Portuguese for Foreigners


Our Portuguese classes are customized, and specially designed to meet students' goals and needs, which are carefully assessed at a personal interview and serve as a basis for their tailor-made program. We have extensive experience in developing customized programs for speakers of a wide range of languages, mainly English and Spanish.

  • Methodology
    We adopt the communicative approach, which focuses on the use of Portuguese in real-life situations. Interactive class activities encourage oral communication and self-expression. Grammar and vocabulary are always taught in context, and our students are encouraged to use the forms and functions presented in class in meaningful ways.
  • Class Formats
    Our Portuguese programs are mainly available as one-on-one classes. However, small groups of students with the same proficiency in Portuguese can be also arranged. The minimum course load is three hours per week, two 90-minute classes.
  • Class Days and Times
    Our classes normally start between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but we can offer weekend classes in special cases. Students can choose the class days and times that best meet their schedule. However, whether or not we will be able to fulfill their choice will depend on teacher availability.
  • Immersion Programs
    Immersion programs consist of four or more class/hours a day with the participation of more than one teacher. Lunch with a teacher can also be included as a means to practice informal conversation.
  • Class Venue
    Students can have in-company classes or classes at any of the Alumni branches, located in: Itaim: R. Clodomiro Amazonas, 161 Morumbi: R. George Eastman, 98 Jardins: R. Padre João Manuel, 319 Alexandre Dumas: R. Alexandre Dumas, 2.220

For further information, please call (+55 11) 5644-9726 or 5644-9729 or fill the form and we’ll contact you: