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Classes are held in the neighborhood of Salvador called Barra (pronounced "Baha"), a centrally located neighborhood lined with beaches and with all the facilities you might need (e.g., restaurants, bars, banks, shopping, laundry, hospital, travel agencies and hotels).
I offer classes for individuals, couples or groups of three, for any level of Brazilian Portuguese. Because each student has a different way of learning, I adapt my teaching to the student's needs. Classes are structured around everyday Portuguese usage (drawing from the popular media).
Also my classes have an informal atmosphere in which I keep the student engaged at every moment, writing, speaking and thinking in Portuguese.
Survival. For travelers or business people with limited time (e.g., 2 weeks) learning the basics of the Brazilian language and culture. It's the soft landing course.
Beginners. For those who have no or only a little knowledge of the language. Students will learn basic grammar, conversation and pronunciation, emphasizing a communicative approach.
Intermediate. Further work on grammar and skills in reading, speaking, listening and writing.
Advanced. Essay writing, complex listening and reading and conversation strategies.