With our conversational method of language training, you may be surprised at how quickly you learn to speak and understand Portuguese. BridgeBrazil’s methodology is designed to make you comfortable using Portuguese in practical, everyday situations, such as meeting new people, using the telephone, traveling, participating in conversations, and conducting business. Thanks to our communicative and dynamic approach, you will find yourself speaking Portuguese from the first day of class.
Skilled at bringing the Bridge methodology to life in the classroom, our quality Portuguese instructors are native speakers, have university degrees and have received extensive training in teaching a foreign language. Most importantly, you’ll find our teachers not only qualified, but also patient, energetic, friendly, enthusiastic, and always available for questions and guidance.
Basic Principles of the BridgeBrazil Methodology
- No Translation in ClassTeachers and students speak only in the language being taught, which means you’ll be talking and thinking in Portuguese from your first day in the classroom.
- Teacher RotationTeacher rotation exposes students to a variety of accents, vocabularies, and pronunciations, which will help you converse with many different people in an array of “real world” situations. It also keeps class fresh and interesting.
- Emphasis on CommunicationWe focus on speaking and listening. You will learn grammar, reading, and writing, but through a very practical approach. You will learn to speak Portuguese, not analyze it.
- Materials & HomeworkYou will continue your language learning with assignments outside of the classroom—which also provide reading and writing activities to supplement your conversational practice.