Celpe-Bras Preparation Course

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As the largest economy in Latin America and the sixth largest in the world, Brazil is on the rise and so is the demand for learning Portuguese for business. Celpe-Bras is the only official proficiency certification in Portuguese as a foreign language. Businesses and educational institutions worldwide use Celpe-Bras as proof of competency in Portuguese and the certification is required for admission of international students to Brazilian Universities.

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As the largest economy in Latin America and the sixth largest in the world, Brazil is on the rise and so is the demand for learning Portuguese for business. Celpe-Bras is the only official proficiency certification in Portuguese as a foreign language. Businesses and educational institutions worldwide use Celpe-Bras as proof of competency in Portuguese and the certification is required for admission of international students to Brazilian Universities.

What is the Celpe-Bras Exam?

Organized by the Ministry of Education and in cooperation with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Celpe-Bras exam is the only official proficiency certification in Brazilian Portuguese as a foreign language.

The exam tests for the following language levels: Intermediário, Intermediário Superior, Avançado, and Avançado Superior.

Celpe-Bras is not a multiple choice test. It is a challenging exam that will evaluate your writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. The exam consists of:

  • Written part (3 hours): You will write four essays, two based on readings and two based on listening skills (one with audio and one with video)
  • Speaking part (20 minutes): Conversations about general interest topics based on pictures and headlines

For information on exam application, dates, and location, please visit the exam’s website.

How Street Smart Brazil Can Help You

Street Smart Brazil offers a professionally created preparation course to help you get ready for your Celpe-Bras certification. A few reasons to learn with us:

  1. We are a recognized brand offering a comprehensive Portuguese learning suite to clients across the globe
  2. Learn with expert instructors who are native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, fluent in English, college educated, and trained to help you advance your Portuguese
  3. Practice with official past exams and professionally designed exclusive content created in the format of the Celpe-Bras exam
  4. Focus on the activities that comprise the actual exam: speaking and writing based on readings and listening comprehension
  5. Enjoy one-on-one, personalized learning at affordable rates to make the best out of your investment

When you take one-on-one lessons with us, we guarantee that we will customize our program to match your proficiency level and attend to your goals.
Lessons are conveniently offered via Skype or Google Hangouts. This is not your typical eLearning course in which you learn on your own. Our webcam lessons are face to face. You will be completely engaged with your instructor.

Methodology

  • Classes are 100% in Portuguese
  • During your sessions with your instructor you will practice and develop your speaking skills. We use materials from previous Celpe-Bras tests together with our exclusive handouts to keep your speaking practice focused on the Celpe-Bras exam.
  • Following each session you will have an essay for homework. These essay exercises are based on previous Celpe-Bras exams. They use texts, audios, and videos, and ask you to write about the topic.

Requirements to Enroll

Intermediate level is required to enroll in this program. If you are working to achieve intermediate Portuguese skills, please refer to our regular programs.

Disclaimer

Though we have used our best efforts in preparing and executing this program, we make no representations or warranties with respect to the actual Celpe-Bras examination and specifically disclaim any implied warranties with respect to your performance in the actual test. Evaluation criteria used by Celpe-Bras is not publicly available. Celpe-Bras is not a multiple choice test. It will require you to write several essays and prove your oral competency to discuss ideas and opinions in Portuguese. Street Smart Brazil shall not be liable for your test results.

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Included in all packages

  • Class material
  • Easy booking: book your lessons online
  • Flexible scheduling: book your lessons with any of our instructors. We offer lessons virtually any day, any time because we have instructors in different time zones.
  • Program customization to attend to your goals and needs

The Street Smart Brazil Quality

  • Trained instructors who can teach you perfect Portuguese in a practical way (trained instructors links to the team page)
  • Communicative approach to get you functioning in the language as soon as possible
  • Focus on real-life situations to develop your ability to live and do business in Portuguese
  • Cultural content throughout the program to help you achieve language and cultural proficiency
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How are the Celpe-Bras Prep lessons different from your other courses?
The Celpe-Bras Prep course is focused on the exam. You will practice with official past exams and professionally designed exclusive content created in the format of the Celpe-Bras exam. The course focuses on the activities that comprise the actual exam: speaking and writing based on readings and listening comprehension. During your sessions with your instructor you will practice and develop your speaking skills. Following each session you will have an essay for homework. Just like in the actual exam, these essays are based on texts, audios, and videos, and ask you to write about the topic.
What proficiency level do I need in order take the Celpe-Bras Preparation Course?
Celpe-Bras is not a multiple choice test. It is a challenging exam that will evaluate your writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. The exam consists of:

  • Written part (3 hours): You will write four essays, two based on readings and two based on listening skills (one with audio and one with video)
  • Speaking part (20 minutes): Conversations about general interest topics based on pictures and headlines

Intermediate level is required to enroll in this program. If you are working to achieve intermediate Portuguese skills, please refer to our regular programs.

If you have questions about your proficiency level, contact us to schedule a consultation.

Are your instructors native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese?
Yes, absolutely! All of Street Smart Brazil’s language instructors are native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, born and raised in Brazil. Additionally, our instructors are fluent in English and college educated. They have professional experience in Brazil and abroad, and are trained with the Street Smart Brazil approach to deliver an excellent learning experience. They are also very friendly and passionate about sharing our language and culture. Meet our instructors here. 
I don’t like to study or read online. Can I really learn Portuguese via webcam? How does it work?
Our webcam lessons are as effective as lessons in person. You meet with your instructor real-time, face to face, in a video-conference. You will be totally engaged with your instructor. We use Skype or Google Hangouts with video. Both are free. You can see and hear your instructor just as if she were sitting across from you. You will receive your class materials ahead of time via email. You can print them or have them on your screen during your lesson. And we use the chat screen as our white board. We invite you to book a trial session to see for yourself how well it works.
I am very busy. How often do I need to have classes?

You can take classes whenever you have time to fit them in your schedule. When you choose one-on-one lessons, you can set your pace. With that said, consistency and practice are key to learning and developing fluency. We recommend starting with at least 1 hour per week. Practicing regularly between meetings will speed up the learning process.

If you are getting ready to take the Celpe-Bras exam, how often you take classes will depend on how soon your test is and how advanced your Portuguese is.

Do I have to pay a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee and no charge for class materials. You just pay for your lessons.
Do I need to purchase class material and books?

The quality and variety of class materials that we use cannot be found in any other Portuguese language course. We use our exclusive original content workbook in combination with materials from textbooks, the web, and other resources. There is no additional charge for the materials. We believe that you will learn better by using a variety of learning tools.

With that said, if you are interested in buying a book, we have a review of the best books to learn Portuguese on our site.[LINK] (link to http://streetsmartbrazil.com/blog/20091220/books-study-portuguese ) You will also find a list of additional materials including books, movies, and CDs at our Online Amazon Store[LINK].

Will I have material to study between sessions?
Yes, you will always have study materials and homework. The more you practice between sessions, the faster your Portuguese will advance. With that said, we understand that many of our clients are very busy. How much homework you will do between sessions is a personal decision. We are here to help. If you cannot do any homework, your instructor will work with you through the exercises during your sessions. That is perfectly fine too.
How do I schedule my lessons and what availability do you offer?

You can easily book your lessons online.

We offer classes virtually any day, any time because we have instructors in different time zones.

To give you even more flexibility, you can book your lessons with any of our instructors. We all share class reports to ensure that there is continuity between lessons even if you are booking them with different teachers.

Upon purchase of any of our classes, you will get a link to our online scheduling tool.

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