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Caminhos Language Centre is the largest and most exciting Portuguese language school in Brazil. You will learn how to speak Brazilian Portuguese in an effective, dynamic and fun way. We offer you a diverse learning curriculum and cultural immersion in Rio de Janeiro. Small group classes facilitate student-teacher interaction.
Our school offers you more than Portuguese lessons for foreigners. We offer you the complete Rio de Janeiro experience. Every day we organize 100% free and fun activities for you to socialise and practise your Portuguese. Activities include beach volleyball, samba classes, Brazilian cinema, football matches, hikes and sightseeing tours. At Caminhos you can learn Portuguese in Rio while having the time of your life!
Caminhos was founded with the objective to support Brazilian children in need. Over the years, the school has invested more than half of its profits into social welfare causes. We recently launched ‘Mais Caminhos’ for Brazilian children. Children come to the school from nearby ‘favelas’ to learn and have fun. The school has also employed Davi a former resident of the Casa do Caminho orphanage. Watch the documentary on Davi. At Caminhos you learn Portuguese while your fee supports underprivileged children! We also offer short and long term volunteer opportunities.
Learn Brazilian Portuguese four blocks from the famous Ipanema Beach. You can come to school wearing your shorts and flip flops! Ipanema is famous for its bustling social scene, great restaurants, cafés and shops. Ipanema’s metro station, is five minutes walk from the language school. At the school we offer free Wi-Fi, coffee and filtered water. Many students head to the beach straight after class. Our free beach volleyball on Mondays is very popular.
Caminhos offers you a wide variety of accommodation options in Rio de Janeiro. We want to ensure you a safe and comfortable stay in Rio de Janeiro. We can recommend you our "homestay" option. Homestay allows you to experience Brazilian life and culture with locals while practising your Portuguese with your host family.
At Caminhos, you can choose between Portuguese group courses and private classes. We have a minimum of 8 Portuguese group courses at 4 levels running every weekday throughout the year. Intensive Portuguese courses run from Monday to Friday for 4 hours per day . In addition to Intensive courses it is possible to take Caminhos Talk. Caminhos Talk is a complementary Portuguese course designed to improve your conversation skills. For Spanish and Italian speakers we offer a Latin Group course. This beginner course runs for one week instead of four weeks.
Private classes are tailored to suit your needs, enabling you to study Portuguese at your own pace. You decide when, where and how classes are taken. We have several private class options, including: regular private classes; Celpe-Bras preparation and Portuguese Immersion programme.