Latin Speakers

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Course Description

The Latin Speakers Course is designed specifically for people from Latin countries who are fluent in Spanish and can already understand a bit of Portuguese. We recognise the challenges of placing Spanish and/or Italian speakers in the same beginners level of Portuguese so we have a course specifically for them. The Latin Speakers Course starts students in a separate beginners course for 2 weeks and then integrates them into a level appropriate for them (normal beginners would do 2 weeks of A1 and 2 weeks of A1+, whereas Latin Speakers will do 2 weeks of Latin Speakers Course and 2 weeks of either A2 or B1). The Latin Speakers Course focuses on the differences in grammar and conversation between Spanish/Italian and Portuguese.

  • 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 ES

Latin Speakers Course Highlights

  • 2 week in a beginner group course for Spanish and/or Italian speakers
  • 4 hours of Group Classes per day, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week)
  • 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


Small Group classes


Our Reviews on TripAdvisor

  • star rating  If you are staying in Rio you HAVE to study at Caminhos! If you are looking to learn Portuguese, this is the place to do it. The teachers are very... read more

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    6/11/2021
  • 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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    5/26/2021
  • 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
  • star rating  I’ve been taking classes with Caminhos for the last six weeks and I cannot recommend them enough. The physical location is currently closed due to COVID so I am... read more

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    12/03/2020
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