Reviews of Fast Forward Institute, Maceio, Brazil

Total No. of Reviews: 36
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

Average Rating

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Fast Forward Institute, Maceio, Brazil
4.2/5.0 
(36 reviews)
City 4.2/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.1/5.0 
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Host Family 4.2/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
Other 3.9/5.0 
Individual Reviews
4. Mar. 2013
1. Miguel (20 years)  - 
1. Group - Intensive - 6 weeks

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29. Oct. 2012
2. (29 years)  - 
2. Private tuition (10 indivcual lessons) - 1 week

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The spacious classrooms, the computer room and,above all, the warmth of the staff.
22. Aug. 2012
3. (43 years)  -  Australia
3. Group - Super Intensive - 1 week

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The staff were so friendly and helpful and Maceio is a lovely city.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Ask Lucas to organise a trip to Unaio dos Palmares.
28. Nov. 2011
4. (53 years)  -  Italy
4. Group - Intensive - 2 weeks

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timeliness, organisation and teaching materials
27. Aug. 2011
5. (52 years)  -  Australia
5. Group - Intensive - 3 weeks

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The rhythm of the morning classes
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Take afternoon classes as well as morning classes.
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The teachers were excellent but the administration and relationship of the administration could be improved.
28. Jun. 2010
6. (20 years)  - 
6. Group - Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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The teachers are very helpful and try to adapt their classes to the individual persons as much as possible.
17. Mar. 2010
7. (45 years)  - 
7. Group - Super Intensive - 1 week

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small groups, capable teachers
28. Dec. 2009
8. (31 years)  -  Germany
8. Group - Intensive - 2 weeks

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teaching material and teachers
24. Dec. 2009
9. (43 years)  -  Faroe Islands
9. GROUP INTENSIVE - 20 Lessons/week - 3 weeks

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26. Feb. 2009
10. Martijn (29 years)  - 
10. Group - Intensive - 2 weeks

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26. Jan. 2009
11. Kathrin (30 years)  - 
11. 4 x 4 Portuguese and Volunteer Program - 8 weeks

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16. Dec. 2008
12. Katrin (30 years)  - 
12. Group - Intensive - 3 weeks

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22. Oct. 2008
13. Tomo (33 years)  -  Germany
13. Group - Intensive - 2 weeks

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8. Feb. 2008
14. (57 years)  -  United Kingdom
14. Group - Intensive - 1 week

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Friendly and nice atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
need to be aware that accent is different.
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could not understand why we received the exercise book . It was never mentioned in class.
7. Feb. 2008
15. (61 years)  -  United Kingdom
15. Group - Intensive - 1 week

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excellent school with top quality teachers. There were 3 of us and the school was very flexible in offering us a combination of private and group classes as we were not all the same level.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It was nice that the school offered free internet acces
Other comments
Unfortunately 2 of us were ill during the week, nothing to do with the school as we arrived unwell. The director of the school arranged a visit to a nearby clinic and even came with us to ensure we had good attention. We quickly recovered but it does show the care the school takes about students.
3. Jan. 2008
16. (40 years)  - 
16. Group, Super Intensive - 7 weeks

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Norman and Daniel
11. Dec. 2007
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17. Group, Intensive - 2 weeks

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isabelle the coordinator was very good and very implicated. the pŕofs were amazing, very professional and amusing. the week endsd were well filled if you wanted to.
7. Dec. 2007
18. (58 years)  -  Germany
18. Group, Intensive - 1 week

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good organized and nice atmosphere.
5. Aug. 2007
19. Mitsuki (22 years)  - 
19. Group, Intensive - 12 weeks

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31. Jan. 2007
20. (42 years)  - 
20. Group, Super Intensive - 3 weeks

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the professors and the organisation is really professionel
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the lessons are very intensive and real fast. As a beginner it's sometimes hard to follow. But the professors are explaning as long until everybody understands.
2. Jan. 2007
21. Alessandro (30 years)  - 
21. Group, Intensive - 2 weeks

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9. Oct. 2006
22. (23 years)  -  Brazil
22. Group, Intensive - 3 weeks

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teachers are very nice. I had a good time in maceio.
9. Sep. 2006
23. (24 years)  -  United Kingdom
23. 4 x 4 Portuguese and Volunteer Programs - 8 weeks

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The teachers, the other pupils and the social and cultural trips organised
26. Jul. 2006
24. (52 years)  -  United States
24. Group, Intensive - 2 weeks

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It is sometimes hard to get cash. Use visa not mastercard, pay for school in cash and bring debit card. Travellers checks are not accepted broadly
Other comments
This is a fabulous experience. This was my second year there. As a language teacher myself, I can easily and enthusiasticly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn Portuguese
26. Apr. 2006
25. (57 years)  - 
25. Group, Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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the teachers and the atmosphere in the school
25. Apr. 2006
26. (53 years)  - 
26. Group, Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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small classes, excellent teachers
19. Dec. 2005
27.  -  Finland
27. Group, Intensive - 3 weeks

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high quality of teaching
16. Sep. 2004
28. (24 years)  - 
28. General

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personal contact with the teacher
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join every activity the school offers
21. Jul. 2004
29. (23 years)  -  Japanese
29. General

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teachers are very very kind and friendly. They always think about solutions of problems of each student.
27. May. 2004
30. (34 years)  -  Israel
30. Super Intensive (+35h)

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The people, ALL of them!!!
27. May. 2004
31. (32 years)  -  Israel
31. Super Intensive (+35h)

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Excellent teachers, excellent management and excellent supporting stuff
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the time we spent in Fastforward Maceio would have been perfect if it wasn't for the host family... However, the school was very helpful and understanding in dealing with the problems we had with the host family.
23. Mar. 2004
32. (24 years)  -  Germany
32. Super Intensive (+35h)

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small size
14. Jan. 2004
33. Anonymous  - 
33. General

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The quality of teaching seemed to be quite variable depending on the teacher you had. This was limited to a certain extent by a regular rotation of teachers.
5. Oct. 2003
34. (30 years)  -  Germany
34. Language Year (6-12 months)

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Well organized, friendly staff, clean, well trained professors.
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Staying with a host family is a must - people are very friendly.
7. Sep. 2003
35. Wim (31 years)  -  Belgium
35. General

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1. Sep. 2003
36.  -  Japanese
36. Super Intensive (+35h)

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All the teachers are friendly. When I finished my course at school, they held a special heart-warming small party. That was very impressive.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The school is located near the sea. You can enjoy studying in a cosy school in the morning and swimming in the beautiful sea in the afternoon. The school has a variety of activities. In addition, you can take part in various lessons such as capoeira and samba.
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When I was studying at this school, there were only 6 students. All the teachers and the staff knew and took good care of every student. I felt like we were a family.

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