Sao Paulo

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Why 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.
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What our students said about Sao Paulo

Rating: 5/5


I love this city…especially the friendly people and great food.


How our students rated their experience in Sao Paulo


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Overall city attractiveness
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Rating: 4.7/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Public transport

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Sao Paulo

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 6 reviews

Excellent interaction to build conversational skills.

27 December 2021
Course: Intensive Language Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 75 years

United States

Rating: 5

5.0 | 7 reviews

Very nice staff. The teachers were very knowledgeable. I had to end the course early because I unexpectedly received a job offer in Germany. The school was very accommodating and only charged me for the hours I had teamed up and not the entire course that I had booked.

9 March 2021
Course: Intensive Portuguese - 1 week
Student age: 24 years


Rating: 5

5.0 | 7 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

England UK

Rating: 4

4.0 | 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


Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 6 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 52 reviews

The location of the school is perfect. Safe, quiet and has everything including a cheap restaurant next to it (per kilo). The teachers are very friendly, knowledgeable, professional, helpful and adaptable to our needs. In my case it was only two weeks and when I got a bit overwhelmed on the third day, they were very flexible and helped me a lot. Thanks to Jaqueline, Rafael and Maria.
Of course I learned a lot and met many nice colleagues from different countries. Good atmosphere.

2 April 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 53 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 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

United States

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 6 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

United States

Rating: 4

4.0 | 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 52 reviews

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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 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

United States

Rating: 4

4.0 | 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 52 reviews

Teachers, books
Really friendly teachers and staff.

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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 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

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Interesting information about Sao Paulo

Key Facts about Sao Paulo

In terms of quality of life Sao Paulo reached place number 119 in the 2019 Mercer.
Population: 10,022,000
Time zone: +7h. (GMT -3)
Region: São Paulo, São Paulo
Currency: BRL (1 BRL = 0.2114 USD)
Name of city in Portuguese: São Paulo
High season: October
Low season: April
Average course price per week (High season): 450 BRL
Average course price per week (Low season): 627 BRL
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):21.76 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 Sao Paulo

Weather in Sao Paulo

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

Festa Junina
Festa Junina

07 June 2022 - 24 June 2022The 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.

Gay Parade
Gay Parade

09 September 2022The 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

Municipal Market
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Museum of Art of Sao Paolo
Museum of Art of Sao Paolo
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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

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Sao Paulo

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FAQ about schools in Sao Paulo

  • aprenda2 has received the best overall rating in Sao Paulo.
  • aprenda2, located in Rua Loefgren, 919, Vila Mariana has been voted as the school with the best location in Sao Paulo.
  • 'Homestay ' at Fast Forward Institute is the best rated accommodation in Sao Paulo.
  • 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 4.4 stars out of 5.

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