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PORTUGUESE FOR FOREIGNERS

The Portuguese Course for Foreigners of First Class Idiomas School is based on the communicative methodology, providing a better communication in different situations of the student’s everyday life. The method is focused on the interaction among speakers in order to create conditions that lead to the acquisition of the new language, simulating real situations of everyday life.

LEVELS OFFERED

Our Portuguese course is divided in 6 levels, according to the “Common European Framework of Reference” (CEFR), which is a reference guide used to describe the acquisition of learners of foreign languages over Europe and other countries.
For beginners, we offer the “Survival” course or Basic 1, which helps the student communicate in different situations of the daily life here in Brazil, including field classes.
The exact duration of each level varies according to the individual characteristics of each student, as their mother language, daily contact with Portuguese language speakers, dedication, motivation, etc.

Levels and course duration:

  • Basic 1 – 1 month.
  • Basic 2 – 2 months.
  • Intermediate 1 – 2 months.
  • Intermediate 2 – 2 months.
  • Advanced 1 – 2 months.
  • Advanced 2 – 3 months- Preparation for Celpe-Bras proficiency test or language enhancement.

Total duration: 12 months.

MATERIAL/BOOKS

First Class Idiomas developed textbooks and specific audio tasks to teach the Portuguese language with high quality.

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TEACHERS

Our teachers are fluent in English and are very experienced in teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language.

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you! I enjoyed the course a lot and it helped me a lot. I could readly use everything I earned right away in the “real life”.

Martina Montorfani – Switzerland

“Gosto desta escola porque tem um ambiente agradável e descontraído. Nela sei que posso aprender e vencer meus bloqueios. Estou muito feliz!”

Lurva Pricinato, aposentada.

“I would like to say that I am extremely pleased with the result of the Basic 1 Course and am excited to continue study at First Class.”

Angus Andersen – Australia

HOW DO YOU WANT TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE?

VIP

The private classes are adapted and prepared aiming directly to your needs. One of the school differentials is the schedule flexibility in which you can choose the days and times you want to have classes. You can schedule classes from 7 am to 8 pm.

GROUP

The group classes encourage the interaction among people with dynamic and fun classes. The groups are formed with a maximum of 8 students per class, providing better classroom participation. Put your own group together and get special discounts.

WHERE?

AT SCHOOL

You can take classes in a calm, discreet and welcoming place as our school. In our office you can enjoy a delicious Brazilian coffee and still make Brazilian and international friends.

IN-COMPANY

Regular courses are offered with the advantage of being taught at the students’ workplace, with private lessons or arranged groups.

OVER SKYPE

The class is taken with a private teacher; you get your material by email and at the arranged time. Each student has a need, so all teachers prepare each class according to your goals.

+ ADULT ACCOMMODATION

FIRST CLASS IDIOMAS SCHOOL PROVIDES PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION THROUGH OUR SELECTION OF HOST FAMILIES. HOSTELS AND APARTMENTS CAN ALSO BE BOOKED.

HOST FAMILY

Our host families are carefully selected. They provide a warm welcome and a home from home experience. A private room is offered (and also breakfast and an evening meal.)

SELF CATERING, HOSTELS, HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

We work closely with a select number of self catering providers, hostels and hotels all within a short distance of the school. Please let us know your choice and we will organize your preferred accommodation.