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6 Jun 2014

Our schools in Brazil

Brazil, the largest Lusophone country in the world and the largest country in South America. Each city has something slightly different on offer, ranging from the cosmopolitan, modern cities towards the south to the more colonial cities towards the north. In spite of these contrasts it is certain that all of these cities and states offer exciting cultural experiences giving insight into the South American way of life.

Portuguese, or Língua Portuguesa, is a romance language with 210-215 million native speakers worldwide, making it the 6th most spoken language globally and the 3rd most spoken European language. After English, it is alongside Spanish the fastest growing European language and according to UNESCO it has the highest potential for growth as an international language. Currently, Portuguese is the official language in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Acores, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe. 


Our Schools in Brazil


We offer Portuguese language schools in two destinations in Brazil: Maceió and São Paulo.


Ponta Verde. Source: www.skyscrapercity.com
This city is the capital of the state of Alagoas, in the North East of Brazil. It is a very safe and modern city which is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Latin America - the lagoons attract tourists from all over the world. It has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 25°C and, in spite of it's beach-town reputation, it has a very lively cultural scene, particularly during the carnival season in February. The school is located in the Ponta Verde area, a modern residential district of the city, just a few minutes walk from the beach and restaurants.  




Jardim Paulista district
This city has the greatest number of Portuguese speakers in the world, not surprising when it is the largest city in South America. São Paulo is a major city for Brazilian industries and finance sectors, with many headquarters for the country's international companies situated here. It can be an intimidating place, however if you like big cities, you will definitely not be disappointed with the lively and dynamic atmosphere that this city offers. The school is located in the Jardim Paulista area, which is near to the financial district of São Paulo. The rest of the city is easily accessible by public transport near to the school. 


Programmes:

Both of these schools offer group and individual lessons. Students can choose from Intensive or Super-intensive group lessons (20 or 30 lessons per week respectively). Individual lessons offer Intensive, Super-Intensive or Business Portuguese (20, 50 or 30 lessons per week respectively). 

Accommodation is offered with Brazilian host families with a single room and half-board all of whom are located relatively near to the schools. If students would prefer a bit more independence there is the option of selecting an apartment or hotel

The school organises activities and excursions to complement the language lessons and introduce the Brazilian culture. Activities can include evenings at the theatre, Brazilian restaurants, visits to the beach or even festivals. Every two weeks the school arranges excursions to places such as Marechal Deodoro, S.Francisco River, Penedo and Murici forest. 




Total Immersion

You can also choose a city in Brazil as a part of our total immersion programme. This is one of our most effective programmes as you live with your own personal tutor in their home, maximising the contact time with the target language. In addition to this, this programme is completely flexible as students can tailor the lessons so that they can practise the skills and topics that they want to work on. The accommodation for this programme is at your teacher's home, in a single room with full-board


Students can opt for the straight language programme and choose from 10, 15, 20 or 25 lessons per week. Additionally there is the choice of the Language & Activity programme where students can take either 10 or 15 lessons per week combined with 5 or 10 hours of activities. The activities can be organised on arrival with the teacher, depending on your hobbies and local facilities. 


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Interested in one of these courses? Do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to send you more information about our availabilities. 

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