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Program & Admission Information - Sao Paulo, Brazil  


 

Programs

Both group and private instruction, from absolute beginners to advanced levels. Courses are focused on conversation, though there may be some writing requirements to be completed at home. Approximately 95% of class time is conducted in Portuguese. The textbook is excellent, and is developed at the University of Sao Paulo.

Classes can begin on any Monday for all levels of intermediate and advanced students, or one to two dates per month for beginners. Lessons are 50 minutes in duration with three or four 10 minute breaks taken. The content of the classes depends on the level of the student. Groups will have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students.

All programs are available at both locations with the exception of the Volunteer Program.

Group Intensive Portuguese Program
20 hours per week. Students receive 4 lessons daily of group instruction, Monday through Friday. Classes are held Monday to Friday morning or afternoon. The program is offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced levels.

Group Super - Intensive Portuguese Program
30 hours per week. Students receive 6 lessons daily of group instruction, Monday through Friday. Classes are held in the morning and afternoon. The program is offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced levels.

VIP Intensive Tutor Program
20 hours per week. The VIP Intensive Tutor Program includes 4 private lessons per day. Lessons are held in the morning or afternoon. The program is offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced. The course can be adapted to the student's language needs.

Executive Intensive Program
30 hours per week. The Executive Intensive Program includes 6 lessons per day of private instruction combined with business terminology for the working professional. Lessons are held in the morning and the afternoon. The course can be adapted to the student's language needs and includes lunch with the teacher. The program is offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Super Intensive Private Tutor Program
50 hours per week. The Super Intensive Private Tutor Program includes 10 lessons per day of private instruction combined with business terminology for the individual who wants to receive the greatest number and intensity of Portuguese lessons in a very limited amount of time. Lessons are held in the morning and the afternoon. The course can be adapted to the student's language needs and includes lunch with the teacher. The program is offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Study & Volunteer Program
This Study & Volunteer program in Sao Paulo combines minimum 4 week Standard Group study program and minimum 4 week volunteer placement in the community for a total of 8 weeks minimum.

All opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on volunteering opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

During the minimum 4 week Volunteer program, the students will volunteer with different organizations and projects. There are several different projects students can choose to work on.

Project examples include the following:

Tertio Millennio
-Develops socio-educational activities through Programa Multiplica, directed at marginalized communities living in urban centers suffering from inequality, injustice and violence.
-Programa Multiplica focuses on social and human development, aiming to improve the quality of life of at-risk women and children through socio- educational activities.

Gotas de Flor com Amor
-This institution works with children and teenagers from slums, 5 to 18 years old, also running a center where these kids can stay part-time.
-The organization develops activities in areas such as Art, Culture, Creativity, Human Values, Environment, Traditional and Alternative Health.

Others available upon request

For more information about this program, contact us!

Children & Family Options
Families traveling with children have the following options:

Toddlers receive supervision by trained nannies while parents are in class.

Children 6 - 12 years of age are introduced to the Portuguese language through fun activities and games. Classes are held at the school in classrooms, the multimedia room, and in the school's garden.

Teens 12 - 16 follow program especially design for them and their interests and are also held at the school in classrooms, the multimedia room, and in the school's garden.

Young adults over 16 are included in the adult programs.


 

Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required except where otherwise indicated.

Please Note: Visa is required for entry into Brazil for U.S. citizens. Information on visas will be sent to student after Preregistration form is received. For those traveling from countries outside the U.S., please contact your nearest Brazilian consulate or embassy.

Students desiring credit for their study program should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

SPLI has arranged study programs for some U.S. colleges for which undergraduate or graduate credits has been given. The number of credits granted is determined by the length of stay and number of the classroom hours. Be sure to arrange the NRCSA Credit Option at least 60 days prior to your date of departure.

For general information on academic credit, please click here.


 

Certificates

Certificates of course completion are issued to those students who maintained regular attendance and who have complied with the requirements of the curriculum.

 
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