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Costa Rica is home to a large and ever-growing Brazilian population, and many local “ticos” are now learning Portuguese in order to communicate with this community and to obtain jobs in the many trans-national companies working between Brazil, Latin America and US-Canada.


  • Papo e Pipoca – chat & popcorn conversation hour in Portuguese
  • Brazilian movie night and round-table
  • Special celebrations such as Carnaval or Festa Junina, the annual Brazilian midsummer celebrations
  • Outing to local Brazilian eateries with a teacher (students only pay for what they consume)
  • Samba and capoeira or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes

Program Options

$28/hr $21/hr Privates

$42/hr $35/hr Semi-privates

$70/wk  $56/wk

Mondays, Wednesdays, Tuesdays or Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
09:00 am - 12:00 md
02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

There are more schedules available from Monday to Thursday. Please inquire!

$120/wk  $96/wk

Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:30 pm - 05:30 pm

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm


$230/wk  $184/wk

Mondays and Thursdays

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

02:30 pm - 05:30 pm

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm


In response to the need for language training, Intercultura began offering Brazilian Portuguese classes several years ago to the local population, and has now expanded the program to offer Portuguese immersion classes to foreigners wishing to improve their Portuguese but who may be unable to travel to Brazil, or who already speak Spanish and wish to study a new language while in Costa Rica, and who are looking to study in a reputable and well-recognized language school.

As with our Spanish program, the Brazilian Portuguese classes are based on the Communicative Approach, offering fun, dynamic classes in small groups, and incorporating a variety of learning activities. Adult classes have students from 18 up to 75+ years old, and children’s classes are available in two age groups: 8 -12 and 13 – 17. All Professors are university-trained, native Brazilians who have completed our Second Language Acquisition teacher training.

Lodging options are the same as for Spanish program participants – tico homestays, student apartments, or independently arranged hotel/Airbnb accommodations.


Iris Serra - Spanish Professor and student of Brazilian Portuguese
May 2020

“Buenos días Laura,
Espero que estés bien. El martes fue mi primera clase en línea de portugués (me encantó, mi profesor es Felipe -muy profesional-). Fue una experiencia muy linda y he visto que con Zoom se pueden hacer muchísimas cosas para las clases grupales también, qué bueno…"