Language course Portuguese in Porto

Fast Forward Language Institute

Our partner school in Porto, Fast Forward Language Institute, is a very well-known language school operating since 2004. The school is located right in the heart of Porto, just a couple of minutes walk from the River Douro. Fast Forward is located on the second floor of a commercial building with great facilities. There are many amenities, restaurants and cafeterias near to the school.

Key features of our partner Portuguese school in Porto:

  • 5 bright and comfortable classrooms
  • Reception for students
  • Student Lounge
  • Free Internet WI-FI
  • Fantastic nationality mix

Social Programme

The school organizes a wide range of social activities and excursions. As a result, students have the opportunity to socialize and practice the language whilst visiting the beautiful city of Porto and its surroundings. Some examples are as follows:

  • Cruise on the Douro River
  • Visits to vineyards, cellars, museum and exhibitions
  • City tour
  • Films at the school
  • Football and other sports
  • Excursions to Aveiro, Viana, Guimarães or Bra

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 20 or 30 lessons per week from Monday to Friday. Lessons are focused on developing language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in real situations of communication.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Starting dates:  


beginner : 02/01, 06/02, 06/03, 03/04, 08/05, 05/06, 03/07, 07/08, 04/09, 02/10, 06/11, 04/12
from elementary : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:   Transfer from Porto airport : EUR 45

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2023 the school is closed on 21/02/2023, 07/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 01/12/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. Lessons missed on holidays will be made up on the other dyas of the week.

Combined

The combined course consists of 25 lessons per week from Monday to Friday (20 group + 5 private lessons). Group lessons are focused on developing language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in real situations of communication. During the 5 private lessons, you will be able to tailor your learning to your own requirements, improving your knowledge about the Portuguese language in specific areas, or just practicing your oral skills with dedicated, personal tuition.

Minimum age is 18 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 475 900 1325 1750 2175 2600
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 655 1261 1865 2470 3075 3681
Starting dates:  


beginner : 02/01, 06/02, 06/03, 03/04, 08/05, 05/06, 03/07, 07/08, 04/09, 02/10, 06/11, 04/12
from elementary : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:   Transfer from Porto airport : EUR 45

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2023 the school is closed on 21/02/2023, 07/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 01/12/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. Lessons missed on holidays will be made up on the other dyas of the week.

Portuguese & Surf

Porto is one of the most famous destinations in Europe to practice surfing. This programme consists of 20 Portuguese lessons and 5 surf lessons (1.5 hours per lesson) per week, from Monday to Friday.  

The surf lessons are taught at Matoshinos, around 25 minutes by public transportation from the school and host family.

Minimum age is 18 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6/6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Portuguese + Surfing without accommodation 480 910 1340 1625
Portuguese + Surfing with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 661 1270 1881 2345
Starting dates:  


beginner : 02/01, 06/02, 06/03, 03/04, 08/05, 05/06, 03/07, 07/08, 04/09, 02/10, 06/11, 04/12
from elementary : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:   Transfer from Porto airport : EUR 45

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2023 the school is closed on 21/02/2023, 07/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 01/12/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. Lessons missed on holidays will be made up on the other dyas of the week.

Portuguese & Wine

This course combines 20 lessons of Portuguese per week with wine sessions in the afternoons, held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You will have 6 wine sessions in total, regardless whether you choose the 1 or 2 week programme. If you stay only 1 week, you'll have 2 hours of wine sessions divided over 3 days, and if you choose to stay 2 weeks, you will have 6 sessions in total of each 1 hour. The program includes visits to locals wine cellar and winestores.

Minimum age is 18 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
23
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Portuguese + Wine tasting without accommodation 548 982
Portuguese + Wine tasting with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 729 1342
Starting dates:  


beginner : 02/01, 06/02, 06/03, 03/04, 08/05, 05/06, 03/07, 07/08, 04/09, 02/10, 06/11, 04/12
from elementary : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:   Transfer from Porto airport : EUR 45

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2023 the school is closed on 21/02/2023, 07/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 01/12/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. Lessons missed on holidays will be made up on the other dyas of the week.

One-to-One

This course is designed around the student's specific linguistic skills, his or her professional or social needs and personal expectations. Flexibility is the main feature of this course. As the only student in class you decide the content of the course. The private lessons are recommended above all for students with only a short amount of time available.

Minimum age is 18 years.

Prices 2023

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 750 1450 2150 2850
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 930 1810 2690 3570
Starting dates:  


every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:   Transfer from Porto airport : EUR 45

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2023 the school is closed on 21/02/2023, 07/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 01/12/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. Lessons missed on holidays will be made up on the other dyas of the week.

Host family

Host families in Porto are a great opportunity to improve your oral skills whilst taking a Portuguese intensive course. Our partner school has a great selection of host families which have been collaborating with the school for many years in some cases.
You can book a single or twin room with board based on bed and breakfast. Twin rooms are only available for 2 people travelling together. You do not have access to the kitchen with this option.
Host families are mostly located 20-30 minutes by public transportation to the school.

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