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BRAZIL AHEAD
 

Our Basic program consists of 4 courses, each lasting 12 weeks. Classes meet once a week for 2 hours. We also have an online classroom and discussion board to offer our students more practice time outside the classroom.  Our courses also offer cultural events and outings.

Check below to see which class you want to register or take our placement test

Brazil Ahead

FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS

TOURIST 1

Recommend for students who have no or very little knowledge of the language. This course provides an introduction to pronunciation, basic grammar, reading, simple composition and conversation.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

• Understand simple spoken Portuguese
• Relate Portuguese sounds to their written forms;
• Pronounce simple Portuguese text accurately;
• Demonstrate some knowledge of basic Portuguese grammar;
• Introduce themselves and others;
• Write simple sentences about themselves in the present and future, employing a basic vocabulary.

TOURIST 2

Recommended for students who have some knowledge of the language: are able to introduce themselves as well as the world around them. In this course, students will be introduced to one of the past tenses in Portuguese.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

• Express their opinions in the present, future and past;
• Distinguish between formal and informal language;
• Use adverbs of frequency;
• Comprehend small texts
• Use proper vocabulary related to food, travel, directions;
• Demonstrate knowledge of the Portuguese language appropriate to a variety of everyday situations.

TOURIST 3

Recommend for students who have some knowledge of the language and who are able to talk about themselves and others in the present, future and past; are able to ask for information and follow directions; are able to read and write small texts without too much effort. In this course students will see the past tenses in more details.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

• Use more complex grammar structures when talking about themselves;
• Express opinions using connectors appropriately;
• Read and comprehend longer texts;
• make short phone calls;
• made simple requests.

TOURIST 4

Recommended for students who have basic knowledge of the language and who are able to express themselves when engaging in conversations with native speakers. In this course students will review basic grammar concepts while advance their vocabulary.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

• Start using arguments to support their opinions;
• Use both regular and irregular verbs in the present tense accurately;
• Write longer texts mixing tenses;
• Start using basic expressions and idioms.


Brazil Ahead

FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

 

TURISTA 1 - 4

This course is designed for native speakers of Spanish or English speakers with fluency in Spanish. The course concentrates primarily on aspects of the Portuguese language that are most difficult for Spanish speakers, such as pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms and grammatical structures particular to Portuguese. Through music, films, and readings, students are also introduced to many aspects of Brazilian culture.

Upon completing the course successfully, students should be able to:

  • Express their opinions in all tenses seen so far.
  • Distinguish between formal and informal language;
  • Use adverbs of frequency;
  • Comprehend small texts;
  • Use proper vocabulary related to food, travel, directions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Brazilian-Portuguese language appropriate to a variety of everyday situations.
  • Adapt their Portuguese when dealing with formal and informal situations;
  • Converse on the phone in Portuguese;
  • Comprehend bigger texts;
  • Use vocabulary related to sports, temperature, daily life activities
  • Use proper expressions when exposed to certain situations

"Brazil Ahead clearly outperforms other language schools and has exceeded my expectations on several levels! Great locations, personable, experienced professional instructors, and a variety of programs and social gatherings, are available to anyone excited to learn Brazilian Portuguese. I feel very priviledged to have been embraced by the true spirit of Brazil, when i enrolled to study with a fantastic group of instructors and students from all over the world. If you believe a Rosetta Stone purchase alone will provide you with the language tools, culture and flavor of Brazil, i assure you, you'll be stuck in a one dimensional zone, and quiet frankly, missing out on the spectrum of enjoyment that Brazil Ahead fosters! Divirtam-se!" 
Cher Luck, Executive Administrator- Global Equity Research, Bank of America Securities