspend the course, ask for the teacher's substitution, or simply have your money back.
:: Quality Services at Fair Prices:
Our strategy of resources optimisation allows us to provide high quality services at normal market prices.

* Do not apply to Group Courses

Areas of specialisation

:: Portuguese teaching and translation services.
:: One-to-One Courses take place at the student's home or office, or at a suitable public place.
:: Group Courses take place in one of our London centres (in the Victoria, Soho and King's Cross areas).
:: Corporate - Business: We cater for the needs of corporate clients delivering high quality in-house language tuition.
:: Online - Skype Lessons: A wordwide service.:: Languages for Children: Teaching children requires special methodologies and adequate didactic materials. specialised area of teaching.
:: GCSE, A-Level, University: We have a solid track record in providing tutorial support to students attending formal courses in schools and universities.
:: Full-immersion Courses Courses in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
:: Translations: This is a worldwide service. We have a vast number of professional translators available for translations from and to
English.

Our services are delivered at one of our centres in central London or at the client's office or home.
Worldwide online services, via Skype, as well as full immersion courses in various capital cities around the world are also available.
Our corporate clients include the Big Four and other major companies and official institutions, as well as individuals studying for personal reasons.