At Exclusive Algarve Villas all our staff is fluent in English and Portuguese. We share multiple languages as Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish.
Throughout Portugal, English is widely spoken and it is easy to get by with just that. The Portuguese however do really appreciate foreigners trying to speak the language. If you come to work and live here, we would recommend learning Portuguese so it is easier to integrate. Yet there are foreigners who after decades don’t speak a word of it, and they get by without difficulties.
Portuguese is not an easy language to speak but if you want to do a language course, please do note the difference in between Brazilian Portuguese and the ‘normal Portuguese’. There are various local schools who have regular courses, as well as private teachers which are readily available for a small fee.
Also check out the BBC guide to learn Portuguese