Portuguese Classes

International House Vancouver offers private and small group Portuguese classes in Vancouver BC, to adults and children. IHV’s Portuguese courses aim to deliver practical knowledge and speaking skills. We teach with a communicative approach and offer unmatched learning and knowledge. IH’s Portuguese classes are of the highest quality that focus on all the primary language skills.

Enrich Your Life, Learn Portuguese with Us!

One of the richest of the “romance” languages, with significant achievements in poetry, music, and the arts, Portuguese is enjoying a renaissance.

International House Vancouver Brazilian Portuguese classes will help you develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with practical lessons.

If you already know some Portuguese, our free language assessment will gauge your ability and place you in the right level. Call us at 604 739 9836 or email us at for more information.

All Courses Work on the Same Principles

  1. Small classes (maximum 10 students) led by instructors who are native speakers
  2. A communicative approach to instruction with an emphasis on practical language that you will be able to use from the very first day of your stay abroad
  3. Encouragement so that you can learn to speak in a variety of situations with ease and confidence
  4. Targeted practice to quickly improve your knowledge of grammar and structure


General Course

Topics are based on everyday and practical situations. You learn through interactive exercises and engaging discussions to help build a strong foundation. Approximately 60% – 70% is devoted to productive conversation skills and 30% – 40% on written skills. Classes include pronunciation rules and drills, vocabulary, verbs, useful phrases, sentence patterns, and grammar. Low cost course materials are purchased separately.

Conversation Course

The focus is on speaking and listening. You will learn vocabulary and sentences related to the topic of the day. (Recommended for students who already have a solid foundation. Beginners should take a General course first).

Course Structure

Courses are 8 weeks long with the following exceptions:

  1. Statutory holidays – a make-up class will be scheduled on the first day
  2. Intensive courses
  3. November to December courses that are marked with an asterisk * are 7 weeks long due to Christmas.

Course Schedule

General (GEN)
Conversation General (CG)
General & Conversation Combined (GCC)
Advanced General Seminar (AGS)
Intermediate Conversation Seminar (ICS)

Type Level Day Time Dates Price Enroll
GEN 1 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 8 – Feb 26 $220 Enroll
GEN 2 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 8 – Feb 26 $220 Enroll
GEN 3 Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 9 – Feb 27 $220 Enroll
GEN 10 Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 9 – Feb 27 $220 Enroll
GEN 18 Mon 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jan 7 – Feb 25* $220 Enroll

*1 make-up class in lieu of February 18th Family Day