Portuguese for Foreigners

Portuguese course for foreigners in Bahia – Immersion EFC

The Portuguese language is the second most spoken Latin language in the world. Contrary to popular opinion, Spanish is not the most immediate relative of Portuguese, but Galician, the last language to separate itself from the romance trunk.

In addition, Brazilian Portuguese came into contact with speakers from many different regions of the world. As a result, it became enriched by numerous words from Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian indigenous languages and African languages.

  • Methodology

Learn Brazilian Portuguese in Bahia in a lively and interactive way. We adopt the communicative approach, which is an enjoyable way to learn and focuses on the use of Portuguese in real-life situations. It is based on evidence that meaningful activities help us record and remember information better.

  • Class Formats

The Immersion Program is of 7 or 15 days: 

20 general classes per week on language, communication and culture in Portuguese with specialized teachers from EFC;

20 practical classes in tourist attractions of Bahia – covering Culture, History, Geography and Language to best experience and live the Portuguese language- with EFC teachers and guests;  

Our groups are small, so the teachers’ attention is focused on your questions.

  • Location

We are located on the north coast of Bahia, five minutes from Luís Eduardo Magalhães Airport and 40 minutes from downtown Salvador. The town of Lauro de Freitas has a multitude of restaurants and beautiful beaches.

  • Accommodation

You can stay with a Brazilian family in a house with easy access to EFC School. Your experience with a Brazilian family’s routine will deepen your learning and you will be able to return home with an accent from Bahia. 

If you prefer, EFC can refer you to hotels and inns in the neighborhood. These places generally have facilities such as swimming pools, fitness rooms, restaurants and whatever is necessary for the comfort of students from EFC. 

You can also choose among the different listings offered by AIR BNB.

  • Visa Requirements

To participate in our intensive course you will need to find out about the visa requirements from Brazilian authorities in your country. If you come from countries in the European Union, Mercosul, Russia or New Zealand you won´t need a visa, and will be able to stay in Brazil for up to 90 days as a tourist. If you come from other countries please check with the authorities. Click here to find out the visa requirements by country. All visitors must have a passport valid for at least another six months following their date of arrival. 

We will help in any way we can. If you need a recommendation letter, or similar, we will provide it. However, please note that EFC is not responsible for your visa and entry into Brazil.

  • Other Important Info:

Make sure you have full health insurance and travel coverage during your stay in Brazil, 

Keep in mind that in this area the temperature ranges from 21 to 30 °C.

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