11 Best Language Schools to Learn Portuguese in Brazil


Are you looking for the top schools in Brazil to learn Brazilian Portuguese? If so, then you are in the right place. We have put together a list of the best schools for learning Brazilian Portuguese in São Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia and other cities in Brazil. If you are looking for a school in Rio, see our article on Best Languages Schools in Rio de Janeiro.

Whether you are learning Brazilian Portuguese for work, to pass an exam or to get the most out of a holiday, these schools really deliver. You will experience a quality learning experience in fantastic settings, and you you might make some good friends along the way.

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Olinda Language School

Olinda School offers regular courses in Portuguese Language Instruction for students in both group and private lessons. For the best learning experience, the group courses are limited to a maximum of 6 people per class, and class meets Monday through Friday. Private lessons are available for new or advanced students and professionals who have a specific focus in either verbal or written communication.

Instituto Cultural Idioma

Studying at ICI means knowing and experiencing a pleasant experience of Brazilian culture, through learning the Portuguese language. From the beginning of the program, you will be in contact with native speakers, walk around the school district, to better understand the area where they normally live and study. The “Language Exchange” is offered to students who wish to practice the conversation with other Brazilians who also wish to practice another language.

Fast Forward Language Institute

Since 1991, Fast Forward Language Institute has been devoted to providing high quality and personalized instruction in Portuguese São Paulo. The mission of Fast Forward is to provide quality Portuguese language programs in a professional and friendly environment that offers an effective and enjoyable learning experience to all our students.

Diálogo Brazil Language School

Diálogo Brasil is one of the first schools of educational exchange in Brazil. Founded in 1989 in Salvador da Bahia, it is a reference in teaching and training of acculturation Portuguese. That's over 28 years of experience and quality in teaching Portuguese and Brazilian culture. Their mission is to provide the best language and Brazilian culture program with quality services and creating new partnerships that share the philosophy and values of the company, customer satisfaction.

It’s Cool Language Center

Being in operation since 1993 has granted It’s Cool Language Center quite a status teaching Portuguese in São Paulo and FLAS -Foreign Language and Area Studies Program), most of all due to the heartfelt dedication of its teachers and staff. The mission of It's cool is endorsing a close approach to the everyday routine and culture of the countries and their native languages so that the students may feel themselves confident and comfortable in the use of the second language.

ILC Brasil

Opened in 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, the Instituto de Língua e Cultura Brasileira ILC Brasil is more than a Brazilian Portuguese language institute. Beyond striving to offer the best learning experience, we act as a research center: putting together academic research, new technologies and innovative teaching techniques to the service of the language of Camões as it is spoken in Brazil.

Sun7 School

SUN7 School is a small local school specialized in the teaching of Portuguese as a second language. The school was created in 2008 by teachers who had experience in teaching Portuguese in other language schools in Florianópolis. The opportunity to open their own school provided these teachers with the freedom to research the most up-to-date theories and methods to develop their own approach to teaching Portuguese.

Step 1 Idiomas

Step1 is a language school that offers English courses and Portuguese courses for students in Florianopolis. The courses are assembled taking into account the different learning styles and incorporate strategies based on practical exercises, which follow the latest trends in language teaching.  In addition to regular courses, we also have preparatory courses for the TOEFL Test and IELTS .


Brazil Portuguese School

Brazil Portuguese School is located in Vitoria, Brazil. It  is the only school that has the hosting on site. This gives you a distinct advantage as their hostel is typically 50% or more Brazilian. You can socialize with Brazilians and other cultures at the pool or BBQ area. Day trips, parties, sports, and other optional activities will also be available to all students.


The Language Club

The Language Club is a language school that has been teaching Portuguese as a foreign language at all levels since 1993. In addition to its quality, the school also stands out for its privileged location in Florianópolis, south of Brazil. The Language Club building has currently 9 classrooms on 2 floors, including 4 rooms with interactive whiteboards. All classrooms are equipped with air conditioning and sound systems. There is also a library available for the students. The school is a wi-fi zone, allowing students to use their own notebooks and smart technology. In addition, there are restroom facilities, a coffee lounge and a beautiful garden.


Go Brazil

Go Brazil was originally a colonial style house with a big wild garden. After reconstruction the area has been increased with a guest house which offers 6 cosy private apartments. Each apartment has Wi-Fi access. Portuguese Classes are held in a common room which is also used for other common activities. Another common place is a veranda with ocean view where students can get together, relax in the nets or in the open sun. There´s a little kitchen with some facilities for cooking. 



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