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$900 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  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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  • 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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