Learn Brazilian Portuguese with us!
We offer all levels of Brazilian Portuguese. Choose the Portuguese course that better fits your needs.
The school has chosen the Communicative Intercultural Method: we teach in Portuguese only, keeping the use of your native language to a minimum during daily classes and during various field trips. The school developed the teaching handouts for all levels: Falo Português I ,II and III. Generally this books cover the situations and vocabulary that a foreigner encounters in Brazil.
Each book is planned to be worked on during 4 weeks. Portuguese Classes are focused on conversation, though there will also be writing (10%), reading (10%) and grammar (30%) requirements. Approximately 50% of class time is dedicated to speaking and understanding. Students also learn by listening to local music or by role-playing everyday situations.
A variety of teaching methods are used to make lessons fun, besides being an effective way to improve and intensify language skills.The most important objective of the language course is to achieve the ability to successfully communicate and learn Brazilian Portuguese. That means that not only grammar and vocabulary, but also listening, reading, and writing skills as well as conversation in modern colloquial Portuguese are taught. An introduction to the Brazilian way of life, customs, politics and culture represents an important part of the classes.
The special characteristics of Diálogo Language School programs are the great amount of conversational-training in class as well as the integration of cultural activities, following the principles of the Communicative Approach for language teaching.
Lessons are taught in Portuguese and they are carefully prepared for each level. In an agreeable way, games, music, videos, and other kinds of teaching support are used to develop listening and conversation skills, which prepare students to perform different tasks in real life situations.
In general, students under 18 are not allowed in the programs, unless they are accompanied by a parent. The age range usually varies between 20 and 55. The school receives students from all over the world, mainly from USA, Europe, Canada and Japan. Students' motivations to study Portuguese are tourism, university courses or professional and business reasons.
The school only works with professional Brazilian teachers. All of them have a degree and most of them can speak English & other languages. They are extremely dedicated and all of them are well-trained, participating in workshops, courses and events on a regular basis. Experience in providing portuguese courses for specific professional purposes i.e. for medical, law, diplomats, flight attendants and business students, requiring specific vocabulary.
What is included in the Programs?
The Portuguese in Brazil Course includes, in addition to individual or group classes, regional dance classes (samba, forró and axé), capoeira, percussion and a certificate. The placement interview at the beginning of your studies is also included, so we can fit you according to your needs. The course time is set by you, feel free to extend your course at any time. Breaks are also allowed (no extra charge).
What you can include in your Program?
You can include in your program some services for your convenience, such as arrival and departure transfers, accommodations with breakfast or halfboard, practical Bahian cooking classes, Surf or Stand Up Paddle and touristic tour.
What is not included?
- Public transportation and tickets during excursions
- Food and drinks during activities and excursions