Portugues Carioca is in a class by itself… I remember that first day, sitting there thinking “how is she getting me to say all of this when I don’t speak any Portuguese yet?!” But it’s just building block on building block – starting with the basics and adding on. The methodology focuses on teaching structures that are immediately useful and can be formulated into useful sentences throughout the day. In other language classes, the instructor would explain things (when to use certain verbs, for example) so the ‘work’ was to learn what those different scenarios were. In Marcia’s class, we learn how to use the correct verbs through speaking. Then, when I am on the street, on the phone or in a cab, the correct words come out because I have already said them many times in many different ways in the class. Here’s what the class is not: passive! We are very engaged for every second of the class; I really feel like I get my money’s worth. We spend the entire 75 minutes formulating sentences and questions and responses, all the while drilling the pronunciation…
In-Company course either in groups or one-to-one
Our In-Company course is our regular course divided into four levels: Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced.
Although the language spoken in class is ONLY Portuguese, our teachers speak fluent English and other languages. This way, students feel comfortable, knowing that they can ask questions in English after class.
When the students reach the Pre-Intermediate level we start using business vocabulary and expressions related to their work field.
Contact us if you are interested in having Português Carioca at your company.