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  I really enjoyed studying at Caminhos ,you can really feel the difference very fast and start to Speak Portuguese from the first 2 weeks.It is a professional course and... read more

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    October 6, 2021
  • star rating  I had the best experience with 2 teachers, Lennon and Marcela
    It was always fun, learning by music and samba,
    and i really improved my portuguese
    I... read more

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    August 24, 2021
  • star rating  I had the best experience with 2 teachers, Lennon and Marcela
    It was always fun, learning by music and samba,
    and i really improved my portuguese
    I... read more

    avatar thumb Shira Y
    August 24, 2021
  • star rating  I absolutely loved everything about studying at Caminhos! I studied with Lennon and Jean and learnt so much in the classes, they were really informative and fun. I now do... read more

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    August 20, 2021
  • star rating  I absolutely loved everything about studying at Caminhos! I studied with Lennon and Jean and learnt so much in the classes, they were really informative and fun. I now do... read more

    avatar thumb Anna S
    August 20, 2021
  • star rating  This school is an absolutely fantastic place to learn Portuguese if you are in Rio. Their attention to their students is excellent and they provide a wonderful environment for learning.... read more

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    August 17, 2021
  • star rating  This school is an absolutely fantastic place to learn Portuguese if you are in Rio. Their attention to their students is excellent and they provide a wonderful environment for learning.... read more

    avatar thumb J C
    August 17, 2021
  • star rating  I'm very happy that I decided to take portuguese classes in Caminhos, even if it was only for one week. I learned the basics and I could understand and communicate... read more

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    August 14, 2021
  • star rating  I'm very happy that I decided to take portuguese classes in Caminhos, even if it was only for one week. I learned the basics and I could understand and communicate... read more

    avatar thumb anthi g
    August 14, 2021
  • star rating  extremely nice and helpful staff and professors. Can only recommend. I had a year course and was able to speak after only 3 months and also they are very... read more

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    August 7, 2021
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