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 here in Brazil, with our Rio & Learn Portuguese Group Classes.
Our Portuguese Group Classes are 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. 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. It doesn’t matter if with your housemates and neighbors, or even your dear teachers!
Focus on Oral Conversation during Portuguese Group Classes
Our Rio & Learn inGroup classes are focused on oral conversation. Your teachers are always going to encourage you to speak and practice with new friends. Our Portuguese groups are small and within a friendly environment. This means 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, our 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. Don’t forget about being 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 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! You’ll learn Portuguese slang and abbreviations that native people use. And also some bad words, to be able to curse in Portuguese too hahaha!
How we make you learning easier?
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 it. To help the environment and provide different and fun material, we don’t use books. Our online material is prepared specifically for our students with fun content that encourages conversation. And your progress from one level to the next is based on your improvement shown during 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 focus on memorizing all the rules. We want you to learn while experiencing 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 fruit fair, and you’ll learn all the vocabulary you need.
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!
We know that learning content in an immersed state makes it possible to assimilate knowledge better.
Our objective is to encourage you to learn while having fun!
Livelearning encourages you to use Portuguese continually so you acquire expressions and language without realizing it, and without hours of tedium! 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!
In our Portuguese Group Classes, you’ll study with other people from around the world. So you’ll be able to make new friends and practice your Portuguese together!
Out-of-class activities and Rio & Learn differential
The perfect and ideal complement to your Rio & Learn inGroup classes are the RioLIVE! Activities that we offer in 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!
But do you think that is it? Oh, not at all! We also offer our exclusive Whatsapp group for teachers and students to interact and talk in Portuguese 24/7! We believe firmly that the more a student practices, the faster they learn. That is why we use our group so you can interact with all the other students anytime and anywhere!
Our Whatsapp group is supervised by our teachers, who are always ready to solve doubts, help out and even gossip (because who am I kidding, they love to share stories with our students!).
Have you even considered you can go out after classes with these new friends? That way you can live even more the Portuguese language with people who share the same interest than you. After all, you will find people that share the same interest as you of learning Portuguese, and you might share also different interests that will bring you closer together! So, don’t keep sitting on your sofa wondering when you will have the guts to finally study Portuguese! The time is now!
Why can’t I study in a Spanish-Native only group?
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 create for you to learn and encourage you to be your best!
Benefits of Group Portuguese Classes in Rio
- Small groups to any levels
- Learn at your rhythm, groups and levels are adapted every week
- Learn about Brazilian culture with local people
- Affordable prices for group classes
- Focus on oral (conversation) classes
- Make friends from all over the world to talk in Portuguese
- Join our RioLIVE! Activities after class
- Whatsapp group to chat with your friends and teachers!
Your Class Calendar
Since it’s a group course, classes can’t be changed. However, at the moment you buy a package, you can tell us which weeks you will and won’t be able to study. You must send your schedule by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will rearrange it to suit your needs. Remember: if we don’t receive your personal schedule at the same moment of purchase, your classes will be automatically scheduled.
If you buy a big package you have some advantages too! As well as the better price per week, you can have more flexibility during the course. For every 10 weeks purchased in a package, we understand your itinerary may need flexibility, and so you will be able to make one date change. Just notify the school by email or Whatsapp five days before the first day of the change.
Holiday Days in Brazil
In Brazil we have lots of holidays! Some of them are International, but most are local, so pay attention to when they are. But what about classes? Will you miss those days? Of course not! We will rearrange the schedule of that particular week so you don’t miss a single minute of learning.
If a holiday happens to fall during the week, on the other days we will have an extra hour of class, to make up for 4 hours missed. So classes will be from 8:30 to 13:30 on those days.
However, in weeks with 2 or more holidays, we won’t have group classes at all that week. So, if you have a limited time in Rio, we suggest before booking your classes to check out the holiday schedule for the city. But if you have an unlimited time here, don’t worry, we will simply extend one extra week of the course.
We organize it this way in order to maximize your time here and learn all you can while in Rio!