✦ In 1938, in the midst of movements for the defense of democracy and freedom in which the academic environment of São Paulo lived, Domingos Machado, a student who was attending the last year of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo (USP), full of conviction and enthusiasm, he founded the University Institute Brazil-United States, which in the future would give rise to the current Cultural Union. Its objective was to promote the approximation of the North American and Brazilian cultures, strengthening the relations of friendship and respect between the two countries and the fraternization between their peoples.
✦ o promote this union, language courses began with the task of teaching English to Brazilians and Portuguese to Americans at a time when there were almost no language schools. The courses were taught by the American professor, Mrs. A. C. Newman, who implemented an English language teaching method used very successfully in the United States: Basic English, which favored reading and writing.
✦ Academic excellence, with constant updating of teaching methods and investments in the improvement of our teachers, has always been part of our identity. We also use technology to provide our students with the best possible learning experience.
✦ 1960 Since 1960, the Cultural Union has prioritized, in its pedagogical model, the organization of small classes for a better use by the students. In the 1980s, he started a new didactic model: the communicative approach. Privileging conversation, the system made classes more dynamic and participatory, creating an approach that emphasizes communication. The grammatical structure is presented encouraging students to communicate using the structure provided and use the maximum vocabulary they already have.
✦ Currently, located at Rua Teixeira da Silva, 560 1st floor, the school is managed by Instituto Educacional União Cultural. The institution provides intensive services in the line of knowledge and places itself as a partner to support the management, design, specification, planning and implementation of complex projects, participating in the challenge of identifying and interpreting needs.