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There is much more to see in Rio than the Copacabana. The city hosts numerous interesting museums, some great colonial buildings and impressive churches. A must see is the sugar loaf. Also there are a number of galleries with good works of Brazilian artists.

To explore the city you can use either the public transport, tourist buses or, highly recommended, explore the city by foot. It is possible to walk around Rio, however, although security has been stepped up in the tourist areas, tourists are at increased risk of being targeted by opportunistic thieves who view visitors as fair game.

When going out, visitors should carry the very minimum of money and possessions that are required. On no account should visitors venture into the city's Favelas. The best time to visit is undoubtedly during the summer months between December and February culminating with Carnaval. Temperatures can rise to around 40ºC (104ºF) or more, but if you're doing as the Brazilians do, visiting the beach and not rushing around, then the weather is ideal.

The Corcovado or Hunchback mountain, so named because of its shape, is home to probably the most memorable and identifying image of Rio -that of the Cristo Redentor (Christ The Redeemer) statue. Arms boldly stretched in welcome, he embraces the city and the magnificent Bay over which he looks.

Only in 1921, when Brazil marked its independence, did someone think of creating the monument that has become so well known throughout the world. In 1931, the statue was inaugurated and it is now an immensely popular visitor attraction and one of the city's main scenic spots, standing as it does on top of the 710m-high (2330ft) mountain. Paul Landowski, the French sculpture, was responsible for the statue that is 30m (99ft) high and has an eight-metre (26ft) pedestal with a chapel capable of holding 150 people.

Copacobana is perhaps best known for its amazing, wide, sandy beach that stretches four kilometres (2.4 miles). The most classless of the city's beaches, it is popular with both residents and tourists and usually lies beneath a mass of beautiful and fit bodies - a perfect stage for day today human theater. Carioca girls, in minimalist bikinis, bask in the scorching sun alongside families with their youngsters. Business dealings are conducted on the sand, while the soccer fields and volleyball courts are constantly in use, displaying the passion Brazilians have for their sports.

Our Portuguese language courses allows you plenty of time to discover the culture of Brazil & Rio de Janeiro




Learn Portuguese in Rio,enjoy your Portuguese learning vacation in the cidade marvilhosa "marvellous city", located between the ocean and the mountains.

One of the most dynamic cities in the world, enjoy the vast expanse of sandy coastlines, visit the Corcovado and Sugar Loaf, enjoy the many museums and galleries. This city has so much to offer (more)


Planning for your language immersion

  :: You will make your own travel arrangements.
:: Arrive independently into Rio.
:: Your arrival day is Sunday.
:: Language courses start on Monday, finish Friday.
:: Your departure day is Saturday.
:: You will be studying and living with like-minded adult International students.

School details
& map

  The school is located in Ipanema, the most popular and lively part of Rio de Janeiro. The school is situated just four blocks from the famous Ipanema Beach, which means you can come to school wearing your shorts and Havaianas! Ipanema's metro station, 'General Osorio', is only five minutes' walk from the school. We are in very close proximity to Ipanema’s vibrant scene, including all kinds of cool cafes, bars and restaurants.

Language course details
& options

  You have the following course options:

4 lessons daily: (20 group lessons per week)

:: We accept all language levels / ages 18+
:: Unlimited course length
:: A "lesson" usually lasts 1 hour
:: Course runs Monday through Friday
:: First set of books are included, more can be purchased
:: Placement test & orientation on first day of course
:: Maximum students per group class

Lodging options

  You have the following accommodation options:

Host Family:
:: Private room
:: Meals included: breakfast daily
:: Meals will be local custom
:: Shared bathroom with family
:: Access to laundry
:: Towels and sheets
:: You will be given a key to your lodging
:: Locations either within walking distance or with good Metro access to the school

Please Note: Shared apartments are also available. Please inquire for pricing.



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After class & weekend activities

  Enjoy social & cultural outings during the week with other students from the school.

As well as offering Portuguese classes the school offers the complete Rio de Janeiro experience. Every day there is 100% free and fun activities in Rio de Janeiro for students to socialise and practise their developing Portuguese skills. The wide-ranging activities and excursions the school offers enables our students to get to know each other better.

Most of our activities in Rio de Janeiro are completely free. If there are transport or food costs involved details are always provided. We regard these activities as part of the experience.

Start dates & prices

  :: Course Start dates throughout the year
:: Course ONLY option available
:: School closed on weekends & Public holidays
:: Prices are in US dollars

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- Dynamic city and spectacular beaches
- Small professional school in the business district
- Great for public transport - close to metro station
- Academic credit available

Arrival airport: RIO
Rio de Janeiro has a large International Airport, with both good international and domestic connections. The airport is located about 20km North of the city

Portuguese language courses Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Portuguese language courses Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Portuguese language courses Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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