Our Brazilian Portuguese language trip takes you to Florianopolis, the capital of the state of Santa Catarina. Florianopolis, which is mostly located on an island, regularly tops polls of the best quality of life in Brazil. Your language course will include 3 hours of instruction 5 times per week, including all teaching material and on-site English-speaking support. The school is in Lagoa da Conceicao, a small yet lively district of Florianopolis. Lagoa da Conceicao boasts dunes, mountains, and the largest lagoon on the island.
Our English-speaking guide will already be waiting for you at the airport. On the way to your accommodation, he will show you the language school and give you the first tips for your stay in Florianopolis. On your first day of instruction, at the agreed time, you will be introduced to the language school and will receive a detailed introduction and information on the language course. On the day of departure, you will be picked up by your English-speaking driver at the accommodation and transferred to the airport.
Day 1: Arrival in Florianopolis
Included: Airport Transfer (private)
Upon arrival, our English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the airport. On the way to your accommodation, the guide will show you the language school and give you some tips for your stay in Florianopolis.
Overnight: Pousada Casa da Lagoa, Standard room
Days 2 to 13: Language Course and Brazilian Lifestyle
Included: 10 x Language Classes (private, 3h) | Breakfast
On the first day of classes, you will meet your teacher who will show you around the language school and provide you with detailed information about the course syllabus.
Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on interaction, and much of your time will be spent on active speaking. Grammar and vocabulary are taught in context. Practical lessons, such as visiting a supermarket or a bank, are also part of the course. Each student will receive a textbook with exercises at the beginning of the course. For self-study, you may also use the school's library.
On the weekend or after class, you are free to study or explore the island independently. If you prefer, the school reception office or our guide can organize optional day trips and activities.
Overnight: Pousada Casa da Lagoa, Standard room
Day 14: Farewell Day
Included: Airport Transfer (private) | Breakfast
On the day of departure, your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the airport.
- All transfers detailed above
- 10 private classes of Brazilian Portuguese (30 hours total)
- Teaching materials and homework
- 13 nights at Pousada Casa da Lagoa in a standard room
- 13 breakfasts
Not included are airfare, insurance, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips, and personal expenses.
- As an accommodation alternative to Pousada Casa da Lagoa, it may be possible for you to stay with a host family, but this option is not always available.
- If you are interested, we are happy to check the availability of group courses.
- Methodology: At this language school, Brazilian Portuguese is taught in six levels, following the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): Learning, teaching, and assessment. Each level comprises 4 to 6 modules. Each module consists of 15 teaching hours plus self-study.
The private language school for Brazilian Portuguese for foreigners is located in the center of Lagoa da Conceicao. It also offers courses in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
Lagoa da Conceicao is an important local hub with an excellent tourist infrastructure, including numerous bars, cafes, shops, and cultural attractions. Restaurants in the area offer excellent regional fish and seafood specialties. Lagoa da Conceicao is the gateway to several of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Praia Mole and Praia da Joaquina, the famous surf beaches, are easy and quick to access. Other beaches and the center of Florianopolis are also easily accessible. Lagao da Conceicao is also an ideal starting point for boat trips and hikes to discover the island's stunning flora and fauna.
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