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Portuguese Language Centre

9 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

The Portuguese Language Centre was founded in 2011 by the Portuguese language teacher Juliana Menezes to promote and spread the language in Ireland.

Every year, hundreds of students from all over the globe come to learn Portuguese with us for various reasons and purposes. For over six years we have been providing high quality classes for people who have partners from Brazil, Portugal, Angola or Mozambique and for others who come to study in order to be able to communicate well in Portuguese either to go on a trip or work in one of the countries where Portuguese is spoken.

We offer different types of classes, from complete beginners to advanced, from afternoon to evening in a very convenient location in the city centre, only minutes from O’Connell Street and a few steps from major transport links.

Our group classes hold a maximum of 8 students allowing for more interactive lessons and quicker improvement. We also offer individual tuition, in company classes, cultural workshops, events and movies in Portuguese. The centre has a small library with Books, magazines, CDs and movies in Portuguese to be borrowed.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 5pm to 9:15pm
Monday to Thursday morning and afternoon by appointment only.
The school is closed on Fridays.

Brazilian Portuguese (Beginners Level 1)
Beginners Level 1 This course is intended for complete beginners who do not have any Portuguese or might know some words or a few expressions. If you are in any doubt please contact us to…
Brazilian Portuguese (Beginners Level 2)
If you already have a basic level of Brazilian Portuguese then you may be ready for our 'Beginners Level 2' course – contact us to arrange for one of our Brazilian Portuguese teachers to do a…
Brazilian Portuguese (Beginners Level 3)
At the Portuguese Language Centre our groups are divided into Beginners, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced. The Beginners and Elementary levels are further subdivided into level 1, 2 and 3. Beginners level 3 You…
Brazilian Portuguese (Elementary Levels)
Brazilian Portuguese Elementary Level evening courses are available to apply for now! The Elementary level is broken down into three sub-levels at the Portuguese Language Centre. Elementary Level 1 You will have successfully completed the…
Brazilian Portuguese (Intermediate Level)
The Portuguese Language Centre will have an evening group class at intermediate level in the first term of 2018. Please contact the school for full details on the course and to arrange a free level…
Brazilian Portuguese (Pre-Intermediate Level)
The Portuguese Language Centre will have an evening group class at pre-intermediate level in the first term of 2018. Please contact us for full details on the course and to arrange a free level test…
Brazilian Portuguese (Upper-Intermediate Level)
The upper-intermediate group class is designed for students who already have an excellent understanding of Portuguese but would like to work on making their speech more natural sounding whilst increasing their vocabulary as well as…
European Portuguese (Beginners Improvers)
Beginners Improvers You will have successfully completed the 'Introduction to Portuguese' course at the Portuguese Language Centre or be able to communicate at that level. Contact us for a free level test if you are…
European Portuguese (Elementary)
We are now taking bookings for our Elementary Level evening course in European Portuguese. To join this group you should have completed the 'Beginners Improvers' course or be able to communicate at that level i.e.…
European Portuguese (Intermediate Level)
This course has been designed for students who have completed the pre-intermediate level at the Portuguese Language Centre or have completed a free level test at the school placing them at Intermediate level. Students typically…
European Portuguese (Introduction to Portuguese)
Introduction to Portuguese This course is intended for complete beginners who do not have any Portuguese or might know some words or a few expressions. By the end of the course: You are expected: to…


  1. Best place to learn Portuguese, Best place to learn FULL STOP
    Mark Griffin 12th December 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I’ve done 3 levels here so far- beginners level 1, 2 and 3.
    I’ve been taught by Juliana for all of them, and she’s one of the most incredible teachers I’ve ever had.
    The classes are well structured, and are actually fun. Juliana helps you converse in Portuguese from the start, even if you have no vocabulary (I know it sounds impossible, but she has a knack for helping you pick up words and phrases really quickly).
    I had used Duolingo for a while in between lessons, and while that helps with vocabulary and comprehension, the real skill in learning a language is being able to structure your sentences and converse well.
    I can’t believe how much progress I’ve made and how much I’ve learnt in such a short space of time but it’s all down to the fantastic teaching and attention to detail Juliana brings to each lesson.
    My job means I sometimes have to reschedule lessons and Juliana and Liz are more than helpful when that arises. I would recommend this school 100%. If you start here, you’ll get a lot of joy out of learning the language, and you’ll amaze yourself with the progress you’ll make here.

  2. Great place to learn the language - fantastic teacher
    Bettina 15th December 2017 at 9:41 am

    Have been doing courses at the language centre for the past year now (European Portuguese) and Marta, our teacher is fantastic. She makes it fun to learn and explains everything really well. Classes are small (around 6 students) and that makes it all the better to learn the language. Portuguese ain’t easy to learn, but this is a great spot to make a start of it!

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