Caminhos Language Centre

Learn Portuguese in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Area & School

Located in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Caminhos Language Centre is situated just four blocks away from the Ipanema beach. The city itself is vibrant, unique, and an excellent place to study Portuguese. Brazil boasts breathtaking wildlife and beaches; an exotic place with a rich history and wonderful food, music, and sports alike. The Caminhos Language Centre is equipped with air conditioning, free Wifi and coffee, a lounge, and computer access.

Portuguese Courses

Intensive 20 Portuguese

These intensive classes take place 4 hours per day, 5 days a week (M-F) to total 20 hours of classroom time. The classes are separated into levels, suiting each student's needs: A - Beginner, B1 - Pre-Intermediate, B2 - Intermediate, and C - Advanced. This is the best option for those students looking for quality, efficient education in a more traditional style.

Starts at R$500 for one week


Host Family

Experiencing the Brazilian way of life through a homestay in Rio is the best option for students who want to get the most out of their language travel experience. The opportunity to use Portuguese outside of the classroom is beneficial in creating connections as well as impacting the rate at which students become fluent. All families are background checked, and a short description of each can be found here.

Note: Accommodation rates depend on: One, whether it is high season (Dec-Mar) or low season. Two, whether the home is located in the suburbs or by the beach (higher price).

Starts at R$550 / week

Additional Details

The following holidays are observed:

Upon arriving, the team at Caminhos is happy to pick you up at either the bus station or airport and provide transportation to host family homes for a fee of around 50 US dollars.

For prices/departure and arrival times:

  • Rio Airport main page: link
  • Bus from Rio Airport to Ipanema: link
Max Group Class Size: 10.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 100 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: R$25 per class hour

A benefit of the school? All activities are 100% free. Improve your Portuguese and make new friends along the way! While in Rio choose from a variety of activities. To name a few...

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cinema Brasileiro
  • Samba Classes
  • Fútbol
  • Capoeira
  • Tours and Hikes

A friendly and diverse environment is valued at Caminhos Language Centre. The curriculum focuses on the Communicative approach where students enhance their learning by reading and writing as well as speaking and interacting. The high quality teachers are native to Brazil and will listen and engage with the students throughout their time at Caminhos.