1- Q: I’d like to learn Portuguese

A: Hi there, how great to hear you would like to learn Portuguese! We offer both online and in-person courses from our school in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Our courses include group classes, one-on-one immersion, private tutoring, and Portuguese for business. All our courses follow our methodologies Funlearning and Livelearning, follow a conversational approach, and include free Activities to practice talking as you have fun and get to know Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.

Find out more about our in-person courses here or ask me about in-person courses.

Find out more about online courses here or ask me about online courses.

2- Q: I want to learn Portuguese online

A: How great to hear you’d like to study Portuguese online! All our online courses include our methodology Funlearning, our RioONLINE! Activities, conversational approach and fun homework (O Jogo do Dia). Taking online Portuguese classes is an opportunity to learn from wherever you are, anywhere in the world. You will learn about Brazilian culture, as well as the Portuguese language, with a native teacher. You will be provided with all the material and activities so you can practice after each class. I will share some details with you about our three online courses, but I recommend you check out the links so you can check the price in your preferred currency as well.

Online Portuguese Course (Group)

Learn Portuguese without leaving home, meanwhile making friends from around the world to practice your Portuguese! Have small group classes with only 2-6 people. This online Portuguese course is 2 hours per day from Monday to Friday, with 3 timetable options to suit your time zone: from 9 am to 11 am, from 2 pm to 4 pm or from 6 pm to 8 pm  (all times shown in Rio de Janeiro time). 

Price per week from R$275 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Part-time Online Portuguese Course (Group)

Enjoy our easy going version of the Rio & Learn intensive Online Portuguese Course. Have small group classes with only 2-6 people. Learn with a native Portuguese language teacher from wherever you are! The Part-Time Online Portuguese Course involves studying 4 hours per week – 2 hours per day, 2 days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays). 

Price per week from R$175 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Online Portuguese Classes (Private)

Online Private Portuguese Classes without leaving home. You will study with our native Portuguese language teachers, at your own rhythm and from wherever you are. Choose and schedule your classes from 8 am to 8 pm (Rio de Janeiro time) from Monday through Friday. 

Price per hour from 91 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

More Online Courses

We also have other courses that can be studied online. If you can’t come to Brazil, don’t worry, we will bring Brazil to you. You will feel the Carioca energy through your screen! 

How about preparing online for the CELPE-BRAS, the official Portuguese proficiency test, with us? 

Is business Portuguese what you need? We also offer specialised courses for professionals and business people online! 

Whatever you need, we’ve got it, and we offer it to you on screen, wherever you are! As with the course Learn à la Carte.

The flexibility of taking classes online with all the advantages of studying at Rio & Learn, as the RioONLINE! activities, extra class activities we offer to the students as opportunities to keep practicing Portuguese. The difficult part about studying a language online is that we are usually in our own country and the chances to practice outside are smaller than being in Brazil. In order to bring Brazil even closer to our students, we created activities in which you can practice everything you learned in class by playing games or joining debates!

2.1 (short version) – Q: I want to learn Portuguese online

A: How great to hear you’d like to study Portuguese online! All our online courses include our methodology Funlearning, our RioONLINE! activities, conversational approach and fun homework (O Jogo do Dia). Taking online Portuguese classes is an opportunity to learn from wherever you are, anywhere in the world. You will learn about Brazilian culture, as well as the Portuguese language, with a native teacher. You will be provided with all the material and activities so you can practice after each class. I will share with you our three online courses. I recommend you check out the links so you can check the details and price in your preferred currency as well.

Online Portuguese Course (Group)

Small group classes, 2 hours per day from Monday to Friday, with 3 timetable options. 

Part-time Online Portuguese Course (Group)

Small group classes,  4 hours per week – 2 hours per day, 2 days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays). 

Online Portuguese Classes (Private)

Choose and schedule your classes from 8 am to 8 pm (Rio de Janeiro time) from Monday through Friday. 

More Online Courses

How about preparing online for the CELPE-BRAS, the official Portuguese proficiency test, with us? 

Is business Portuguese what you need? We also offer specialised courses for professionals and business people online! 

Whatever you need, we’ve got it, and we offer it to you on screen, wherever you are! As with the course Learn à la Carte.

3- Q: I want to study Portuguese in Brazil

A: How great to hear you’d like to study Portuguese in Brazil! We offer a couple of different courses in Rio de Janeiro, including group classes, immersion days, private tutoring and Portuguese for business. You will learn about Brazilian culture, as well as the Portuguese language, with a native teacher. You will be provided with all the material and activities so you can practice after each class. All our courses follow our methodologies Funlearning and Livelearning, foll=ow a conversational approach, and include free RioLIVE! Activities to practice talking as you have fun and get to know Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.

I recommend you check out the links so you can check the price in your preferred currency. 

Rio & Learn inGroup

This is the most popular course at Rio & Learn for students who come to Brazil for a few weeks or months and want to learn Portuguese while enjoying our “Cidade Maravilhosa”.  You study 4 hours of class, from Monday to Friday (20 hours per week) and have morning classes from 9 am to 1 pm. Study in small classes with only 2-6 people. RioLIVE! Activities every afternoon included.  

Price per week from R$649,60 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Rio & Immersion

This course is perfect for people who may not have too much time in Brazil or Rio de Janeiro, but want to learn Portuguese quickly. You’ll explore our marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro while practicing Portuguese speaking in real-life situations. The teacher takes you out into the city to explore Rio de Janeiro’s museums, cafés, parks, beaches, and much more, and helps you talk to locals! We offer both a 6-hour and 8-hour day option and lunch with the teacher is included. Trips/travel are not included. You can combine this with the RioLIVE! Activities with prior agreement regarding the timetable with the school.

Price per day from R$742,50 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

LiveBusiness!

This is designed for business managers or professionals with only a limited amount of free time and for those who need to learn Portuguese quickly.

This is an intensive immersion course with a teacher dedicated to you, and you work on topics and issues related to your business, creating situations and talking about your own company, industry or sector.

The course is ideal for learning business vocabulary, expressions for day-to-day business interaction and for discovering aspects about doing business in Brazil. The teacher is able to accompany the student to places of his choice, learning expressions, phrases and vocabulary while immersed in real-life situations, such as their own company or workplace.

The course includes lunch with the teacher every day, paying only for the trips you choose.

A teacher dedicated to you.

40 hours immersion per week, 8 hours per day (or 30h/week, 6h/day).

Lunch with the teacher included.

Trips/travel not included.

You can combine this with the RioLIVE! Activities with prior agreement regarding the timetable with the school.

Price per day from R$742,50 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Private Portuguese Classes

Private classes at Rio & Learn school offer you flexibility to choose when to study from 8 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays).

The student agrees upon the schedule and study programme in advance. You can have complete flexibility in scheduling the classes, only limited to not changing the hour of class on the same day.

Packages starting from 5 hours.

From 8 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays)

You can book as many hours as required.

Classes are held at Rio & Learn School.

RioLIVE! Activities are included.

Price per hour from R$98 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Preparatory for CELPE-Bras

CELPE-Bras stands for Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros and it is the certificate of proficiency in Portuguese as a Second language officially recognized and developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC). 

The private preparatory course for Celpe-Bras will prepare you to take the proficiency exam by developing your Listening, Speaking and Writing skills and bringing you tips to have a better performance on the exam. 

30 hours Course

Development of Listening, Speaking and Writing skills

Tips to improve the performance in the Celpe Bras examination

3 hours of class per day, from Monday to Friday

Classes from 2 pm to 5 pm

Classes are held at Rio & Learn School.

Price per the 2 weeks course is R$3383 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Portuguese Classes for Business

Private, personalized classes for business professionals where the classes are given at the student’s place of work.


The programme includes key language for business and covers topics from within the student’s professional area. You have complete flexibility to set the hours at any time from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 2 pm to 8 pm, within the usual working hours from Monday to Friday.


Schedules are arranged with the school in advance (at least one day before the scheduled class) and this is only limited to not changing the hour of the class on the same day. 

Packages starting from 10 hours.

From 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays).

You can book as many hours as you require.

Classes are held at the student’s company address (always in the same location).

RioLIVE! Activities are included.

Price per hour from R$121,60 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Learn à la Carte

Lessons wherever and whenever you want! You have total flexibility to specify the schedule up to one day before the class. 

Hours can be arranged as you require.

Classes can be made in different locations, all within the city of Rio de Janeiro.

RioLIVE! Activities are included.

Price per hour is R$160 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

3.1 (short version) – Q: I want to study Portuguese in Brazil

A: How great to hear you’d like to study Portuguese in Brazil! We offer different courses in Rio de Janeiro, including group classes, immersion days, private tutoring and Portuguese for business. You will learn about Brazilian culture, as well as the Portuguese language, with a native teacher. You will be provided with all the material and activities so you can practice after each class. All our courses follow our methodologies Funlearning and Livelearning, follow a conversational approach, and include free RioLIVE! Activities to practice talking as you have fun and get to know Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.

I recommend you check out the links so you can check the price in your preferred currency. 

Rio & Learn inGroup

This is the most popular course. 4 hours of class, from Monday to Friday (9 am to 1 pm), in small groups and RioLIVE! Activities every afternoon included!

Rio & Immersion

The teacher takes you out into the city to explore Rio de Janeiro’s while you learn, it helps you talk to locals! We offer both a 6-hour and 8-hour day option and lunch with the teacher is included. Trips/travel are not included. 

You can combine this with the RioLIVE! Activities with prior agreement regarding the timetable with the school.

LiveBusiness!

A teacher dedicated to you, 40 hours immersion per week, 8 hours per day (or 30h/week, 6h/day), lunch with the teacher included, trips/travel not included.

You can combine this with the RioLIVE! Activities with prior agreement regarding the timetable with the school.

Private Portuguese Classes

Private classes, you can choose from 8 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays).

Packages starting from 5 hours, and RioLIVE! Activities are included!

Preparatory for CELPE-Bras

30 hours Course; development of Listening, Speaking and Writing skills; tips to improve the performance in the Celpe Bras examination; 3 hours of class per day, from Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Portuguese Classes for Business

Packages starting from 10 hours, from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays), at your address and RioLIVE! Activities are included!

Learn à la Carte

Lessons wherever and whenever you want! You have total flexibility to specify the schedule up to one day before the class. 

4- Q: What are prices for online courses?

A: The prices for our online courses depend on whether you study in groups or privately, and how many hours/weeks you book. You can check out the prices below and via the links on our website in your preferred currency (including Euros, US Dollars, UK Pounds and Brazilian reais). 

Full-time Online Portuguese Course (Group) book here for: 

1 week, 550 reais

2 to 3 weeks, 495 reais per week. 10% discount!

4 to 7 weeks, 440 reais per week. 20% discount!

8 to 11 weeks, 385 reais per week. 30% discount!

12 to 23 weeks, 330 reais per week. 40% discount!

More than 23 weeks, 275 reais per week. 50% discount!!!

Part-time Online Portuguese Course (Group) book here for:

1 week, 350 reais

2 to 3 weeks, 315 reais per week. 10% discount!

4 to 7 weeks, 280 reais per week. 20% discount!

8 to 11 weeks, 245 reais per week. 30% discount!

12 to 23 weeks, 210 reais per week. 40% discount!

More than 23 weeks, 175 reais per week. 50% discount!!!

Online Portuguese Classes (Private) book here for:

1 to 4 hours, 140 reais/hour

5 to 9 hours, 119 reais/hour. 15% discount!

10 to 19 hours, 112 reais/hour. 20% discount!

20 to 49 hours, 105 reais/hour. 25% discount!

50 to 99 hours, 98 reais/hour. 30% discount!

More than 99 hours, 91 reais/hour. 35% discount!

CELPE-Bras Preparation book here for:

30 hours (2 weeks), 3383 reais!

Portuguese Classes for Business book here for:

1 to 9 hours, 152 reais/hour

10 to 19 hours, 144.40 reais/hour. 5% discount!

20 to 49 hours, 136.80 reais/hour. 10% discount!

50 to 99 hours, 129.20 reais/hour. 15% discount!

More than 99 hours, 121.60 reais/hour. 20% discount!

Learn à la Carte with a Portuguese Private Tutor book here for:

1 hour, 160 reais/hour

5- Q: What are prices for courses in Brazil?

A: The prices for our in-person courses depend on whether you study in groups or privately, and how many hours/weeks you book. You can check out the prices below and via the links on our website in your preferred currency (including Euros, US Dollars, UK Pounds and Brazilian reais). 

Rio & Learn inGroup book here for:

1 week, 1160 reais

2 to 3 weeks, 1044 reais per week. 10% discount!

4 to 5 weeks, 812 reais per week. 30% discount!

6 to 9 weeks, 754 reais per week. 35% discount!

10 to 15 weeks, 696 reais per week. 40% discount!

More than 16 weeks, 649 reais per week. 44% discount!!!

Rio & Immersion book here for: 

8 hours/day

1 day, 1160 reais/day

5 days (1 week), 4930 reais. 10% discount!

20 days (1 month), 17400 reais. 20% discount!

6 hours/day

1 day, 990 reais/day

5 days (1 week), 4207,60 reais. 10% discount!

20 days (1 month), 14850 reais. 20% discount!

LiveBusiness! book here for: 

8 hours/day

1 day, 1160 reais/day

5 days (1 week), 4930 reais. 10% discount!

20 days (1 month), 17400 reais. 20% discount!

6 hours/day

1 day, 990 reais/day

5 days (1 week), 4207,50 reais. 10% discount!

20 days (1 month), 14850 reais. 20% discount!

Private Portuguese Classes book here for:

1 to 4 hours, 140 reais/hour

5 to 9 hours, 126 reais/hour. 10% discount!

10 to 19 hours, 119 reais/hour. 15% discount!

20 to 49 hours, 112 reais/hour. 20% discount!

50 to 99 hours, 105 reais/hour. 25% discount!

More than 99 hours, 98 reais/hour. 30% discount!

Preparatory for CELPE-Bras book here for:

30 hours (2 weeks), 3383 reais!

Portuguese Classes for Business book here for: 

1 to 9 hours, 152 reais/hour

10 to 19 hours, 144.40 reais/hour. 5% discount!

20 to 49 hours, 136.80 reais/hour. 10% discount!

50 to 99 hours, 129.20 reais/hour. 15% discount!

More than 99 hours, 121.60 reais/hour. 20% discount!

Learn à la Carte book here for: 

1 hour, 160 reais/hour

6 Month Brazil Student Visa book here for: 

360 hours of Rio & Learn inGroup classes + 360 h of RioLIVE! activities for 10495 reais!

One Year Brazil Student Visa book here for: 

780 hours of Rio & Learn inGroup classes + 800 h of RioLIVE! activities for 18480 reais!

6- Q: When can I start?

A: At Rio & Learn, you can start a group course every Monday of the year (or Tuesday if you study part-time course Tuesdays and Wednesdays)! You can start with private classes every weekday of the year. With our immersion or a la carte course, you can even start on the weekends.

Anyway, try to buy your in-person course in Brazil with time, preferably one month in advance, to guarantee your place. And about your online group course it is better to buy the course at least 5 days before your starting date to guarantee you may be able to start.

7- Q: How long does a course take?

A: The courses we offer at Rio & Learn are not limited to some weeks; you can study as long as you like! We offer a flexible format, where you can book a package and study for as many weeks/hours as you want. Before you enter the school, you take a level test so you for sure start at the right level. After that, we track your progress every week so you will always be challenged with new materials to study!

8- Q: Which levels do you have?

A: At Rio & Learn we offer every level from beginner to advanced. Before you enter the school, you take a level test so you for sure start at the right level. After that, our teachers track your progress every week so you will be able to change group or level every week depending your current class performance. You will always be challenged with new materials to study!

9- Q: Do I need to buy books?

A: You don’t need to worry about buying books with us! All the materials are included and we’ll send it to you as PDFs, which you can store on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. It helps us to try to be more ecological.

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10- Q: Is there an enrollment fee? 

A: Not at all! At Rio & Learn we believe that our students should only pay for what they receive, so we do not charge for any extra payment for enrolment or administration fees. Also, with Rio & Learn you don’t need to worry about buying books. You will receive the content to be studied every week in your e-mail as a PDF file free of charge. In this way you can access it on your phone, tablet, computer… It helps us to try to be more ecological.

11- Q: How do I pay for my course?

A: The best way to pay for you course is, for sure, credit card. Simply add the products you want to the cart and make the purchase on our site, then we will contact you to organize your start! If you have problems with your purchase, we have support by email, whatsapp, phone… We will be there to assist you.

You should perform your purchase as soon as possible, since it will give us time to make all preparations needed. 

We also accept money in our school, but since we can’t save spots until payment is completed, this is kind of risky. 

12- Q: Do I need a student visa to study with you?

A: The majority of nationalities do not require a tourist visa for shorter stays, typically under 90 days. Conversely, there are certain nationalities that require visas even for tourism purposes. On the following link you can check the requirements for your country.

 If you want to stay for a long period of time studying in Brazil [more than three months (90 days)] you will need a student visa. 

The Brazilian Student Visa is usually provided for studying at least 15 hours of group classes per week. So, tell us how many weeks or months you want to spend in Brazil with your Brazilian Student Visa, and we will calculate the minimum course hours you need to take. 

Besides, we have special offers for you that make it even cheaper, and that have the acceptance letter included: 

Six Month Student Visa: 10,495 reais for 360 hours of Rio & Learn inGroup + RioLIVE!
One Year Student Visa: 18,480 reais for 780 hours of Rio & Learn inGroup + RioLIVE!
*RioLIVE! Weekends are not included in these offers

For more information about how to get your visa, click here.

All visitors must have a passport valid for at least another six months following their date of arrival. Rio & Learn will help in any way possible we can with your tourism stay or student visa. If you need a recommendation letter, or similar, we will provide this. However, please note that Rio & Learn do not arrange nor are responsible for your visa and entry into Brazil.

13- Q: Do you prepare for official exams?

A: Every student of Rio & Learn receives a certificate at the end of the course. This certificate attests to the Portuguese level. Depending on the level acquired you will be ready to apply for a job, start a new career or apply for a university degree. 

It is important to mention that to get an official certificate recognized by the Brazilian government it is necessary to do the Celpe-Bras examination. This examination was first designed with the purpose of attesting the Portuguese level of foreign workers with low qualification who were looking for jobs in Brazil. They had to take the Celpe-Bras and show a minimum knowledge of the language in order to be able to work in industries or other related companies. 

Please note that none of the Portuguese Schools are allowed to provide a certificate recognized by the Brazilian government.

However if you are thinking about doing the Celpe-Bras examination, Rio & Learn has created a special private preparatory course that will prepare you to take the proficiency exam by developing your Listening, Speaking and Writing skills and are going to bring tips to have a better performance in the examination.

Below you can see the details of our preparatory course:

Preparatory for CELPE-Bras


CELPE-Bras stands for Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros and it is the certificate of proficiency in Portuguese as a Second language officially recognized and developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC). 

The private preparatory course for Celpe-Bras will prepare you to take the proficiency exam by developing your Listening, Speaking and Writing skills and bringing you tips to have a better performance on the exam.

30 hours Course

Development of Listening, Speaking and Writing skills

Tips to improve the performance in the Celpe Bras examination

3 hours of class per day, from Monday to Friday

Classes from 2 pm to 5 pm

Classes are held at Rio & Learn School.

Book here

30 hours (2 weeks): 3,383 reais

14- Q: Are there activities during the courses in Brazil? What is RioLIVE?

A: Yes, Rio & Learn works very differently from other schools. We want to help you learn Portuguese while having a good time. Our goal is for you to be able to be independent and go around the city alone talking in Portuguese as soon as possible. See how our Classes work.

RioLIVE! are activities that we offer each afternoon to discover Rio de Janeiro, while practising your Portuguese. Every day you discover something about Brazil or the Cidade Maravilhosa, from visiting the best places in the city to practising your samba steps, forró dance, beach activities, watching a football match… Every day you have a RioLIVE! activity in which you go accompanied by a teacher who will encourage everyone to communicate in Portuguese.

Check which activities we have for the next days by clicking on ACTIVITIES. And also you can see our RioLIVE! BLOG where students share their experiences with us!

15- Q: Do you offer extra activities during the courses? 

A: Yes, we will help and motivate you to keep on practicing your Portuguese even on the weekends! It will allow you to improve your Portuguese and to emerge in the culture of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Our RioLIVE! Weekends are paid RioLIVE! activities that we offer on the Weekends; they require prior payment and booking for organization purposes. 

We also offer other extra activities during the week, here you can see a few examples of the many activities you can participate in Rio de Janeiro with us: 

Samba, Capoeira, Surf and Climbing Weeks in Rio

There are some common Carioca activities that are very unique to the culture and you can practice and learn about them in Rio de Janeiro. Wouldn’t you like to practice your Portuguese while learning Capoeira, Samba, surfing, or climbing in Rio de Janeiro? Combine your Portuguese Classes with some of these activities. Join our week courses
on our website and get the most out of your trip. Book it before your arrival and everything will be ready to go:

Capoeira Weeks

As a Brazilian Cultural Patrimony, Capoeira is a cultural heritage of Africa! This martial art delights people with its sounds and the mix of fight and dance movements. We invite you to have fun experiencing capoeira while learning Portuguese in this special combination of any of our Portuguese courses in Rio de Janeiro + Capoeira Classes.

1:30 or 2 hours of Capoeira Classes from Monday to Friday (9 hours per week)

Evening Capoeira classes from 8 pm to 10 pm or 8:30 pm to 10 pm.

It’s necessary to select a Rio & Learn Portuguese course in order to hire Capoeira Weeks.
RioLIVE! Activities every afternoon included.

Price for week of Capoeira (Brazilian real)
R$ 240,00

1 hour of Capoeira Classes during three workdays (3 hours per week)

Evening Capoeira classes somewhere from 8 pm to 10 pm.

It’s necessary to select a Rio & Learn Portuguese course in order to book Capoeira Weeks.
RioLIVE! Activities every afternoon included.

Price for week of Capoeira (Brazilian real)
R$ 240,00

Surf Weeks

What about surfing in one of the most beautiful settings in Brazil? Get connected to the nature in Rio de Janeiro and enjoy the perfect match between beautiful landscapes and waves. You will have special combination of any of our Portuguese courses in Rio de Janeiro + 5 surf classes.

1 Hour Private Surf Lesson – 3 times per week (3 hours per week)

Morning surf lessons from 6am to 8am

Group lessons with a maximum of 3 people

Equipment included (board and shirt)

RioLIVE! Activities every afternoon included

The scheduling of surf lessons may vary according to the conditions of the 

sea conditions

Price per week of Surf (Brazilian real)
R$ 600,00

Climbing Weeks

Want to explore the amazing landscapes of Rio de Janeiro in a different way? Climbing in Rio is an unforgettable experience. These memorable moments will for sure last forever. That’s why Rio & Learn offers Portuguese courses in Rio de Janeiro + Climbing. You will have 3 climbing sessions per week.

3 afternoon climbing sessions per week, up to 4 hours each

Equipment and insurance included

It’s necessary to select a Rio & Learn Portuguese course in order to hire Climbing Weeks.

RioLIVE! Activities included in the days you don’t have a climbing scheduled

Price for week of Climbing (Brazilian real)
R$ 1090,00

Samba Weeks

Enjoy the experience and feel as a real carioca learning how to dance samba in the Marvelous City! You will have a private teacher that will bring to you this part of Rio de Janeiro’s people culture. Get ready to have fun practicing samba in this special combination of any of our Portuguese courses in Rio de Janeiro + Samba Weeks.

Samba lessons from Monday to Friday (6 hours per week)

2 hours of samba lessons in the afternoon, 3 times per week

It’s necessary to select a Rio & Learn Portuguese course in order to hire Samba Weeks.

RioLIVE! Activities included depending on your samba classes schedule.

Price for week of Samba (Brazilian real)
R$ 500

16- Q: Where is the school located?

A: Our school is located near the metro and all of our accommodation is located in areas which are well connected by public transport to the school and beaches. From most of them, you can also walk to the school within 5 or 10 minutes. 

[MAP]

Rua Siqueira Campos 16 / SBL 202 Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro CEP: 22031-072

17- Q: What teaching methods do you use?

A: That’s a great question! Our key differentiator is our teaching method. We rigorously uphold our innovative methodology to ensure that you learn Portuguese as quickly and effectively as possible.

You can accelerate your learning by following Rio & Learn’s Funlearning and Livelearning methods. Funlearning focuses on seamless learning experiences, where students learn without even realizing it. On the other hand, Livelearning encourages immersion in the language through activities like RioLIVE! Activities, where you can learn Portuguese while exploring Rio de Janeiro, or through RioONLINE!, which brings Brazil to you in an interactive virtual format. These methods are our school’s unique features, enhancing learning effectiveness and speed.

But we can’t do it without you. Your effort also plays a crucial role in your learning journey, we ask for and encourage your participation:

– Attending classes regularly: Your presence ensures the smooth flow of lessons.

– Engaging and asking questions: Don’t hesitate to participate and seek clarification from your teachers.

– Joining our extracurricular activities like RioLIVE! Activities and RioONLINE!

– Avoiding using your native language: Immerse yourself in Portuguese to maximize learning.

– Practicing Portuguese whenever possible, even outside class.

– Having fun: Learning should be enjoyable, so relax and trust in your abilities. You’ll learn more than you realize while having fun!

18- Q: What qualifications do the teachers at Rio & Learn have? 

A: Let me introduce you to the profile of our experienced teachers, great and beloved professionals!

Our teachers are all university educated or are currently completing their degree studies. Our teachers are continually rated by our students to help improve the teachers understanding of their teaching, and so they can learn how to be successful. We select our teachers to have a high level of personal motivation, and an enthusiasm to entertain the students, and we train our teachers in our Funlearning method.
Your evaluation of the school and the teacher will be extremely valuable to us to improve our school and services, so we ask you to send an evaluation upon the end of every class and after the completion of your course. This helps us maintain the highest quality in our teaching, and reward our teachers through professional and personal development.

19- Q: What is the minimum age to start a course?

A: We welcome students of different ages, but generally, we do not accept underage students for groups. Our decision not to accept underage students is based on our concern to ensure the best possible educational experience for all students. Our curriculum and activities are designed with adult learners in mind, with specific classes and approaches. However, we understand that there may be exceptional cases, and for students aged 16 to 17, we can consider the possibility of a special enrollment. In that case, we will need parental authorization for enrollment as well. For private classes, we can arrange classes on a case-by-case basis, specifically tailored to the pupil!

20- Q: What types of students do you have? What is the average age? Do you have English-speaking students?

A: Rio & Learn is a school which has students coming from all over the world and their age vary. Considering our numbers, we can say that most of the students are from 25 up to 34 years old. But we have students from any age. In our environment everyone, from every age feels comfortable to participate, learn and share experiences. This is because our atmosphere is very cozy, friendly and open to all kinds of people. It’s our pedagogical objective that our students feel comfortable in our familiar environment, so they can have confidence to speak in Portuguese!

21- Q: What is RioONLINE?
A: RioONLINE! Activities are extra class activities we offer students as opportunities to keep practicing Portuguese. The difficult part about studying a language online is that we are usually in our own country and the chances to practice outside are smaller than being in Brazil. In order to bring Brazil even closer to our students, we created activities in which they can practice everything they learned in class by playing games or joining debates.

It’s also a great opportunity to be in contact with other students from different levels and experience with the Portuguese Language. Every week there will be at least one live activity open to all students. And they will happen at different times of the day so you can join from any part of the world!

How about playing Monopoly in Portuguese for the first time in your life? Or maybe a strategy game? Join us on our RioONLINE! Activities and bring your Portuguese to another level.

22- Q: How much time do I need to learn?

A: The speed and progress of learning depend on many factors! And it’s challenging to predict. However, when learning a new language, there are controllable factors (dependent on you and the school you choose) and uncontrollable factors beyond your or the school’s control. For instance, individuals whose native language shares a Latin root (e.g., Spanish, French, Italian) often recognize similarities and learn Portuguese faster than those from different language families. Another uncontrollable factor is an individual’s aptitude for language learning. For example, multilingual individuals tend to have more experience with language acquisition. Nonetheless, Rio & Learn focuses on controllable factors to facilitate faster learning.

23- Q: Do you have groups especially for Spanish speakers?

A: At Rio & Learn, we don’t organize groups exclusively for Spanish speakers because we don’t consider it beneficial for the students. We acknowledge that the similarity between Portuguese and Spanish can make the learning process easier and faster, but when Spanish speakers are grouped together, they end up mixing both languages, resulting in what we call “Portunhol.” Besides, we assess the level of our students every week, so if you learn faster, you will be upgraded to a higher group or level accordingly!

24- Q: Do you offer courses every day of the year? 

A: To ensure a seamless learning experience for our students, we have implemented certain adjustments for different types of classes in Rio. In the case of group classes, if a holiday falls during the week, we will make up for the missed hours by extending the class duration on the remaining days. Specifically, on those days, classes will run from 8:30 to 13:30, allowing us to cover the full curriculum. However, in weeks with two or more holidays, we will not conduct any group classes throughout that week. If your time in Rio is limited, we recommend checking the holiday schedule before booking your classes. But if you have unlimited time, there’s no need to worry as we will simply extend the course by an extra week.
For part-time online group classes, if a holiday occurs during the week, you will have additional hours on the following Friday to make up for the missed class time. Similarly, for full-time online group classes, if a holiday falls on a weekday, we will schedule an extra hour of class the day before the holiday and another hour on the Friday of the same week. In the event of two or more holidays in a week, there will be no group classes of any kind. However, this will not hinder your learning progress, as the missed hours will be rescheduled for another week.

Please note that during holidays, including Saturdays and Sundays, no classes will be held for any of our courses, including Full-time Online Classes, Part-time Online Classes, Private Online Classes, Group Classes in Rio, Livebusiness!, Private Classes in Rio, and Portuguese Classes for Business. The only exception to this rule applies to our Rio & Immersion and Learn a la Carte courses. If you wish to have classes on holidays, Saturdays, or Sundays, you must schedule at least two hours of classes in these particular modalities.

For a comprehensive list of holidays, we have a dedicated Dica that provide all the necessary information.

25- Q: How are the online classes conducted?

A: Classes are conducted entirely online through user-friendly conference apps, such as Google Meet, Skype and Zoom. Students can access course materials, participate in interactive lessons, submit assignments, and engage in discussions with teachers and fellow learners. To our online group classes, we use Google Meet platform.

With our students’ language development and immersive experience in mind, we offer a variety of engaging activities beyond the traditional classroom setting for our online courses. By incorporating these supplementary tools and activities, we aim to provide a well-rounded and immersive learning experience for our online students.

  • Some activities are RioONLINE!, where both students and teachers come together to participate in diverse activities aimed at enhancing their connection with the language. From watching Brazilian soap operas to engaging in competitive games, RioONLINE! strives to bring you even closer to Brazil and its culture.
  • Additionally, we have created a Google Classroom platform where we regularly post O Jogo do Dia (Game of the Day). This provides you with an opportunity to review what you have already learned or even discover something new through interactive games.
  • Last but certainly not least, we have a dedicated Whatsapp group where all our online students come together to engage in Portuguese conversations almost 24/7! Our teachers actively participate in this group, readily available to address any doubts and join in the conversation. It serves as a valuable platform for continuous language practice and support.

Our online classes and courses provide various opportunities for interaction. You can ask questions, seek clarifications, and participate in discussions with both teachers and fellow students. Collaboration and communication are encouraged to enhance the learning experience. 

26- Q: Do you only offer Portuguese classes? 

A: We are a Portuguese language school, but we offer a wide range of services in addition to our most popular courses described on the website. We explore your specific needs and try to address them. For example:

  • Rio & Learn can provide individual or group courses in your company to help their managers, or new executives from abroad and to improve their Portuguese integrate them as quickly as possible 
  • Rio & Learn offer quick immersion courses for new professionals relocating to Brazil
  • Rio & Learn offer Portuguese translation services

Really! Rio & Learn will help you with any service related to your Portuguese language needs, you just need to contact us with your needs and our dedicated support team will be available to assist you with any queries or technical issues you may encounter during your learning journey. You can reach out to us via email or through our Whatsapp, and we’ll be happy to help.

27- Q: Do you offer accommodation? 

A: Rio & Learn provides good options of accommodation to its students. You can choose between our homestays. For sure one of them will match with your needs.

The homestay option is perfect for those who want to mix Portuguese practice and interaction with a Brazilian family. This is also a part of the Livelearning method which allows the student to learn in a much more fun and relaxed way experiencing the lifestyle of a real “carioca”. The Portuguese practice in this option is high and the student will have its own key to the apartment. You have privacy and freedom to go out freely. This accommodation option is the most recommended by Rio & Learn because you will be more immersed in Portuguese and will also learn much more about Brazilian culture.

You can check on the page the details of each of our options, their values and availability! We always keep it updated. You can also book directly from there.

Now is up to you to choose!

28- Do you offer courses for companies or business Portuguese courses?

A: Of course! We have a wide range of courses focused on the professional field of business. Here you have information about some of them, for sure there is one that fits what you need and what you are looking for because the classes can be private, you can make a group with your work colleagues… They can be online and they can be face-to-face! We have many schedules available and totally flexible courses to learn on demand! 🙂 

Below you can see our options in Brazil, but all of them can be easily transformed and adapted to online. 

LiveBusiness!

This is designed for business managers or professionals with only a limited amount of free time and for those who need to learn Portuguese quickly.

This is an intensive immersion course with a teacher dedicated to you, and you work on topics and issues related to your business, creating situations and talking about your own company, industry or sector.

The course is ideal for learning business vocabulary, expressions for day-to-day business interaction and for discovering aspects about doing business in Brazil. The teacher is able to accompany the student to places of his choice, learning expressions, phrases and vocabulary while immersed in real-life situations, such as their own company or workplace.

The course includes lunch with the teacher every day, paying only for the trips you choose.

A teacher dedicated to you.

40 hours immersion per week, 8 hours per day (or 30h/week, 6h/day).

Lunch with the teacher included.

Trips/travel not included.

You can combine this with the RioLIVE! Activities with prior agreement regarding the timetable with the school.

Price per day from R$742,50 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Private Portuguese Classes

Private classes at Rio & Learn school offer you flexibility to choose when to study from 8 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays).

The student agrees upon the schedule and study programme in advance. You can have complete flexibility in scheduling the classes, only limited to not changing the hour of class on the same day.You can book here: https://rioandlearn.com/product/private-portuguese-classes/

Packages starting from 5 hours.

From 8 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays)

You can book as many hours as required.

Classes are held at Rio & Learn School.

RioLIVE! Activities are included.

Price per hour from R$98 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Portuguese Classes for Business

Private, personalized classes for business professionals where the classes are given at the student’s place of work.


The programme includes key language for business and covers topics from within the student’s professional area. You have complete flexibility to set the hours at any time from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 2 pm to 8 pm, within the usual working hours from Monday to Friday.


Schedules are arranged with the school in advance (at least one day before the scheduled class) and this is only limited to not changing the hour of the class on the same day. 

Packages starting from 10 hours.

From 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 2 pm to 8 pm (weekdays).

You can book as many hours as you require.

Classes are held at the student’s company address (always in the same location).

RioLIVE! Activities are included.

Price per hour from R$121,60 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!

Learn à la Carte

Lessons wherever and whenever you want! You have total flexibility to specify the schedule up to one day before the class. 

Hours can be arranged as you require.

Classes can be made in different locations, all within the city of Rio de Janeiro.

RioLIVE! Activities are included.

Price per hour is R$160 reais! Check out the price details on your favorite coin and book here!