The best way to learn a new language is to be immersed in the country and culture. For that reason, we invite you to come learn Portuguese with us, in Brazil, with our Rio & Learn Portuguese Group Classes.
Our Portuguese Group Course is the most popular course at Rio & Learn. It’s perfect for students that come to Brazil for a few weeks or months and want to enjoy Rio de Janeiro while learning Portuguese.
Our main goal with our Portuguese Group Classes is to enable students to speak, understand, and to be understood in Portuguese. Forget about memorizing basic sentences, with us, you are going to learn how to speak for real. We want you to speak with people when you are out and about, with your housemates and neighbors, and also have interesting conversations with your teachers!
Our Rio & Learn inGroup classes are focused on oral conversation and your teachers are always going to encourage you to speak and practice with new friends. Our Portuguese groups are small and with this cozy environment you’ll be able to develop your Portuguese as well as getting to know different people. We can talk about everything that you want to: music, movies, Brazilian way of life…
We’ll teach you grammar and all about Brazilian culture. You’ll not only learn how to speak Portuguese, but also how Brazilians live and be able to experience this way of life for yourself. With everyday expressions and slang you’ll make a lot of Brazilian friends at parties, at the beach, in bars…
You’ll be able to speak to people in the supermarket, on the beach, or wherever you are. Besides teaching all the grammar rules, we are going to show you how people really speak on the street. Don’t worry, you won’t be speaking like a robot, we’ll make sure of that! You’ll learn Portuguese slang and abbreviations that native people use on a daily basis (and also some bad words, to be able to curse in Portuguese too hahaha!)
To make learning more efficient and fun, we have our Funlearning methodology that will help you learn a lot without even realizing that you’re studying. With music, games and fun dynamics, you’ll learn everything you need and laugh while having lots of fun.
Our methodology is not traditional at all; you won’t be stuck inside a classroom with a book until you finish a specific level. To help the environment and instead provide different and fun material, we don’t use books. Our online material is prepared specifically for our students with fun and funny content that encourages students to speak. And your progress from one level to the next is based on your improvement shown during the classes. The more you participate in our classes and in our RioLIVE! Activities, the more your Portuguese will improve and you’ll be able to move up through the levels faster.
We don’t care about memorizing all the rules and vocabulary. We want you to learn while you experience the Brazilian way of life. If you are going to learn about fruit, for example, there’s no use being in stuck inside a classroom only reading lists of fruit, right? So, we’ll take you out! We’ll take you to a farmer’s market, a fruit fair, and you’ll learn all the vocabulary you need while tasting the amazing Brazilian fruits. Each time you’ll learn a bit more about Brazilians, you probably know already that we are super friendly and we like to talk a lot, especially to foreigners. Going to a street market, you’ll see that people will come up to talk to you and you’ll be able to practice your Portuguese with native people that you’ve never met before! And of course, buy some great fruit if you want to. We know that learning content in an immersed state, being relaxed and engaged, makes it possible to assimilate knowledge better.
Livelearning encourages you to use Portuguese continually so you acquire expressions and language without realizing it, and without hours of tedium or boredom! Can you imagine drinking beer or a caipirinha while you learn Portuguese? In our classes you’ll be able to do that. You’re going to walk on our sunny beaches and sit down to have a drink with your classmates and teacher and still learn everything you need to. In addition to classes, we’ll also visit places like Lapa to dance, drink, and have fun in Portuguese, can you believe it?
In our Portuguese Group Classes, you’ll study with other people from around the world. That way, you’ll be able to make new friends and practice your Portuguese with them!
The perfect and ideal complement to your Rio & Learn inGroup classes are the RioLIVE! Activities that we offer during the afternoons. So in the morning, you’ll have your class and then you’ll have the opportunity to get to know Rio de Janeiro with a teacher, to understand the perspective of a native person. Your teachers are going to take you to the best spots in Rio as well as some secret spots that many foreigners do not know. You’ll feel like a true carioca!
Rio & Learn does not organize the groups with only Spanish speakers because we believe that this is not beneficial for our students. We know that Portuguese and Spanish are similar languages, but when we organize groups with only Spanish speakers it encourages them to speak “Portunhol” (a mix of Spanish and Portuguese). And we don’t want you to speak portunhol, we want you to speak Portuguese! Having classes with people who all have different mother languages, will make you push yourself harder and learn Portuguese more effectively. If you learn fast, you’ll be able to jump to the next level very quickly. This means that in one week you can be at the beginners level and in the following week you’re already intermediate :O ! In Rio & Learn you are always in a class with students who are at the same level as you, and classes can change every week. Your progress depends on you!
Come to Rio & Learn, get to know our students, staff and our Rio & Learn inGroup classes. You’ll feel the comfortable and fun atmosphere that we set for you to learn and encourage you to be your best!