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

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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


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    December 31, 2021
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    December 23, 2021
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    December 15, 2021
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    November 16, 2021
  • star rating  Really enjoyed studying at Caminhos language school, the professionals were very attentive and within 2 weeks of practicing at home and during the lessons I was able to communicate and... read more

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    October 26, 2021
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    October 26, 2021
  • 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,
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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

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    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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