Why study Portuguese at Caminhos Language Centre?
- Friday May 11th, 2018
- Posted by: Amanda Ennes
- Category: Caminhos Language Centre News
If you are having second thoughts about whether to sign up for Portuguese lessons or not, we are here to help you. Why should you study Portuguese at Caminhos Language Centre? Why is Portuguese a good second language to learn?
We have many reasons for you to choose Caminhos Language Centre. After all, our school is a great place to learn Portuguese in Brazil. Let us tell you why.
Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world
The Portuguese language is the sixth most spoken language in the world and more than 10 countries have it as its official language. Also, if you plan to live in Brazil or travel around the country, be aware that most Brazilians do not speak a second language, which may make your communication a bit hard. Also, the Portuguese language is very beautiful! It’s worth learning!
Qualified Portuguese Teachers
All Portuguese teachers at Caminhos Language Centre are university graduates and have extensive experience in teaching Brazilian Portuguese to foreigners. In addition to the teachers, our entire staff is very friendly and is available to help you on any subject. Our staff is multilingual so you do not have to worry if you do not speak Portuguese yet.
Introduction to Brazilian Culture
Our classes are designed not only to focus on grammar, writing, and conversation. We find it important to always have a moment to introduce our students to Brazilian history and culture. During this part of the lesson, we talk about the habits, traditions, films, songs, and the day-to-day life of a carioca (people that live in Rio de Janeiro).
Caminhos uses the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) methodology. This is a methodology for teaching Portuguese that focuses on the communicative interaction between teacher and student. Our teachers will speak Portuguese as much as possible during classes. Researches show that this methodology has better results when learning a new language.
Free activities in Rio de Janeiro
During the weekdays we offer free after-class activities for our students. Whether it’s Capoeira, samba classes, city tours, or sport, we encourage students to socialize and practice Portuguese outside the classes as well. In addition to the free activities, we also have some paid activities available, such as cooking and surfing lessons, as well as weekend trips around the city.
Caminhos Language Centre is located in one of the safest areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the neighborhood of Ipanema. And if the day is beautiful after your class, know that our school is just four blocks away from Ipanema Beach. In just a few-minutes walk, you can also get to the neighborhoods of Copacabana, Lagoa, and Leblon. We are less than a block away from the General Osório metro station and lots of bus stops. At the school, it is also possible to rent bicycles if you want. There are also supermarkets, restaurants, hostels, bars, and shops close by Caminhos Language Centre.
We have our own building, consisting of three floors, 10 classrooms, a kitchen, a reception, a student lounge, and one bathroom on each floor. Here at Caminhos, you have access to free wi-fi, water, and coffee.
Different types of Portuguese courses
At Caminhos you choose how you will learn Portuguese. We have group courses in 9 different levels, private lessons, immersion in Rio de Janeiro, preparatory classes for CELPE-Bras, and much more. In addition, we can help you with accommodation services, student visas, volunteer work, and scholarships.
High level of satisfaction
On our TripAdvisor page, we have 428 reviews so far, with a 98% positive rate. Our students love to study at Caminhos Language Centre and usually feel like they have a family away from home here.
Part of the fee you pay to study at Caminhos Language Centre goes to our social project called Mais Caminhos. Mais Caminhos offers educational and cultural activities for Brazilian children and adolescents. We have tutoring programs, English lessons, theater, and creativity classes for children and young adults in the communities near the school.
Now you have great reasons to study at Caminhos! Learn more about our school by visiting our website.