It is with a heavy heart that I inform, on behalf of all volunteers and staff from this place that, on Wednesday 27, we were all taken aback when Ricardo, the name behind this school, suffered a stroke, was promptly taken to the hospital and went through an emergency brain surgery.
We are now making everything within our reach to keep the faith and have been encouraged by his strength and speedy recovery, but there are measures that must be undertaken in order to focus our energies on what really matters now: his sound return home.
We will be temporarily shutting down its operations as an educational center and as a second home to many until further notice. We are deeply sorry for any further inconveniences this might entail but this hard decision had to be made given the gravity of the situation.
We are open to any inquiries through our SNS and hope for your kind understanding.
Teacher Vladmir Souza
My name is Ricardo Lisboa, I'm 31 years old, i lived in the US for 9 years, from 1998 until 2006 We are a language school that offers English, Spanish and French classes ( but mostly English) the school is diferent than any other school in Brasil because of you volunteer, who's mission is to interact with the students, learn about our culture and help them with language practicing. One of the main goals also is to help the school get new students, help organize the event, and help sell the tickets to the Breakfast and Barbecue events, which volunteers dont pay to participate. The school has accommodation, you will be living inside the school,where you will help with the classes by doing mostly conversation with the students in exchange, We start our day at 8am, where we have a Portuguese class mixed with english students, it's a fun class, and this way you get to know a few of the students, and we finish at 8:30 PM this last 30min of grammar you guys are also welcome to join as students to learn more, you will make friends with the students, they will invite you out, take you to places, the idea is to interact to help them learn and for you to learn Portuguese too.. More information like pictures can be send via email. It's a fun athemosphere, you will meet lots of nice people! COME COME COME!!!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Here are some places that can be visit while you stay, you can search for them on google so you can have a better idea of places to visit.
Pirenópolis (Famous for waterfalls and parks) 128km from Goiania
Goias Velho (Goias’ first capital, old city) 142km from Goiania
Caldas Novas (Famour for natural hot water) 170km from Goiania
Hot Park (The biggest hot water theme park in South America) 174km from Goiania
Brasilia (Brasil’s Capital ) 207km from Goiania
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros 400 km from Goiania
Abadiânia 90km from Goiania (search for the name Joao de Deus On google)
Formosa 282km from Goiania
The school receives foreigners or anyone who can help with the English classes and the house, like cleaning and organizing and helping students to earn more skills in speaking, writing, listening, and understanding of the language, here you will also be practicing Portuguese, the school offers free Portuguese classes while your are here helping, there are 2 rooms with a double bed in each and a private bathroom used for both rooms, in the kitchen you will be able to cook, there’s a refrigerator, a stove, microwave, blender and all the things a normal kitchen would have, there are two dogs in the house as well, Jacky and Suzy, 2 adorable Yorkshires. The school is full of friends, students, friends of students all the time, so a lot of interaction happens, the school also has partners, for example at barbershops and night clubs, that way we can get discounts and free entrance in some. Fun atmospherics, music all the time. The main idea is to talk to students and make friends, Gay-friendly place as well. We ask for the volunteers to bring flags from their country or any kind of decoration to help decorate the school! Please bring flags and drinks (local liquors so we can try during the events) We ask that the volunteers cook 1 night something local with the students, we ask them to each bring the ingredients and we have a fun class in the kitchen while drinking some caipirinha! it's seems like a hostel ( and it is too) but it's actually a language school with a new great method of teaching! Come join us!
A total of 3 bedrooms, 2 with a King bed each and one with 2 bunk beds, bathroom, internet. A kitchen with microwave, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine. Nice and comfortable place, located next to the city's zoo and downtown. Easy access to all parts of the city, safe neighborhood.
Easy to take bus
Close to supermarkets, banks, bars, night clubs. The school provides free entrance to some night clubs. Dogs in the house. Gay-friendly, nice people and city. Please bring flags and drinks (local liquors so we can try during the events)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
20 hours weekly