Samba class in Rio de Janeiro while learning Portuguese – Portuguese & Samba

portuguese and samba classes in brazil

Course Description

Learn Portuguese and dance Samba! This unique learning experience offers you the cultural combination of learning Portuguese along with the traditional Brazilian dance…Samba!

Each week you will have 20 hours of Portuguese Group Classes (09:00-13:00, Mon – Fri) and 4.5 hours of Samba classes (1.5 hours of Samba class 3 days of the week). Both classes are held at our school in Ipanema, and the Samba teacher will conduct the dance class in Portuguese so you can continue to practice the language in a completely different context. The Portuguese & Samba option, is ideal for those wanting to learn Portuguese whilst moving their hips!

  • 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 & Samba Highlights

  • 4 hours of Portuguese group classes per day, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week).
  • 1.5 hours of Samba classes 3 times 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 samba class a week


Monday to Friday


Private samba classes


Our Reviews on TripAdvisor

  • star rating  To summarize: I loved it ALL there (even if I skipped the after school social events for reasons only related to me, not to the school and/or other students 😉... read more

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    December 31, 2021
  • star rating  My experience at Caminhos was incredible. I spent one month there, and I wish I could have stayed longer. There were students from all ages, but most of us were... read more

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    December 23, 2021
  • star rating  Caminhos is an outstanding school! When my husband and I were researching for a language school for our son who was going to Rio to spend time with our... read more

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    December 15, 2021
  • star rating  We took a one-week private Portuguese course with Caminhos and had an excellent experience with the school. Within a week, we learned lots of useful words and expressions for our... read more

    avatar thumb Laurence B
    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

    avatar thumb Samuel A
    October 26, 2021
  • star rating  I traveled around Brazil for 3 weeks and Caminhos was definitely among the top 5 places I visited. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly I felt really comfortable since the... read more

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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,
    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
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