All courses offered at our school are Portuguese Language immersion courses. Lessons focus on actively using the language. The lessons include grammar, reading, writing, listening and vocabulary extension, with a strong focus on communication. An emphasis is placed on real-life situations through role-plays, conversations, interviews, and simulated telephone dialogues. The training is complemented by discussions around culture, history and current affairs, films, articles and music.
Maximum number of students per class is 6. Classes can begin on any Monday for intermediate students. For beginners, the starting dates are available on the Dates and Fees page. Classes are held Monday to Friday morning or afternoon. The school closes on official holidays. 1 lesson = 50 minutes.
The group classes we offer are:
- Intensive Portuguese Group Course:
4 lessons of group instruction per day. Groups will have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 students. In the event that only one student is enrolled for a particular level, the course is given: 2 hours / teacher + 1 hour / oriented study.
- Super-Intensive Portuguese Group Course:
6 lessons of group instruction per day, Monday through Friday. Classes are held in the morning and afternoon. In the event that only one student is enrolled for a particular level, the course is given: 4 hours / teacher + 2 hours / oriented study
- Combined Portuguese Courses (Group + Individual)
4 hours of group instruction in the morning combined with one, two or three one-to-one classes in the afternoon.
Individual Private Instruction
Classes are held Monday through Friday, and may be held in the morning or afternoon. These courses are offered for both beginner and advanced levels and as a refresher course. The courses can all be adapted to the studentsŤ or companiesŤ needs.
The School offers the following types of private instruction:
- Intensive Private Portuguese Courses:
4 classes of 50 minutes daily of private instruction, Monday through Friday. Classes may be held in the morning or afternoon. These courses are offered for both beginner and advanced levels and refresher course. The course can be adapted to the students or companies needs.
- Super-Intensive Private Portuguese Courses:
This course is ideal for professionals who don't have very much time available and needs to learn as much as possible in one or two weeks. 10 classes of 50 minutes of private instruction per day ( 50 per week), Monday through Friday. Classes are held in the morning and in the afternoon. The course can be adapted to the students or companies needs. In this course students take at least 2 classes outside the school. For instance, it includes lunch Monday through Friday and visits to Shopping Malls or other places the students might wish to visit with the teacher.
- Executive Program:
6 classes of 50 minutes of Portuguese language private instruction combined with business terminology for the working professional. Classes are held in the morning and the afternoon. The course can be adapted to the students or companies needs. It includes lunch with the teacher.