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Portuguese Classes – Corporate Program

Brazilian Arts Foundation provides personalized, effective Portuguese lessons in a class setting to be determined based on the client’s request. Language instruction is delivered using a communicative-based method in order to stimulate the natural language learning process of the student, and provide the student with a solid base of useful vocabulary and communication skills in the target language.

Initial coursework and vocabulary will be applicable to situations client will encounter during relocation process, including, but not limited to: communication with service people (drivers, waiters, maids, etc.), interaction with bank tellers, grocers, doctors, retailers, and children’s teachers. Clients will be provided with opportunity to practice and become comfortable with the vocabulary needed for everyday situations.

The classes can be held individually or in group.

The strategies for Beginners:

  • The student learns articles with nouns – images are used to help the memory.
  • Learn stressed syllable
  • Greetings
  • Using keywords
  • The students learn to make questions, and every class they practice the questions with new verbs and nouns that they learn.
  • Writing is also very important.
  • Every class the teacher has some illustrations for visual and conversation.
  • The class is relaxed and fun for easy learning.

Clients include:

Dow Chemical Company, FloaTEC and HRT America Inc. If your company is interested in offering weekly Brazilian Portuguese classes for groups, please contact us with your questions at, our team would love to hear from you.

Client Testimonials

Interested in our Corporate Portuguese Classes? Check out some of our client testimonials below!

Melina Rios Rodriguez

Flight Safety International

“The Portuguese classes I am taking at the Brazilian Arts Foundation have provided me with a great foundation and understanding of the language. Teresa is a very passionate professor.”

Claudia Moradel

Logistics and Planning Analyst - National Bronze & Metals, Inc.

“The Art Brazilian Foundation “Portuguese Program” has helped me a lot to learn Portuguese and to understand the culture through a delicate and passionate teacher “Teresa”. Also, all the Brazilian students and professors of different classes such as samba, capoeira try their best to help you to practice the language. In these 3 months, I have really enjoyed the classes and learned this beautiful language. I definitely recommend anybody who is interested in learning Portuguese to try this course.”

Marisol Monasterio 

Occupational Therapist - ROC of Houston

“The Portuguese classes at the Brazilian Art Foundation are excellent. I have been able to improve my conversational skills, and Theresa makes grammar very comprehensible. It is a fun and enjoyable experience”

Kimberly Garcia

Editor - Region 4 Education Service Center

“I love Portuguese, and the language classes at the Brazilian Arts Foundation are great. The teacher who is Brazilian is also the author of our language book! And not only do I get to learn the language but I get to do so surrounded by Brazilian culture. Sometimes a Capoeira class may be going on or Brazilian drums are playing in the background. If you want a little taste of Brazil without leaving Houston, this place is it!”

Mariel Alanis

FlightSafety International

“Learning Portuguese has greatly aided me in serving my customers. Being able to speak with my customers in their native language ensures that I am meeting their requirements as well as strengthening the business relationship. I thank the Brazilian Arts Foundation for their help and am grateful of the knowledge I have attained.”

Gary Reese

Senior Support Analyst - Lockheed Martin Information Technology - NASA Johnson Space Center

“Teresa Leiserowitz teaches language with an intensive approach. The instruction is focused on teaching Portuguese in an environment that will simulate what a student will encounter in a Portuguese-speaking country. She also has written a language instruction book with an audio CD. For that reasons, she has built her own rigorous language-learning curriculum, and is a wonderful resource for a person desiring to master the Portuguese language.

I have been her student, and I also have been a foreign language instructor myself. So I know a bit about language instruction. I have taught English in Germany to Germans and German to students at the University of Texas at Austin. I can vouchsafe for Ms. Leiserowitz for her thorough method instruction and her understanding of teaching a foreign language to Americans, particularly those in Houston who want to learn Portuguese.”

Carlos A. Rodríguez

Sr. Technologist Leader - The Dow Chemical Company

“I have been always interested in Languages, and when I needed to learn Portuguese, I approached the Brazilian Arts Foundation, where I have the opportunity to learn the Language and get immersed in the Brazilian culture at the same time. The courses are well prepared and the one on one interaction is great that many of my friends and peers are now attending the classes at the Brazilian Arts Foundation.”

Andrew Valdez

Marathon Oil Company - Advanced Geological Technician

The Portuguese language classes taught at the Brazilian Arts Foundation are such a great resource! Since the entire class is in Portuguese from day one, you’ll be speaking the language starting with your first class. The classes are very fun and focus heavily on conversation in order to maximize retention. Working in the oil & gas industry I meet many people from different countries like Brazil and Angola. Building working relationships is so much easier when you have something in common such as a language. These classes have been a tremendous help and I recommend them all the time.

Rita Azevedo

Rita Azevedo

Rita Azevedo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, and is a native Portuguese speaker from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She obtained her specialized training at an International Language Center, and has been teaching Brazilian Portuguese in the Houston area for the last several years. Rita has extensive teaching experience in settings ranging anywhere from children’s lessons, to executives at the Oil and Gas industry and other corporate groups. Rita enjoys developing work-programs and other personalized teaching methods according to the student’s proficiency level.


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