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.

Minimum age is 16 year .

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

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

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 02/04, 07/05, 04/06, 02/07, 06/08, 03/09, 01/10, 05/11, 03/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 13/02/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 10/06/2018, 24/06/2018, 15/08/2018, 05/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. Lessons are not being rescheduled.

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

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

beginner : 07/01, 04/02, 04/03, 01/04, 06/05, 03/06, 01/07, 05/08, 02/09, 07/10, 04/11, 02/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 15/08/2019, 01/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 460 880 1300 1720 2140 2560
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 600 1160 1720 2280 2840 3400
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 02/04, 07/05, 04/06, 02/07, 06/08, 03/09, 01/10, 05/11, 03/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 13/02/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 10/06/2018, 24/06/2018, 15/08/2018, 05/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. Lessons are not being rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 465 890 1315 1740 2165 2590
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 605 1170 1735 2300 2865 3430
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 04/02, 04/03, 01/04, 06/05, 03/06, 01/07, 05/08, 02/09, 07/10, 04/11, 02/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 15/08/2019, 01/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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 16 year .

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

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Portuguese + Surf without accommodation 462 885 1208 1514
Portuguese + Surf with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 602 1165 1628 2074
Starting dates:  

beginner : 08/01, 05/02, 05/03, 02/04, 07/05, 04/06, 02/07, 06/08, 03/09, 01/10, 05/11, 03/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

This programme consists of 20 Portuguese lessons + 5 surf lessons per week (1.5 each lesson). The price includes wetsuit and board.

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 13/02/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 10/06/2018, 24/06/2018, 15/08/2018, 05/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. Lessons are not being rescheduled.

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

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Portuguese + Surf without accommodation 470 900 1330 1615
Portuguese + Surf with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 610 1180 1750 2175
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 04/02, 04/03, 01/04, 06/05, 03/06, 01/07, 05/08, 02/09, 07/10, 04/11, 02/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

This programme consists of 20 Portuguese lessons + 5 surf lessons per week (1.5 each lesson). The price includes wetsuit and board.

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 15/08/2019, 01/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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 16 year .

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

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

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 13/02/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 10/06/2018, 24/06/2018, 15/08/2018, 05/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. Lessons are not being rescheduled.

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

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
23
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Portuguese & Wine without accommodation 538 972
Portuguese & Wine with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 678 1252
Starting dates:  

beginner : 07/01, 04/02, 04/03, 01/04, 06/05, 03/06, 01/07, 05/08, 02/09, 07/10, 04/11, 02/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 15/08/2019, 01/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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 16 year .

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 740 1440 2140 2840
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 880 1720 2560 3400
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2018 the school is closed on 01/01/2018, 13/02/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/04/2018, 25/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 31/05/2018, 10/06/2018, 24/06/2018, 15/08/2018, 05/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 08/12/2018, 25/12/2018. Lessons are not being rescheduled.

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 740 1440 2140 2840
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 880 1720 2560 3400
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€45

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Porto airport.

All prices include:

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

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 20/06/2019, 24/06/2019, 15/08/2019, 01/11/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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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Porto, situated on the North bank of the River Douro and extending to its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean, is the second most populous city in Portugal. This destination, with more than 200,000 inhabitants, is a vibrant city with a large cultural and artistic heritage. As a result, the city was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2001 and won the ‘European best Destination’ award in 2014. Furthermore, Porto is well-known by its famous port wine which attracts many wine lovers who really enjoy tasting this ‘Vinho do Porto’ whilst visiting one of the many vineyards and cellars that exist in the region.

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