ICI is open year-round. We only close for national and regional holidays. New groups are put together every Monday.

We offer group courses, individual courses, and preparatory courses to take the CELPE-Bras. We also offer pronunciation workshops and special classes on Brazilian culture.

Each session lasts 50 minutes. The group classes are arranged in 4 sessions, from Monday to Friday. Individual courses can be arranged for 2 (two), 4 (four) or 6 (six) sessions per day. In addition, we also offer a package of “light” courses that offer greater scheduling flexibility – the student can choose, depending on course availability, which days and times they would like to take classes.



Combined (COMBO) Courses


Individual Classes


Classes in the evening and on saturdays


Online classes using Skype


Courses in Portuguese as a Foreign Language for Children and Teens


Courses in Portuguese for Expatriates


Pronunciation Workshop


Preparation Course for the CELPE-Bras Exam


Date of the exam:

The exam takes place twice a year, at the end of April and the end of October in Brazilian federal universities. Registration for the exam must be completed by the student on the web, at: http://portal.inep.gov.br/celpebras

Note: Registration deadlines and exact exam dates are not given in advance. In general registration opens in February and August.