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Reviews of Fast Forward Institute, Porto, Portugal - Page 2

Total number of reviews: 83
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Overall Rating
Fast Forward Institute, Porto, Portugal
4.4/5.0 
(83 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.6/5.0 
Facilities 4.1/5.0 
Social activities 4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Host family 4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.2/5.0 
other 4.2/5.0 
Individual Reviews
18. Nov. 2009
51. (39 years)  - 
51. Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 1 week

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The staff of the school is very nice and personable.
16. Nov. 2009
52. (46 years)  - 
52. Private Intensive - 1 week

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relaxed atmosphere with good standard of classes
16. Jun. 2009
53. (26 years)  -  United Kingdom
53. Group Intensive - 4 weeks

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Staff very friendly and helpful, felt like a family
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
take advantage of the guided tours, they're really interesting and usually for free
Other comments
very good. consultant spotted an error in my booking dates and contacted me straight away, meaning it was sorted well in advance
10. Jun. 2009
54. (64 years)  - 
54. Group Intensive - 1 week

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excellent atmosphere, professional and welcoming
3. Jun. 2009
55. (40 years)  - 
55. Group Intensive - 1 week

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very fexibel, very friendly, the most teachers are great and support the learner a lot
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
experience with different teachers
17. Feb. 2009
56. (22 years)  - 
56. Group Intensive - 1 week

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atmosphere
16. Nov. 2008
57. (58 years)  - 
57. Private Intensive - 1 week

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My teacher Elisabetta Silva
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It is clean and the service is good and very nice and helpful.
15. Nov. 2008
58. (44 years)  -  Germany
58. 6 weeks

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Adaptation of individual classes to the needs and capacity of the students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take more than just one week, as you probably won't want to leave.
Other comments
The teaching concept is very good. The teachers have all completed higher education/university language courses and thus can teach linguistically very sound classes. They also have infinite patience. The family atmosphere at Fast Forward is very special. I have taken a 6 week 6 h a day course of individual lessons. It took all that time to break me of my Spanish speaking habits. Now I am working in Angola and have no communication problems.
31. Oct. 2008
59. (64 years)  -  United States
59. Group Intensive - 2 weeks

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The Personal Attention
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The teachers did a very good job and the staff was very nice.
31. Oct. 2008
60. (21 years)  -  France
60. Group Intensive - 3 weeks

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The melting Pot with other students
23. Jul. 2008
61. (35 years)  -  Norway
61. Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 3 weeks

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Tania
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Cemetery gives Agramonte
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Teachers are skilled, and the staff is always helpful. If you want to have maximum education value, you should give feedback during the course (not just after the course has ended). Some private lessons in between classes are also very efficient.
2. Apr. 2008
62. (65 years)  -  United States
62. Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 3 weeks

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Luciana Spine
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In winter there are fewer students
6. Feb. 2008
63. (24 years)  - 
63. Group Intensive - 4 weeks

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Ambience, teacher, director
27. Jan. 2008
64. (40 years)  - 
64. Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 2 weeks

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the kind of relevation among students, teachers and organizations
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all the staff is an example of kindness and Helpfulness
4. Jan. 2008
65. (47 years)  -  Spain
65. Combined Course 4+3 - 3 weeks

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Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you go in the Winter, take warm clothes with you! Appartments usually don't have heating!
14. Nov. 2007
66. (56 years)  -  United Kingdom
66. Combined Course 4+2 - 1 week

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Friendly staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Make sure you've got the right zones for your "andante" card if using public transport.
29. Oct. 2007
67. (32 years)  - 
67. Group Intensive - 1 week

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Cultural visits organized and team very nice
26. Oct. 2007
68. (27 years)  - 
68. Group Intensive - 1 week

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everything
10. Oct. 2007
69. (42 years)  - 
69. Group Intensive - 2 weeks

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Positive aspects of school
family atmosphere in school, very helpful teachers and staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Porto and surroundings offer a great choice of trips. See on weekend also cities of Braga, Guimaraes or others to reach easily by train.
Other comments
Good offer of leisure activities, high involvement of teachers, I recommand the school to everyone being interested in learning Portuguese, excellent accomodation in family
4. Oct. 2007
70. Uwe (37 years)  - 
70. Combined Course 4+1 - 2 weeks

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3. Oct. 2007
71. (35 years)  - 
71. Combined Course 4+1 - 2 weeks

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friendly and open-hearted teacher
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good service
19. Sep. 2007
72. (42 years)  - 
72. Combined Course 4+1 - 1 week

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Very good atmosphere, the teachers are very good
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The team at school is very professional and the people are very friendly. For me it was important that is was small. Good communication between the teachers. Exactly what the students needed. For me it was the right school.
12. Sep. 2007
73. (26 years)  - 
73. Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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The solidarity between everyone
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Porto!
Other comments
I would like to come back to this language school, I really think they are honest and good. So far, there was always the possibility to get a space on short notice.
10. Sep. 2007
74.  -  Spain
74. Group Intensive - 3 weeks

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A small school with an excellent familiar atmosphere. It is nearly impossible to feel bad among such people. A perfect combination between studying and holidays.
5. Sep. 2007
75. (28 years)  -  Switzerland
75. Group Intensive - 2 weeks

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the friendly staff that made you feel like studying Portuguese in a family rather than a school environment
11. Jul. 2007
76. (66 years)  - 
76. Group Intensive - 1 week

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no idea
Other comments
nice
18. Apr. 2007
77. (35 years)  - 
77. Group Intensive - 1 week

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I like the activities
19. Mar. 2007
78. Annette  - 
78. Combined Course 4+1 - 1 week

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13. Feb. 2007
79. (56 years)  -  United States
79. Group Intensive - 1 week

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the staff
29. Oct. 2006
80. (47 years)  - 
80. Combined Course 4+1 - 3 weeks

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Small groups, flexible schedule
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Good and pleasant school environment, teachers and go a very competent iS learning content to be desired.
20. Sep. 2006
81. (22 years)  -  Poland
81. Group Intensive - 4 weeks

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friendly atmosphere, small classes
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
book as early as possible
Other comments
very helpful staff, very efficient teachers, the only problem was that because of a small number of students the classes were made of a mixed level
9. Sep. 2006
82. (35 years)  - 
82. Group Intensive - 1 week

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The atmosphere between the people
29. Jun. 2006
83. (26 years)  - 
83. Group Intensive - 1 week

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The family atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The metropolis Porto!
Other comments
Nice to always be able to write everything in German, and to always get precise and quick answers. It`s worth it.

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