BICS Portuguese

Working together with HR Expatriates Management, BICS offers Portuguese Courses for foreigners transferred to Brazil to work.

To attend to the several profiles and needs, BICS’ courses emphasize oral communication and comprehension. They may be tailor-made for students who arrive in the country with no prior knowledge of the language or for others with more specific needs or interests, such as a better understanding of Brazilian culture, politics and history to facilitate professional, social and/or cultural activities. There are also Individual courses which approach the local business and corporate culture – Portuguese for Business.

For people who speak Spanish, we have developed a differentiated method seeing as the similarities between the two languages allows greater agility and speed in learning.

We have students who come from various countries: Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Holland, Poland, Thailand, South Africa, India, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, France, Germany and the United States.

Our Portuguese Classes for Foreigners teach students to work out real situations and for this purpose, we take them out on field trips and conduct day-to-day errands – from buying bread at a local bakery to filling the gas tank at a station.

See some testimonials about us

Portuguese Course for Foreigners
Individual student or closed-group classes held in-company or at BICS, maximum of four people to a group
Course divided into eight levels, according to the Common European Framework
Tailor-made and individual student classes at BICS
Forming of more Homogeneous groups with common objectives
Time and date flexibility for individual student classes

Before the start of the classes, students do our Audit online, which is preceded by a long questionnaire to establish the students’ objectives, interests and timeframe to develop his/her skills.


Português é uma língua difícil, cheia de acentos e tempos verbais complicados! Mas também é uma língua alegre, muito legal e falada no principal sócio comercial da Argentina, o que representa também uma grande oportunidade de trabalho para todos nós. Espanhol e português são línguas que estão perto um da outra o que representa uma ajuda quando uma pessoa latina começa estudar português, pois rapidamente a pessoa consegue um nível aceitável para se comunicar.

Iñaki Iriarte

Since my classes started three months ago, I can notice that I’ve learned a lot in my Portuguese for Foreigners class. I Feel like I’m improving little by little every time. The classes help me in my daily life thanks to the method of teaching and due to a lot of patience from Claudia, my teacher.

Manu Mathys