Caminhos Language Centre

Caminhos Language Centre, Rio de Janeiro: Hours, Address, Caminhos Language Centre Reviews: 5/5

Caminhos Language Centre
5
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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About
Learn Portuguese in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We have highly qualified Portuguese Teachers that use the communicative approach in the classroom. We offer free activities for our students and we have our own on-site social program for children from the Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho communities. Our highlights: - Professional and experienced native teachers - Group lessons from R$25 per hour - 9 different levels from Beginners to Advanced and special class for Latin speakers - Free After-Class Activities - Great location near Ipanema beach and the subway - Free coffee and Wifi - Support unprivileged children and teens. - Samba classes - Beach volleyball - City Tours
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Neighborhood: Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
How to get there
  • General Osório • 6 min walk
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Barbara
Cologne, Germany3 contributions
This was my second time there and I can highly recommend Caminhos to anyone who wants to learn Portuguese and get to know Rio!

The lessons are very varied. You learn quickly and effectively and with a lot of fun. Also, the daily activities that the school offers are fantastic. You get to know the city and of course quickly get in contact with new people and you can practice your Portuguese outside of the classroom.
For me, a special experience this time was participating in the carnival parade.

If you have any questions or problems, the Caminhos team is always there to help!

I felt very comfortable again and will definitely come back another time.

Até a próxima vez!
Written June 28, 2022
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Oi Barbara, thank you for recommending Caminhos and taking the time to write a nice review. We are glad to know you had a lovely time at Caminhos. Obrigada
Written July 25, 2022
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Mel
Hirzenhain, Germany1 contribution
The Caminhos school and all of the team is amazing. I am very happy with the quality of the teaching (I did group plus private classes) and find all of the teachers very passionate about their teachings. They usually change the group teachers every week which gives the students the opportunity to learn with many different teachers.

Learning material is very well structured and the organisation works perfectly. Everyone is 100% reliable and super organised.

Beside the classes they offer may different guided daily activities for free and some for payment. This is great to connect with all other students and also with the community.

The school is located in Ipanema, a very beautiful and safe area.

Some students come for a short period to learn the basics and some do more than 6 months. It's all possible and learning curve is great.
Written April 21, 2022
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Oi Melanie, It is great to hear you had a positive experience at Caminhos. Thank you for taking your time and leaving us a review. Obrigada
Written May 4, 2022
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Rebecca
4 contributions
Solo
If you are staying in Rio you HAVE to study at Caminhos! If you are looking to learn Portuguese, this is the place to do it. The teachers are very patient and make the lessons fun and interesting. What I enjoyed most about Caminhos were the activities they run. I did a samba and forro lesson with Bruno which was so much fun. They also have the best tour guide in Rio, Davi, who runs other activities during the week where you can explore tourist attractions in the city for free. Make sure you try the capoeira class. Davi is the best and will look after you well to make sure you have the best time in Rio. I am so lucky I found Caminhos and everyone there helped to make my time in Rio incredible.
Written June 11, 2021
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Hi Rebecca Thanks for your kind review! Obrigda
Written July 7, 2021
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Amy C
2 contributions
Solo
While travel has not been possible during the pandemic, I have been taking online Portuguese classes with Caminhos for a few months. My teacher, Fernando, is fantastic and a very knowledgeable linguist. He is great at correcting my accent when speaking Portuguese in exactly the right way. He also raises really interesting points for discussion during our sessions often offering great insight into Brazilian culture. I would recommend Caminhos for anyone looking for to improve their Portuguese as my experience with them has been really positive.
Written November 30, 2020
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Oi amycU8687KZ, Thanks for your review. We are really glad to hear about your positive experience with your teacher during online lessons. Obrigada
Written December 2, 2020
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Neal R
20 contributions
Caminhos is a fantastic place to learn Portuguese and to better understand the culture and history of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. This was my second set of courses at Caminhos, so that shows how much I value the instructors and staff at the school. The advanced group lessons were interesting, engaging, and effective in teaching the language and getting everyone involved in a fun way. I highly recommend Caminhos Language Center if you want to learn Portuguese in Rio and share some great experiences with teachers and other students.
Written June 27, 2022
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Oi Neal. We are very happy to read your review. We work hard to provide students with the best Portuguese course possible. Obrigada
Written July 25, 2022
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Santiago Vega
1 contribution
Solo
It was a jugar experience cause everyone I know there were overseas people although I met a lot of people from my country, that was great because if u don't handle another language it could be useful. Also the workers and teachers from Caminhos speak different language so don't worry about it.
Other great thing is that all the activities that the school offers are amazing, it's a great way to know the city and of course new people.
Love the place.
Written April 20, 2022
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Hi, M3191UCsantiagov Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate it! Obrigada
Written May 4, 2022
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anthi g
6 contributions
Solo
I'm very happy that I decided to take portuguese classes in Caminhos, even if it was only for one week. I learned the basics and I could understand and communicate with locals.
People at the Caminhos are amazing! Classes are super cool and full of people around the globe. Teachers are amazing too! Lais💜
They organize a lot of activities as well in the afternoons, like beach volley, samba and tours in the city.
They offer as well accommodation in families in the neighborhood and transfer from the airport.
Caminhos is the best way to have a full experience of Rio de Janeiro!
Beleza! 🤙💜
Thank you, Caminhos! You made my trip to Rio, awesome!
Written August 14, 2021
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Oi 728anthig, We are very happy to hear about your positive experience at Caminhos. Too bad you could only stay for a week. But don't forget to pay us a visit next time you are in Rio. Thanks for your kind words. Obrigada
Written August 18, 2021
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Lance
Dallas, TX4 contributions
After trying multiple different language schools and teachers, I finally landed upon Caminhos and my teacher Bruno Cuoto and it has been the best learning experience of my life!

I have now taken at least 50+ hours with Bruno and it is one of the most fun and enjoyable experiences of my life. I look forward to our classes together, it isn't a chore but something fun I get to do. We spend our hour or 2 together laughing and having so much fun!

He is patient and such a great teacher, we review material, he has the funniest expressions when I forget things, he has the best stories about his Grandmother, and he always pauses to share relative pieces of pop culture that include movies, shows, and songs that he recommends me listen to.

I have learned so much Portuguese, so quickly, because the class is so enjoyable and entertaining. Sometimes learning a language doesn't feel very exciting, but classes with Bruno are so fun, it's like spending an hour or 2 with a friend where you learn, laugh, ask questions, and really get to enjoy our time together. I am always sad when our time is done because I have such a fun time learning with him.

I can't recommend this school and specifically Bruno Cuoto enough!!! If you are looking to learn Portuguese, look no further than right here!
Written May 10, 2022
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Hi Lance1robinson, We are very happy to read your review. Glad you've enjoyed Caminhos, the classes, and the teacher.
Written June 24, 2022
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Margot
1 contribution
This is the best school in Rio to learn Portuguese from qualified teachers who all do all their best to motivate the students. They don't only offer class, they offer help, activities and are always in for a good talk.
The people at the reception are very kind and helpful, and if you have any doubt about anything, no question will be unanswered.
I would highly recommend Caminhos Language School, for a short or long visit, because for any purpose, you will enjoy (with other students of any age class)!
Written February 18, 2020
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Oi mwmrss, Thank you for your kind review. Caminhos is always working in order to provide the students with the best experience in Rio -- in and out of the classroom. Obrigada
Written February 19, 2020
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At the end of january 2020, I started going to Caminhos language. I completed 4weeks total at the school and had as teacher Bruno Couto. In only one month I learned and progressed a lot. The course was super interesting covering grammar, reading, prononciation, etc. But also, because of the knowledge of my teacher, about the Brazilian culture, geography, politic and more. Having a great teacher makes all the difference in a course. It brings you the motivation to study hard, the energy to participate and even more important the courage to make mistakes and this is how you learn.
In few weeks I entend to continu my courses at Caminhos and I’m hopeful that I will be able to continu my journey with the same teacher.
Written April 21, 2020
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Oi Marie, we are very happy to hear about your positive experience with Caminhos Language Centre! Thank you.
Written August 26, 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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