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Intensive Brazilian Portuguese Course (20 Hours)

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Course Description

The Caminhos Intensive 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 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-play, 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.

 

Caminhos’ Course Levels

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Intensive Portuguese (20 Hours) Highlights

  • 4 hours of teaching per day, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week)
  • A range of 9 distinct levels of ability: A1 (beginner) till C (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$440 per week

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


Monday to Friday


1 week to 16 weeks


A1 (Beginner) to C (Advanced)
9 levels


Small Group classes


  •   Caminhos is so much more than just a school. It's a community! That the reason why I wanted to come back for a longer period after studying here for a week in 2017. All the teachers I have had in my 4 weeks were great...More

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    2/20/2019
  •   Caminhos is an amazing place to learn Portuguese. The teachers are smart, cool, and eager to help you learn. Beyond this, the school provides a community where you can make friends and learn about Brazil outside of the classroom. My experience with classes at Caminhos...More

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    2/15/2019
  •   I have studied at Caminhos a few times already. If you are looking for a place for good Portuguese language classes and also learn a ton about Brazilian culture, there is no better place. The staff is fantastic and the atmosphere always cheerful and warming....More

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    2/14/2019
  •   Can’t recommend Caminhos enough! Great school, and awesome teachers. Not only do you get to learn the language, but also get great exposure for cultural events and things that are happening around Rio. You also get to connect with many like minded people who are...More

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    2/14/2019
  •   Love this school and all their activities and events! Beach volleyball, capoeira, movie nights, samba rehearsals, food course and really amazing hikes! I also reccomend the home-stay acconodation service. The school organized my stay at a brazilian familys house close to the school in Ipanema...More

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    2/14/2019
  •   As usual they went above and beyond. So happy to choose them again. They always take such good care of the students. I highly recommend Caminhos!!!

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    2/13/2019
  •   Great teachers, warm and welcoming atmosphere, a wide range of activities outside of class, good testing to place students at the appropriate level. Good for travelers and new arrivals to Rio. Only wish I had signed up sooner!

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    2/13/2019
  •   Anyone who’s been to Caminhos knows it’s a lot more than just a school, it’s like a community and family for any gringos who go on an adventure to Rio. I stopped studying there a long time ago, but I still go to their events...More

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    2/13/2019
  •   As the name CAMINHOS already implies, in this school learning takes place in/on many different WAYS. Either in the classrooms (private or in group) or during dancing lessons (super!!), outdoor activities ... I enjoyed every single day in this wonderful school. The teachers are excellent...More

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    2/13/2019
  •   Caminhos is a high quality language school and a place run by people who care about their students and their social impact. For years I’ve seen countless students walk out with much improved language skills! I have always and will continue to always recommend it...More

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    2/13/2019
  • 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 (see  Calendar) otherwise buy additional private classes

You can download Caminhos Curriculum here.