Communicative Method

We use the communicative method for our classes. This approach helps the student to deal with various daily situations, widening their observation of the diversity of the world and comparing other cultures with their own. The methodology of grammar is covered in context.

Our Teaching Materials

All teaching materials are produced for our instructors, with the intention of helping the student to learn to use the Portuguese language as a communication and information tool, allowing them to discover many beautiful things amid all this information. This is also so these discoveries can support their progress both in and out of the classroom. Our classes make use of interactive games, computers, videos, sound equipment, projectors, magazines and newspapers.

Note: The textbook used in class is available for purchase at the school.

OUR LEVELS

BEGINNER IThe student has no previous knowledge of the language.
They will understand basic instructions, how to take part in a conversation on a given subject, identify themselves, understand recommendations and information, fill in simple forms, and write notes that include times, dates and places
BEGINNER IIThe student has a basic knowledge of the language. They can make simple sentences that already incorporate some vocabulary. They will learn to express simple opinions or ask questions in a familiar context. They will be able to understand simple information. Students at this level should be able to write postcards and letters, but with little detail.

Intermediate IThe student still has limited conversational ability. They can ask and answer questions on topics in their surroundings; they are capable of reading short texts with simple vocabulary. They will learn to express their opinions on abstract cultural subjects in a limited way, offer advice and give a speech on a familiar topic. They will understand instructions or announcements in public, and will be able to understand routine information and articles, and the general idea of non-routine information. They will be able to understand the main idea and the most relevant information in a text. They will be able to take notes while someone is speaking.
Intermediate IIThe student still has limited conversational ability. They can ask and answer questions on topics in their surroundings; they are capable of reading short texts with simple vocabulary. They will learn to express their opinions on abstract cultural subjects in a limited way, offer advice and give a speech on a familiar topic. They will understand instructions or announcements in public, and will be able to understand routine information and articles, and the general idea of non-routine information. They will be able to understand the main idea and the most relevant information in a text. They will be able to take notes while someone is speaking.
AdvancedThe student has a fluent conversational level and is capable of exchanging ideas in more complicated settings. At this level, they will be prepared to give advice on complex and sensitive issues, understand colloquial references, and confidently deal with difficult questions. They can understand documents, correspondence and reports. Moreover, they will be able to write letters on any subject, and will learn to express themselves with greater precision in meetings and seminars.