Our Portuguese Teachers

What do you think about studying Portuguese with your own Portuguese teachers? Did you know that you can also have your own online Portuguese teacher? Here, in Rio & Learn, we have many options according to your needs. Yeah! You can study online, in-person, in private or group classes…

Having a Portuguese Tutor is a great idea because you’ll be able to focus on your needs, topics, and themes that you want to learn. We also can accompany your learning pace, and go faster or slower according to your own development.

To achieve this, all of our teachers are dynamic and continually encourage students to participate in classes. Teachers are our key asset, so they receive regular evaluations to enhance your experience and their development.


All of the teachers at Rio & Learn are university-educated, native Brazilians. They are all experienced Portuguese teachers living here in Rio de Janeiro. Our programs follow specific activities and well-defined methods to ensure that teachers always follow the school’s dual methodology of Funlearning and Livelearning.


How will you learn Portuguese with our Teachers?

We have our own methods using Livelearning and Funlearning to make you learn fast while you have lots of fun and use the environment that surrounds you to improve your knowledge.

To enjoy all that we have to offer, you don’t have to be in Rio de Janeiro. If you can’t come to Brazil, we’ll bring Brazil to you through our online classes. In your classes with your Portuguese tutor online you’ll feel like you are in Rio through the experience with your teachers. They’ll show and tell you everything you’ll need to know when you do come to Brazil.

Differently from when you contract one particular language teacher, with our select team of online Portuguese teachers you’ll be able to have different experiences with different teachers, and get to know them all. You can practice talking to different natives Portuguese speakers, with different accents, and ways of speaking. The more people you speak to, the more your Portuguese will develop. Don’t worry about keeping check on your development, all our teachers are coordinated by the school and they share information with internal reports and meetings. This way all of them will have a complete profile of you for your class. But if you prefer to always have your own personal tutor or if you prefer one of us specifically, you can choose that and have classes just with your favorite teacher.

Check out our prices to have your own Portuguese online tutor here.

Teacher of Portuguese for foreigners in Rio de Janeiro.

Diogo Gonçalves

Diogo, one of our Portuguese teachers in Rio de Janeiro, fell so in love with his profession that he also works as an English teacher. He is our most experienced teacher at the school and his experience teaching children makes him very good for students who are just beginning and taking their first steps in Portuguese.
Originally from
Rio de Janeiro, he is about to graduate with a degree in Portuguese and English. If you want to have a nice conversation about soccer, MMA, jiu-jitsu or punk/metal music, he’s your guy. Diogo is a communicative person and his classes are really fun. You’ll see him a lot in our RioLIVE! Activities, a great opportunity to practice Portuguese when living in the city!

Rio & Learn's Portuguese Teacher.

Dani Gomes

Danielle Gomes, or Dani, as she prefers to be called, has a degree in Portuguese and Literature at UFRJ and has experience teaching Portuguese and English for various ages.

A declared fan of the Carioca dialect, she loves to talk about the curiosities of our language and get to know other cultures. With her, you can talk about various subjects, especially those that make life more colorful, such as music, movies, series, travel, food and, of course, caipirinha!

She is the ideal person to show you the city and to take you to the best places with our RioLIVE! Activities, you will see many special spots that tourists do not know with her.

Teacher at the Portuguese school Rio & Learn,

Geovana Zaltman

Geovana, one of our teachers, is passionate about teaching and making the experience of learning Portuguese the best for each student.

She loves talking about music and food from around the world. She has a degree in Portuguese Literatures from UFRJ (Federal University).

Pop music is her favorite type of music! Especially pop music from the 90s and 2000s. She loves cats, cartoons and animated movies. If you want to talk about this, she is the right person!

For advanced students, she is a great choice because she always has interesting topics to discuss with you and stimulates you to give your opinion no matter what.

One of our Portuguese teachers at Rio & Learn Portuguese School.

Dayane Donato

Dayane Donato or Day loves to meet new people and get to know everything about different cultures from around the world. She is studying architecture at Estácio University. She is very good at helping all students with any problems they have.

Day will be able to bring you a different aspect and idea of Brazil and tell you more about the northeast of Brazil. And with her you’ll be able to practice listening to a different way of speaking from the distinctive Rio carioca accent. She loves practicing sports such as surfing, hiking, and skateboarding. This teacher is crazy about Asian culture and of course a good drama, so if you’re from Asia you already have a special spot in her heart!

Portuguese Teachers in Rio

Are you in Rio and want to meet us and have classes face to face? We’re here for you! You can have group classes with us every morning at Rio & Learn, very close to the beach. You’ll interact with other students from around the world and get to know different cultures while all of you share the same goal: learning Portuguese. In our group classes you’ll be able to make friends and combine your classes with our RioLIVE! Activities to get to know Rio in a very special way. Our teachers will take you to the best spots in town and show you all the secrets only cariocas know.

If you’re in Rio or are planning on coming and want to study alone, that’s perfect too, you can get a Portuguese Private tutor! We’re waiting for you! Get a Portuguese language tutor , with Rio & Learn A La Carte course, and have a teacher dedicated to you and move around the town with them.

We have other options for you to have Portuguese classes in Rio!  Do you work in a Brazilian company or need Portuguese for your job? You can have our LiveBusiness! course that will help you speak Portuguese tailored to for your workplace.

If you want to learn very fast and get to know everything about the marvelous city, having Immersion Portuguese classes is a good idea. You’ll be immersed in the culture and life of Rio while your teachers will guide you thorough your journey learning Portuguese. We’ll show you the best spots and teach you how to be a true carioca!