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Introduction

Conversa Language Services is one of the few places in greater Ottawa that offers Portuguese! All of our Portuguese students were delighted to find us! And, when requested by the student, we can offer an instructor from either Bazil or Portugal.

Instruction Options
  • Small Group Class:
    Class size is small (4 to 6 participants) in order to allow each student the opportunity to practice conversation in the day-to-day situations that are presented in the class and to allow for maximum student-teacher interaction.
  • Semi-private class:
    2 to 3 students – The pace of semi-private classes is faster than that of a small-group class. With greater opportunity (than in a 4-6 student, small-group setting) for student-teacher interaction and conversation, students learn faster in this environment.
  • One-on-one class:
    this format offers the most flexibility in terms of scheduling and the participant can advance at his own pace and benefit from having the full attention of the language instructor. The cost of this format is higher but the results are expected to be faster.
Organization of Groups

Small-group courses are usually held in the evening. Because our class size is small (4-6 participants) courses are scheduled based on the participants’ preferences. When contacting us, it is important to inform us when you are available and which time slot you prefer (5-7 pm or 7-9 pm). As soon as 4-6 people at the same level are available at the same time, then your course can be scheduled. We then advise the group by email of the start date. At the conclusion of the 8-week course, if at least 4 students wish to continue language training at the next level, the group can choose to keep the same time slot. Empty spots are then offered to new students on our waiting list. Our flexibility is for you, our students! It is important to note, therefore, that although we may publicize a course, for example, on Monday from 7-9, we are equally flexible to offer it on Tuesday, if 4-6 people confirm their interest and availability. Conversa reserves the right to postpone (delay) a class that does not have a minimum of four confirmed registrations.

Certificate of Participation

After successfully achieving a higher level, at students’ request, Conversa will provide a certificate to recognize your linguistic accomplishment with Conversa Language Services.