Surf classes in Rio de Janeiro while learning Portuguese – Portuguese & Surf

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Course Description

Make the most of your stay in Rio de Janeiro and study Portuguese with Caminhos whilst learning how to surf! We’ll take you to Arpoador, one of the best surf-spots in Brazil to teach you how to surf, or to improve your surfing skills.

Arpoador (which literally means the harpoon thrower) is famous to surf enthusiasts because of the WSL championship competition that is held there every year. It is also a popular local hangout spot for surfing Cariocas.

The surfing instructor will encourage students to speak Portuguese whilst they catch the waves, giving you the chance to practice the language in a completely different context.

Each week you will have 20 hours of Portuguese Group Classes (09:00-13:00 Mon – Fri) and 4.5 hours of Surfing classes (1.5 hours of Surf class 3x a week).

The Portuguese & Surfing option, is a popular choice for the more sporty students – so get ready for some waves!

  • 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

Survival Rio Course Highlights

  • 4 hours of Portuguese group classes per day, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week).
  • 3 sessions of surfing instruction (the days depend on the waves and weather conditions, 1.5 hours sessions).
  • 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$840 per week

20 hours of group classes a week


4.5 hours of surf class a week


Monday to Friday


Private surf classes


Our Reviews on TripAdvisor

  •   The school is amazing, I can not recommend enough. Not only the quality of the teaching is exceptional, but the structure and the care of the students too. So many... read more

    HunNorb
    9/11/2019
  •   Loved my time at the school. My teachers were amazing and I feel like I've improved so much! The reception staff too were great and will help you organise absolutely... read more

    HptJ40
    9/10/2019
  •   I followed Portuguese classes at Caminhos for eight weeks. The teachers were really nice, my fellow students were interesting and the school organizes a lot of nice activities. The only... read more

    HarmenSt
    9/09/2019
  •   I highly recommend Caminhos whether you're just passing through Rio and want to learn some basics or if you are looking to learn advanced Portuguese. The intensive group course is... read more

    TaraN505
    9/04/2019
  •   Caminhos is a school wich takes care of you in all the situations, not only learning. Its staff make their best to make you feel as better as you can,... read more

    Toni S
    8/26/2019
  •   A great choice to take classes at Caminhos, which has excellent teachers, materials, facilities and location. The school also has strong links with local communities, which for me was an... read more

    681gary
    8/12/2019
  •   I’ve been waiting to write this review to encourage others to take part in the wonderful community that is Caminhos! Not only did I leave Caminhos with the ability to... read more

    Cezanne B
    8/12/2019
  •   I planned to take courses here for one week only but I was so convinced by their teaching technique that I decided to come back for another week at the... read more

    Harcole
    8/05/2019
  •   Spent 10 weeks going through all of the Portuguese language levels at the school and having the pleasure of meeting arguably the best teachers I have had whether in learning... read more

    theguiotine
    8/04/2019
  •   The school is easy to find in Ipanema and filled with lots of activities. All the teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable on the best way to show... read more

    johnhuffman74
    8/02/2019
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