Portuguese language school in Sao Paulo: Location and facilities
Since 2000, Portuguese Language school in Sao Paulo has been devoted to providing high quality and personalized instruction in Portuguese for foreigners. All of our teachers are native speakers, university graduates and trained in our direct approach to Portuguese language teaching.
We offer small classes with an average of 6 students. Average number of students in the school: from 15 to 25. Main age group: 20 - 35 (2/3 of students). Students from the ages 17 to 65 regularly attend the school.
Disabilities: suitable for people in wheelchairs.
Location: The school in Sao Paulo is located in the upscale Jardins neighborhood, blocks away from Avenida Paulista, the financial center of Sao Paulo. The tree-lined streets around the school are full of restaurants, neighborhood bars and nightclubs, as well as parks, with something for everyone and easy to explore. Museums, cinemas, shopping malls, and all kinds of transportation can be found nearby.
Travel to school: maximum 25 minutes by public transport from all accommodations.
Facilities: The school is located in a converted villa. 6 comfortable classrooms. A spacious recreation room is provided with access to TV/DVD player, computers with free Internet access, wireless connection and a snack area. Fax and telephone services are also available. Snacks and drinks can be bought at stands near the school. Lunch can be bought in one of the many self-service restaurants close by.
Travel distances (by foot) from the school in Sao Paulo:
- Bus/taxi stop: 1 min.
- Restaurants, banks, travel agencies: 1 min.
- Shopping center, cinema, internet cafes, fitness centers: 5-10 min.
- Airport: 35 min. by car.
- Universities (USP University of Sao Paulo): 20 min by bus
- Theatre, city center: 5 min. by bus
- Post (mail): 5 min.
What our students appreciate about learning Portuguese in Sao Paulo?
Sao Paulo is a big, cosmopolitan city with a colorful and vibrant mix of many different cultures, religions and people.
- Low living costs
Brazil has a reasonably low cost-of-living for most foreign visitors.
- Friendly people
Brazilians are described by our students as incredibly friendly, out-going and helpful people.
While Brazil receives much international press for being violent and dangerous, our students find the daily life in Sao Paulo no different than any other large city. Most issues of safety are a question of knowing where to go and where not to go. We inform our students when they arrive about the particular do's and don'ts of each city.
- Excellent food
The food is as diverse as the population. There is a great variety of excellent and affordable restaurants offering high quality food from all around the world.
- A mix of city life and nature
Sao Paulo offers architecture, museums, theatres, movie houses, shopping malls, entertainment areas, vibrant markets and beautiful gardens. Besides this there is also an incredible amount of nature around the city: like beaches an hour away, mountains, botanical gardens and national parks.
- Portuguese spoken
The everyday language in Sao Paulo is Portuguese. In the central business area, English may also be used. Various people will also speak Italian, Japanese and German.
The biggest city in South America and one of the three largest in the world (18 million people), Sao Paulo is considered one of Latin America's most important industrial and financial centers. It is the industrial center of Brazil, responsible for over 30% of Brazil's annual GNP and headquarters to the majority of Brazilian and multinational corporations.
Strong industrial development and cultural diversity have provided Sao Paulo with the largest, most cultured and educated middle class in Brazil. Sao Paulo can be an intimidating place, but if you like big cities, it offers the excitement and nightlife of one of the world's most dynamic. Attractions include the baroque Teatro Municipal, Niemeyer's Edifício Copan, the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP) and the 16th-century Patío do Colégio.
Sao Paulo offers architecture, museums, theatres, movie houses, shopping malls, entertainment areas, vibrant markets and beautiful gardens. Besides this there is also an incredible amount of nature around the city: beaches an hour away, mountains, botanical gardens and national parks.
The temperate climate in Sao Paulo is fairly mild all year round (average: 20°C). As the seasons are reversed in the Southern hemisphere, the summer season from November to March is an especially attractive alternative to destinations in the Northern hemisphere.
"I've just returned from my two week class in Sao Paulo and I want to say that it was a terrific experience.
The training center was better than I could have imagined, their program was focused and intense and delivered in an excellent manner. I had two different instructors and each was an amazing trainer.
I have made very few purchases in my life that I have been so happy with. If I have the chance to study Portuguese again I assure you that it will be at this school."
Kirk Lacewell, USA
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