For me, Marcia’s teaching method is just the right one: She focuses on speaking, and speaking correctly, and is strict enough so I have to focus. And she always gives good feedback and helps me with the right pronunciation, which is very important to me. Her books are very useful, too: You learn grammar, and at the same time you learn vocabulary that is very useful when settling in Brazil. I fully recommend Português
Carioca, both for professionals and for tourists.
Carioquinha Kids is a course for children from ages 6 through 11. Our main focus is teaching children to speak and communicate in Portuguese – which is our philosophy for all of our courses. Children learn much faster than adults because they can be easily engaged in activities directed by verbal cues. Children learn quickly, just by listening and doing, and that’s exactly what we do!
Though our focus is on speaking, when it comes to children’s classes we have an agreement with their parents. If the parents want their child to learn to write as well, we will accommodate writing into that child’s program. Otherwise, children do not write during our classes unless the teacher asks them to do so.
Parents may choose a program of either 2 or 3 times a week for their child. Each class lasts 75 minutes and is divided as follows: First, a 15 minute review of the previous class. Then, a 45 minute period of new language learning activities: games, music, repetition, and storytelling. Finally, a 15 minute review of what the children learned in class that day.