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

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Foto de perfil: Josué Manteigueiro
Foto de perfil: Inês Reis
Foto de perfil: Diego
Foto de perfil: Beatriz de Lima Torres
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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.

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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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Inês Reis

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.

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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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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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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.