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Fast Forward Institute, Porto, Portugal

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Top rated social activities

Porto  

Fast Forward Institute

The language school Fast Forward Institute was founded in Porto, Portugal in 2004. Our school is located right in the centre of Porto, near the historic part of the city.

The school address is: Rua de António Pedro 24 - 2º andar, 4000-092 - Porto (Portugal).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public workstations:

2

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 20
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Average age of students

  • in summer: 30 years
  • throughout the year: 35 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 16 years for specific Junior courses

Portuguese teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

15
9
4
7
3
3
6
3
1
7
6
18
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO). It takes 35 minutes by taxi / bus to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 09.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 27.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 01.May.2016, 26.May.2016, 10.Jun.2016, 24.Jun.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 05.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 01.Dec.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 24.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016, 25.May.2016

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 484460 967919 14501378 17081623 21352029 25622434 29892840 34163246 42704057 51244868 427406
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 282268 565537 848806 994945 12421180 14901416 17381652 19861887 24822358 29782830 248236
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 640608 12801216 19201824 25602432 29002755 34803306 40603857 46404408 58005510 69606612 580551
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 960912 19201824 26102480 34803306 43504133 52204959 60905786 69606612 87008265 104409918 870827
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 12801216 25602432 34803306 46404408 58005510 69606612 81207714 92808816 1160011020 1392013224 11601102
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 567539 11341078 17011616 22682155 28352694 34023232 39693771 45364310 56705387 68046464 567539
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 420399 840798 12601197 16801596 21001995 25202394 29402793 33603192 42003990 50404788 420399
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 14:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 714679 14281357 21422035 28562714 35703392 42844070 49984749 57125427 71406783 85688140 714679
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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This course has been designed for wine lovers seeking to combine a Portuguese learning experience with the pleasures of tasting some of the most outstanding wines of Portugal. Wine lessons / lecture sessions in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2h each for one week program and 1h each for two weeks program. The program includes visits to local wine cellars, winestores and vineyards.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 422401 845803 11681110 14741401 18621769 22502138 26382507 30262875 38023612 45784350 388369
The surfing lessons will take place on the Praia de Matosinhos, 20 minutes to the west of the centre of Porto. 5 group lessons per week from Monday to Friday, in the afternoons, or on weekends, mornings and afternoons. The lessons are 1h30 long. Maximum of 6 students per instructor. Available from absolute beginner to advanced levels. Board, wetsuit, insurance and a hot shower are included in the price. The course is available all year round.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Note: All courses offered by Fast Forward Institute, Porto can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 32 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 135 270 405 540 135
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
You are issued your own front door key. Bed linen is changed every 2 weeks.
Price extra night:
22.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
22 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Accommodation in hotel, apartments and bed & breakfast available, upon request.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing  
Golf  
Horse riding  
Sailing  
Squash  
Tennis  
Volleyball  
Windsurfing  

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 (apartment)
4.2/5.0 
Other
4.2/5.0 
Students liked about Fast Forward Institute, Porto
The small size was an advantage : hospitality and atmosphere, availability of all the team, very central location.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the great view over the Douro river from the Luis 1er bridge. The Lello bookshop, the english beach, the trip to Guimmaraes
Other comments: The level of my class was lower than the one I was in Lisbon or Faro, due to a low number of students
Very, very friendly teachers. The school is relatively small and very cozy, which makes you feel like in a family :) The quality of teaching is high, and adjusted to students individual needs. I strongly recommend this school to everyone who would like to learn wonderful Portuguese language, and spend time in a social, friendly, entertaining manner.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Cultural visits organized and team very nice
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Small groups, flexible schedule
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Good and pleasant school environment, teachers and go a very competent iS learning content to be desired.
friendly atmosphere, small classes
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Additional information
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

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