WHO WE ARE

Fala Brasil is a school committed to high-quality Portuguese language learning and the effective integration of newly-arrived foreigners into the local culture.

To achieve this, Fala Brasil delivers Portuguese language and Brazilian culture classes, offering comprehensive support to the learner as they adapt to a new language and country. At Fala Brasil, students learn Brazilian Portuguese in a rapid, natural way. They learn about local customs, daily life, and the nation’s rich culture through dynamic, practical and experiential classes; both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

What makes Fala Brasil different are its innovative and effective cultural and linguistic tools. These help the learners to feel confident when expressing themselves and interacting in real-life situations, and by better understanding local culture and customs. In this way, expatriates are able to live, work, connect and successfully establish themselves in Brazil. With a unique, personalized  approach that combines technique, creativity, and innovation; our courses provide learners a genuine immersion into Brazilian life, that matches their needs and objectives.

At Fala Brasil, we believe that a combination of real-life experience, linguistic tools, and an excellent team of professionals, is what it takes to empower our learners, and give them the confidence to make the most of life in their new country.

At Fala Brasil School, you don’t only learn a language. Here, you live a great experience. 

THE TEAM

Marcelle Bottini

Marcelle Bottini

CEO / Teacher / Director

The Founder of Fala Brasil, Marcelle has a degree in journalism and has wide-ranging experience in teaching foreigners. In her professional career, she has developed special, personalised techniques for foreigners with varying cultural and linguistic needs: such as Brazilian Portuguese for tourists and working with major businesses like Rio 2016, Omega, Capgemini, CNODC, Repsol, FMC Technologies, Kongsberg, Essilor and Crawne. Additionally, she has collaborated with organisations such as the COPPEAD, Norwegian Consulate and the NGO Action Aid , where she worked with executives, diplomats, correspondents and consultants from more than 25 countries. With Fala Brasil, Marcelle has brought an innovative teaching model to Rio de Janeiro, based on the needs of foreigners needing to establish themselves in Brazil, as well as forming part of a growing movement that favours sustainable, socially responsible companies. Marcelle believes that a better world begins with this way of doing business and with intercultural interaction.

Ana Balestro

Ana Balestro

Teacher

Teacher Ana is from Rio Grande do Sul, but she has lived in many places. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and a MBA in International Business. Her experence over the past years has mixed teaching, transtlating and corporate experiences, along with extensive volunteer work with refugees. Passionate about teaching, travelling, telling and listening to stories,

Roberta

Roberta

Online Teacher

Roberta is originally from Rio Grande do Sul, but has lived in Rio de Janeiro for the past 5 years, and is an ardent fan of Brazilian culture. With one parent hailing from Rio Grande do Sul, and the other from Rio de Janeiro, she personifies the mixture of regional cultures that makes up today’s Brazil. Roberta has a degree in Scenic Arts, and brings her creativity and artistic talent to her classes; creating a learning environment that is both relaxed and dynamic.

Daniela Campelo

Daniela Campelo

Online Teacher

Daniela is originally from Minas Gerais, and has studied both early childhood education and journalism. Now part of the Fala Brasil teaching team, she also works as a Social Development Coordinator in an architecture and urbanism agency; specialising in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and communities. Daniela is passionate about Brazilian music, loves travelling around the world, cooking, and spending time with family.

Isabella Herdy

Isabella Herdy

Projects Coordinator and Teacher

Isabella is born and raised in Rio. She is graduated in Social Communication and has postgraduate degree from IE Business School of Madrid in Market Research and Consumer Behavior. She has studied with more than 30 nationalities, volunteered in Southeast Asia and had more than 3 years of experience working in marketing in a multinational. She is responsible for projects with students, companies and partners at Fala Brasil School.

Luciana Fontenele

Luciana Fontenele

Teacher

Luciana is originally from Ceará, but grew up in Rio de Janeiro. Her experiences include teaching English and Portuguese  around the world. She is passionate about teaching, languages, cultural exchange, nature and adventure. She studied tourism and forestry and  also did volunteering work in different areas around the world.

Regina Soares

Regina Soares

Comercial Coordinator and Teacher

Regina is from Rio de Janeiro, has a double degree in Social Sciences, with emphasis on Cultural Anthropology and International Relations. She lived three years in France and is fluent in English and French. Passionate about Cross cultural relationship and entrepreneurship. She teaches Portuguese and French  for more than 4 years.
Besides the classes she worked in foreign trade and environmental NGOs throughout his professional career.

Mariana Lessa

Mariana Lessa

Teacher

Mariana is a Brazilian actress. She studied psychology and now she is studying and working as Scenic Arts art. She also does  script and cinematographic direction,  and she is a dancer and enthusiast.Born in Rio, in her spare time she is a poet and singer. At the moment he is writing the novel “Spring of the Roses” that inspires people and their behaviors. Her artistic base is directly influenced by the Brazilian culture, which she appreciates and enchants. She is a member of the Fala Brasil team as a Portuguese teacher.

LOCATION

Fala Brasil is located in Laranjeiras, in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul. We can be found in an idyllic, charming quarter of the city known for inspiring creativity, art, culture, an innovation.

Vila Do Largo consists of houses that function as studios and coworking areas which bring people together in shared spaces that facilitate the exchange of cultural and artistic events. The vila acts as a breathing space in the hustle and bustle of the big city and gives foreigners the opportunity to experience an authentic and exciting environment. Inside, Fala Brasil offers well-equipped, bright rooms with materials and spaces that are perfect for cultural immersion activities.

Inside, Fala Brasil offers well-equipped, bright rooms with materials and spaces that are perfect for cultural immersion activities. Fala Brasil also serves as a coworking space for many students that need a comfortable place to work.

The outside space is one of the real attractions of this location and is also frequently used for practical classes and social interaction between students and visitors to the Vila. It’s in this area that the Cultural Language Exchange takes place. This is an event organised by Fala Brasil, open to students and invited guests, which incentivises interaction and networking between Brazilians and foreigners. Students can come and visit Vila do Largo or Fala Brazil whenever they want to, not just to attend classes. The vila offers internet access, an opportunity to meet new friends or organise group study sessions. They also have free access to the premises and library of the Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso (FACHA), an academic institution located in the neighboring suburb of Botafogo.

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Rua Gago Coutinho, 6 Casa 17/102 Laranjeiras
Rio de Janeiro – RJ CEP: 22.221-070

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