conversational approach to language learning.
The goal of our methodology is to make you
comfortable using your new language in the practical
situations that you encounter in everyday life,
for example: travel, conducting business, meeting
people, using the telephone, meetings, participating
in a conversation effectively, etc. With our
communicative and dynamic approach, you will rapidly
find yourself speaking in Portuguese.
Our methodology focuses on speaking and listening.
Grammar is very important—we teach it in a very
practical and interactive way, instead of the usual
tedious, boring, and repetitive approaches. You will
speak the language, not analyze it. The key
to learning a new language is communication. Because
communication includes reading and writing, they are
included throughout our programs.
Emphasis on communication!!
We believe that language is a result of human interaction.
More than any other area, language acquisition depends
on natural learning situations. Although the
teacher is an authority on grammar and compared linguistics,
he/she acts primarily as a facilitator in communicative
activities, always focusing on the learner's interests.
are all Brazilian native speakers of Portuguese with
college degrees in the teaching of languages.
Many of the foreign guests have been self-sufficient
and have done a good job in acquiring the culture
and the language by themselves, socializing and making
friends with people (very much in line with our teaching
philosophy). For those on a short-term program, we
offer an intensive program of private lessons. Classes
include conversation, grammar, and pronunciation.