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Reviews of Fast Forward Institute, Porto, Portugal

Total number of reviews: 105
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

Based on 105 reviews of former students of Fast Forward Institute
Overall Rating
Fast Forward Institute, Porto, Portugal

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
City

Rating: 4.7/5.0

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Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

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Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

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Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

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Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

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Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

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Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.1/5.0

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Shared Flat

Rating: 0.0/5.0

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other

Rating: 2.0/5.0

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Individual Reviews

Fast Forward Institute
21. Oct. 2019
1. Rita (57 years) - 
101. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

9. Sep. 2019
2. Uwe (48 years) - 
102. Course:  Combined Course (20 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

6. Sep. 2019
3.  (53 years) - Germany
103. Course:  Private Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 6/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
School staff were all very nice and helpful. I was really moved by the unexpected birthday party they prepared for me. It is a nice detail and precious memory.
19. Aug. 2019
4. Irina (34 years) - Germany
104. Course:  Combined Course (20 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

8. Jul. 2019
5.  (49 years) - Croatia
105. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I would be happy to book the same school again if only I could be provided with a homestay closer to school or if I had to use only one metro line.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
absolutely great school with very dedicated teachers, small groups family atmosphere
Other comments
great friendly school
11. Jun. 2019
6.  (26 years) - Belgium
106. Course:  Combined Course (20 group + 15 individual) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
small learning groups, very good and nice teachers!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
To learn some additional words you can buy a visual dictionary.
Other comments
Very good classes and teachers, you'll be able to speak Portuguese by the end of the class, guaranteed! I really loved the class and the school, I recommend it.
18. Mar. 2019
7. Giuseppina (55 years) - Italy
107. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 6/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 6/5.0

School organization

Rating: 6/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 6/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 6/5.0

16. Feb. 2019
8. João (44 years) - 
108. Course:  Group Intensive [Português] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 1/5.0

30. Oct. 2018
9.  (48 years) - Croatia
109. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers and their dedication, the feeling of belonging to a family of students and teachers, the location, the dedication and the overall positive and optimistic spirit of the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
GREAT LOCATION AND VERY FRIENDLY TEACHERS
Other comments
JUST WHAT A SMALL SCHOOL SHOULD BE
16. Sep. 2018
10.  (47 years) - Hungary
110. Course:  Combined Course (20 group + 5 individual) [Portuguese] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Good teachers, very friedly atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
music house
19. Aug. 2018
11.  (21 years) - 
111. Course:  Combined Course (20 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Staff helpfulness and professionalism
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
That the school is hard to find the first time
Other comments
It was very interesting because I met people from all over the world
15. Aug. 2018
12.  (28 years) - Norway
112. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I liked how the teachers were open and friendly with us, how they spent time with us after classes. The location was super.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Start course on first monday in the month!
15. Aug. 2018
13.  (43 years) - 
113. Course:  Group Intensive [Portoghese] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The Fast Forward school is really fantastic! It is located in a very central position of the city, near the metro station. The course was really well organized and my teacher was exceptional, both in explanations and in accompanying us in the afternoon activities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
At the time of the communication of the accommodation, the student must be informed about the system of public transport, especially and it is located in a non-central area; the system of the Oporto areas could be a bit complicated, especially for young and/or inexperienced students.
Other comments
Everything at school was beautiful from the beginning: welcome on the first day, possibility to have hot and cold drinks in the student lounge, afternoon activities and finally a farewell party on the last day, with refreshments, attendance certificates and a little gift: exceptional!
27. Feb. 2018
14.  (41 years) - United Kingdom
114. Course:  Group Intensive [Portuguese] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teaching is very professional and encouraging. All teachers and office staff are very helpful and friendly. I was there at a quiet time of year but it still seemed like real efforts were made to group students together with similar levels and also with the visits and social programme was great.
Other comments
A really positive experience. I hope to go back soon.
30. Nov. 2017
15.  (71 years) - 
115. Course:  Combined Course (20 group + 15 individual) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The instructors
16. Oct. 2017
16.   - Mozambique
116. Course:  Group Intensive [Portuguese] - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendly teachers and social events including the farewell parties.
Other comments
I wish to come back again!
4. Sep. 2017
17. Johann  (70 years) - Austria
117. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

11. Jul. 2017
18.   - 
118. Course:  Group 20 + 10 individual lessons - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Location
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
1/3 Do their level test before the first class, thus avoiding that precious class time which is consumed by this test. 2/3 Group classes are not available in the afternoons. 3/3 Packages only offer daily classes (2 or 3 weekly classes are not offered).
30. May. 2017
19.  (57 years) - 
119. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
It was super organized. Very very nice teachers. Everything was perfect, I can only recommend it!!!
21. Mar. 2017
20. Mathilde (27 years) - 
120. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating
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Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

13. Mar. 2017
21.  (40 years) - Germany
121. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
location, tuition, farewell do
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
restaurant Tapabento
21. Feb. 2017
22. Mariacristina (30 years) - Germany
122. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

6. Sep. 2016
23.  (50 years) - 
123. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The location, the staff, the cleanliness, the order and the reception. There was also the coffee machine and the water dispenser!
Other comments
I's a pity going out to see the Church of San Francesco with someone who knew anything about that!
29. Aug. 2016
24. Adrian (26 years) - 
124. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

18. Jul. 2016
25.  (30 years) - 
125. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The friendly and helpful nature of the school management and the teachers, and how the lessons were individually tailored to the strengths or weaknesses of the student.
21. Apr. 2016
26.  (22 years) - United Kingdom
126. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The staff were so friendly and helpful, and willing to do whatever they could to help me improve my language. My teachers were Clóvis and Mafalda, and I really enjoyed learning from them. I especially recommend taking individual classes alongside the group classes, as you can ask directly about any doubts you have. During my individual lessons, Mafalda made everything very clear and easy to follow, even things that I had been really confused about in the past.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Participate in the organised trips and activities (that include Ribeira, the river, Praça de aliados and the Torre dos Clérigos). The centre of Porto is small enough that you can see a lot in a week and it is really beautiful.
Other comments
I really enjoyed learning there, the atmosphere was great and as I said, the staff was really lovely. I feel that I really learned a lot in the week (and it counted as a nice holiday too) and I couldn't recommend FastForward Institute in Porto more.
24. Aug. 2015
27.  (17 years) - 
127. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Socializing, great organization.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The trips organized by the school.
20. Aug. 2015
28.  (26 years) - 
128. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Really nice teachers and staff, very helpful. Easy to meet and connect with other students.
11. Aug. 2015
29.  (31 years) - 
129. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the atmosphere
22. Jun. 2015
30.  (47 years) - 
130. Course:  Group Intensive - 9 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
great organization, flexible class times and above all very competent and humorous professorts... High level of learning ...
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take some trips to other cities as well: Ribeira, Palácio da Bolsa, Rua das Flores, São Bento, Clérigos, Livraria Lello and much more ... It is best to discover them on your own ...
Other comments
During my 9 week course at Fast Forward I felt very very comfortable and well cared for. Highly recommendable!!!
15. Sep. 2014
31.  (54 years) - Spain
131. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
very friendly and pleasant atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
if you want to study portuguese in Portugal, you have to choose this school
21. Aug. 2014
32.  (51 years) - 
132. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The courses, the atmosphere and the relationships with the teachers. They were there to help and encourage me. The quality of the courses was excellent, it was perfect.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Group excursions, exploring the city, visiting the wine cellars of Porto. A concert of Fado. Typical restaurants in Vila Nova de Gaia. Go and meet the local people, who are very welcoming and open-minded. Home stay is a great opportunity to understand the lives of families, to meet people, and to practice the language outside the classrooms. For me, it was also a great experience to share these two weeks with this family, with who I kept in touch up to now.
Other comments
This school has excellent standards, with a warm and very competent staff, you feel at home and the atmosphere is great. I lost my fear of speaking in public and I have learnt a lot in two weeks. It was a great experience that I intend to renew next year.
28. Jun. 2014
33.  (53 years) - 
133. Course:  Private Executive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The rapid detection and targeted classes according to my weaknesses, as well as the all-round pleasant atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The market "Mercado do Bolhão" just around the corner
19. Mar. 2014
34.  (37 years) - 
134. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The school is very welcoming, the staff available and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In the school's neighborhood, bakeries and grocery stores are numerous and typical, ideal for testing the knowledge and practice one's speaking skills.
Other comments
Missing audiovisual work. The method is based on reading and reading comprehension. I would have liked to work on authentic documents (different from the given textbook) and have more oral interaction with day-to-day situations (in a shop for example).
2. Jan. 2014
35.  (58 years) - Germany
135. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were very helpful, patient and knowledgeable, not just about grammar and history of their own language, but also about their city and country and several of their students' languages.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Clovís' restaurant suggestions!!
Other comments
Everything ran very smoothly. There was a general tendency amongst the students to adopt Southern European punctuality, but the teachers were ALWAYS on time!
17. Dec. 2013
36.  (39 years) - 
136. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very nice team and very committed. Wifi included and small kitchenette for self catering. Centrally located near the subway.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Porto
6. Oct. 2013
37. Heather (21 years) - Canada
137. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Other comments
Truly amazing school. The faculty make a great effort to make the whole school community warm and welcoming.
3. Aug. 2013
38.  (24 years) - 
138. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The Location.
25. Jun. 2013
39.  (29 years) - 
139. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers are very nice and qualified.
24. Jun. 2013
40.  (50 years) - United Kingdom
140. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendly atmosphere and good teaching.
4. Oct. 2012
41.  (71 years) - 
141. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
We were very few students, the lessons were intense. The teacher are very caring, the students motivated to learn. I will be back soon.
19. Sep. 2012
42.  (66 years) - 
142. Course:  Private Super Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the kindness and availability of the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It gives you the opportunity to learn a language and at the same time to know a city not as "tourists"
Other comments
It seems to me a very good school, greatest kindness, excellent teachers and convenient location
28. Aug. 2012
43.  (35 years) - 
143. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Relaxed comfortble atmosphere, everybody was friendly.
28. Aug. 2012
44. Marianne (25 years) - Belgium
144. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

27. Aug. 2012
45.  (36 years) - France
145. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teachers are excellent and all administrative staff. Classrooms are big.
25. Aug. 2012
46.  (58 years) - 
146. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The small size was an advantage : hospitality and atmosphere, availability of all the team, very central location.
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
20. Aug. 2012
47.  (29 years) - Netherlands
147. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The ambiance in the school is good, nice and good teachers.
13. Aug. 2012
48.  (26 years) - Belgium
148. Course:  Private Intensive (20 lessons/week) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Meeting new people, learning and the good teachers.
23. Jul. 2012
49.  (60 years) - 
149. Course:  Private Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendliness
Other comments
Very professional and efficient
28. Jun. 2012
50. Dirk (42 years) - 
150. Course:  Group Super Intensive (1 Woche) + Group Intensive (1 Woche) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

26. Jun. 2012
51.  (36 years) - 
151. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were very very good and could explain everything with fun and enthusiasm. Week per week we had to conduct a presentation.
Other comments
The location of the school is great, you can go everywhere by foot. It's situated in the centre are there are many shopping facilities. Leisure time and tourism is planed monthly and the school can give you recommendations as well. The teachers also visited the city with us, so ... it was amazing! I chose a apartment hotel but there are many accommodation options and it is not expensive. At lunch, you can to a restaurant with the school, where they offer different things every day and which has a good menu.
28. May. 2012
52.  (31 years) - 
152. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The contact between teaching staff and students
21. May. 2012
53.  (49 years) - 
153. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Great teachers, good atmosphere, friendly contact, coffee and water
Other comments
Unfortunately, I had to participate in an already active group and I couldn't really keep up.
22. Feb. 2012
54.  (44 years) - Netherlands
154. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The professionalism of the teachers and the good combination of fun and learning , plus their devotion to teach Portuguese.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Exploring the City.
Other comments
Fast forward strives to help each individual student to his or her ability and it seems to me a personal goal of each teacher to install the love for their language in the students they teach.
2. Feb. 2012
55.  (18 years) - Spain
155. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers.
Other comments
I really improved my language skills. The teachers met all my expectations.
24. Jan. 2012
56.  (59 years) - Netherlands
156. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Quality of lessons
Other comments
Friendly and professional teachers
29. Nov. 2011
57.  (30 years) - Netherlands
157. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers, staff and students
10. Oct. 2011
58.  (21 years) - 
158. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

6. Sep. 2011
59.  (21 years) - Switzerland
159. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
That the teachers really care about the students. It didn't feel like it was all about the money, but about socializing.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
all the activities
Other comments
Would have been nice to learn about Portugal's history in class.
30. May. 2011
60.  (51 years) - 
160. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The ambiance, the organisation.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The visit to the old city, Ribeira quarter, the Luis 2 bridge.
27. May. 2011
61.  (54 years) - 
161. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendliness with the school team
25. Apr. 2011
62.  (33 years) - 
162. Course:  Private Super Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers all have an incredibly high degree of competence. The family atmosphere was the second, but not the least, factor that made me adore this experience in Porto in the Fast Forward Institute.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You will be treated with the utmost respect, cordiality and you should treat them the same way. The Portuguese people are very humble but very sensitive.
29. Nov. 2010
63.  (49 years) - 
163. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Personal approach of the entire team
27. Oct. 2010
64. Heinlin (51 years) - 
164. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

13. Sep. 2010
65.  (59 years) - 
165. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Relatively small school, objective, very personal and pleasant atmosphere. High quality of teaching.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Private lessons (in the afternoon).
7. Sep. 2010
66.  (31 years) - United Kingdom
166. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very friendly and welcoming with a good sense of humour.
31. Aug. 2010
67.  (43 years) - Spain
167. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 6/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Quality of teaching and general ambience in the school.
13. Aug. 2010
68. Alvaro Iñigo (22 years) - 
168. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

10. Aug. 2010
69.  (55 years) - 
169. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Familiar atmosphere, very friendly
Other comments
I changed family that's why this evalution is quite difficult. The second family was kind and the school in walking distance (25-30 minutes). The teachers were different, too: The first group was full of Spanish speaking students which wasn't easy for the teacher. In the second group there were only 3 really interested learners with a good teacher.
3. Aug. 2010
70.  (28 years) - Denmark
170. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
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.
12. Jul. 2010
71. Alessia Giovanna (25 years) - 
171. Course:  Group Intensive - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

15. Apr. 2010
72.  (62 years) - 
172. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teacher de Engageman
18. Nov. 2009
73.  (39 years) - 
173. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 6/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The staff of the school is very nice and personable.
16. Nov. 2009
74.  (46 years) - 
174. Course:  Private Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
relaxed atmosphere with good standard of classes
16. Jun. 2009
75.  (26 years) - United Kingdom
175. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
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
76.  (64 years) - 
176. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
excellent atmosphere, professional and welcoming
3. Jun. 2009
77.  (40 years) - 
177. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
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
78.  (22 years) - 
178. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
atmosphere
16. Nov. 2008
79.  (58 years) - 
179. Course:  Private Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hotel

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
My teacher Elisabetta Silva
Other comments
It is clean and the service is good and very nice and helpful.
15. Nov. 2008
80.  (44 years) - Germany
180. Course:  6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
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
81.  (64 years) - 
181. Course:  Group Intensive  - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The Personal Attention
Other comments
The teachers did a very good job and the staff was very nice.
31. Oct. 2008
82.  (21 years) - France
182. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The melting Pot with other students
23. Jul. 2008
83.  (35 years) - Norway
183. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Tania
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Cemetery gives Agramonte
Other comments
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
84.  (65 years) - 
184. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Luciana Spine
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In winter there are fewer students
6. Feb. 2008
85.  (24 years) - 
185. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Ambience, teacher, director
27. Jan. 2008
86.  (40 years) - 
186. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the kind of relevation among students, teachers and organizations
Other comments
all the staff is an example of kindness and Helpfulness
4. Jan. 2008
87.  (47 years) - Spain
187. Course:  Combined Course 4+3 - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The atmosphere
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
88.  (56 years) - United Kingdom
188. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
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
89.  (32 years) - 
189. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Cultural visits organized and team very nice
26. Oct. 2007
90.  (27 years) - 
190. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
everything
10. Oct. 2007
91.  (42 years) - 
191. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
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
92. Uwe (37 years) - 
192. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

3. Oct. 2007
93.  (35 years) - 
193. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
friendly and open-hearted teacher
Other comments
good service
19. Sep. 2007
94.  (42 years) - 
194. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very good atmosphere, the teachers are very good
Other comments
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
95.  (26 years) - 
195. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
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
96.   - Spain
196. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the atmosphere
Other comments
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
97.  (28 years) - Switzerland
197. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the friendly staff that made you feel like studying Portuguese in a family rather than a school environment
11. Jul. 2007
98.  (66 years) - 
198. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
no idea
Other comments
nice
18. Apr. 2007
99.  (35 years) - 
199. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teachers
Other comments
I like the activities
19. Mar. 2007
100. Annette  - 
200. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0


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