Learning Portuguese with a Focus on Cultural Proficiency

I just got the new issue of The Language Educator, a publication by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The cover article spoke to my heart: “Focus on cultural proficiency”.

At Street Smart Brazil we are confident in our ability to teach the Portuguese language and develop our clients’ intercultural proficiency. Our Portuguese language instructors are native Brazilian professionals, fluent in English, and college-educated. Some of them live in Brasil. The rest of us grew up in Brazil, visit often, and our families and friends live there. We all have experience living, learning, and working in Brazil. That is what we mean by Street Smart Brazil: We know the language, the culture, and the lifestyle of Brazil.