Brazilian Studies – Pan American School


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Brazilian Studies

Language as a social institution

The Brazilian Program is comprised of Portuguese, Literature and Brazilian Social Studies, with the primary focus being on literature and social sciences. The Brazilian program is based on Brazil’s National Curricular Parameters and transversal themes, from Early Education to High School, closely adhering to the Laws and Guidelines of National Education established by the Ministry of Education (MEC), while remaining aligned to the requirements outlined by the IB PYP and MYP programs.

Our international students also have the opportunity to learn Portuguese through language acquisition. In these classes, the student will learn language construction and develop oral and written skills, in addition to our school’s strong ties to the host culture, provide international students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the culture.

Our Portuguese language program challenges students to master the language and explore the nuances of communication and expression, causing the student to assume a posture of seeking to understand before being understood. Students build more than just language skills, they also build character.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are students prepared to take the vestibular test?

Yes, Pan American curriculum disciplines prepare high school students to perform well on the vestibular test. Additionally, students in their final year of high school can opt for classes specifically focused on vestibular to further assist those that may choose to remain in Brazil.

What courses are included in Brazilian Social Studies?

As disciplinas de História e Geografia do Brasil fazem parte do currículo do 1º ao 8º ano do Ensino Fundamental. A partir do 9º ano e nos 3 anos do Ensino Médio, História e Geografia do Brasil, Sociologia e Filosofia compõem o Brazilian Social Studies.