2 weeks
General Portuguese Course
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Rio de Janeiro

9 Best language schools in Rio de Janeiro (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro? We have researched all the details about the best Portuguese language schools in Rio de Janeiro for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at Portuguese language schools in other cities in Brazil such as Maceio, Salvador, Sao Paulo or see our list of all schools in Brazil. You may also want to consult options outside Brazil for learning Portuguese.
Why Rio de Janeiro? Rio de Janeiro is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Brazilians say: God created the world in 6 days, on the 7th He created Rio. Rio is surrounded by mountains and is located right by the sea - with many famous and nice beaches such as the Copacabana and Ipanema. You have a great view from the 370 m high Pão de Açúcar. And last but not least, Rio de Janeiro is known for the carnival, when the whole city is partying.
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Key Facts about Rio de Janeiro

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of The Economist: Global Liveability index in position 89 (2019).

Population: 6,024,000

Time zone: +7h. (GMT -3)

Region: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Currency: BRL (1 BRL = 0.1976 USD)

Rio de Janeiro quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (29 reviews by our former students)

universities: 12 (rankings of universities in Rio de Janeiro)

High season: January

Low season: April

Average course price per week (High season): 315 C$

Average course price per week (Low season): 291 C$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:58* (42% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:49* (51% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:52* (48% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Brazil average):23.28 BRL (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Rio de Janeiro

Weather in Rio de Janeiro

Climate Table
Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °F80 °F85 °F90 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
Water Temperature
77 °F77 °F78.8 °F77 °F75.2 °F73.4 °F71.6 °F71.6 °F71.6 °F71.6 °F73.4 °F75.2 °F

Events in Rio de JaneiroBest time to take a language course in Rio de Janeiro

New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve

31 December 2021The largest celebrations and New Year's Eve festivities in Brazil happen in Rio de Janeiro, where, millions of people gather at Copacabana beach to watch the breathtaking fireworks show.

What to do in Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor
Cristo Redentor
Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain
Maracana Stadium
Maracana Stadium
Copacabana & Ipanema Beach
Copacabana & Ipanema Beach
Bonde (street car)
Bonde (street car)
Dona Marta Viewpoint
Dona Marta Viewpoint
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    FAQ about schools in Rio de Janeiro

  • The student price index in Rio de Janeiro is 57.9. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Rio de Janeiro with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In Rio de Janeiro electricity is 127, 220 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type C, N.
  • In Rio de Janeiro the following courses are offered specifically for business Portuguese: Business Portuguese Private.
  • Schools in Rio de Janeiro offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First, Other exams.
  • See the climate table of Rio de Janeiro and the event calendar of Rio de Janeiro with events such as New Year's Eve .
  • 1184BRL for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Portuguese course in Rio de Janeiro. The average cost of a language course in Rio de Janeiro is 0BRL per week.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
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