Welcome to Portuguese on Demand




Portuguese on Demand was oficially founded in 2011 by me, Cristiane Jacobs, after 4 years of operation in England as a private Portuguese tutor in London and in Essex


I have been teaching Portuguese as a second language since 1998 and during these years I collected valuable experience and language expertise from my extensive work with students of all backgrounds and ages.  


I decided to open Portuguese on Demand with the sole aim of offering the people from Essex a place where they can learn Brazilian and European Portuguese as well as the culture, traditions and customs of Portugal and Brazil, with teachers who are genuinely commited to their learning.

More than classes...

Portuguese Library with Portuguese and Brazilian films, games, flashcards, magazines, newspapers, guides, coursebooks etc

Student Area with class podcasts you can download and study on the go, print outs, exercises, mock tests, videos etc.

Yearly guided  Study Week in a Portugal  -  an exciting way to boost your language skills!

Social Events around Essex so that you can use your Portuguese skills without having to travel far! 

Monthly Workshops with the most relevant topics chosen by our students.  

Book your free, no-obligation consultation session with me today! 

In our classroom we welcome students from all over Essex, we currently have students from Colchester, Chelmsford, Benfleet, Wickford, Rayleigh, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Billericay, Grays, Brentwood, Romford, Leigh-on-Sea, Canvey Island, Laindon and surrounding regions.


I strongly believe that part of the success of language acquisition is due to positive emotional links learners build to the target language.  A way to promote this link is by offering a friendly and supportive atmosphere where both young and senior students feel looked after and catered for their needs.  


Portuguese on Demand welcomes students who are taking their first language course and are learning how to tackle the usual anxieties that arise during this process.


We also have advanced students who are attending conversation classes or preparing for Portuguese International exams, both in class groups and individual sessions. 














The idea is to learn Portuguese as a tool that opens a whole new universe of views of the world, sounds, smells, tastes and emotional experiences.  To promote this, we offer a yearly guided study trip to a Portuguese speaking city, when students spend a week studying the language during the mornings and in the afternoons we all engage in practical speaking activities around the city.  


If you want to give Portuguese a try, contact me today to book a free, no-obligation consultation session and see for yourself how enjoyable and rewarding it is to learn a foreign language!