2 weeks
General Portuguese Course
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Sao Paulo

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Vila Mariana

Rating: 5.0

5.03 reviews

Rating: 5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

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aprenda² is a project on developing teaching tools to help education in Brazil. It teaches Brazilian Portuguese for foreigners and French and English for Brazilians. The school works with...

Intensive Portuguese - 16 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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1240BRL 1184BRL
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Rating: 3.6

3.65 reviews

Rating: 3.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 2.5

Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
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It's Cool is located in an upmarket residential area of Brazil's immense city, Sao Paulo. Housed in the Perdizes District, the school is surrounded by many restaurants, shops, schools and...

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

Rating: 5

5.0 | 3 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: 3.6

3.6 | 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


Rating: 3.6

3.6 | 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

United States

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.

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 = 0.1829 USD)

Name of city in Portuguese: São Paulo

Sao Paulo quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4

4.4 (61 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): 458 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 507 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):25.15 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

Alma Surf
Alma Surf

January 2021 - February 2021One weekend every year the city invites surf lovers to participate in this surfer's paradise, where exhibitions and shows about all kinds of board sports are organized.

São Paulo Carnival
São Paulo Carnival

February 2021Though less famous than the Carnival in Rio, the São Paulo Carnival is famous for its authenticity and its samba shows staged throughout the streets of the city.

E tudo verdade/It's All True
E tudo verdade/It's All True

March 2021 - April 2021It's All True is the biggest documentary film festival in all of South America, it features screenings of Brazilian and foreign documentaries, debates and meetings.


May 2021During two days in May, the Sónar Festival is held featuring electro music and multimedia, staging shows whose main topic is the alliance of music and technology.

Festa Junina
Festa Junina

07 June 2021 - 24 June 2021The 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 2021The 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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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

    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.
  • 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 Alma Surf, São Paulo Carnival, E tudo verdade/It's All True.
  • 1184US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Portuguese course in Sao Paulo. The average cost of a language course in Sao Paulo is 356US$ per week.
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