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Brazil Ahead

Murray Hill, New York, New York
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If it is Portuguese language or Brazilian culture, your success is our goal!

Brazil Ahead is dedicated to provide the most effective yet enjoyable Portuguese language instruction in New York City, Jersey City, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and online world wide. In addition to offering Portuguese courses at all levels, from beginner to advanced, as well as multiple tracks – conversational, business Portuguese, Portuguese for children and teenagers, Portuguese for Spanish speakers, academic Portuguese track, Brazil Ahead also offers English for Portuguese speakers at all levels.

In addition to language instruction Brazil Ahead offers corporate services including translation and interpretation (English – Portuguese – Spanish) and cross cultural introduction to American and Brazilian customs, history and life styles.

Whether you are planning a business trip to São Paulo, vacation in Bahia, partying at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, or exploring the Amazon, Brazil Ahead has a track matching your needs. We offer classes focusing on business presentations, casual conversation, and region-specific idioms and customs. If you are in a hurry, our Crash Course will provide you with the basics in just 10 sessions.

You will be amazed how much you learn, how fast, and how much fun you are having while moving ahead.


We understand how frustrating it can be when you engage in a conversation in Portuguese and do not recognize the expressions, or slang, you are being exposed to. With that in mind, we developed a methodology that helps you obtain fluency through role-play activities and authentic material, all related to real-life situations in the target language.

With our Communicative Method, classes are 70% conversation and 30% grammar. While we believe grammar is essential to understand a new language, we have chosen to teach it in a very subtle way, without bombarding our students with a massive number of rules.

Most likely, you will start using the correct grammar naturally in any conversation without even noticing.We are confident you will agree that our unique Communicative Method is the most innovative, effective and fun method for teaching Brazilian Portuguese. Give it a try!

Our Teachers

Recruiting the best Portuguese teachers in New York City is just the beginning. Only native Brazilian instructors, with university degrees and extensive teaching experience are invited for a series of interviews with senior Brazil Ahead staff, rigorous written exams, and demonstration classes. In order to address specific needs of our varied clientele we have carefully assembled a team with extensive expertise that goes beyond basic teaching: business and technical Portuguese, web site design and translation, literary translation, Brazilian music and translation of lyrics, teaching children and teenagers.

Our teachers are our primary resource, we are proud of their achievements, we are sure you will be delighted too!

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274 Madison Ave Ste 1004, New York, New York 10016
Brazil Ahead
Murray Hill, Manhattan
274 Madison Ave Ste 1004
Btwn E 39th & E 40th Streets
New York, New York 10016