Welcome to S&K   

Schütz & Kanomata is a Language Living-Learning Center (LLLC) bringing together people interested in the English language and culture.

For the Brazilian learner of English, an LLLC provides the unique opportunity to interact with foreigners and develop their linguistic abilities without the need to travel abroad. For the foreign learner, an LLLC provides accommodations, training, and a Brazilian language and culture program that includes Portuguese lessons and weekend cultural trips.

LLLCs are authentic environments of the target language and culture. They work like cultural exchange programs abroad and provide natural language acquisition.

Training for adolescents and adults, from beginning to advanced levels.

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Program to attain bilingualism before or during elementary school. Morning and afternoon schedules

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The benefits of bilingualism are indisputable. It is also well accepted among researchers that the earlier, the easier and better one can acquire an additional language. This unique window of opportunity for cognitive development beginning at the age of 2 cannot be missed.

At this age, the auditory and articulatory systems are unsurpassed. The child has a unique ability to hear and reproduce accurately the language they are exposed to. The contact with native speakers provides the necessary input to enrich the child’s ability to pronounce the sounds of both languages without any interference. They will internalize permanently the accurate pronunciation of the target language.

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Teaching Approach

The emphasis in our school is on communicative work, using learner-centered activities. We are not confined to any single method, plan, or course of lessons and books, but promote language and culture exchange through human interaction instead.

We favor language acquisition rather than language learning, as defined by Stephen Krashen in his Natural Approach. This approach is especially suitable for Brazilian learners, who are naturally very communicative and curious about foreign cultures. As opposed to some Asian countries, Brazilians’ desire to communicate is normally stronger than the fear of making mistakes and “losing face”.

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ESL & PSL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

More than 350 people have studied abroad in Canada,
UK, USA and Brazil. Our inbound program in Santa
Cruz do Sul alone has welcomed about 160 foreign
students of Portuguese and 200 Brazilians studied
abroad at the unique ESL schools we represent.
You can also have such an experience abroad!

More than 350 people have studied abroad in Canada, UK, USA and Brazil. Our inbound program in Santa Cruz do Sul alone has welcomed about 160 foreign students of Portuguese and 200 Brazilians studied abroad at the unique ESL schools we represent.

You can also have such an experience abroad!

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Portuguese as a Foreign Language

Portuguese as a Foreign Language

Instituto de Idiomas Schütz & Kanomata
Brazilian Language & Culture Program

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English ⇒ Brazilian Portuguese
translations and proofreading.

Our team of translators will interpret
the writer’s intent and translate
in the clearest possible way.

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