Brazilian Portuguese classes


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Location: São Bernardo/ São Paulo – Brazil
Academic Credit Available: Yes
Language Taught: Portuguese
Program Size: 100
Average Class Size: 3-5

The Brazilian Portuguese language has its own soul, style and rhythm. Our role is to teach it with all the emotion a language gives us through its letters, songs and stories, in general communication situations (tourism, etc) or business.

Brazilian capoeira, music, food, trips, visits to companies learning about Brazilian business (optional)… Discover the Brazilian soul.

Our courses are all tailor made, even in group classes.

The Open English School has been offering language courses since 1991 in São Paulo, Brazil. You may google Open English Instituto de Idiomas e Comércio de Livros Ltda to learn more about our work.

We´ll be very happy to have you with us in our language and homestay programs.

Open from Sunday to Sunday for information requests.

Special Courses or Features
Portuguese for Academic Purposes
Portuguese for Business Purposes
Portuguese for Medical Purposes
Portuguese Immersion Program (40+ hrs/wk)
Portuguese for Engineering
Portuguese for Law
Portuguese for Travel Professions
Portuguese Teacher Training
Parent and Child Program
Small Classes (5 or less per class)
Internships or Work Experience
Accent Reduction Courses
One-to-One / Private Lessons
Short Programs (1 Week or Less)
Test/Exam Preparation
Internship Opportunties
Volunteer Program Opportunities

Activities Available
Art or Painting
Cooking & Culinary

Academic Credit
Academic credit is available.  Training on regular schools in Brazil.

minimum age required – 18 years old

Homestay / Host Family
Apartment / Flat

In case of homestay, our families are highly trained and students may attend a meeting on the first day or during his/ her stay in order to give suggestions concerning general improvement that can be implemented. Our homestay programs offer internet.

Program Costs
Optimized package: US$494/ week

Costs Include:  – 4 hour-class per day in groups with senior experienced level 6 teachers – if there are recent Language University graduates available, classes may be given individually for the same price (optional) info upon request – homestay (with breakfast and dinner, single or twin room) – 2 typical Brazilian weekly activities (capoeira, dancing, learning an instrument, visiting a company and talking to business people, cooking class, literature and TV class) – Main feature of the course: We teach making students FEEL what they are learning thru conversation, assimilation from contexts (short stories) and real language experiences. Grammar is a consequence of reading short stories.

Financial Aid
Yes. After a phone interview, school curriculum and necessity analysis, there may be possibility for bigger discounts in course programs that vary from 10 to 70%

Classes start every Monday. Students must go through an interview over the phone (we call the student) in order for us to learn about his/ her needs and create a course based on them. After this interview, we inform if we are able to offer one-to-one or group classes. The minimum course length is 7 days with an average of 4 hours of classes daily plus pragmatic experiences after the class, such as extra live classes at companies (optional), practicing a typical Brazilian sport or art or visiting touristic places around.

at least 1 week before the program begins

Open Institute – Language Science
Rua Etram, 635
São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo

Tel: 55-11-3412.5712

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