Olinda Portuguese Language School- Portuguese language immersion program

Immersion Programs: ?

Portuguese immersion

School Location: ?

Rua Dr. Farias Neves Sobrinho, 163, Bairro Novo,,
Olinda , Pernambuco, Brazil

Average Weekly Cost: ?

$620.00 U.S.

School Social Media: ?

Speak To A Person: ?

Phone: 55 81 3429-6248
Skype: none

Where To Stay: ?

Homestay: Yes- We have them
Other: Yes- We have dorms or rentals


This school results from the dreams and hard work of two instructors of Portuguese for foreigners, who together have more than seven years of professional experience in the business. This dream comes from two friends who have always tried to provide a complete experience for their students, offering above all, a close encounter between students and authentic Brazilian culture, and not only introducing students to conventional commercial activity and tourist attractions, but also experiencing day to day life with their students, as integral presences in their lives.

1. Group Instruction

- Group Intensive 1:
Students attend four 50-minute classes every weekday. In total, 20 classes per week.
- Group Intensive 2:
Students attend four 50-minute classes every morning, and two 50-minute classes every afternoon. In total, 30 classes per week.

2. Private Instruction

- Private Intensive 1:
Students attend four 50-minute classes every weekday. In total, 20 classes per week.
- Private Intensive 2:
Students attend four 50-minute classes every morning, and two 50-minute classes every afternoon. In total, 30 classes per week.
- Private VIP:
Students attend four 50-minute classes every morning, and two 50-minute classes during lunch with the instructor. After lunch, the student attends another four 50-minute classes in the afternoon. In total, 50 classes per week. Students and instructors will determine the number of activities to be completed outside of class.

3. Preparation for “Celpe-Bras” Exam:

This course is exclusively given to prepare students for the “Celpe-Bras” exam (The Certificate of Proficiency in the Portuguese Language for Foreigners), a certification that is given to foreigners who perform well on the exam developed by the Ministry of Education. The student will have classes every afternoon. Classes will be private, and will contain 2 50-minute lessons. In total, the student will have 10 classes per week. This course aims to prepare students by administering activities developed according to the methodology of the exam itself.
The “Celpe-Bras” is accepted internationally by firms and institutions of higher education as proof of competency in Portuguese, and in Brazil, is required by universities for entrance in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

4. Portuguese + Soccer:
It´s a 4 weeks Program minimum. The students can start on the same start dates for beginners and any Monday for intermediate or advanced. During the months of December, January we do not have championship league matches and can not visit the stadiums, but we can do instruction with the teacher. The students have to bring their own equipment. During the Carnival we cannot offer this program.

5. Portuguese + Music:
It´s a 4 weeks Program minimum. The students can start on the same start dates for beginners and any Monday for intermediate or advanced. The only period we do not have this program is during the month of Carnival. Once the students are here they will have contact with instruments and choose one, they should buy their percussive instrument, depending on the instrument, they will can make it in a workshop.

6. Portuguese + Photography:
It´s a 4 weeks Program minimum. The students can start on the same start dates for beginners and any Monday for intermediate or advanced. The students have to bring their own equipment. The only period we do not have this program is during the month of Carnival.


7. Portuguese + Military:
This course lasts at least four weeks and can be extended according to the needs of the student. The student will have 4 x 50 minute classes of Portuguese s each morning, Monday through Friday. Students can start any Monday regardless of their level.

Ensaio do Maracatu Nação Maracambuco
Maracatu is a type of folk music from Pernambuco. This music is characterized by its strong percussion, based in a frenetic rhythm, which originated in congadas, coronation ceremonies of African kings and queens. The percussion sound comes from large drums, called alfaias, caixas, taróis, ganzás and gonguê. Every Thursday the Maracatu Nation Maracambuco holds performances at its headquarters, located in the neighborhood of Peixinhos.

Mercado Eufrásio Barbosa
The Eufrásio Barbosa Market used to hold the former Customs House in the 17th century, where European products were sold. For example, luxury textiles were placed on wooden sticks with golden tips. The name of the present-day neighborhood, Varadouro (literally “Golden sticks”) comes from this practice. The space now holds a traditional market, where it is possible to find a wide array of crafts. For those who enjoy popular culture, the market also stages performances of maracatu (folk music) and coco de roda (folk dance) on most Sundays.

A Bodega do Veio
A Bodega do Veio is a space that has existed for many years in Olinda. During the day, it functions like a grocery store, where vendors sell rice, beans, butter and more. But, at night, the Bodega becomes an entirely different space, filled with music, drinks, food, and people, or better yet, crowds of people. Every Tuesday night is “Vinyl Night” with a DJ who plays Brazilian and international classics, and where the public can buy and sell music.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Pernambuco
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Pernambuco has a fascinating collection of works from great pernambucano artists, such as, Francisco Brennand, João Câmara and Bajado. Besides this permanent collection, the museum also showcases interesting temporary exhibits.

Igreja da Sé
The Cathedral, built in 1535, was the first parish of Northeastern Brazil. Since 1676, it has been a cathedral of the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife. From the top of the Cathedral, it is possible to witness an unforgettable view: the cities of both Olinda and Recife below.

Mercado da Ribeira
Ribeira Market functioned as a slave auction house in the 16th century. The cells, once used for the imprisonment of Africans, have been refashioned into vending stalls for arts and crafts. Here, one can find pottery, lace work and leather, as well as other souvenirs from Pernambuco.

Museu do Mamulengo
In all of Latin America, this is the only place that showcases the amazing work of mamulengo, a local art form centered on puppets and dolls. The museum has a vast collection of dolls, and frequently stages puppet shows in the Tiridá room.

Recife
Visiting Old Recife (Recife Antigo)
Modern-day Recife originated in this neighborhood, which emerged at the end of the first half of the 16th century. Old Recife was transformed through a gradual program of urban renewal into one of the principle centers of entertainment and cultural enrichment in the city. Many buildings were restored, and today are used for cultural programming, businesses, and commercial activities. One of the main characteristics of this neighborhood is its multicultural flavor. Here, it is possible to find bars and concerts for every taste.

Museu-Oficina Francisco Brennand
The Francisco Brennand Workshop-Museum displays the work of the famous sculptor, Francisco Brennand, who is one of the most important pernambucano artists.

Livraria Cultura
The Culture Book Shop is a famous bookstore, and is very important in Brazil because it has an extensive catalogue of books, CDs and DVDs. There is a cafe, as well as an auditorium for lectures and musical performances. The bookstore provides a great environment for people who love books, music, film, or culture in general.

Mercado de São José
The São José Market, inaugurated in 1875, was among the first Brazilian buildings made with iron. The building followed the model of the Granelle Market in France. The São José Market is located in Praça do Mercado, where the Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Penha is also located, dated from 1870. Here, it is possible to find vendors of arts and crafts, meats, fresh fish, and more. Because this place represents the array of popular culture in Pernambuco, a visit to Recife will not be complete without making a stop here.

Casa da Cultura
In the past, the House of Culture functioned as a detention house. The prison cells have since been transformed into shops selling regional arts and crafts. Here, there is also the Museum of Frevo, a Brazilian style of dance and music that originated in Pernambuco, mixing together elements of marcha, maxixe and capoeira. Visitors to the House of Culture can also find traditional foods, clay pottery, lace work, and more.

Museu do Homem do Nordeste
The Museum of Peoples of the Northeast is the richest cultural anthropological museum of Brazil.

1. Home Stay
Our families give students the opportunity to have a full immersion experience by providing opportunities to practice their language skills as well as enjoy the cultural aspects of everyday life in their home. We feel it is important for students to engage in conversation and also experience the nature of Brazilian life including habits and culinary culture. Is very important students learn how Brazilians behave, our habits, our food, our way of life not only our Language.

2. Hostel
These are lower cost hotels. They are fully furnished, and almost like apartments.

3. Hotel
Each city offers a wide array of hotels in terms of price, location and style.

4. Apartment
This is a more costly option, yet also offers a bit more luxury.

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