Speaking Brazilian Academy

Learn Brazilian Portuguese online without giving up personal contact with a real teacher.

The Speaking Brazilian Academy is the best place to practice Portuguese regularly.

Become more fluent, improve and maintain your Portuguese in an informal and fun setting.

The Speaking Brazilian Academy is not a regular course with a beginning, middle, and end. It's a membership program that offers you a place to practice, improve, and maintain your Portuguese continuously in an informal and fun setting. 

 

The objective of the Academy is to give you a space to speak Portuguese regularly. The combination of the lessons, live classes, and support of our community will help you improve your Portuguese naturally by being in contact with the language in several different ways.

 

In addition to the extensive course material available on the website, you'll also have a live conversation class once a week via Zoom with a Brazilian teacher and a small group of students.

 

This course is recommended for intermediate students who still have a lot to improve and advanced learners who want a place to maintain their Portuguese.

 

If you think this program is not a good option for you, take a look at the other courses we offer:

 

The Essential Course for Beginners.

 

Pre-Intermediate Workshop

 

Grammar in Conversation Workshop - Intermediate Level

 

Not sure what your level is? Click here to take a placement test.

Your Enrollment Includes

Live conversation classes once a week via Zoom

Practice your Portuguese live with a Brazilian teacher and a small group of students once a week  (6-10 students per class). Class replays are available for 30 days.

Review + Q&A Sessions with teacher Virginia

Once a month, you'll be invited for a Review + Q&A class with teacher Virginia via Zoom.

Access to all previous modules (27+ modules available)

When you sign up, you'll immediately have access to all previous modules that you can study at your own pace.

One new lesson a week

You'll have access to one new lesson a week for as long as you remain a member.

Live Class Schedule

Review + Q&A Classes with Teacher Virginia: ​Saturday, 2 pm (NY time) - May 22, Jun 19, Jul 17. Next sessions TBD.

Weekly Conversation Classes via Zoom

Live classes last 55 minutes (6-10 students per class)

When you enroll in the course, will be able to choose one of the following sections (limited spots per class). If you miss a class, you can watch a replay later. Class replays are available for 30 days.

Wednesday 8 pm (New York Time)

Wednesday 9 pm (New York Time)

Thursday 7 pm (New York Time)

Thursday 8 pm (New York Time)

Friday 10 am (New York Time)

Saturday 9 am (New York Time)

Saturday 11 am (New York Time)

Saturday 12 pm (New York Time)

Sunday 6 am (New York Time)

Sunday 10 am (New York Time)

Here's what the monthly modules will cover:

Listening Lesson - listen to real conversations in Portuguese and take a quiz to test your listening skills.

Pronunciation Lesson - learn details about the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation and practice with imitation exercises.

Vocabulary Lesson - learn new vocabulary and practice how to use it in conversation.

Grammar Lesson - learn how grammar is used in real-life conversation and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Reading Lesson - learn more about Brazilian Culture by reading original articles and discussing different topics in class.

Writing Exercises - optional homework for those who want to improve their writing skills and receive feedback from the teachers.

What My Students Say

Meet the Team

Virginia Langhammer - Founder and Director

Teaching Portuguese as a second language has become my passion since I moved to NYC in 2013. 

 

I created this online school in 2018, and since then I’ve been teaching students from all over the world, helping them with their personal and professional goals.

 

I've been always passionate about languages. I speak Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. My knowledge of foreign language learning gives me the best tools to help my students in their learning journey.

Now, I’m happy to introduce you to my team. In addition to years of experience as Portuguese teachers, they have also been trained by me to be in tune with Speaking Brazilian School style and standards.

 

I'm sure you'll learn a lot from them!

Your teacher,

Virginia

Brazilian Teachers

Teacher Alexandra Turner

- From São Paulo State

Teacher Monica Schmidt - From São Paulo City

Teacher Venus Santos -From São Paulo City

Teacher Gleice Vakhraneva - From Rio de Janeiro State

Things you need to know

Who should take this course?


This program is recommended for intermediate level students who still have a lot to improve and also advanced learners who want a place to maintain their Portuguese.

This course is NOT recommended for beginners (not even if you speak Spanish). At least 9-12 months of regular study is recommended before joining this course. Classes are 100% in Portuguese. The minimum enrollment age is 18 years old. Not sure what your level is? Click here to take a placement test.




How does the course work?


The course is a combination of pre-recorded lessons and live classes with a Brazilian teacher in a small group setting. Once you're enrolled, you'll have access to a new lesson per week. If you get behind, don't worry. Come back to the lessons when you have time!

When you sign up, you'll immediately have access to all previous modules (27+ group of lessons) that you can study at your own pace, plus one new module every month (one new lesson a week) that you will study together with the group and your teacher.

Once a week, you’ll receive a link for a live lesson with your teacher via Zoom. If you can’t attend the live class, you can watch a replay later. All classes are recorded and a replay is available for 30 days.




When does the course start and finish?


This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. However, if you want to take advantage of the weekly live classes and be on the same page as the other students, we suggest that you complete each lesson as they are being released, once a week for 12 weeks, from the moment you sign up. You'll have lifetime access to the course avaiable on the website. Live classes are limited to 12 weeks.




How long do I have access to the course?


You'll have access to the course for as long as you remain a member.




When does the enrollment begin?


New classes start every month of February, May, August and November. Registration for each class is open at the end of the month prior to each class. Add your name to the waiting list to be notified when registration begins.




How much does it cost?


The Speaking Brazilian Academy membership costs US$ 35/month (includes 1 review class/month), or $45/month (includes 1 live class/week + 1 review class/month). Yearly payments are also available. This is a membership course. You will be charged every month or every year. You can remain as a member for as long as you want. There is no minimum commitment. You can cancel your membership on your account's page at any time.




What if I am unhappy with the course?


We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days (from the day of purchase) and we will give you a full refund.




Are live classes interactive?


Yes! All students are invited to participate in class with video and audio via Zoom. Live classes are not mandatory to complete this course, but they are recommended. If you miss a class, you can watch a replay later. All classes are recorded and available for replay for 30 days. If you join a live class, you agree to have the class recorded and to participate in conversation and exercises. If you don't want to participate in class, we recommend that you watch a replay instead.




What is the schedule of classes?


Every month, you'll have access to a new Module with a group of lessons to study at your own pace. In addition to the lessons available on the course's website, you have the option of attenting live classes via Zoom with a Brazilian teacher and a small group of students once a week. When you enroll, you'll be able to choose the best schedule for you. Places per class are limited. All classes include a Review + Q&A session with teacher Virginia once a month. Live classes via Zoom last 55 minutes.




How does billing work?


This program works with subscriptions only. Once you sign up, your credit card will be charged automatically every month or every year, depending on the membership you choose. You can cancel at any time. There is no minimum commitment.




Are classes 100% in Portuguese?


Yes! Conversation classes are 100% in Portuguese. The teachers speak slowly and clearly and you'll also find all the important information and vocabulary on the screen so you can read and follow the class easily.





Next Enrollment Period: April 25 - May 1

PREMIUM

May 3 - July 25

[RECOMMENDED]

Complete Course Material

Conversation classes once a week

Review + Q&A Classes once a month

Pay Monthly

$45/month

This is a subscription and you will be charged every month until you cancel.

CANCEL ANY TIME.

or

Pay Yearly

Best Value:

Get 2 months for free

$450/year

This is a subscription and you will be charged every year until you cancel.

CANCEL ANY TIME.

BASIC

May 3 - July 25

Complete Course Material

Review + Q&A Classes once a month

* This option does not include weekly conversation classes.

Pay Monthly

$35/month

This is a subscription and you will be charged every month until you cancel.

CANCEL ANY TIME.

or

Pay Yearly

Best Value:

Get 2 months for free

$350/year

This is a subscription and you will be charged every year until you cancel.

CANCEL ANY TIME.

 

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

You are 100% safe to try this course.

Feel free to try it for 30 days to see if it works for you. 

If for some reason you're not happy with this course, just let us know within 30 days from the day of purchase, and you'll get all your money back.

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