One-On-One Lessons

Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of one-on-one Portuguese lessons via video meetings. Learn what you want. Learn at your pace.

You are looking for tailored, one-on-one coaching to meet your specific needs and goals. We get you!

At any level of Portuguese, we’ll meet you where you are and take you where you want to go. 

With a dedicated professional coach, you’ll receive customized lessons designed to help you progress at your own pace and focus on what matters most to you.

Here’s why learning Brazilian Portuguese from Street Smart Brazil is a great idea!

The best way to get started is with a Trial Lesson.

A Trial Lesson is the best placement test and is a low-cost way for you to test-drive our Portuguese lessons. At the end of the session your teacher will know more about your goals and skills than any standardized test could ever tell.

Your instructor will work with you from the start to develop a course of learning that meets your needs and delivers your goals.

Why choose Street Smart Brazil

You will quickly see the difference it makes when you learn with experienced instructors and great learning materials.

  1. Learn with well-trained, professional teachers who are native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, fluent in English, and who know how to teach Portuguese in a simple way.
  2. Challenging schedule? No problem. We offer you all the flexibility you need, including weekend lessons.
  3. Booking is easy. Our booking software will show you our availability in your time zone.
  4. Original class materials are included at no additional cost.
 

We have been teaching Portuguese online since 2008, helping learners around the globe speak our beautiful language with ease.

We do what apps cannot do for you

To learn a language, you need to speak it, period. Just like you need to drive a car to learn how to drive, and the same way you need to cook to learn how to cook.

Similarly, to speak another language, you need to speak it.

There is only so much that apps, videos, and books can do for you.

To speak naturally and to fully develop your listening skills, you need to practice your Portuguese in real-life situations, carrying out natural conversations.

Get all the practice you need with our one-on-one Portuguese lessons via video meetings.

You get your own private Brazilian Portuguese teacher, and you can learn from anywhere.

Top 3 benefits of our one-on-one Portuguese lessons

1. Learn what you want. Whether you want to build customized vocabulary in topics of your interest, practice conversation, or focus on your writing, your tutor will customize your Portuguese lessons to your level and goals.

2. Enjoy more practice. With one-on-one Portuguese lessons it’s all about you. You will be 100% engaged with your instructor and will be able to make the most out of your lessons.

3. Learn at your own pace. With one-on-one Portuguese lessons you don’t have to wait for anyone or rush to keep up with others. Come as you are and let us help you advance toward your goals.

The best placement test is a trial lesson

We all know that placement tests aren’t that great. You might read and write well, but have a harder time speaking or understanding your Brazilian friends. Instead of a placement test, book a 30-minute Portuguese Trial Lesson and test-drive our service. At the end of the session your teacher will know more about your goals and skills than any standardized test could ever tell. Your instructor will work with you from the start to develop a course of learning that meets your needs and delivers your goals.

Get Started Today 🚀

Use the form above 👆🏼 to book a 30-minute trial lesson with us.

1 trial lesson per client is our policy, por favor.

FAQ

Are your instructors native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese?
Yes, absolutely! Street Smart Brazil’s instructors are native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, born and raised in Brazil. We are fluent in English and experienced language teaching professionals, bringing valuable expertise from both Brazil and abroad. Our unique Street Smart Brazil approach ensures a well-rounded and exceptional learning experience. We are passionate about sharing our beautiful language and culture 🇧🇷
Our one-on-one lessons are conducted via video calls using Google Meet, providing a convenient and interactive learning experience. These lessons are designed to be fully customized to your individual needs and interests. We tailor each session to your specific level and goals, ensuring that you receive the most relevant and effective instruction. We invite you to book a trial session to see for yourself how well it works.

The content of our one-on-one lessons is highly flexible and tailored to your personal learning objectives. Whether you want to improve your conversational skills, focus on grammar, or explore Brazilian culture, our lessons are adapted to suit your needs. We have a comprehensive library of class materials that we use like building blocks in a Lego game, creating your learning path based on your progress and interests.

Lesson materials are carefully selected to match your current proficiency level and learning goals. We have a structured program and a rich library of resources that allow us to customize each lesson. As you progress, we adapt the materials to ensure that you are constantly challenged and engaged, making the learning process dynamic and effective. All materials are included with your lessons at no extra cost.

With that said, if you are interested in buying a book, we have a review of the best books to learn Portuguese on our website. 

Claro! One of the key benefits of our one-on-one lessons is their flexibility. You can choose to focus on specific topics or skills that interest you the most. Whether you need to prepare for a trip to Brazil, improve your business Portuguese, or master tricky grammar points, we tailor the lessons to meet your individual needs and interests.

You can schedule classes at times that best fit your busy lifestyle. With our one-on-one lessons, you have the flexibility to set your own pace. However, consistency and practice are key to developing fluency. We recommend starting with one hour per week to build a solid foundation. Regular practice between sessions will significantly enhance your progress.

If you’re preparing for the Celpe-Bras exam, the frequency of your classes will depend on how soon your test is and your current level of Portuguese. We can create a tailored study plan to ensure you are fully prepared in time for your exam.

The time it takes to learn Portuguese varies for each person. We all have different talents and abilities. Some people are naturally adept at learning languages and progress quickly, while others may take a bit longer, which is perfectly fine. Everyone has their own strengths and paces. We’ve had clients become conversational in three to four months, while others take more time due to different commitments and learning styles. At Street Smart Brazil, we tailor our lessons to fit your individual needs and help you progress at your own pace.

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 busy professionals with demanding schedules, family commitments, and full lives. How much homework you do between sessions is entirely up to you. We are here to support you. If you cannot complete the homework, your instructor will work with you through the exercises during your sessions. That is perfectly fine too.

There are significant differences in pronunciation and the way grammar is used in everyday conversations between Brazilian Portuguese and the Portuguese spoken in Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries. The primary difference is in pronunciation. It’s similar to a foreigner learning English in the US and then traveling to England or Australia; they would need to adjust to the different accents and vocabulary. The same applies to Brazilian and European Portuguese. If your goal is to visit a Portuguese-speaking country other than Brazil, we recommend finding a teacher from that country.

For additional insight into this topic, we recommend reading the blog posts below. They were written by an American who learned Brazilian Portuguese and then moved to Portugal:

Subscription

one-on-one Portuguese lessons
customized to your level and goals

Enjoy one-on-one Portuguese lessons customized to your level and goals. Speak Portuguese with confidence and ease.

Enjoy one-on-one Portuguese lessons customized to your level and goals. Speak Portuguese with confidence and ease.

Learn with your own private Brazilian Portuguese tutor. All our online Portuguese lessons are live using Google Meet. Don’t worry if you have never used Meet. You will get a link for your meeting. Simply click that link to meet with your Portuguese teacher.

This means that you can learn from anywhere.

With a webcam, it is just like face to face, but you enjoy a lot more flexibility.

Choose one-on-one Portuguese lessons to learn what you wantenjoy more practice, and learn at your own pace.

We have been teaching Portuguese via video meetings since 2008

Subscription

With a subscription you enjoy our lowest rate: US$ 45/hour.

You also save time and do not have to worry about due dates because your subscription payments will be automatically charged every four weeks for the same amount/number of lessons.

Use the drop-down menu below to choose your subscription according to the number of hours of instruction that you wish to enjoy per week.

Upon completing the purchase, you will get access to the booking tool.

Clear

Learn with the best teachers

It’s one thing to be a native speaker of Portuguese. And it is a completely different thing to know how to teach the language in a simple way. Learn with teachers who are:

  • Native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese
  • Fluent in English
  • College-educated
  • Well-trained to help you speak Portuguese with confidence
 

Have real conversations with a real person

Let me guess. You’ve been learning Portuguese with an app and watching videos on YouTube, but when you try to speak Portuguese, you quickly get stuck.

There’s only so much that books, apps, and videos can do for your fluency.

Here is what we offer you: Your own private online Brazilian Portuguese tutor. You have real conversations with a real person who is a native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese and trained to teach Portuguese as a foreign language.

This is how you get to speak Portuguese with confidence.

Learn from anywhere

Because your lessons are via Skype or Google Meet, all you need is an internet connection and a computer (or tablet), wherever you are. If your work takes you traveling, you will still be able to continue your lessons. That is important. If you’ve ever tried to learn a language, you’ll know how crucial it is to keep at it.

Enjoy lessons that are tailored for you

Your instructor will work with you from the start to develop a course of learning that meets your needs and delivers your goals. If you need the language for understanding business meetings, you might not want to be learning vocabulary for buying fruit at the market, right?

Learning materials are included

Enjoy our original content class materials. You get them with no additional charge. You will receive the handouts via email before your lessons. You can choose to print the sheets or just have them open on your screen during your lesson.

About Subscriptions

With a Subscription you enjoy our best rate: US$ 45/hour. You also save time and you don’t have to worry about due dates because your payment will be automatically charged every four weeks for the same amount.

Subscriptions are for clients who take weekly lessons. If you cannot have lessons every week, please choose a package without recurring payments here. (please link this to the Packages product)

Here is how subscriptions work:

  • Your card will be charged for the first four weeks of instruction when you create your subscription.
  • Your subscription payment will be automatically charged to your credit card every four weeks. Please notice that this is not the same as monthly payments.
  • You will not receive payment reminders prior to being automatically charged for subscription payments.
  • You can cancel your subscription at any time.
 

What if you need to skip a week or two of lessons? No problem! You accrue credits that you can use at any time.

But please note: Your subscription will be automatically charged every four weeks whether you have booked all your weekly lessons or not.

Subscriptions vs. Packages

Subscription

Automatic, recurring payments every four weeks

US$ 45/hour

Subscriptions start at US$ 180 every four weeks for 1 hour of instruction per week

Package: 16 hours

No recurring payments

US$ 47/hour

Total for this package: US$ 752

Book lessons at your convenience

Package: 10 hours

No recurring payments

US$ 50/hour

Total for this package: US$ 500

Book lessons at your convenience

Package: 6 hours

No recurring payments

US$ 55/hour

Total for this package: US$ 330

Book lessons at your convenience

FAQ

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. 
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.

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.

Learning a language is challenging, but Portuguese is not particularly difficult. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the US Department of State says Portuguese is among the easiest languages to learn, side by side with Spanish. Their scale of difficulty is based on the length of time it typically takes to achieve General Professional Proficiency in speaking and reading. You can learn more about this here.

 

Other articles that share this point of view that Portuguese is a very learnable language:

We encourage you to try for yourself!

No, there is no registration fee and no charge for class materials. You just pay for your lessons.

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 website. You will also find a list of additional materials including books, movies, and CDs at our Amazon Store.

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.

There are differences in pronunciation and grammar between Brazilian Portuguese and Continental Portuguese. The main difference is in pronunciation. Imagine a foreigner learning English in the US and then traveling to England or Australia. This person will need to adjust to how the language sounds in the new country. The same is true for Brazilian and European Portuguese.

For additional insight into this issue, we recommend reading the blog posts below. They were written by an American who learned Brazilian Portuguese and then moved to Portugal:

The best way to choose which language you should learn is by considering who you will be communicating with when using the language. If you will be communicating with Brazilians, then Brazilian Portuguese would be the best option.

For one-on-one lessons, you need to inform us of any cancelations or changes in schedule at least 48 hours before your class. This is because last-minute notices do not allow us to fill the time slot saved for you. Please call or send a text message directly to your instructor if you need to cancel or change a class. More advance notice is appreciated. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Pacific.

Lessons canceled without a 48-hour advance notice will be charged. No-shows will be charged.

When you cancel a lesson with 48-hour notice you have a nonrefundable credit for a makeup class. Credits are valid for 45 days from the original date of the cancelled lesson. After 45 days credits will be forfeited. This applies to all payment plans.

Packages

one-on-one Portuguese lessons
customized to your level and goals

Enjoy one-on-one Portuguese lessons customized to your level and goals. Speak Portuguese with confidence and ease.

Enjoy one-on-one Portuguese lessons customized to your level and goals. Speak Portuguese with confidence and ease.

Speak Portuguese with confidence and ease.

Are you looking for personalized Portuguese lessons that are truly tailored to your level, needs, and goals? You are at the right place!

With Street Smart Brazil, you will have your own private Brazilian Portuguese tutor. You will be able to learn from anywhere because we the lessons are via one-on-one video meetings.

With a webcam, it is just like face to face, but with a lot more flexibility.

One-on-one Portuguese lessons allow you to learn what you want, enjoy more practice, and learn at your own pace.

We have been teaching Portuguese via video meetings since 2008. We have unmatched experience teaching Portuguese online.

Packages

About our Portuguese lessons’ packages:

The more hours you purchase, the lower your rate.

Book your lessons at your convenience.

Use the drop-down menu below to choose your package.

Upon completing the purchase, you will get access to the booking tool.

Learn with the best teachers

It’s one thing to be a native speaker of Portuguese. And it is a completely different thing to know how to teach the language in a simple way. Learn with teachers who are:

  • Native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese
  • Fluent in English
  • College-educated
  • Well-trained to help you speak Portuguese with confidence
 

Have real conversations with a real person

Let me guess. You’ve been learning Portuguese with an app and watching videos on YouTube, but when you try to speak Portuguese, you quickly get stuck.

There’s only so much that books, apps, and videos can do for your fluency.

Here is what we offer you: Your own private online Brazilian Portuguese tutor. You have real conversations with a real person who is a native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese and trained to teach Portuguese as a foreign language.

This is how you get to speak Portuguese with confidence.

Learn from anywhere

Because your lessons are via Skype or Google Meet, all you need is an internet connection and a computer (or tablet), wherever you are. If your work takes you traveling, you will still be able to continue your lessons. That is important. If you’ve ever tried to learn a language, you’ll know how crucial it is to keep at it.

Enjoy lessons that are tailored for you

Your instructor will work with you from the start to develop a course of learning that meets your needs and delivers your goals. If you need the language for understanding business meetings, you might not want to be learning vocabulary for buying fruit at the market, right?

Learning materials are included

Enjoy our original content class materials. You get them with no additional charge. You will receive the handouts via email before your lessons. You can choose to print the sheets or just have them open on your screen during your lesson.

Subscriptions vs. Packages

Subscription

Automatic, recurring payments every four weeks

US$ 45/hour

Subscriptions start at US$ 180 every four weeks for 1 hour of instruction per week

Package: 16 hours

No recurring payments

US$ 47/hour

Total for this package: US$ 752

Book lessons at your convenience

Package: 10 hours

No recurring payments

US$ 50/hour

Total for this package: US$ 500

Book lessons at your convenience

Package: 6 hours

No recurring payments

US$ 55/hour

Total for this package: US$ 330

Book lessons at your convenience

FAQ

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. 
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.

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.

Learning a language is challenging, but Portuguese is not particularly difficult. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the US Department of State says Portuguese is among the easiest languages to learn, side by side with Spanish. Their scale of difficulty is based on the length of time it typically takes to achieve General Professional Proficiency in speaking and reading. You can learn more about this here.

 

Other articles that share this point of view that Portuguese is a very learnable language:

We encourage you to try for yourself!

No, there is no registration fee and no charge for class materials. You just pay for your lessons.

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 website. You will also find a list of additional materials including books, movies, and CDs at our Amazon Store.

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.

There are differences in pronunciation and grammar between Brazilian Portuguese and Continental Portuguese. The main difference is in pronunciation. Imagine a foreigner learning English in the US and then traveling to England or Australia. This person will need to adjust to how the language sounds in the new country. The same is true for Brazilian and European Portuguese.

For additional insight into this issue, we recommend reading the blog posts below. They were written by an American who learned Brazilian Portuguese and then moved to Portugal:

The best way to choose which language you should learn is by considering who you will be communicating with when using the language. If you will be communicating with Brazilians, then Brazilian Portuguese would be the best option.

For one-on-one lessons, you need to inform us of any cancelations or changes in schedule at least 48 hours before your class. This is because last-minute notices do not allow us to fill the time slot saved for you. Please call or send a text message directly to your instructor if you need to cancel or change a class. More advance notice is appreciated. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Pacific.

Lessons canceled without a 48-hour advance notice will be charged. No-shows will be charged.

When you cancel a lesson with 48-hour notice you have a nonrefundable credit for a makeup class. Credits are valid for 45 days from the original date of the cancelled lesson. After 45 days credits will be forfeited. This applies to all payment plans.

What our learners are saying

Street Smart Brazil has everything planned out perfectly. Now speaking with Brazilians is a breeze!

Yasmin

I highly recommend Street Smart Brazil. They’ll have you speaking Portuguese in surprisingly little time and you’ll learn a lot about Brazil and its people and culture.

KENNETH

I’ve worked with dozens of language teachers and Street Smart Brazil’s conversation class is one of the best ways to learn, not to mention the most convenient.

JESSICA