Capoeira in Rio de Janeiro while learning Portuguese – Portuguese & Capoeira

brazilian portuguese and capoeira classes in brazil

Course Description

Make the most of your stay in Rio de Janeiro and study Portuguese with Caminhos whilst learning about, and mastering the ancient techniques of Capoeira – an Afro-Brazilian martial art. Each week you will have 20 hours of Portuguese Group Classes (09:00-13:00 Mon – Fri) and 4.5 hours of Capoeira classes (1.5 hours of Capoeira class 3x a week).

Your Portuguese Intensive Group Class, will be held at the Caminhos Language Center, while the Capoeira classes will be held at a second location nearby, and will be conducted in Portuguese so that you can practice what you’ve learnt during the morning in a completely different context.

The Portuguese & Capoeira option, is ideal for those wanting to learn Portuguese whilst mastering the ancient art of Capoeira!

  • 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

Portuguese & Capoeira Highlights

  • 4 hours of Portuguese group classes per day, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week).
  • 1.5 hours of Capoeira classes 3x a week (4.5 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$975 per week

20 hours of group classes a week


4.5 hours of capoeira class a week


Monday to Friday


Private capoeira 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

    avatar thumb Mohamad A
    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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