Study Brazilian Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro language schools

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most incredible cities in the world, not many places in the world compare. Studying Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro is an amazing opportunity to improve your language skills and learn more about Brazilian life and culture whilst also getting to see spectacular places in your spare time.

There are schools all around the city in places like Copacobana and Centro, both are very easily located by public transport and easily to get to by bus, metro or walking. Language schools in Rio have fantastic modern facilities like clean and comfortable classrooms, tv's, air-conditioning and free WiFi. 


Top Reasons to Study in Rio

  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of one of the most iconic cities in the world
  • Cultural immersion - the best way to learn a new language is to do go overseas and speak all the time
  • Friendly Portuguese speaking natives who you can practise your new language skills with
  • See amazing beaches like Copacobana and Ipanema
  • You could time classes with Carnival or the Olympics
  • Meet other students from all over the world



  • Course Duration: 1 week to 12 months, subject to visa requirements
  • Start Dates: All year round, you choose your start and finish dates
  • Requirements: No qualifications needed, there are courses for complete beginners and more intermediate levels


What's Included

  • Language classes
  • Pre-departure support and assistance
  • Accommodation 
  • Airport pickups (depending on the school)
  • Transfer to your accommodation 
  • Local in-country support
  • Certificate of completion
  • Some courses include combo options like volunteering in Rio de Janeiro where you can help locals and practise your language skills


What's not Included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Cost of Visas (if a visa is required)
  • Return transfer to airport



Classes are open to all nationalities and all ages 17 and over and are suitable for anyone interested in studying Portuguese, boost language skills or expanding learning for university credit.



There are three accommodation options available: 

  • A local homestay
  • Shared accommodation with other participants
  • Private accommodation which will cost an extra fee


What to Do in Your Spare Time

Language schools in Rio usually organize social and cultural activities and excursions which will help you see new places with a guide who will help you learn more about the city. There is so much to do in Rio, you will never be bored! You could:

  • Watch a football game
  • Go in search of the best beach
  • Party in Lapa
  • See world famous sights like Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Take a day trip to the spectacular island of Ilha Grande


Help & Advice

If you need any help arranging a Portuguese language course in Rio please get in touch. You might also like to view all of our Portuguese language courses in Brazil.


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