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Start date for the next block of classes:

January 6th, 8th, 9th, or 10th, 2018 depending on your level. This block of classes will run for a total of 8 Weeks.

Block of 8 classes – Register on or before January 5th and pay a discounted fee of $180.00. Starting January 6th, the classes will be offered at regular price – $200.

Block of 16 classes will be $280 or $300 beginning January 6th, 2018.
* Discount to the 16 block of classes only applies to classes in the same level class. If you wish to take classes in two different levels, please contact the office at 713.862.3300 for pricing.

2018 Blocks Schedule: Registration opens around 4 weeks before the start date

  • January 6th to February 26th, 2018 according to your schedule

Class Etiquette

Please arrive to class on time. If you arrive late please be very discreet and do not interrupt the class. Bring your choice of supplies to take notes outside of your class book. Please complete the paperwork online prior to arriving for your first class. If you need to sign up for for the block before class, please arrive early, and allow at least 15 minutes for paperwork completion. Students may not go into class before completing their student class registration form. No exceptions.

Refund & Make-up Policies

There is NO REFUND for tuition fees. Any missed classes can be made up within the same block. Credit cannot be transferred to the next block. No exceptions.

Brazilian Portuguese

Vamos falar Português! Let’s speak Portuguese!

Registration for the January 2018 block of classes is now open!

Our professional instructors offer Portuguese classes in Houston for every level, from beginner to advanced, and the curriculum is designed to progress students through sequential blocks of classes.

All Portuguese classes Houston are offered at the BAF cultural center at 316 Pecore Street, Houston 77009.





Class Materials

Books are to be picked up during class

Portugués Dinamico Século 21

$ 50.00

Advanced – Classes once per week – Tuesdays

$ 200.00

Beginner 1 – Classes once per week – Saturdays

$ 200.00

Beginner 1 – Classes Once Per Week – Wednesdays

$ 200.00

Beginner 1 – Classes twice per week

$ 300.00

Beginner 1.A – Classes once per week – Saturdays

$ 200.00

Beginner 2 – Classes Once Per Week – Monday

$ 200.00

Beginner 2.A – Classes once per week – Tuesdays

$ 200.00

Intermediate 2 – Classes Once per week – Monday

$ 200.00

Intermediate 2.B – Classes Once per week – Saturdays

$ 200.00

Class Schedule





Portuguese Classes Testimonials

Interested in learning Portuguese? Check out some of our students testimonials below!

Melina Rios Rodriguez

Flight Safety International

“The Portuguese classes I am taking at the Brazilian Arts Foundation have provided me with a great foundation and understanding of the language. Teresa is a very passionate professor.”

Claudia Moradel

Logistics and Planning Analyst - National Bronze & Metals, Inc.

“The Art Brazilian Foundation “Portuguese Program” has helped me a lot to learn Portuguese and to understand the culture through a delicate and passionate teacher “Teresa”. Also, all the Brazilian students and professors of different classes such as samba, capoeira try their best to help you to practice the language. In these 3 months, I have really enjoyed the classes and learned this beautiful language. I definitely recommend anybody who is interested in learning Portuguese to try this course.”

Marisol Monasterio 

Occupational Therapist - ROC of Houston

“The Portuguese classes at the Brazilian Art Foundation are excellent. I have been able to improve my conversational skills, and Theresa makes grammar very comprehensible. It is a fun and enjoyable experience”

Kimberly Garcia

Editor - Region 4 Education Service Center

“I love Portuguese, and the language classes at the Brazilian Arts Foundation are great. The teacher who is Brazilian is also the author of our language book! And not only do I get to learn the language but I get to do so surrounded by Brazilian culture. Sometimes a Capoeira class may be going on or Brazilian drums are playing in the background. If you want a little taste of Brazil without leaving Houston, this place is it!”

Mariel Alanis

FlightSafety International

“Learning Portuguese has greatly aided me in serving my customers. Being able to speak with my customers in their native language ensures that I am meeting their requirements as well as strengthening the business relationship. I thank the Brazilian Arts Foundation for their help and am grateful of the knowledge I have attained.”

Gary Reese

Senior Support Analyst - Lockheed Martin Information Technology - NASA Johnson Space Center

“Teresa Leiserowitz teaches language with an intensive approach. The instruction is focused on teaching Portuguese in an environment that will simulate what a student will encounter in a Portuguese-speaking country. She also has written a language instruction book with an audio CD. For that reasons, she has built her own rigorous language-learning curriculum, and is a wonderful resource for a person desiring to master the Portuguese language.

I have been her student, and I also have been a foreign language instructor myself. So I know a bit about language instruction. I have taught English in Germany to Germans and German to students at the University of Texas at Austin. I can vouchsafe for Ms. Leiserowitz for her thorough method instruction and her understanding of teaching a foreign language to Americans, particularly those in Houston who want to learn Portuguese.”

Carlos A. Rodríguez

Sr. Technologist Leader - The Dow Chemical Company

“I have been always interested in Languages, and when I needed to learn Portuguese, I approached the Brazilian Arts Foundation, where I have the opportunity to learn the Language and get immersed in the Brazilian culture at the same time. The courses are well prepared and the one on one interaction is great that many of my friends and peers are now attending the classes at the Brazilian Arts Foundation.”

Andrew Valdez

Marathon Oil Company - Advanced Geological Technician

The Portuguese language classes taught at the Brazilian Arts Foundation are such a great resource! Since the entire class is in Portuguese from day one, you’ll be speaking the language starting with your first class. The classes are very fun and focus heavily on conversation in order to maximize retention. Working in the oil & gas industry I meet many people from different countries like Brazil and Angola. Building working relationships is so much easier when you have something in common such as a language. These classes have been a tremendous help and I recommend them all the time.

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