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Olá, Bem-vindo à Strommen. Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes once called Portuguese “the sweet language” and Spanish playwright Lope de Vega referred to it as “sweet”, while the Brazilian writer Olavo Bilac poetically described it as a última flor do Lácio, inculta e bela (the last flower of Latium, wild and beautiful). Portuguese is as beautiful as it’s people. Unlike textbooks, CDs and computer programs, at Strommen we will teach you to communicate using standard Portuguese, but also the all-important slang and idioms. Whether you want to close a business deal in Portuguese, dance the Samba at Carnival or attend the 2014 World Cup, there is the perfect tutor for you at Strommen.



With a Strommen tutor you will speak Portuguese on the first class. A private session is more effective, efficient and convenient than enrolling in a group class. Your Strommen tutor will be a perfect fit for your needs and learning style. We equate 10 hours of private classes with a full semester in a traditional college or group class.
Scheduling is convenient (7 days a week, any time of day), and you can start right away. You can easily reschedule, so you will never miss a class and get left behind. In a private class you do the speaking. There are no other students to hide behind or take up all of the teacher’s time. Your teacher will make sure you progress at your pace, rather than the pace of the best (or worst) student in the class. Strommen  further enriches your learning experience with free podcasts, videos, online resources, Strommen Language Meetups around LA, group classes, workshops and much more!
Getting started is easy, just fill out our student application or call and we will help choose the best teacher for you. We decide on a specific teacher based on a number of criteria including a professional gut-feeling. We will make sure it is the perfect match. As a student, your Strommen teacher will be highly dedicated to you, but if they happen to go to Brazil for vacation or you feel like switching it up a bit, rest assured you can always get a substitute or alternate teacher. The locations for our private classes are very convenient (believe it or not we probably have a location down the street). Many of our teachers meet at cafes, at their home office, or anywhere you like. We believe it’s fundamentally wrong to really learn a language from a text book, audio CD, or computer program. It’s time to get away from the computer, grab a coffee and meet your Strommen teacher to have a real conversation!


Portuguese Classes Los AngelesStrommen Group Classes are a fun, social, and an even more affordable alternative to our private classes. We organize traditional classes like “Beginner Portuguese” as well as workshops like “Traveller Portuguese”.  For a full list of our group classes and enrollment info head over to our Group Class Schedule.


Some tutors have specific rates (higher than below), however the below rates are typically available for most of our Portuguese tutors.

Private Portuguese Classes Los Angeles:

  • 1 hour $59
  • 10 hour package $490 ($49 hourly)
  • Best Deal! 20 hour package $780 ($39 hourly) – Intended for students that will take at least 1 hour per week.

Group Portuguese Classes Los Angeles:

$230 Early Bird rate for 12 hours (8 weeks)
$260 for 12 hours (8 weeks)
Check out our Group class schedule for more info.

More options and discounts:
At your home or office? Add only $20 for travel.
Save $10 hourly by taking class with a friend! Ask about our family and corporate discounts.
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Fill out your info on our contact page here and we will be in touch within 24 hours with a personalized recommendation for your needs, or just give us a call M-F 9am to 5pm at 323 638 9787 – You can also check our FAQ page for more info!



I am a Portuguese instructor and translator born in Londrina, South Brazil. I attended UNICAMP at São Paulo - one of the most recognized universities in Brazil, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Acting. I am TOEFL certified, and I taught Portuguese to kids from ages 6-12 years old at a public school. I started studying English when I was 8 years old, and continued for 6 years consecutively. Upon my arrival to Los Angeles 2 years ago I also started becoming fluent in Spanish, by interest and affection. I believe that to truly speak another language like a native, one must also learn about culture and customs. I´ll match your areas of interest with a Portuguese reference so that what we learn is relevant to you. Áte já!

Locations: Beverly Hills, Century City, Beverlywood, Pico-robertson, Westwood, Beverly Grove, Cheviot Hills

Ciao, Hallo, Salut, Oi, Hola, Grüezi, Hi, my name is Vanessa. My dad is Italian and I was born in Italy, but my mom is from Brazil and likes to speak to me in Portuguese, while I answer in Italian. When I was in second grade, we moved to the German part of Switzerland. For being a country of only seven million people, the Swiss national languages are four: German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Romance (an old Latin language – I don’t speak Rhaetian, but I understand it). So I grew up very multicultural becoming fluent in Italian, German, French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Swiss-German. My mom and I traveled three hours to Zurich and three hours back once a month to go to the Dominican hairdresser. I would play with their Spanish speaking kids and learned their language; we even visited their families in the Dominican Republic. My family and I traveled a lot, visited Brazil every year, spent the summers in Italy and visited other countries. At home, we spoke Italian and Portuguese. In school we studied in German, but we also had French and English classes (later also business communication classes in those languages and Spanish as extracurricular). As an Italian born, I attended a half-day school for Italian children and catechism in Italian. Graduating in economy and commerce, I received my English First Certificate of Cambridge, DALI the advanced Italian language diploma of the University of Florence and the French DELF certificates. Working in Switzerland, I always spoke, wrote and answered in all the languages that I master. When I moved to Los Angeles in California, people kept telling me how they wished they knew how to speak a different language, but the traditional way of learning did not work for them, so I developed my own system and started teaching languages. My method is similar to the way I learned seven languages and it has proven to be efficient. Being active as a teacher and translator since 2008, I have had the pleasure to teach individuals from all paths of life, who want to learn a language for many different reasons, or may need a translation for an article, a script or a medical document. I have been hired as translator for Haitian asylum seeking women after the earthquakes, translated soap opera scripts, recorded international voice over talents (I also wear a different hat as a sound engineer), invented a language for a stop motion picture, voiced a sock monkey called Maxx who loves anyone more than bananas and accent coached actors. Now, just a warning: We sing in my class!

Locations: North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys

"Oi, Vamos aprender Portugu�s? My name is Sandy Long. I have always been fascinated with languages. Have you noticed that languages are alive? I was born and raised in Belem, Brazil - The heart of the Amazon, where I was pursuing a Bachelor's in Architecture when I moved to the USA. I have a lot of experience teaching English as a Second Language and now I am very excited to teach my own�language - Portuguese - as a Second Language. I love how languages are alive and how people, culture, media, and so many other aspects of life can influence it. I am ready to help you become a Portuguese speaker."�

Locations: Vista, Online

I am a proud advocate of multiculturality. My ancestry and family history have strong intercultural roots (French, Spanish, Italian and Mexican). I remember my grandparents reading me different stories in three different languages and different places: French, Spanish and Italian. The first words I heard were in French from my mom, but my dad always insisted on teaching me both Spanish and Italian to somehow rival my mom culturally, so I did not lose track of my other backgrounds. When I was only 9 months old, my parents and I moved to France. I grew up in a beautiful city, the capital of France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region: Lyon. My dad’s job involved moving throughout France, Spain, Belgium, and Italy. Moving to northwestern Mexico (Chihuahua and Baja California) because my father inherited a ranch and a vineyard, did not represent a cultural shock but meeting instead the other part of me I was never able to discover while in Europe. I, thus, embrace cultural diversity, and would always love to bridge cultures through my job as a language tutor along with my mission as an internationalist whose flag is diversity, inclusion, and tolerance. So far, I have two majors: International Relations and French Language and Culture. Also, I am close to graduating with a BA in Italian Teaching, and one more in English Language Teaching. I simultaneously studied two of them and started college at age 16. I am currently writing the thesis of a master’s degree in International Cooperation at the University of Bologna, ranked oldest in the Western hemisphere, among the most prestigious in the world. I began tutoring French, Italian, Spanish and ESL when I was 16 years old. I have taught all these languages for about nine years, and I do not feel like stopping ever in my life. Every time I teach them, I become a cultural ambassador of the countries where they are spoken, which is a huge amount of land in the world. I love spending time surfing, jogging, hiking and occasionally trekking. I also enjoy cooking, listening to music and walking my three beautiful dogs by the beach. I would not tag myself in terms of leisure activities, as I could go from playing some video games, to watching a nice movie while having ice cream, or spending a Saturday rainy afternoon with friends at an art gallery or a music concert. I do not believe in a single teaching methodology. As a recent graduate of a BA in French language, I learned that combining teaching techniques and methodologies results in a more personalized teaching style, always aiming to tailor my teaching to the needs of my students. Notwithstanding, the communicative approach is a solid base of my practice. I was a language learner too. When I was learning English and German in Europe I really appreciated when I had a teacher who made me speak. So, I’ll make you speak. Finally, I highly recommend using “Alter Ego” and “Tendances” for French, “Chiaro” and “Caffè Italia” for Italian, “Aula Internacional”, “Nuevo Español en Marcha”, and “Gramática de Uso del Español” for Spanish and “Top Notch” for English. I take language tutoring seriously.

Locations: Online

Olá, my name is Pedro, and I am born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I can divide the story of my relationship with languages into three topics: Literature, Linguistics and Language Learning, not necessarily in this order. As a child, I fell in love with books. Literature was one of the first doors to the appreciation of my language and culture. Reading has always been one of my hobbies, and I believe it is good practice for every language student. As a teenager, I felt joy understanding the logic behind the grammar rules in both my native tongue and in English. Growing up, I came to realize that Linguistics is a science that studies the natural, human phenomenon of language, and that the most beautiful lesson comes from Descriptive Grammar – that every dialect has its own internal grammar that is just as efficient and logical as the standard grammar. As an adult, studying the theories behind Language Learning, I learned how to learn, after having spent many years in the journey towards fluency in English, and then I learned how to teach. I am also fluent in Spanish, and I am currently studying Latin. Now I am an advocate of the Natural Method of learning, in which the student acquires the language in a conversational, context-focused environment. My teaching experience ranges from in person to online, at a physical school to at the student’s house; groups to private classes; as a full-time teacher or as freelancer; children and adults. Nowadays, I live in the US, and I am happy to work with what I love.



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