Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Learn Portuguese
at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Did you know? Brazil covers fifty percent of the South American continent, bordering every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador.

Olá! Portuguese is spoken by some two hundred and fifteen million people worldwide. It is the official language of eight independent countries, and is the native language of Latin America's economic and industrial superpower: Brazil. Believe it or not, more people speak Portuguese as their native language than speak French, German, Italian, or Japanese.

Your best choice to learn Portuguese in Los Angeles is the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. Our faculty and courses are proven, effective, and extremely popular with residents of the Los Angeles area.

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Meet Your Portuguese Teachers

Cristiane | Portuguese teacher


Portuguese teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 4 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
Cultural diversity, weather, and nature: we've got the beaches, the mountains, and the deserts.

Recommend a place to visit where Portuguese is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
The restaurants Bossa Nova and Pampas. One gets really good Brazilian food and can talk to the waiters in Portuguese.

What Portuguese film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
I recommend watching 'Central Station,' 'City of God,' and 'Elite Squad 1.' Among musical artists, I recommend Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos Jobim (if you like Bossa nova), and - for those who appreciate guitars of seven strings - listening to Yamandu Costa is a must.

What most surprises your students about Portuguese?
That most of the nouns change in the masculine and feminine forms.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
That I prepare my classes to enable them to speak, understand, and enjoy the language.

Katia | Portuguese teacher


Portuguese teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 6 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
The weather, the sunshine, and the closeness to the beaches.

Recommend a place to visit where Portuguese is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
Visit Brazil! There are so many beautiful places to see. To mention a few: Bahia, Ceará, and Rio, but the list goes on!

What Portuguese film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
Movie: Central Station | Artist: Daniela Mercury

What most surprises your students about Portuguese?
The subtleties and nuances in intonation and regional accents.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I hope my students always know how passionate I am about what I do, about life in general.

Learn Portuguese in Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is the premier Portuguese language school in Los Angeles, fostering a dedicated student body and a rich, supportive atmosphere for learning Portuguese.

We offer Portuguese classes for all levels of students, and take pride in providing L.A.'s premier Portuguese instruction, with highly educated, native-speaking Portuguese teachers and university texts.

Portuguese language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

Schedule | Portuguese Language Classes

We offer a comprehensive schedule of Portuguese language classes in Los Angeles. The classes scheduled reflect our current students' needs and the anticipated requirements of new students.

Current Term
New Year 2020
Next Term
Spring I 2020
Mon 06 Jan
Sat 29 Feb
Mon 02 Mar
Sat 25 Apr
Beg I
Tue 7:35 PM
$295 / term
Beg I
Thu 6:00 PM
Beg II
Mon 7:35 PM
$295 / term
Beg II
Tue 7:35 PM
Int II
Wed 6:00 PM
$295 / term
Beg II+
Mon 7:35 PM
Thu 7:35 PM
$295 / term
Int II+
Wed 6:00 PM
Int IX+
Wed 7:35 PM
$295 / term
Int III+
Thu 7:35 PM
Int X
Wed 7:35 PM

All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during each eight-week term.

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call.

We often add Beginner's classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Private classes

We also offer semi-private Portuguese classes or private Portuguese lessons for any level of Portuguese. Please write us or call (323) 651-5000 to schedule your private class.

Why Learn Portuguese?

Having recently hosted the Soccer World Cup and the Olympics, Brazil has enjoyed a flurry of interest from the rest of the world. With Brazil now ranked among the eight largest global economies, Portuguese is becoming increasingly important in the finance and trade industries. Should you already speak some Spanish, you'll find that learning Portuguese is easier than you might think. In that case, too, you'll have expanded your career prospects considerably. Spanish and Portuguese are the key to living and working across South America, and in many other places in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Learning a language can change your life.

Knowing how to say at least a few words in another language will break the ice at any business meeting, and will certainly make your vacation more pleasant.

You may also want to get in touch with your heritage by learning some of the language that your ancestors spoke. Language is a particularly good bridge in this regard, as it can often be a guide to the ways in which different cultures express not only ideas, but emotions. By exposing you to every aspect of the human condition, language allows you to study the past, understand the present, and ponder the future.

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute invites you to learn Portuguese at our award-winning school, where we are proud to offer Portuguese and more than 35 other languages.

Our language school hires and retains exceptional Portuguese teachers, eager to share their knowledge and love for their native land and the Portuguese language.

Our attractive location, on-site parking and schedule all combine to facilitate your Portuguese courses.

Read what our students say about us - and come experience the best Portuguese courses in Los Angeles.

Why a Classroom Instead of an On-Line Course?

Clearly there are those who have been successful using on-line courses.

However, we have found that most students who are serious about learning Portuguese do better in a classroom setting with native-speaking teachers, using college-level texts.

Languages are about far more than tedious grammar rules and arcane vocabulary.

Languages are about people.

American journalist Flora Lewis once said, "Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

As such, learning a language requires context, cultural and otherwise, which, we would submit, a native speaker is best equipped to provide.

The best way to discover a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Listen to the way it sounds, concentrate on the pronunciation, and look at how it is written. Above all, speak it. By listening and repeating, you'll enter a new world of ideas and peoples. A word spoken between ten and 20 times is remembered more readily than a word seen 50 to one hundred times.

Being surrounded by others who are interested in the Portuguese language and culture will reinforce your interest and motivation. Learning together, with shared commitment, creates a pleasant and exciting education experience. As we're often told, acquiring a language through immersion really does feel like magic!

Research has shown time and time again that motivation and the establishment of clear goals at the outset are the keys to a learner's progress.

  • Regularly scheduled Portuguese classes

  • Accountability from your teacher and the class

  • Individual attention to your learning style

  • Interaction with teacher and classmates

  • Continuity of teaching method at all levels

  • Stay with your classmates as you progress

Language Classes at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area.

Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, California.

Most of our 80-minute classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 pm.

Some classes are also offered during the day. See the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

We all speak one.
Some of us speak several.
A few of us know dozens.

Languages are a staple of everyday life, a necessity for getting by in the world and communicating with each other. They can help you get jobs, help you enjoy another country and culture - and even get you out of trouble.

Choose a language and begin to enjoy the extraordinary benefit of being bilingual or multilingual.

Private Classes

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing, scheduled group course. Private classes are tailored to specific needs, and can be useful if a student's language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling and privacy is a concern.

With our large staff of native speakers, we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

Private lessons are available in packages of eight, 80-minute sessions; or, if you are enrolled in a group class, your private lesson can be scheduled individually.

Alternative Programs

The majority of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn another language. We also offer the following alternative programs.

English | Accent Reduction

Classes evaluate the student's problem areas and focus on exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Our Accent Reduction course focuses on pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation, through vowel and consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters, and readings. Individual attention is given to each student's area of difficulty.

English | Native Speaker

English | Native Speaker Classes

These classes are for those who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, they target grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Little Linguals

Little Linguals Classes

Designed for children aged 6 – 11, our "Little Lingual" classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogue. Children aged 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.

These exciting classes are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.

Young children have the luxury of taking in a new language naturally. A child's brain is like a sponge, soaking up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation, and everything that makes up language quickly, easily - and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

When you're an adult, learning a new language takes a bit more effort!

Little Linguals Classes

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal. Children's minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. Before children become self-conscious, they can try out their newly acquired languages without fear of embarrassment.

Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. They're better prepared to take their place in a global society. In later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer.

Studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Moreover, pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non-foreign-language-learning peers in standardized verbal and math tests, indicating that learning additional language is a cognitive - and not just linguistic - activity. The brain, like any muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle.

Travel Classes

Travel Classes

Our Travel Classes are designed for those who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience. These classes are held twice a week for one month. They are language classes focused on travel conversation, pronunciation, and culture.

Translating and Interpreting

Translating and Interpreting

With a roster of over eighty native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized service. Please contact us to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.