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  I started my 3 weeks vacation with a week of Portuguese class in this school. Conveniently located in the hart of Ipanema, I took 4 hours of group class in... read more

    Jeroen V
    12/29/2019
  • star rating  Very nice lectures and people! Only one week of lessons gave me an amazing boost. I can recommend it to everyone trying to learn portuguese!

    680koend
    12/29/2019
  • star rating  I spent 4 weeks at Caminhos in September/October and thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The lessons were engaging and really enjoyable and there were plenty of opportunities for speaking. The... read more

    N8167TIamya
    12/28/2019
  • star rating  Amazing way to learn the language, see the city and make new friends (Brazilian & travellers). We were in the Spanish speaking class for beginners and we learnt so much,... read more

    pilocuba
    11/29/2019
  • star rating  The Caminhos Talk program is a great to further improve your conversation skills in Portuguese. You already have to be at a certain level to be allowed in the program... read more

    jcampagna82
    11/06/2019
  • star rating  Caminhos Language Centre is truly the best learning school I had ever attended. Teachers are wonderful, they are inspiring and generous. Learning a new language in another country can be... read more

    mavegarcia
    11/06/2019
  • star rating  It is obvious that everybody at Caminhos work really hard to make your experience an unforgettable one. I realized that from the moment I e mailed some queries about their... read more

    Alexander H
    11/05/2019
  • star rating  i joined the basic language class and found it invaluable. it really helped me understand and practice how to speak to the cariocas! and the Centre also has loads... read more

    GaryJohnAshton
    11/05/2019
  • star rating  I am an american-filipina polygot with a reasonable porficiency of portuguese. I decided to enrich my 1 week vacation in Rio de Janeiro by choosing to do the Rio Immersion... read more

    Daniella A
    9/30/2019
  • star rating  Caminhos is an excellent language school for foreigners who want to start or continue studying Portuguese. I took two weeks of one-on-one private lessons and they were excellent. ... read more

    765kev
    9/28/2019
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