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Portuguese school in Porto: Fast Forward Institute

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  • Small class sizes
  • Top rated social activities

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Fast Forward Institute

The language school Fast Forward Institute was founded in Porto, Portugal in 2004. The 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 PC 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

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):

18
9
4
7
2
1
9
3
1
7
7
17
2

Airport transfer

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

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 28.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 16.Apr.2017, 25.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 10.Jun.2017, 15.Jun.2017, 24.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 05.Oct.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 01.Dec.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 25.Dec.2017
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Full number of lost classes are made up

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
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Price in €4844609679191450137817081623213520292562243429892840341632464270405751244868427406
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00 - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in €282268565537848806994945124211801490141617381652198618872482235829782830248236
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in €640608128012161920182425602432290027553480330640603857464044085800551069606612580551
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in €9609121920182426102480348033064350413352204959609057866960661287008265104409918870827
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00 - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in €12801216256024323480330646404408580055106960661281207714928088161160011020139201322411601102
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00 - 17:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €567539113410781701161622682155283526943402323239693771453643105670538768046464567539
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00 - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €4203998407981260119716801596210019952520239429402793336031924200399050404788420399
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00 - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in €714679142813572142203528562714357033924284407049984749571254277140678385688140714679
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
7 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00 - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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 .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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 .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Fast Forward Institute, Porto can be reserved 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 classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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

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Price in €135270405540135
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
  • Accommodation in hotel, apartments and bed & breakfast available, upon request.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport:for 45 €(one way);for 50 €(return trip)

Leisure activities

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

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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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