David and I had a GREAT experience this week; we took an intensive 1-week course in Portuguese at the CASA DO CAMINHO LANGUAGE CENTRE. Marco, our instructor was SUPER! Broken up into private classes, semi-private (2-3 students) and small group (<9 students) as well as levels A-C plus advanced conversation; the language centre really seems to have a good thing going. Besides offering classes in Portuguese, English and Spanish, the centre is involved in all kinds of other activities. The prime function of the school is to fund an orphanage!
From the Casa do Caminho website:
“The Language Centre is part of the umbrella organization Associação dos Amigos da Casa do Caminho, which is an NGO and social project in Xerém, RJ (45km from Rio de Janeiro). Your tuition fees are donations that go directly to fund these social projects.”
The have several fund raising things for sale at the Language Centre, one of which is home-made jams. We have decided to feature these exclusively at our breakfasts at Casa Cool Beans….a good cause and good food!
If you wish to make a donation or sign up for one of their courses…you can not go wrong either way!
CASA DO CAMINHO LANGUAGE CENTRE
RUA FARME DE AMOEDO, 75 (IPANEMA)
(21) 2267 6552