VIRTUAL Fall Adult + Children's
European Portuguese Language Class
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our onsite classes.
All our classes are virtual using Zoom!
Portuguese is an elegant and beautiful language, and it’s the seventh most spoken language in the world, with over 260 million speakers world-wide.
Do you or anyone you know want to learn or improve speaking, reading, and writing European Portuguese? It's difficult to find European Portuguese classes in the Bay Area that suit the schedules of working professionals, families, and those with a general interest in learning the language.
Photo | © Esther del Rosario
The answer is our 15-week VIRTUAL FALL LANGUAGE COURSE. Our program is popular with families, including children, world travelers, and business professionals. Their reasons for attending range from improving communication with Portuguese-speaking relatives, language skills for travels, and meeting Portuguese citizenship requirements.
Our students learn grammar, pronunciation, phrases, and vocabulary. Classes are taught with a practical focus on basic, daily activities and also cover cultural and historic aspects of Portugal.
Be sure to check the events section of our website for more details about upcoming classes!
CHECK OUT the New Classes Added this Fall
This is a FREE class for language learners who want to practice speaking conversational Portuguese.
Children's Classes! We are continuing our successful classes specifically for children.
Join Our Classes - Falamos Português
Complete enrollment in any of our classes and, as an added bonus, take a second class, during the same session, for only an additional $50 - see the fees section below for more details.
Visit our language event page to see the complete schedule and class dates.
Class Levels / Times
We offer five VIRTUAL classes this Fall plus a FREE Conversational class
Not sure which class best suits your level? Enroll where you think you best fit, then attend any of the classes on the first day and change your level if desired.
Check out the language event page for specific dates and times.
All course material will be provided by the instructor using Canvas. Students enrolled in a class will receive an invitation to create an account in Canvas which will give access to course materials. Participants in the *free* Conversation class will not be given a Canvas account.
" This class was really great and allowed me to connect to my Portuguese heritage. The teacher was very helpful and created a fun learning environment. I will definitely continue my Portuguese language journey at IDESST.
— K. ANDERS
"We tried an “immersion” class in the city where the instructor only spoke Portuguese and we floundered the entire time. So glad we found the Zoom class offered by IDESST. We loved our instructor Margarida who made learning fun and practical. After 15 weeks I had already learned a ton but was left wanting more! Looking forward to the fall session.
— L. GEOFFROY
" As many others have done, I had to cancel my summer trip to Portugal. Margarida’s ZOOM class enabled me to have a "Portuguese Experience” and learn some language skills that will help when travel opens. It’s a great time to learn a language and Margarida does an excellent job teaching and making it a fun experience. It’s also very hard to find a European Portuguese teacher, so no matter where you live you can participate. Can’t wait for Fall semester!
— S. SIMAS
" I have yet to encounter a classroom environment in which I can learn a foreign language as quickly and as excitedly as I do in the classes at IDESST.
— A. SCHUT
"The class is connecting me to my childhood, where Portuguese was spoken and how different generations of our family were able to gather and communicate.
— J. BOCK
511 CALEDONIA STREET
SAUSALITO, CA 94965