The School

Portuguese Language School officially started in March 2011 to offer an immersion and communicative language teaching method of Portuguese learning, combining years of teaching experience of Brazilian teachers in Australia.

A pilot project in term 4 2010 by Juliana Frantz and Gabriela Guimaraes established the need to offer regular Portuguese classes to the Australian community. Since term 1 2011 students have been able to consistently develop their Portuguese knowledge, as they step through the course levels with our professional and approachable teachers.

– Focus on Brazilian Portuguese with professional native teachers.
– Focus on the target language speaking Portuguese in class.
– Dynamic classes with lots of activities per 1.5h / 3h block.
– Visual materials, slide presentations and flashcards.
– Audio materials, dialogues and exposure to different accents from Brazil.
– Live practice scenarios.
– Grammar progression knowledge.
– Writing practice with feedback.
– Learn about cultural aspects of Brazil through language and customs.
– Progression of levels through our constantly reviewed curriculum.

We love seeing our students progress from day one as they become a welcome member of the vibrant Portuguese speaking community!

The Teachers

Gabriela Guimaraes

Founder - Melbourne

Gabriela Guimarães has been consistently adjusting to grow PLS steadily providing a professional service and personalised classes.

She has been teaching children and adults since 2004 in Brisbane and Melbourne. Gabriela came to Australia in 2003, when she left her hometown Rio de Janeiro to continue her studies and live in Australia.

Her own experiences of learning a second language, her Journalism studies and her native knowledge of Portuguese have equipped her to teach Portuguese with enthusiasm and professionalism. She combines her dynamic communication style, constant professional development and networking with various PLE teachers to deliver highly motivated classes and update the curriculum for Portuguese Language School. Currently studying her Masters of Teaching.

Any enquiries related to PLS contact Gabriela on gabriela@portugueselanguageschool.com.au


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