Portuguese and samba

Gringos at Mangueira.

Gringos at Mangueira.

First, RioLIVE! and Rio & Learn have been a great experience.  I love the activities, mostly because they are fun, but they also introduce you to a part of Rio that you wouldln´t normally see. For instance, we went to a samba school and a great community party.  Journalist like to call it introducing you to the Real People instead of a lot of the normal tourist activities. Unfortunately, many people who visit Rio, only see the beaches, which are great, but it is important to be able to be around the various kinds of people who live in the city to hear the language and feel the culture. As a student and as a tourist, RioLIVE! and Rio & Learn have been a wonderful experience, and when I return, I will continue my studies.

Ron Harris, United States.

Portuguese and Samba.

Portuguese and Samba.

Last Saturday we had a very Carioca evening, with a lot of samba and Portuguese for our students. We met at Rio & Learn Portuguese School in Copacabana and went to the samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira, a place where we would have a great evening. Who said that gringos can’t dance samba? Our students proved everybody was wrong and hit the samba floor with the samba school dancers. It was a great moment of interaction among the students and the members of the samba school, they were practicing their Portuguese all the time. Our student Sebastian was feeling at home so much that he jumped up the stage to play with the musicians.

It was the perfect combination of Samba and Portuguese. It was also the combination with another RioLIVE!, since Rei do Limão (who takes part in our activities with caipirinhas at Lapa) was there. So, caipirinhas and beers would be present in our RioLIVE! of course. We danced, drank, talked in Portuguese and had fun, it was a memorable evening!

Come to know Rio & Learn and take part in our RioLIVE! Activities, you will have fun at the same time that you learn Portuguese.

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Would you like to know how the night could be? Check out our RioLIVE! Blog:
October 2015 Caipirinhas at Salgueiro
September 2015 Night at Mangueira
August 2015 Samba-enredo
June 2015 Salgueiro Convida
February 2015 Para sempre Mangueira
January 2015 With our japanese student at Salgueiro
December 2014 Mangueira Samba School
November 2014 Mangueira Samba School
October 2014 Tem amor nesse tempero at Salgueiro
August 2014 Fun at Salgueiro
July 2014 Cuíca at Salgueiro
February 2014 Last Ensaio at Mangueira
January 2014 Escola de Samba Mangueira
November 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Mangueira!
October 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
September 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
August 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
July 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!

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