Course Description & Prices.

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).

That's the lighthouse of Barra pictured below.

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.

Price List

All prices are in Brazilian Reais.

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One-on-one private classes

Max. 3 people per group
(Price per person)

2 weeks

R$ 2.900

R$ 1.500

3 weeks

R$ 4.050

R$ 2.025

4 weeks

R$ 5.100

R$ 2.550

6 weeks

R$ 7.200

R$ 3.600


Each course in Salvador consists of three 55 minute classes per day, five days a week. For individual classes in excess of 6 weeks, the price is R$ 1200 per week. For group classes in excess of 6 weeks, the price is R$ 600 per week per person..For ONLINE CLASSES, please contact for more information about prices and schedule.

    What is included:
  • Study material/ / free wi-fi / cofee / mineral water
  • An orientation tour to introduce students to the area of Barra - Salvador

Lodging (single room)

Homestay with a family

R$ 65/night

Breakfast included

Shared apartment with a Brazilian

R$ 60/night

Breakfast is not included, but kitchen is available

Guest-house near the beach*

R$ 130/night

Breakfast, private bathroom and air-conditioning included

Hotel (4 stars)*

R$ 197/night

Breakfast, private bathroom and air-conditioning included

*Prices for Guest-houses and Hotels vary according to the season.


When Classes Begin in Salvador

Small Group Class Start Dates for 2021-2022
October 4
November 8
December 5
October 18
November 22
December 13
January 10 May 16 October 3
January 24 June 6 October 17
February 7 June 20 November 7
February 14 July 4 November 21
March 14 July 18 December 5
March 28 August 1 December 12
April 4 August 15  
April 18 September 5  
May 2 September 19  

Private classes may be scheduled to begin on any Monday.
There will be no classes from December 27, 2021 to January 7, 2022 (New Year),
and from February 28, 2022 to March 11, 2022 (Carnival).

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