Português Natural is our Portuguese course customized to your preferences, needs, and learning objectives. All teachers are university-educated native speakers—mostly from Brazil—who undergo rigorous training and evaluation. Our proprietary technology allows for a maximum degree of personalization and efficiency in the language-acquisition process. Schedule your free demonstration class today!Schedule your free demonstration class today!
Português Natural uses the communicative approach, focusing on the four language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. During classes, students engage in both spontaneous and structured conversation, receiving continuous feedback from teachers. To practice listening, reading, and writing, students receive a homework assignment for each class tailored to their interests, using the Homework App.
Born in a small town in the interior of the state of Minas Gerais, Diego moved as a small boy to Brasília where he grew up. A lover of technology, he studied Computer Sciences at the University of Brasília. He lived three months in Argentina where he improved his Spanish and also his English while working in a hostel. After he returned to Brasília, Diego worked as a systems developer in the area of language learning support. Currently he is manager of the team of teachers at Natural Institute, and he teaches Portuguese for as a Foreign Language.
Lucas was born in the state Pernambuco and has lived in various other Brazilian states. For over ten years he has lived in Brasília where he came to study International Relations at the University of Brasília. He enjoys sharing experiences with people from other parts of the world. Lucas loves Portuguese both to study and to teach, and he loves other languages, which he explores in books, movies and conversations. In addition to Literature and Cinema he enjoys chatting about politics, law, economics, culture and day-to-day life, both local and national.
Born in Brasília, Jaíne Lima (Nina), has worked as an actress and costume designer since 2011, and as a prenatal consultant and doula since 2015. She is also an activist in the movement for the humanization of childbirth. Passionate about dance, she believes that music and movement are capable of developing human potential. She graduated in Biodanza and studied law at Centro Universitário IESB, where she also completed research in the area of human rights. Nina has a natural curiosity to explore the world and experience different cultures. She has visited almost every Brazilian state and several countries, including: China, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Mexico. In her free time, she enjoys socializing with her family and friends. She loves to spend time discovering all kinds of artistic expression, such as theater, dance, cinema, music and literature.
Jordana Fortunato, a technology lover and Information Systems graduate, currently works as a project manager at a multinational company in Uberlândia, Brazil. A passionate traveller, she spent two and a half years in Canada where she had the opportunity to improve her English, learn about different cultures, and visit incredible places. Jordana always looks for ways to keep life interesting, that's why she signed up to be a Portuguese teacher at Natural and help people achieve their goals, by learning or perfecting another language.
Josué was born in Covilhã, Portugal, where he has lived for 23 years. He started his language studies at high school, where he focussed on humanities subjects. At the University of Beira Interior he completed a degree in Portuguese and Spanish Studies, deepening his knowledge of both languages. When he graduated, he started a Master's degree in Teaching Portuguese and Spanish, in which he participated in an internship where he taught Portuguese and Spanish to different aged school students. He now continues to teach both languages, and teaches Portuguese at Natural.
Born and raised in the east side of São Paulo and based in the capital, Brasília, André is studying Portuguese Language at ISESP after graduating in Drama at São Paulo School of Theater. He is an art-educator, storyteller and sign-language interpreter and works with the artistic collective Ciclistas Bonequeiros. Within that, he focuses on literature, accessibility and theater; topics that are part of his personal passions. He loves poetry, music, comic books, manga, series, movies and cooking. He believes that education is a fundamental tool to improve the world for everyone.
Inês was born and raised in Portugal. Her first time travelling was at 9 years old, which nourished her already growing curiosity for the world. Since then, she has travelled almost every year within Europe, and has also lived abroad in Austria for a semester. In August of 2020, she completed a Level 5 TEFL course and, currently, she is taking her master’s degree in Portuguese as a Foreign Language/Second Language from the University of Lisbon. She is a native Portuguese teacher, speaks fluent English and is also learning German. Her greatest objective is to teach, learn, and share as much as she can with her students and their respective cultures.
Whether your goal is related to work, studies, passing a proficiency exam in Spanish (Celpe-bras), or traveling, we are committed to the total customization of your course experience. We use your interests, objectives, hobbies, and general profile to provide you with homework assignments exclusively made or selected for you. During class, teachers use engaging conversation to identify and register the vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar points you need to learn through the Lessons App. You can review this content in a dynamic and enjoyable way, including using games, in your Student Space.
Natural Online offers the same quality and benefits as an in-person course: native-speaking teachers, the motivational Natural method, and proprietary apps that enhance the learning process.
At Natural, you don’t need to wait until the next semester to begin your studies: you can start learning today! Since we offer personalized classes tailored to your needs, interests, and schedule, you can start anytime, whether you are a beginner or highly advanced.