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Fast Forward Institute, Porto, Portugal

Fast Forward Institute

Students rated Fast Forward Institute, Porto : 4.4/5.0   (81 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Small class sizes
Top rated social activities

2. Porto  

Events which might make your stay even more interesting in Porto:

Feira Medieval (01.Aug.2016 - 11.Aug.2016)

Other Portuguese schools in Porto offering Portuguese coursesinlingua Porto 4.7/5.0 

3. Fast Forward Institute

General Information

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).


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

Heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.
TV in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals


Airport transfer

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


Average number of students: Adult courses in summer: 20
Adult courses throughout the year: 8
School Size
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Average number of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Number of classrooms: 5
Number of public workstations: 2
Portuguese teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
Average age of students: in summer: 30 years
throughout the year: 35 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
16 years for specific Junior courses
Top student nationalities: Germany 15 %
England 9 %
France 4 %
Holland 7 %
Russia 3 %
Sweden 3 %
 
Italy 6 %
Japan 3 %
Korea 1 %
Switzerland 7 %
Spain 6 %
USA 18 %
Venezuela 2 %
 

4. Courses

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Group Super Intensive Recommended <Portuguese> course Most Popular <Portuguese> course
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
460 € per week
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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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Group Intensive Popular <Portuguese> course
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
268 € per week
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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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Private Intensive
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 1
608 € per week
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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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Private Executive
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 1
912 € per week
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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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Private Super Intensive
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 40  | Max. group size: 1
1216 € per week
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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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Combined Course (20 group + 10 individual)
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
539 € per week
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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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Combined Course (20 group + 5 individual)
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 25  | Max. group size: 6
399 € per week
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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
8
Combined Course (20 group + 15 individual)
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 35  | Max. group size: 6
679 € per week
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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
9
Portuguese and Wine
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
474 € per week
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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
10
Portuguese and Surf (20 + 5)
Free cancellation up to 15 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
401 € per week
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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 .
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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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.
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
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Portuguese, French, Spanish, English

5. Accommodation

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Homestay
Free cancellation up to 15 days before arrival

Single room, Breakfast
135 € per week
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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
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Comment 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 Sá Carneiro (OPO): for 45 € (one way)

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing      
Golf      
Horse riding      
Sailing      
Squash      
Tennis      
Volleyball      
Windsurfing      

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.4/5.0 
(81 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." - (58 years)
"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." - (28 years)
"Cultural visits organized and team very nice" - (32 years)
"Small groups, flexible schedule" - (47 years)
"Friendly atmosphere, small classes" - (22 years)
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