The official language of Portugal, Brazil, and several African countries including Angola and Mozambique, Portuguese has more than 240 million speakers around the world. More than one-third of Latin America speaks Portuguese, making it the most widely spoken language in the region. For this reason, at the YMCA International Language School, we have decided to focus on Brazilian Portuguese.

A truly emerging country, today Brazil is the world’s sixth economic power. The future host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics, Brazil is certain to be the centre of international attention for many years to come.

Brazil is recognized worldwide for its music, dance, and its legendary fondness for revelry, which culminates every year in the many carnivals around the country.

Portuguese

Conversation and Grammar

Description

Our Portuguese Program consists of 8 levels, in addition to an advanced-level conversation workshop. The levels include elements of grammar taught by our instructors, all of whom are originally from Brazil. Students are also offered various communication activities to encourage the learning of oral skills.

Schedule & Levels

Day(s):
Monday: Levels 1A and 1B
Tuesday: Level 2 and 3
Wednesday: Levels 4 and 5
Thursday: Levels 6 and 7

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Duration: 7-week session
Number of hours: 3 hours/week in classroom (21 hours)

COURSE CALENDAR

Cost

$202 + tx
Materials not included

Advanced Conversation Prerequisite :
Level 5

Description

The conversation course has the same grammar objectives, with a focus on oral expression, through games, discussions, and conversations on various selected topics every week.

Schedule & Levels

(Specialized course)
Day(s): Wednesday

Levels 5 and 6
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Duration: 7-week session
Number of hours: 2 hours/week in classroom (14 hours)

COURSE CALENDAR

Cost

$164  + tx
Materials not included

Private courses

Description

If you are looking for a more individualized approach that is tailored to your needs, this is the type of course for you. Your instructor will pace the course to suit your learning style and you will have the time to explore the concepts that you lack  in greater depth. A private class will also give you intensive oral practice and you will make faster progress.

Schedule & Levels

Day(s): your choice
Time: your choice
Number of hours: Minimum 15-hour block

Cost

$42/hour + tx
Materials not included