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$ 1.800

R$ 900

3 weeks

R$ 2.655

R$ 1320

4 weeks

R$ 3.480

R$ 1.740

6 weeks

R$ 5.130

R$ 2.565

8 weeks

R$ 6.720

R$ 3.360

Each course consists of three 55 minute classes per day, five days a week. For individual classes in excess of 8 weeks, the price is R$ 825 per week. For group classes in excess of 8 weeks, the price is R$ 415 per week per person.

    What is included:
  • Study materials
  • 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

Small Group Class Start Dates for 2019-2020
 
2019
October 7
November 4
December 2
October 21
November 18
December 16
 
2020
January 6 May 18 October 5
January 20 June 8 October 19
February 3 June 22 November 9
February 10 July 6 November 16
March 2 July 20 December 7
March 16 August 3 December 21
April 6 August 17  
April 20 September 7  
May 4 September 21  

Private classes may be scheduled to begin on any Monday.
There will be no classes from December 30, 2019 to January 3, 2020 (New Year),
and from February 17, 2020 to February 28, 2020 (Carnival).

Contact me at: sheilawaksman@hotmail.com

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