Português Natural | Natural Language Institute


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The course

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!

Natural Methodology

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.

Our teachers

Foto de perfil: Josué Manteigueiro
Foto de perfil: Diego
Foto de perfil: Beatriz de Lima Torres
Foto de perfil: Ana Beatriz Miranda
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Brandeira PT

Josué Manteigueiro

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.

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Brandeira BR


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.

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Brandeira BR

Beatriz de Lima Torres

Beatriz was born in Brasília, capital of Brazil, where she lives until today. She studied a degree in Pedagogy and specialized in Clinical and Business Psychopedagogy. She has been a teacher since 2016 and is passionate about education, having worked with students of various age groups. She is currently taking a second degree in Portuguese and is always looking for new experiences and learning. She is interested in learning about new cultures, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and with her pets.

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Ana Beatriz Miranda

Ana Beatriz is Brazilian, born in Brasília, Brazil. She has a degree in the Portuguese Language from the University of Brasília, as well as a degree in Education. During the last ten years she has worked with Portuguese language teaching in different educational contexts. Currently, her focus is on teaching Portuguese as a second language, seeking to improve her students' performance with increased accuracy. She is passionate about language teaching, world literature and writing!

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Total customization

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.

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Study Online

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.

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Start at any time, whatever your level

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.

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Individual or group classes: your choice!

We offer both in-person and virtual classes for individuals, totally customized and efficient. In Brasília we also offer classes for groups up to six people. You can gather a group of your friends, colleagues from work, or family members, or you can join one of our current groups, to learn English in a method that is interactive, dynamic and technological.

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