Sara Walker's Special English Courses

SW Special English courses (founded 1997) is a small consultancy company offering select advanced English training for candidates for the Brazilian Diplomatic Service (Instituto Rio Branco- CACD) and professionals working in the field of international relations. We also have two extension courses, for those who enjoy Advanced Conversation and/or Literature

In addition, we carry out teacher training and consultancy work for the British Council, Banco do Brasil, SA, and other organisations.


June 2016: Ministro Alessandro Candeas interviews Sara about her long career at IRBr





The Portaria for the 2020 CACD is now out- no change in the examination system. The date of the examination is uncertain, owing to the Covid-19 health situation.

Our current course ends with a Mock English test - last classes in the week of June 15th. A new course will start on July 12th, with a provisional schedule of 3 months of classes, if necessary still by Zoom. re-registrations and new registrations for advanced students will open soon.

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