Basic Information
Institution Name:
Olinda Portuguese Language School
Institution Type:
Company (0-10 employees)
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Institution description:
Our School:

The creation of Olinda School in 2010 was the result of a partnership between two Brazilians & an Australian. The former teacher, Student relationship became a business venture when they combined to build the only purpose built school for foreigners in Brazil. We are proud to present the Olinda Portuguese Language School.
We offer our students accuracy in the instruction of Portuguese. We pride ourselves on giving our students an experience that exceeds their expectations.
What sets us apart from other schools is the care we provide to our students. Their well being and positive feedback is what motivates us.
The City of Olinda:
The city of Olinda is a historical colonial city with cobbled hilly roads and colorful houses, which is popular with the artistic, creative & musical community. UNESCO declared it a Historical site in 1982. Simply put, it is a beautiful place.
For those students that prefer the pulse of a big city, Recife with its beautiful beaches is just a 10-minute bus/taxi ride away.
Olinda School is not just a place where you come to learn Portuguese.
We provide free internet services including wifi and
students can use our kitchen facilities at any time.
Our host families take the students to school on their first day, just like their mother probably would.
Our Courses:
We offer regular courses in Portuguese Language Instruction for Foreigners in both group (6 students per group) and private lessons, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. For the best learning experience, the group courses are limited to a maximum of 6 people per class, and class meets Monday through Friday.
Private lessons are available for new or advanced students, and professionals who have a specific focus in either verbal or written communication, or in particular themes and vocabularies. Private lessons are perfect for people who have only a short time for language training. These classes also meet Monday through Friday.
Non-beginner students and private programs can start on any Monday. For absolute beginner, check our website.
The course material is included.

Other programs offered
Preparation for “Celpe-Bras” Exam
Medical Program
Volunteer Work
Portuguese and Soccer
Portuguese and Music
Portuguese and Photography

“Learn more than just our language. ”This phrase accurately conveys our view on language instruction. We believe that immersion in the culture is necessary for the student’s learning experience to be complete. Olinda School organizes cultural activities in the cities of Olinda and Recife.
Our aim at Olinda School is to provide every student with an experience that exceeds their expectations.

Week’s Activities in School
Capoeira Instruction
Dance Instruction
Music Instruction
Brazilian Culture Class
Brazilian Cine Sessions
Brazilian Cooking Class
International Dinner
These activities are held once a week at the school in the afternoon and are free of charge.

Activities in Olinda and Recife
City Tour of Historical Site of Olinda
City Tour of Old Recife
Bossa Nova’s Night
Visit to Pátio São Pedro
Visit to museums of Olinda
Visit to Oficina Francisco Brennand
Samba Night
Visit to Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Olinda’s Serenade
Visit to Casa da Cultura
Chorinho’s Night
Visit to Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Terça Incidental


Brazilians are famous for their hospitality.
The staff of The Olinda Portuguese Language School strive to make you feel at home during your stay in Brazil as you learn our language, get to know our culture, and enjoy this memorable experience.
Our accommodation options include home stay, hostel, hotel or apartment.

Our experienced Host families will provide:
A true Brazilian experience
Opportunities to meet locals
Allow students to experience local cuisine
More opportunities to speak Portuguese

Our host families will:
Be within 800 meters from the school
Walk with the student to the school on their first day
Provide students with their own house key to come and go as they please
Have a bedroom with: bed, closet or dresser, fan or air conditioning and study table
Have bed linens
Provide laundry for the student once a week.
Have hot shower

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