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Essential Portuguese teaches you the fundamentals of European Portuguese in just 5 classes. Attend all 5 or drop-in on just a few. Perfect for beginner and intermediate level language learners. 


Class will take place on Tuesday's from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on the following dates:

  • Class 1 -  June 18, 2019

  • Class 2 - June 25, 2019

  • Class 3 - July 2, 2019

  • Class 4 - July 9, 2019

  • Class 5 - July 16, 2019


Our class will be hosted at the trendy co-working space, Moniker Commons, located in Liberty Station in San Diego, California.


Essential Portuguese is a 5-class educational series on the Portuguese language and culture, that takes place in Point Loma, home to San Diego's vibrant Portuguese community. Amanda da Rosa and Gabrielle Horta will take you on a journey of Portugal from the comforts of a modern, community work space right next to the San Diego Bay. Along the way, you will learn the fundamentals of European Portuguese, gain new insights into the Portuguese culture, and meet a few new friends. 


nice to meet you

Intro to Portuguese

Topics Include:

- Greetings

- Basic Vocabulary

- Formality & Politeness

End of Class Goal:

Introduce yourself


It's all relative

Family and Friends

Topics Include:

- Grammar of Words

- Identifying & Describing People

- Intro to Verbs


End of Class Goal:

Briefly describe a friend or family member


Take me to portugal

Traveling in Portugal

Topics Include:

- Transportation Vocab

- Asking for Directions

- Time

End of Class Goal:

Ask how to get somewhere

Class Topics


give me a taste

Food and Restaurants

Topics Include:

- Gourmet Vocabulary

- Ordering Food

- Typical Foods of Portugal

- Numbers & Prices

End of Class Goal:

Order a complete meal


connect the dots

Review of Classes 1 - 4

Topics Include:

- Overview of Previous Grammar Topics

- Structure of a Sentence

- Expand on Cultural Points

End of Class Goal:

Feel confident communicating essential information in Portuguese

don't miss out!

No matter where you are on your language learning journey, we'll help you reach new heights!

Interactive. Unconventional.

Made for you.



5 classes, 90-min ea.

Deadline to Register:

June 15

5-class package
registration includes
  • Entrance to class at Moniker Commons

  • Class materials

  • Instruction by native speakers



Deadline to Register:

2 days before class date

Class: Select one or more options
Payment Method: Payment due within 48 hours of registration. Instructions to be sent in confirmation email.

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Amanda darosa

Amanda is a Point Loma native, but was raised speaking Portuguese in the home. With a B.A. in International Business and Management, Amanda has lived, studied and worked in Portugal. She has been teaching Portuguese privately for over 10 years.

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Gabrielle is also a San Diego native who was raised speaking Portuguese with her family. She holds a B.S. in Business Marketing and an M.A. in European Political Science. She is a marketing and education professional, who also tutors privately.

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