Don’t worry, it’s ok if you can’t come to Brazil right now, you can still learn Portuguese with us online! With our online Portuguese course, you’ll have a taste of samba, caipirinha and summer sun without even leaving your home. Language is very powerful!
Our Portuguese language course online allows you to study and learn Portuguese… and share the experience with other students. So you will be able to practice and make friends that are willing to speak Portuguese as much as you are! Our group classes are limited to 2-6 people. You will be learning from native teachers, based in Rio de Janeiro, who are well prepared to teach you everything you need to know.
Our classes will take place from Monday to Friday, 2 hours per day (10 hours/week), and you will be able to choose 3 timetable options to suit your time zone: from 9-11 am, from 2-4 pm or from 6-8 pm (All times are shown in Rio de Janeiro time). You will meet in a virtual classroom, created by the school. Don’t worry, it’s very easy to get into the classroom and if you have any problems or doubts we will be online to help you. In this an online Portuguese course, you will have access to all the material you study in each class, as well as out-of-class exercises and all of our Dicas do Dia to practice between classes.
Different to other online courses, the school and our teachers will watch your progress and give a personalized follow up of your classes, in order to make sure that every week you are in a group with classmates of the same Portuguese level. So you can change groups weekly depending on how your performance in class is. It will help you to always be in a group with your current Portuguese level while advancing at your own pace. Language courses usually use a rigid system where all students in the same group need to study all the lessons together at the same pace, this means there are always groups with students of slightly different levels, as every person has a different learning speed. With Rio & Learn, if you need to evolve faster you can advance through the classes faster and you even can skip lessons that you don’t need anymore. On the other hand if you prefer to take it slower, it is not a problem, you will go at a comfortable pace and reinforce lessons without repeating the same educational content.
Once you’ve completed your course, you will be awarded a certificate. So, if you need proof that you can speak Portuguese, this is an online Portuguese course with a certificate.
Online Portuguese course benefits
- Lessons from home or wherever there’s access to internet
- Because it’s in a group, the cost is more affordable
- Focus on oral (conversation) classes
- Make friends from around the world to talk in Portuguese
- Additional practice with our out-of-class exercises as well as A Dica do Dia
What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to learn a new language and exercise your brain! Are you ready to learn Portuguese online?
Your Classes Calendar
It is a group course, so usually you can’t change your course dates, but take a look at these details to help you out to organize yourself. If you want to buy a bundle of weeks and you already know which dates you want to study and which dates you don’t, you just send us your schedule by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of buying, and we will schedule it for you, remember we do need this information at the time of buying!
If you buy a big bundle of weeks, you have advantages too. You can make some changes! For every 10 weeks purchased in a bundle, you will be able to make one change. You will need notifying the school by email or whatsapp five days before the first day of the change. And as a special bonus, if you buy a semester of 24 weeks, you can make up to three changes!
Holiday Days in Brazil 2022
In Brazil, we have some holidays that you don’t have in your country. But we don’t want you to lose any of your classes from your online Portuguese course, so we’ll show you the Brazilian holidays. Also you will see on this link, the holidays that only happen in Rio de Janeiro, and they can also affect our schedule. So whenever we have a holiday on a weekday, you’ll receive more hours of classes on another day. That way, you’ll still have the same number of hours that you bought and won’t lose anything.
When we have a weekday holiday, to make up for the two hours class on that day, you’ll have one more hour of class the day before the holiday and also another hour on the Friday of the same week. For example if the holiday falls on a Wednesday, for example, you’ll have one more hour of class on Tuesday and another extra hour on Friday. If the holiday is on Friday, we’ll split this two hour class and give you an extra hour on Tuesday and again on Wednesday of the week of the holiday (not on the day before). When the holiday is on a Monday, you’ll recover the hours of classes on Tuesday and Friday.
If you study from 9 to 11 or 14 to 16 (Brazilian time) the additional hour is going to be added after your class. But if you study from 18 to 20, the additional hour is going to be added before your class. Let’s see an example explained on the table below, shall we? Let’s take for example the Independence Day holiday on September 7th. This holiday in 2022 is on a Wednesday, so your classes will have one more hour on Tuesday and Friday. For these special days with longer classes, this will be how we will add the hour:
|Regular hours||Additional hour||Class Hours During the Holiday Week|
We organize it like this because we don’t want you to lose any of your classes from your online Portuguese course, and this way you won’t 😉 But remember: if we have two holidays in the same week, we won’t have full-time lessons that week.
Pay attention, the schedule may change in 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the carnival.