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PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION BRAZIL/PORTUGAL

FAST FORWARD PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE is the premier language learning center in Brazil with a focus on efficiency and quick results. Located in Maceio, a tropical, calm and safe city in Northeastern Brazil, Fast Forward offers long and short term courses in Portuguese for students and business executives. Fast Forward is member of the American Chamber of Commerce and has 9 years of experience in providing the highest level of language development in the shortest time possible.

Our mission: Provide quality Portuguese language programs in a professional and friendly environment to create an effective and enjoyable learning experience for all our students.

Since 1991, Fast Forward has been devoted to providing high quality and personalized instruction in Portuguese for foreigners. All of our teachers are professional and experienced native instructors, university graduated and trained in Fast Forward's direct approach to language teaching.

The Portuguese language enjoys a lively and varied lexicon throughout the world today. Fast Forward is unique in its intimate approach to acquiring language through total cultural immersion. We believe it imperative to mix our institute´s academic setting with that of each individual city reality.

Fast Forward currently offers language institutions in Porto, Portugal, São Paulo, Brazil and Maceió, Brazil . Each of these cities offers a unique experience in the modern life of the Portuguese language and the peoples who natively speak it.

Language lessons at Fast Forward focus on communication; beyond grammar books and written exercises, our professors include a variety of oral and listening elements with up-to-date technology to stimulate a comprehensive concept of the Portuguese language. Students are encouraged to interact with their classmates, their professors and the entire staff here at Fast Forward. Our professors also dedicate their creativity and time to the organization of various activities during the students´ free hours, and weekend days. Enthusiastic and experienced host families also contribute greatly to students´ lives and well-being. (See the accommodation section).

We work hard to create an intimate atmosphere both during and after class time that welcomes, inspires, challenges and responds to each individual student. Since our Brazilian beginnings, we have taught many students and executives from all over the world. Judging by what they tell us and the exam results they achieve, our students find studying with a us a truly satisfying experience.

As you consider our different locations and course of
ferings, we are more than happy to offer extra information as well. We look forward to welcoming you in person soon!

Fast Forward offers group and private general  language instruction, from absolute beginner to advanced levels. Portuguese Language exam preparatory courses are also available.  Cultural programs are optional and available throughout the year. Upon arrival, students take a placement test to determine their level, and also decide which cultural programs they would like to participate in. Fast Forward also offers  Bildungsurlaub for German employees as well as  university credits for American students.

 

BILDUNGSURLAUB

Group Instruction: For starting dates please see our German link. Courses are held Monday through Friday.The time teached for Bildungsurlaub courses depends on the individual requirements of the German states.

GENERAL
Group Instruction: Maximum of 06 students per class. Classes begin on any Monday for intermediate students (once a month for beginners), and are held Monday through Friday.
Intensive: 4 classes of 50 minutes each day, mornings..
Super-Intensive: 6 classes of 50 minutes each day, mornings and afternoons.

Private Instruction: Offered for both beginners, advanced, and professionals with specific needs. Classes may start any Monday, and are held Monday through Friday.
Intensive: 4 classes of 50 minutes each day, mornings.
Super-Intensive: 10 classes of 50 minutes each day, mornings and afternoons. Ideal for professionals with little time. Includes lunch with professor. Classes conducted in various locations.
Executive: 6 classes of 50 minutes each day, morning and afternoons. Specifically focused on business terminology. Includes lunch with professor.


LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST PREPERATION
Brazil - CELPE-BRAS
This exam measures test-takers´ level of proficiency in Portuguese. CELPE BRAS is the official exam developed and given by the brazilian government, and is required for those who wish to live and work in Brazil. Businesses and educational institutions use it to determine employment and study placements. The exam is offered twice a year: April and October. Fast Forward´s exam preparation classes focus on developing the student´s abilities in all areas tested. Other important factors that greatly influence any given student´s performance are time spent in intimate contact with Brazilian culture and breadth of this
experience.

Materials used: Apart from our own authentic teaching materials, we use textbooks by the following publishers: (insert name of publisher). Fast Forward boasts modern teaching materials and equipment. Computers, CDs and video are among the aids used in everyday courses as well as sessions devoted to culture, regional studies, literature and business. Use of the multimedia library and our computer facilities is a good way of adding to and reinforcing the skills acquired in class work.

A word on methodology: We believe it is important to vary teaching methods in our Portuguese courses as much as possible. Every group and person is different, thus, our teachers use an individual approach and flexibly adapt their teaching methods to students' respective learning needs. We supplement various course books with authentic teaching materials such as newspaper and magazine articles, audio-visual materials, and activities inside and outside the classroom. One of our fundamental principles is to ensure a maximum of spoken communication. You are encouraged to practice your spoken Portuguese in real-life situations, with your teacher, and with other participants, in pairs and groups. Many activities outside of school are created with this idea of oral communication as well.

CULTURAL
By complementing your language studies with cultural activities, you effectively integrate your classtime education with the daily reality of Brazilian life. Here are some of the programs offered by Fast Forward:

Culinary
Instruction in preparation and history of typical Brazilian cuisine. With influences from the Portuguese, Arabs, Africans and Indians, the heritage is deliciously varied, and the associated festivities vividly enjoyed.

Rhythms and Dances
Experience the variety of cultural heritage in Brazil through dance classes of samba, forró, rítmos variados, and many more. Afternoon and evening classes, in groups or solo.

Capoeira
Classes in the Brazilian martial art/dance considered to be an essential part of cultural heritage. Local groups lead you to both playful and serious interactions with this beautiful tradition.

Wine
Porto is known world-wide for the wines of its surrounding regions. Explore the various vineyards and develop your wine-tasting skills on our educational trips.

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You have a choice of host family, apartment, student residence and hotel accommodation the whole year round.

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Host families are the most frequently chosen housing option. Fast Forward ensures that each family offers a quality living situation and respects each students´ wishes as much as possible in the family selection. The host families themselves are experienced and enthusiastic participants in the student´s life. Considering immersion into life, language, etc., living with a host family is by far the most intense. It truly is an experience not to be passed up.

Options for those who prefer more independent living include:
Pousadas – These are lower cost hotels. They are fully
furnished, and almost like apartments.
Apartment – This is a more costly option, yet also offers a bit more luxury.
Hotels – each city offers a wide array of hotels in terms of price, location and style.

General Info
Accommodation is reserved from 12 noon on the Sunday prior to the start of the course until the Saturday following the last day of the course.
All options are an average of 10 to 20 minutes away from the school. The schools can be easily reached by public transport.
Breakfast or halfboard is included (evening meal 6 to 8 p.m.).
You are issued with your own front door key.
There is weekly cleaning of your room; bed linen is changed every 2 weeks; bed linen is provided, please bring your own towels.

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MACEIÓ: PRICING 2014, CONTACT AVENTURAS AS PRICING MAY HAVE CHANGED

 

Weeks

1

2

3

4

Additional Week

Group

INTENSIVE
(20 classes per week)

365

665

965

1265

285

SUPER
INTENSIVE
(30 classes per week)

520

935

1350

1765

410

Private

INTENSIVE
(20 classes per week)

980

1.880

2.780

3680

890

EXECUTIVE
(30 classes per week)

1340

2.585

3.830

5075

1220

VIP SUPER
INTENSIVE
(50 classes per week)

1.995

3.940

5885

7830

1925

Special Programs

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

2670

4 weeks of Portuguese classes plus 4 weeks of volunteering. Lodging with a family during classes with breakfast and dinner. Lodging in an apartment or hostel during volunteer work. Shared room. No meals.

SALUD MEDICAL BRASIL

2.480

For medical students only. 4 weeks of Portuguese classes. At Maceio focusing on tropical diseases and at Sao Paulo aiming at plastic surgery. Both places with hospital observation classes.

Paid Internship Program

Type of program

Up to 3 months

3 to 6 months

6 to 12 months

Do it yourself

USD 470

USD 470

USD 470

Standard Internship

USD 650

USD 750

USD 950

Find an Internship

USD 800

USD 900

USD 1000

Placement fee Orientation

USD 120

USD 120

USD 120

*Prices in tables per week per person in US$.
All prices include course materials.

Accomodations in family home, including breakfast and dinner in Maceio USD 210
Internship program fees do not include accommodation or meals.
Options for hotels, pousadas (guest house)and apartments available on request.
Private VIP Super Intensive and Executive have lunch with the teacher included, Monday to Friday.
Extra host family night in Maceio US$ 35.
Airport Pickup in Maceio US$ 60

Class Compensation: There will be no extra group classes to compensate for holidays. Exception: if there are tow or more holidays during the same week, students will have extra clases to compensate for one of those two. Students taking private classes will always have extra classes to compenste for holidays.

Registration Fee

  • US$ 80

Start dates

Group courses start on the first Monday of every month for absolute beginner. Non beginner students and private programs can start on any Monday.

Holidays

The school will be closed for the following official holidays:

January

-

July

-

February

20, 21, & 22

August

-

March

-

September

07

April

06

October

12 & 15

May

01

November

02 & 15

June

07

December

25

SÃO PAULO: PRICING 2012

 

Weeks

1

2

3

4

Additional Week

Group

INTENSIVE
(20 classes per week)

440

750

1.,090

1,430

320

SUPER
INTENSIVE
(30 classes per week)

570

1,050

1,720

2,110

570

Private

INTENSIVE
(20 classes per week)

1,020

1,950

2,880

3,810

910

EXECUTIVE
(30 classes per week)

1,375

2,670

3,965

5,260

1,270

VIP SUPER
INTENSIVE
(50 classes per week)

2,070

4,040

7,520

9,300

1,945

Special programs

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

2,790

4 weeks of Portuguese classes plus 4 weeks of volunteering. Lodging with a family during classes with breakfast and dinner. Lodging in an apartment or hostel during volunteer work. Shared room. No meals.

SALUD MEDICAL BRASIL

For medical students only. 4 weeks of Portuguese classes. At Maceio focusing on tropical diseases and at Sao Paulo aiming at plastic surgery. Both places with hospital observation classes.

Paid Internship Program

Type of program

Up to 3 months

3 to 6 months

6 to 12 months

Do it yourself

USD 470

USD 470

USD 470

Standard Internship

USD 650

USD 750

USD 950

Find an Internship

USD 800

USD 900

USD 1000

Placement fee Orientation

USD 120

USD 120

USD 120

 

*Prices in tables per week per person in US$.
All prices include course materials.

Accomodation in family home, including breakfast and dinner in Sao Paulo USD 240
Internship program fees do not include accommodation or meals.
Options for hotels, pousadas(guest house)and apartments available on request.
Private VIP Super Intensive and Executive have lunch with the teacher included, Monday to Friday.
Extra host family night in Sao Paulo US$ 40.
Airport Pickup in Sao Paulo US$ 90.
Class Compensation:
There will be no extra group classes to compensate for holidays. Exception: if there are two or more holidays druing the same week, students wil have extra classes to compsate for holidays.
Students taking private classes will always have extra classes to compensate for holidays.

Registration Fee

  • US$ 80

Start dates

Private instruction can start any Monday. For group instruction see table below. Students at Intermediate level can start any Monday.

2012

January

03 & 31

July

04

February

21

August

01 & 29

March

14

September

05

April

04

October

03 & 31

May

02 & 30

November

07

June

13

December

05

Holidays

The school will be closed for the following official holidays:

2012

January

25

July

09

February

20, 21, &22

August

27

March

-

September

07

April

06

October

12 & 15

May

01

November

02, &15

June

07-

December

25

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*Prices per week per person in US$.
All prices include course materials,

Options for hotels, pousadas(guest house)and apartments available on request.
Private VIP Super Intensive and Executive have lunch with the teacher included, Monday to Friday.
Airport Pickup U$$ 40

Start dates

Private instruction can start any Monday. For group instruction see table below. Students at Intermediate level can start any Monday.
Services And Optional Activities

Lodging with a Portuguese family includes breakfast, bedroom linen and bathroom towel laundry.
One student: $240 - from Sunday to Saturday

Transfer services, one trip: 60 ¬ - 1 student
Ask for multi-student pick-up pricing

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We believe that a language program must be complemented with a wide range of social and cultural activities not only to allow students to use and practice the portuguese language but also to maximize student's exposure to Brazilian and Portuguese culture.

Our school has an active and exciting social program. Included are visits to theatres, concerts, restaurants, beaches as well as other events such as national festivals, sporting events and dance clubs. Fast Forward arranges these activities at least twice a week.


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PORTUGUESE IN BRASIL SCHOOL -is a Portuguese language course for adults who wish to learn Portuguese in a cultural context in Brazil. It was created in the year 2000 and aims to provide communication skills in Portuguese for those living or touring in Brazil. An additional service is to assist companies in providing non-Brazilian employees the linguistic and cultural capacity to function successfully in their new enviroment.


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DIALOGO PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL: Diálogo is one of the first schools in Brazil to offer study abroad programs for students from all over the world. At Diálogo, you will receive the best of 17 years experience in teaching Portuguese language and Brazilian Culture. The school is recognized by the Bahian University FIB, offering university credits. Students can take advantage of excellent service and modern equipment: air-conditioned classrooms, audio-visual teaching, a fully-equiped kitchen for cooking lessons, a large dance room, an outside green area for leisure, and free access to the internet. The school is located 5 minutes on foot from the beaches of Barra district in Salvador. The area is fashionable and residentially up-market, containing good shops, cheap restaurants and trendy bars just 15 minutes from the historic center of the city.  

We look forward to hearing from you with your questions
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