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

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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


  •   The school is amazing, I can not recommend enough. Not only the quality of the teaching is exceptional, but the structure and the care of the students too. So many... read more

    HunNorb
    9/11/2019
  •   Loved my time at the school. My teachers were amazing and I feel like I've improved so much! The reception staff too were great and will help you organise absolutely... read more

    HptJ40
    9/10/2019
  •   I followed Portuguese classes at Caminhos for eight weeks. The teachers were really nice, my fellow students were interesting and the school organizes a lot of nice activities. The only... read more

    HarmenSt
    9/09/2019
  •   I highly recommend Caminhos whether you're just passing through Rio and want to learn some basics or if you are looking to learn advanced Portuguese. The intensive group course is... read more

    TaraN505
    9/04/2019
  •   Caminhos is a school wich takes care of you in all the situations, not only learning. Its staff make their best to make you feel as better as you can,... read more

    Toni S
    8/26/2019
  •   A great choice to take classes at Caminhos, which has excellent teachers, materials, facilities and location. The school also has strong links with local communities, which for me was an... read more

    681gary
    8/12/2019
  •   I’ve been waiting to write this review to encourage others to take part in the wonderful community that is Caminhos! Not only did I leave Caminhos with the ability to... read more

    Cezanne B
    8/12/2019
  •   I planned to take courses here for one week only but I was so convinced by their teaching technique that I decided to come back for another week at the... read more

    Harcole
    8/05/2019
  •   Spent 10 weeks going through all of the Portuguese language levels at the school and having the pleasure of meeting arguably the best teachers I have had whether in learning... read more

    theguiotine
    8/04/2019
  •   The school is easy to find in Ipanema and filled with lots of activities. All the teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable on the best way to show... read more

    johnhuffman74
    8/02/2019
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