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Portuguese Language Schools in Brazil

Portuguese Language Schools in Brazil
Are you looking for a place to study Portuguese intensively abroad, perhaps looking for a total immersion course with native speakers? Or maybe you want to take a vacation in Italy, and while enjoying the sights, learn enough Portuguese to help you get by in your explorations. We have collected here a number of Portuguese language schools of various levels of intensity in a variety of areas in Italy, to help you find the destination of your choice.

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AmeriSpan - Brazil
Originally colonized by Portugal, Brazil is by far the largest country in South America. It is a country diverse in culture, landscape, and style. The country is covered by dense Amazon rainforest in the north and central regions. The coastal regions of Brazil offer some of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the world. Each city in Brazil has its own unique character ranging from the modern capital of Brasilia to the tourist capital of Rio de Janeiro to the port city of Maceio. Portuguese is the language spoken in Brazil.
Location: Maceio, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao Paulo
Email: info@amerispan.com

Apple Languages - Learn Portuguese in Brazil
The best place to learn Portuguese is naturally at a school in Brazil or Portugal. Brazilian Portuguese is slightly different from the Portuguese spoken in Portugal, but is basically the same language. Your Portuguese language course in Brazil can start whenever you like. Our Brazilian Portuguese language schools are in Maceio and Salvador da Bahia, on the Eastern coast of Brazil. Remember, you can study at just one school, or divide your Portuguese course between both our Brazilian Portuguese schools. If you are unsure as to where in Brazil you would like to study Portuguese, or would like some general advice on how to learn Portuguese in Brazil, please do contact us. We know our Brazilian schools well and will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Location: Maceio, Salvador da Bahia
Email: info@applelanguages.com

Basica Língua
Basica Língua offers intensive one-on-one, private and semi-private immersion programs in Salvador for individuals, couples and small groups. The classes are for any level of Brazilian Portuguese, from beginner to the most advanced. The Portuguese program includes all study materials and an orientation tour to introduce students to the area. In addition to learning and studying Portuguese, the lessons familiarize the student with many aspects of Brazilian culture - music, dance, literature, Capoeira, Candomble, slang, and regional differences in language. This provides students with more insight into the Brazilian customs here in Salvador and the people from Brazil. Besides the course, we provide assistance with lodging (homestays, hotels, furnished apartments) and orientation. We also provide contacts for those students who are interested in doing volunteer work.
Location: Salvador, Bahia
Email: sheilawaksman@hotmail.com

Brazilian Portuguese Language Center
Brazilian Portuguese Language Center has a staff of high qualified teachers to encourage you to learn the Portuguese language. After all, our experience confirms that the selection and preparation of expert teachers should be priorities for the quality in a language school. All teachers are Brazilian native speakers of Portuguese with university degrees in the teaching of languages and communicative ability in English. Personal attention in small classes and our experienced teaching staff will provide students with a stimulating and enjoyable program. All aspects of Portuguese are covered and a variety of teaching materials are used as the basis for lessons, e.g. newspapers, videos, tapes, music, language games, visits, etc.
Location: Bauru
Email: information@braziw.com.br

Brazilian Trip
Brazilian Trip was created to meet the needs of those who wish to come to Brazil, study Portuguese and learn all about the Brazilian culture. The company was founded by a group of Brazilians who possess a great deal of experience in the tourism industry and the local knowledge to make your experience special. Our singular desire is to realize a genuine cultural immersion for our students in Brazil. We believe that the best way to learn a language is by experiencing it in its original environment. The Portuguese Program is a comprehensive course created from a union between a cultural immersion program and Portuguese language courses. Now, the student has the opportunity to learn the language while experiencing the Brazilian culture. This way, the learning comes faster and more efficiently, making it possible for a true cultural immersion.
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Email: braziliantrip@braziliantrip.com

Bridge-Linguatec
With white sandy beaches in one direction, lush green mountains in another, and the famous Christ Redeemer statue perched above it all, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. The school is conveniently located in the business center of Rio with easy access to any place in the city via public transportation. The central location allows students to walk to the historical center of the city or to the nearby theaters, museums, and cultural centers. The school is just a short bus ride away from the gorgeous shores of the famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, as well as many other points of interest.
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Email: admissions@bridgelinguatec.com

Cactus Language - Learn Portuguese in Brazil
Cactus is an award-winning company and one of the world's leading providers of language travel abroad and language training in the UK. Established in 1998 in Brighton's North Laine we are proud to offer language courses in over 25 languages, and in some 45 countries and 150 destinations, worldwide. We are passionate about languages and lifelong learning and, as well as speaking some 12 languages between us, have personally visited all the locations we send our clients - often taking the language courses ourselves! This means that we are consistently able to offer you, our clients, the highest levels of customer service, good value and enjoyment. And, unlike our competitors, there are no hidden costs as all registration fees and course materials are included in our prices.
Location: Macieio, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro
Email: Email contact page

Center for Study Abroad - Maceio, Brazil
Study Portuguese and Brazilian culture in the beach town of Maceio, Brazil or in the European city of Porto, Portugal. Since 1990, Center For Study Abroad (CSA) has been providing affordable, high quality, and fully accredited study abroad programs overseas to students, working adults and retirees worldwide. Programs are offered year-around, and all levels are available: beginner to advanced. In addition, there are extra classes offered like: Diving, Cooking, and Brazilian Dance.This program is popular among students and working adults from all over the world, as the location of Maceio is a beautiful and safe place for foreign visitors.
Location: Maceio
Email: info@centerforstudyabroad.com

CIEE - Salvador da Bahia, Brazil - ILCP summer
CIEE is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. CIEE creates and administers programs that allow high school and university students and educators to study, volunteer, work and teach abroad. This program is designed for students with at least two years of college-level Spanish or one year of Portuguese who wish to learn or improve their Portuguese in an intensive setting and learn about contemporary issues in Brazil. Ideal for students who wish to learn Portuguese while gaining a deeper understanding of the cultural distinctions of the northeastern coastal region of Brazil. Immerse yourself in Brazilian life through a homestay, take cultural trips and excursions closely linked with the curriculum.
Location: Salvador da Bahia
Email: studyinfo@ciee.org

Dialogo Portuguese Language School
Dialogo Portuguese Language School is a Languague Institute where you can learn Brazilian Portuguese in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil. Teaching material, Falo Portugues, is included in the program. This curriculum contains an interactive, reality-based teaching strategy with lessons structured around everyday language usage. You will also receive useful information regarding events, shopping, scheduled activities, transportation and answers to any questions you may have. The school also offers cultural classes in the afternoon including Samba and dance classes, Brazilian cookery and music and percussion. It's your choice to create your holiday schedule in terms of duration and content of the lessons. In addition to formal lessons, the program is complimented by outside activities and excursions, presentations of videos and documentaries, field trips to parks, markets, museums, bike tours, group meetings at nearby bars or restaurants, and concerts.
Location: Salvador da Bahia
Email: info@dialogo-brazilstudy.com

Eurolingua Institute in Maceio
The Institute is in the beautiful town of Maceio, capital of the state of Alagoas in the north-east of Brazil and located in Ponte Verde, just 15 minutes by bus from the town centre. Maceio is a safe, relaxed and modern town, with some of the best beaches in South America. There are 15 teaching and support staff. All of our teachers are professional and experienced native instructors, trained in the direct approach to teaching Portuguese. They come from various parts of Brazil, thus ensuring a balanced exposure to different accents, expressions and styles. We offer both group and one-to-one tuition, from absolute beginners to advanced levels. Groups consist of 2-5 students and begin on any Monday for intermediate students and once a month for beginners. 4 lessons each day. It is also possible to combine Portuguese tuition with Brazilian cooking, Brazilian dance (samba, capoeira, forró), business and environmental terminology. Special programmes, such as Portuguese for Business, include visits to local companies.
Location: Maceio
Email: info@eurolingua.com

Fala Brasil
Fala Brasil is a course specialized in one-on-one lessons for students of all levels. If you want to improve your Portuguese or intend to start to learn this language, get in touch with Fala Brasil. It offers stimulating, high-quality instruction. Augusto Ponde, Fala Brasil's teacher, has been teaching Portuguese to foreigners since 1980, and therefore has considerable teaching experience. Everything in relation to the course will be done according to your preference and convenience. In Augusto's classes you will have the opportunity to learn the Portuguese terminology of your professional area, get information about Brazil's History, Brazilian music and literature, and about many other subjects. In order to make his classes more pleasant and to make his students learn with ease, Augusto uses games, CDs with Brazilian music and films produced in Brazil. The curriculum and teaching style are adapted to fit the personal needs and goals of each student.
Location: Salvador
Email: augusto@fala-brasil.com

Fast Forward Language Institute
We set worldwide standards for Portuguese as a foreign language. Since 1991, Fast Forward has been devoted to providing high quality and personalized instruction in Portuguese for foreigners. All of our teachers are professional and experienced native instructors, university graduated and trained in Fast Forward's direct approach to language teaching. Our flexible course programs accomodate anyone who wants to learn, revisit or perfect their Portuguese. We also offer intimate access to culture through language immersion in four different locations. Choose between Rio de Janeiro (to start soon); Sao Paulo, Maceio. Come and speak with us.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Maceio
Email: info@fastforward.com.br

FirstStep WORLD
FirstStep WORLD offers certified language courses across the globe. Language schools where you can Learn Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese or Greek in more than 65 travel destinations worldwide. Language courses that are dynamic and effective; designed for all levels beginner to advanced. FirstStep WORLD is a leader in student travel education welcoming participants each year from around the world. We offer the largest selection of language courses, accommodations and cultural activities available on the market today. Study abroad for everyone, everywhere!
Location: Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Florianopolis, Sao Paulo, Maceio
Email: info@firststepworld.com

Franco Americano Language Center
The objective of Instituto Franco Americano Language Center is to offer a unique and natural conversational approach to Portuguese for foreigners language learning and an amusing and safe opportunity of experiencing a new culture in a peaceful country of extreme beauty and friendly people: Brazil. Portuguese, besides being an exotic language, is very beautiful. Here at Instituto Franco Americano Language Center you will have the opportunity to hear the various forms of Portuguese, either spoken here, in Brazil, or any other Portuguese speaking country, such as Portugal, Angola and others. Besides that, you will still have the chance to know the different accents spoken in Brazil.
Location: Curitiba, Parana
Email: Email contact page

Idioma Portuguese In Brazil
Portuguese In Brazil is a Portuguese language course for adults who wish to learn the Portuguese language. It was created in the year 2000 and aims to provide communication skills for those living or touring in Brazil. An additional service is to assist companies in providing non-Brazilian employees the linguistic and cultural capacity to function successfully in their new enviroment.
Location: Salvador, Bahia
Email: contact@portugueseinbrazil.com

Iowa Summer Study Abroad Program in Brazil
The Iowa Summer Study Abroad Program in Brazil allows students the opportunity to study Portuguese language and explore the values, ideologies and symbolic content of an area of Brazil in which practices of African origin have enriched the culture. The program will take place in city of Salvador in the state of Bahia, an area that strongly displays African influence in past and present Brazil. The African legacy in Brazil thrived in colonial times, and nowadays it remains a driving force, emerging in cultural, artistic and religious elements that can be seen throughout the country, and especially in this city. This six-week-summer program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to learn the language, culture, literature, and history of Brazil. It offers courses comprising beginning, intermediate, and advanced Portuguese language, and Brazilian culture and literature. It is designed to help the students immerse in the experience of learning Portuguese, or acquiring fluency in it, while experiencing the rich and varied historical and cultural landscape of Bahia.
Location: Salvador, Bahia
Email: maria-barbosa@uiowa.edu

Languages Abroad
We are a leading international language-travel organization with thousands of students traveling with us each year, of all ages, to study a language in over 50 countries and in 30 different languages. We are a team of enthusiastic linguists and professional study abroad advisors who are specialists in guiding each student to an appropriate language destination amidst the myriad of study abroad options out there - many of which are of questionable quality and we do not represent.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao Paulo, Maceio
Email: info@languagesabroad.com

Language Courses Abroad - Portuguese in Brazil
If you want to learn Portuguese, we offer a range and quality of Portuguese courses which is second to none. Our Portuguese language courses in Portugal and Brazil run throughout the year and our students come from a wide range of nationalities. Our teachers are all fully qualified native Portuguese speakers, with a university degree and specialist training in the teaching of their language to foreigners. Our Portuguese language schools are located in Lisbon and Faro (Portugal) and Salvador Da Bahia and Maceió (Brazil). Teaching methods at our schools are modern and communicative. Group sizes are small and the teaching approach is student-centred. Our aim is to ensure that students learn as much as possible in the time that is available to them, whilst at the same time have a thoroughly enjoyable experience that they will want to repeat!
Location: Maceio, Salvador da Bahia
Email: info@languagesabroad.co.uk

The Language Club
In the last 10 years, The Language Club has been teaching Portuguese to English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German, Swedish, Danish and French speaking people in elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Here, at The Language Club you can count on skilled and commited teachers, friendly staff and a lush, pleasant atmosphere. The Language Club adopts a communicative methodology. The courses are very interactive and grammar and vocabulary are learned in context. Class dynamics makes use of simulation activities encouraging students' language practice. Practice classes such as visit to supermarkets, banks and trekking in the neighborhood are also suggested. In general, the courses cover the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Aspects of Brazilian culture are also included in the course syllabus. Private classes are designed according to student's needs and objectives. Courses are private: one teacher, one student. Special arrangements can be made for group classes.
Location: Florianopolis
Email: tlc@thelanguageclub.com.br

Overseas Language Center
Overseas was conceived in 2004, and established in March 2005, after we noticed an increasing demand for professionals who speak a foreign language in the current labour market. It was meant as an innovation in language instruction, witht the transmission of knowledge of a foreign language without the traditionalism of normal courses. Currently, the Center is teaching two language course series, Portuguese for Foreigners and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Overseas is a family establishment, created during a family reunion, where the father, daughter, and a good friend of the family, all teachers of English and Portuguese, were musing about their experiences on teaching and the methodologies used in normal courses. There and then, we came up with the idea of having a place where teaching a language could be free of the conventional patterns so common nowadays and still be effective. After a couple of months our idea was put into practice.
Location: Maceio
Email: Email contact page

Professora Ana Helena Vannier
Are you coming to Brazil to work or play for an extended period of time? If so, you will benefit from knowing some Portuguese. In addition to helping you get around the city, knowledge of the language will be beneficial to you in your daily life in Brazil. If your spouse and children are coming with you, their stay can also be improved by knowing the local language.I am a professional instructor for Portuguese. I also speak English and Italian. I am available to provide instruction to you and your family at a time and place convenient to you. I can provide instruction at either your place of work or your residence. Our classes can be tailored to your goals, schedule and desired learning pace. If it is crucial that you learn Portuguese in a very short amount of time, I can also provide intensive studies and immersion in the language and culture.
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Email: Email contact page

Progresso: Language-school in Maceio, Brasil
Here in Maceio in our language-school, at one of the most popular holiday places in Brasil, we offer you a Brasilian Portuguese language course. You can choose from three different intensive courses, which means "more school" or "more beach" (we offer you a couple of excursions to the most beautiful places around Maceio. But if you want to be able to have a basic chat in portugues at the end of your course, you will need at least a four week intensive course. You can choose if you want to study alone or with another student. You can choose if you would like to live in a Brasilian family or in an fully equipped apartment.
Location: Maceio
Email: thkaes@hotmail.com

S&K Brazilian Language And Culture Program
S&K is a bicultural community center and thereby an experimental implementation of Stephen Krashen's Natural Approach and acquisition theory. As such, we do not follow any specific plan or course of lessons, but promote language and culture exchange in communicative activities. We emphasize language acquisition through communication rather than language learning through the study of grammar. For those interested in a more linguistically structured program, we offer an intensive course of private lessons. Classes include conversation, grammar, and pronunciation. In the pronunciation classes, the student will be introduced to Portuguese phonology compared to English phonology. Emphasis will be placed on the pronunciation of nasal vowels and syllable-timed rhythm. The grammar classes will present the differences between English and Portuguese in verb conjugation and sentence formation, including subjectless sentences, double negative words, adjective gender and number, false cognates, lexical ambiguity, etc.
Location: Santa Cruz do Sul
Email: sk@sk.com.br

Step1 Idiomas
Learn Portuguese and enjoy yourself! Step1 Idiomas, based out of Florianopolis (Brazil), is a language and cultural immersion program for students of Portuguese. The school offers a unique and exciting new approach to learning and practicing Portuguese. Learn the language while exploring the many tourist attractions of the most beautiful and unspoiled city of Brazil. Your single or multi-week Portuguese course also includes accommodations, plenty of adventure activities and the opportunity to make new friends while enjoying the exciting experience of learning a new language fast. Our trained teachers will make every class fun, unique and fulfilling. They will also take you on tours around the city and make you learn Portuguese by living it rather than by staying at home and studying it.
Location: Florianopolis
Email: info@step1.com.br

Study Abroad International - Portuguese Language Schools in Brazil
Study Abroad International was developed to become your one-stop guide to study abroad programs and language learning worldwide. Here you will find detailed information about the world's best study abroad programs and language courses brought to you by our Language Schools and Study Abroad Centers. On Study Abroad International.com you will find brief presentaions of IPSA Language Schools and Study Abroad Programs organized by countries and languages.
Location: Maceio, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
Email: admissions@studyabroadinternational.com

University of Minnesota - Language and Culture in Bahia, Brazil
During this summer program, study Portuguese language intensively at any level while gaining an introduction to Brazil's remakrable culture, literature, and history. Enroll in language courses for all levels; advanced levels take literature and civilization courses. Typical credits: 6 for summer session.
Location: Bahia
Email: umabroad@umn.edu

USA International
The USA International is a language school devoted exclusively to teaching Portuguese, English and Spanish as a foreign language to people from all over the world. We are a family run school in one of the most beautiful areas of Brazil within easy reach of Rio de Janeiro and just 25 minutes from Sao Paulo downtown. There are three types of courses on offer at USA International; Intensive, Standard and One to one. The aim of these courses is to help students improve all aspects of Portuguese language that they will meet in general conversation and everyday life. Students will study grammar, vocabulary and will practise all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) through a variety of realistic situations.
Location: Sao Paulo
Email: Email contact page

USC Overseas Studies in Brazil
In conjunction with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) USC students can spend a semester or year in Salvador da Bahia, in northeastern Brazil. Salvador da Bahia was the capital of Brazil during the colonial period, and today this city of 2.1 million considered a major center of Afro-Brazilian culture. The semester begins with a five-week intensive language and culture program. For students spending the fall semester in Salvador da Bahia, the five-week intensive language and culture program (late-June through mid-July) is held in Salvador. For students spending the spring semester in Salvador, the intensive language and culture program (mid-January through late February) is held in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city.
Location: Salvador da Bahia, also Sao Paulo
Email: overseas@usc.edu

Wide Vision
Wide Vision opened more than 15 years ago and besides teaching English and Spanish we have always enjoyed teaching our foreign guests Portuguese and introducing them our rich culture. We will show you the incredible Brazilian music and literature, our people and society, the food and the special features of Brazil's five regions. Many people from various countries have studied Portuguese at Wide Vision for different purposes, some stopped by for a short while when they were taking internships or participated in exchanges, others decided to stay in Teresopolisfor good. All of them were united in their strong interest in Brazil, our culture, our language. Within a short time our students were able to communicate in speech and writing. Our tuition is based on functions, situations and pairwork to get our students to use their language skills frequently. Of course, we provide our students with the necessary grammar to enable them to speak, read and write. We also speak Spanish and English at Wide Vision - but be sure, soon you will only talk to us in Portuguese!
Location: Teresopolis
Email: Email contact page

WW Idiomas
Crash courses for people who need their Portuguese right away! Courses for family members who attend school and have to understand the Brazilian reality. Portuguese courses for executives traveling to Brazil on business, including specialized business and technology language. We emphasize the acquisition of vocabulary and pronunciation, enabling you to communicate more quickly on the street. You will go through language projects, including specific language and specific goals in real-life situations. You will receive vital information on the culture and on how to cope with your daily routine.
Location: Curitiba
Email: contato@wwidiomas.com.br