The main objective of the course is to bring students to achieve good communication skills in Portuguese, with success. This means that not only will be taught the grammar and vocabulary, but also listening, reading, writing and oral production, whether in formal or colloquial contexts. An introduction to the Brazilian way of life, customs and social mores, politics and culture is also an important part of the lessons.
Classes are divided as follows: grammatical structures (25 %), understanding and writing (25 %), comprehension and oral production (30%) and technical vocabulary (20 %). This variety makes the most dynamic and fun classes as well as being an effective way to improve and enhance language skills.
Lessons are always conducted in Portuguese, although all teachers are proficient in English and other languages. Student performance is evaluated according to the observation in the classroom as they are able to produce and understand the target language, as well as their commitment to learning and lessons.
About the Teachers
All teachers are Brazilians with a degree in Literature and Foreign Languages Vernacular. They receive special training for 4 months at the school in didactic teaching Portuguese as a foreign language (LPE). All of them speak English and some other languages like German, French, Spanish and Italian. The school also promotes an annual training program faculty through workshops and seminars.
In general, the school welcomes students from all over the world, and most from United States, Europe and Latin America. The reasons for learning the Portuguese language in Brazil are very varied, including professional, commercial, cultural tourism, university programs and also personal motivations.
About the course
Intensive Program for Groups or Individuals:
Brazil Workshop Program
maximum of participants: 09
Course Length: minimum of 1 week
Levels: Beginner / Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
Format of the course:
Classes from Monday to Friday, distributed as follows
9:00 to 12:30 - Small Group lessons - average 5-6 people
12:30 p.m. to 13:30 p.m. - Lunch time
You can also combine group lessons in the morning, 9:00 to 12:30 with 1 or 2 private lessons in the afternoon.
You can also get only private lessons in the morning or afternoon.
During the afternoons – practice Portuguese using fun & intercultural approach (Brazilian cooking classes, Dancing Classes, “Capoeira” Classes, Lectures, Social activities and excursions) Programs recommended for those who want to start or need to enhance their learning of the Portuguese language, and is inserted in the Brazilian cultural context in order to purchase support for their inclusion in the local environment, minimizing potential cultural clashes. The courses proposes the development of different language skills (oral and written comprehension, oral and written production) through a communicative and dynamic approach that uses varied instructional stimuli (audiovisual, interactive activities, internet, etc.).
Days and times may vary according to the climate, external activities, trips to be arranged.
Educational material provided by the school.
Placement test done by the teacher upon arrival.
Teachers trained in PLE (Portuguese Foreign Language).
Capoeira Class Book extra lessons or use your free class once a week for each week of Portuguese class!
Dance ClassBook extra lessons or use your free class once a week for each week of Portuguese class!
Water SportsTell us which water sport do you want to have classes and we'll make a budget and schedule the classes for you!
Cultural ToursOnce a week go with our staff and your class meet some awesome place in Salvador, have fun and practice your portuguese!
GastronomyLearn how to cook all the delicious brazilian food with once a week classes! They're free, and you just pay for the ingredients.
VolunteeringLet us know if you would like to be part of a volunteer and help people in need and we will schedule with needy institutions. That can be a great way to practice!
YogaEach student get one free yoga class on portuguese course! If you like you can book more classes.
Brazilian MoviesOnce a week we choose a brazilian movie to watch in group in our school. Of course, in portuguese audio and with popcorn and soda ;)