Intensive Brazilian Portuguese Course (20 Hours)

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Course Description

The Caminhos Intensive Portuguese Group Course is the most popular choice for students who join us at Caminhos. This course is a fun and interactive way to learn Portuguese in a relaxed group environment — in Ipanema!

You will participate in 20 hours of intensive Portuguese language classes per week and can expect each day to be filled with a variety of reading, writing, listening and grammar activities, in which you will be stimulated and encouraged to practice your Portuguese. Our teachers focus on speaking (the communicative approach) which comprises of role-playing, debates, analysing of film and video clip excerpts, and other interactive methods.

After your daily class, you can also participate in interesting social activities with other Caminhos students, giving you the chance to put your Portuguese skills into practice.

  • Download your level test here (complete beginners do not need to do a level test).
  • Let us know if you are a native Latin speaker.
  • You can start Group Classes any Monday of the year.
  • If you are a complete beginner, you should start at the beginning of A1 or L (see  Calendar) otherwise buy additional private classes

You can download Caminhos Curriculum here.

Meet the Portuguese Teachers

Caminhos’ Course Levels

portuguese course levels ENIntensive Portuguese (20 Hours) Highlights

  • 4 hours of teaching per day, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week)
  • A range of 10 distinct levels of ability: A1 (Beginner) to C+ (High Advanced)
  • Small class size
  • Free after-class activities every day
  • The opportunity to make friends with people from across the globe
  • Your fee supports Mais Caminhos — our social programme; helping Brazilian kids in need
Price

from R$500 per week

09:00-13:00 | 4 hours per day


Monday to Friday


1 week to 18 weeks


A1 (Beginner) to C+ (High Advanced) - 10 levels


Small Group classes


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  • star rating  Excellent experience. Highly recommended. The classes were professional, well taught and well organized. It is a real learning center and I have only the highest praise.

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    5/28/2021
  • star rating  Going to Caminhos classes while living in Rio was the best part of my day-to-day. This school is more than just language, it provides a sense of community. The atmosphere... read more

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    5/26/2021
  • star rating  Caminhos is a very good school to learn portuguese and you also get to know a lot of people from around the world! I had an awesome time at the... read more

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  • star rating  Caminho is truly great. I took 5 weeks of private lessons and now I plan to continue my study by taking online courses. My teachers are wonderful: Antonio, Bruno V,... read more

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    3/27/2021
  • star rating  I spent 2 months learning Portuguese at Caminhos and was extremely impressed by the quality of the teachers, textbooks, and the style of teaching. Classes are interactive and really work... read more

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    3/24/2021
  • star rating  I loved the 5 weeks I spent learning Portuguese at Caminhos! All of the teachers and the staff were fantastic. The group classes (4hr/day) offered the perfect mix of structure... read more

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    2/05/2021
  • star rating  Caminhos is not just a great place to learn Portuguese. Their programs allow you to use the language as a way to discover Rio de Janeiro and part of Brazilian... read more

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    12/16/2020
  • star rating  I spent 1 month learning Portuguese and it was greatest experience ever. I wish I could have stayed longer since I felt I was making so much progress and it... read more

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    12/11/2020
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