Our Portuguese Teachers in Rio de Janeiro

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

To achieve this, all 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.

Luciano Cunha

The geek part of Rio & Learn, Luciano is really fun and completely insane! A former military, Luciano found his place in teaching. He started as a voluntary in a Favela and later became an English teacher, now he can’t see himself away from a classroom. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, he’s a typical Carioca and will help you with anything you need. He’s graduating in Portuguese/English language at college, it’s a grammar maniac but loves talking about everything, specially movies or videogames!

Teacher of Portuguese for foreigners in Rio de Janeiro.

Diogo Gonçalves

Diogo, one of our Portuguese teachers in Rio de Janeiro, fells totally in love with this profession that he started as an English teacher. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, he is graduating in Portuguese and English. He likes to go out, meet new people as well as leave routine behind. If you want to have a nice conversation about soccer, MMA, jiu-jitsu or punk/hc, metal and its genres, that´s your guy. He is a communicative person and his classes are really fun. Once in a while he shows up at  RioLIVE!  to enjoy the activities with the students and Pablo, our RioLIVE! Activities Coordinator. This is another good opportunity for you to practice Portuguese while living in the city.

Brazilian teacher from Rio de Janeiro.

Igor Severo

Igor is our Academic Coordinator and also a Portuguese teacher. He is a graduate in Portuguese, English and literature and has been a teacher for more than 9 years and a coordinator for more than 7 years. Igor has a great background in and out of class. He received a series of trainings on language teaching methods along his professional life.

He loves watching movies and also has a special love for craft beer. For, in the heat of the city, there’s nothing better than a cold and tasty beer.

Henrique Castrioto

Henrique is the gym rat of the team, he calls himself the strongest teacher in the world. A former English teacher with a teacher’s training course in Cambridge. He’s been teaching for eight years now and has also lived for a couple years in England.
Henrique participates in Strongman competitions and he’s your guy for anything gym or bodybuilding related.
A big guy but with a soft heart and passion for teaching the language, and he also shows up at some RioLIVE! Activities once in a while to tell you funny stories while drinking some beers!

Gabriel Carreiras

Teaching for over a decade, Gabriel can’t see himself doing anything else. With a graduation in Industrial Design, he started teaching for computing classes, and later jumped to English as well. You won’t see Gabriel without a smile in his face, and be sure that his joy goes right to the classes too!

He’s also known for taking his students around the streets and into clothing stores, giving fun outside classes while taking awesome pictures!