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$575 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


  • star rating  After trying multiple different language schools and teachers, I finally landed upon Caminhos and my teacher Bruno Cuoto and it has been the best learning experience of my life!
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    Lance1robinson
    May 10, 2022
  • star rating  Everything about Caminhos was absolutely awesome. The location in Ipanema was great, it was a pleasure interacting with Natalia and the rest of the staff everyday, the teachers were great,... read more

    matheusluis727
    April 29, 2022
  • star rating  The Caminhos school and all of the team is amazing. I am very happy with the quality of the teaching (I did group plus private classes) and find all of... read more

    PepitaMel
    April 21, 2022
  • star rating  It was a jugar experience cause everyone I know there were overseas people although I met a lot of people from my country, that was great because if u don't... read more

    M3191UCsantiagov
    April 20, 2022
  • star rating  To summarize: I loved it ALL there (even if I skipped the after school social events for reasons only related to me, not to the school and/or other students 😉... read more

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    December 31, 2021
  • star rating  To summarize: I loved it ALL there (even if I skipped the after school social events for reasons only related to me, not to the school and/or other students 😉... read more

    SmallWorldsTraveler
    December 31, 2021
  • star rating  My experience at Caminhos was incredible. I spent one month there, and I wish I could have stayed longer. There were students from all ages, but most of us were... read more

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    December 23, 2021
  • star rating  My experience at Caminhos was incredible. I spent one month there, and I wish I could have stayed longer. There were students from all ages, but most of us were... read more

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    December 23, 2021
  • star rating  Caminhos is an outstanding school! When my husband and I were researching for a language school for our son who was going to Rio to spend time with our... read more

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    December 15, 2021
  • star rating  Caminhos is an outstanding school! When my husband and I were researching for a language school for our son who was going to Rio to spend time with our... read more

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    December 15, 2021