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.
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 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.
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,
Paula Toletino Cales
Paula is an actress, Portuguese language teacher and a proofreader for texts in portuguese. She loves brazilian culture and words. Born in Rio de Janeiro, with ancestry from Minas Gerais and Portugal. Graduated in Scenic Arts, she has also published a poetry book with FuturArte, called Rosa Metálica.
Teacher and Coordinator
Daniela Campelo hails from Minas Gerais and is a jornalista and educator. She has worked with Fala Brasil School since 2014 helping individuals and professionals from diverse companies to successfully adapt to life in Brazil.
Currently, Daniela lives between United States, Europe and Brazil. She role envolves, teaching, training teachers and developing cultural and intercultural communication projects. She also actively utilizes her own cultural adaptation to the United States and Europe as a research subject.
In her career, Daniela worked as a Social Development Coordinator in an architecture and urbanism agency; specialising in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and communities.
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.
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.
Letícia Abreu is graduated in International Relations at Ibmec Rio. She works as a teacher and marketing consultant. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, she is a carioca that loves my city and all it has to offer! On her free time she practice sports, such as crossfit and pole dance.
Carolina Pinheiro is a trilingual writer from Rio de Janeiro. She majored in International Relations at Ibmec. She really appreciates good communication. Carolina dedicate all her time to working on communication. When she is not teaching or publishing her own texts, on the Medium platform, she’s working on GIRO, her web content company. Passionate about knowledge, she likes to both learn and teach since she remembers. In addition, she loves to travel the world, always searching for new cultures, people and ideas.
Fernanda Cabral is a resident of Niterói, graduated in International Relations from IBMEC and is passionate about traveling, meeting different people and cultures. The Portuguese teacher Fernanda also co-founded a social project that taught English, citizenship and leadership to children from Rio de Janeiro communities.
In her personal and professional career she is always looking for making a difference in people’s lives. This is the most important thing for her.
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.
It’s official! Fala Brasil House is now a TEDx Host Space on Coworker.
+55 (21) 3502-8577
Rua Gago Coutinho, 6 Casa 20 Laranjeiras
Rio de Janeiro – RJ CEP: 22.221-070
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