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aprenda2, Sao Paulo

#1
aprenda2

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Brazil Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Brazil
Vila Mariana
|School Size:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Intensive Portuguese - 16 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
932BRL 891BRL
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Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.052 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1000US$ 955US$
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It's Cool, Sao Paulo

#3
It's Cool

Perdizes
|School Size:

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.05 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 2.5/5.0

2.5/5.0
Intensive Language Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
950US$ 911US$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Sao Paulo

Rating: 5/5.0

5/5.0 | 2 reviews

The building was clean, the teachers were lovely and I found the organisation of the school very good

22 March 2020
Course: Intensive Portuguese - 2 weeks
Student age: 37 years

Lisa
England UK

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

Nice teachers, very flexible and random, useful topics to discuss at the end of day (Eg. Brazilian culture).

1 November 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 31 years

Monika
Slovakia

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 | 5 reviews

I loved how friendly everyone there is and also that some teachers show you little restaurants near the school where you can eat together.

1 November 2018
Course: Intensive Language Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Nickel
Germany

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The teachers were enthusiastic and seemed to enjoy interacting with students.
I thought the language instruction was effective. They divide students into three levels (beginners, intermediate, and "advanced"/conversation). Most students are there for professional or personal reasons, rather than recreational language learning. There are a limited number of students (15-20 while I was there), which creates a very familiar environment.

20 July 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Aaron
United States

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 | 5 reviews

The teachers were very personable.
I left after 3 weeks as it was a total waste of time and money. I would not be able to recommend them. My concerns were brought to the school as well.

5 June 2017
Course: Intensive Language Course 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 50 years

William
United States

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The teachers and the format of the teaching!
Quite expensive compared to private tutoring, is hard to stay in the school for a long time due to school fees! But still a great overall school.

17 October 2016
Course: Intensive Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Jonathan
Australia

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

Location
The styles of teaching were different depending on each teacher. When I asked a same question to the teachers, I received the different replies. When one of the teachers had a bad mood, the atmosphere of a class was terrible. Even if I asked during the class, I was told "Well, why didn't you search it by google?". As the class placement was not very precise, there was a student who had obviously the lower level in the language knowledge in my class. We had to waste our time to try to make her understand by repeating the subjects that we already learned.

5 April 2016
Course: Intensive Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Hiroyasu
Japan

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

I had two fantastic teachers during my three-week stay. Bruna and Jacqueline were both extremely knowledgeable and dedicated teachers. They both knew that I love learning about colloquialisms and they were very willing to explain them to me in a very in-depth manner. The school is centrally located so that getting food or transportation is not a problem. It's also in a very safe neighborhood.
I think it's definitely time to renovate the building and facility. The classes aren't cheap and the students deserve a better environment. The excursions could be better organized. Often times we were wandering aimlessly in the museum/park.

28 October 2013
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Timothy
United States

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

Fast progress in Portuguese. Friendly and skilled teachers.
A school for expats and professionals rather than for tourists and travelers.

18 October 2013
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Marcel
Germany

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

Quality of teachers is very high. Structure of the class have been made very well. Classes based on the language levels and instructors change every few weeks. They meet the needs of the students. The course material is excellent.
All teachers are kind and friendly. However, they don't seem to respect the punctuality very much due to characteristics of a nation.

30 August 2013
Course: Intensive Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Hayato
Japan

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

Teachers, books
Really friendly teachers and staff.

26 August 2013
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Krzysztof
Poland

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The location.

21 September 2012
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 43 years

Fran
Australia

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The teachers were nice and the school did well to identify my level from the start.
Lack of organization while I was there. The 6-student limit was repeatedly broken, and I had to sit at the professors desk one day, because there were so many people.

4 September 2012
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Morten
Denmark

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

reactivity, flexibility, availability, lessons are lively
just a downside : my teacher, who was open-minded, pedagogue, polite and friendly, had a tendency to shorten the course length (often started 10 min late and finished at the normal time).

21 August 2012
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 47 years

Frédéric
France

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the small classes (not more than 6 people)

6 August 2012
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Dennis
Schweiz

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The professionalism of teachers

24 July 2012
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 23 years

Wissal
Schweiz

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

They let me challenge activities at little higher levels than I thought. Teachers understand students' feeling well because they also have experiencing in learning languages.
I understand that there are exchange students and those who come to work, but it would have been nice to have a three days a week plan at the same time. However, I think my "desire to speak" has got much better than few months when I had private lessons.

16 July 2012
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Jihwa
Taehan-min guk

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The instructor, Natasha, had so much patience, yet was very challenging at the same time. Very knowledgeable and informative instructor. My learning experience was well worth the fee. I would do it again if I had the time.

17 October 2011
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 38 years

Armando Francisco
United States

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

The teachers are very good and friendly! The school is located in the center of the city.

30 November 2010
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Frederika
Rossiya

Rating: 4/5.0

4/5.0 | 52 reviews

Everything goes smooth, the familiar atmosphere
I thought there would be activities offered in the afternoon?

22 November 2010
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 24 years

Johanna
Deutschland

Key Facts about Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo: Brazil´s Sao Paulo has become known mostly as a good place to do business. In the city there are a number of things to see ranging from exhibitions and open-air shows to museums with theatres putting on high level performances. And as paulistas also have the right to enjoy life, their capital city has a range of restaurants running from the simple and delicious to establishments that equal the world´s better restaurants. The various districts where different cultures predominate offer us the opportunity to live side by side with the most varied habits and customs. It is therefore in gastronomy, culture and in the night life that the city holds its great fascination.

Population: 10,022,000

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

Region: São Paulo, São Paulo

Currency: BRL (1 BRL = 0.1975 USD)

Name of city in Portuguese: São Paulo

Sao Paulo quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 (60 reviews by our former students)

universities: 19 (rankings of universities in Sao Paulo)

High season: October

Low season: April

Average course price per week (High season): 449 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 494 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:50* (51% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:48* (52% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Brazil average):23.29 BRL (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Arrival Airport

São Paulo–Guarulhos International (GRU) - 20 km. from Sao Paulo city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 42,00 BRL, 50 minutes.

Main stops: Sao Paulo Int. Airport, Ayrton Senna Da Silva, Morvan Dias De Figuieredo, Santos Dumont, Tiradentes, Prestes Maia, Bandeira

Every 10 minutes, -, 50 minutes.

Main stops: Av.Washington Luíz 6200, Terminal Pq.D.Pedro II + Terminal.Pq.D.Pedro II, Parada 3 - Senador Feijó

Taxi: 90 BRL, 25 minutes drive to city center of Sao Paulo

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, Washington Dulles
  • South Africa: Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

Weather in Sao Paulo

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Events in Sao PauloBest time to take a language course in Sao Paulo

June
Festa Junina
Festa Junina

07 June 2020 - 24 June 2020The month of June in Brazil, much as in Portugal, is a month full of celebrations. Street parties, concerts, dances, along with countless other activities are how people celebrate the Festas de São João.

September
Gay Parade
Gay Parade

09 September 2020The Gay Pride Parade in São Paulo is the Guinness World Record holder as the largest of its kind around the globe. With the support it receives from the Brazilian government, it really puts on a spectacular show: floats, costumes, dancers, music.

What to do in Sao Paulo

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Museum of Art of Sao Paolo
Museum of Art of Sao Paolo
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    FAQ about schools in Sao Paulo

  • aprenda2, located in Rua Loefgren, 919, Vila Mariana has been voted as the school with the best location in Sao Paulo.
  • aprenda2 was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay ' at Fast Forward Institute is the best rated accommodation in Sao Paulo.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Sao Paulo is 59.4. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Sao Paulo with 4.3 stars out of 5.
  • In Sao Paulo electricity is 127, 220 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type C, N.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Sao Paulo is São Paulo–Guarulhos International (20.5 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Sao Paulo.
  • In Sao Paulo the following courses are offered specifically for business Portuguese: Business One-to-One.
  • Schools in Sao Paulo offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Other exams.
  • See the climate table of Sao Paulo and the event calendar of Sao Paulo with events such as Festa Junina, Gay Parade.

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