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

Total number of reviews: 89
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 89 reviews of former students of Fast Forward Institute
Overall Rating
Fast Forward Institute, Porto, Portugal
4.4/5.0 
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
Homestay 4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.2/5.0 
other 4.3/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Fast Forward Institute
31. Aug. 2010
51.  (43 years) - Spain
51. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

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13. Aug. 2010
52. Alvaro Iñigo (22 years) - 
52. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 4 weeks

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10. Aug. 2010
53.  (55 years) - 
53. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

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Familiar atmosphere, very friendly
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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
54.  (28 years) - Denmark
54. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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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
55. Alessia Giovanna (25 years) - 
55. Course:  Group Intensive - 8 weeks

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15. Apr. 2010
56.  (62 years) - 
56. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

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The teacher de Engageman
18. Nov. 2009
57.  (39 years) - 
57. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 1 week

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The staff of the school is very nice and personable.
16. Nov. 2009
58.  (46 years) - 
58. Course:  Private Intensive - 1 week

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relaxed atmosphere with good standard of classes
16. Jun. 2009
59.  (26 years) - United Kingdom
59. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

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Staff very friendly and helpful, felt like a family
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
take advantage of the guided tours, they're really interesting and usually for free
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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
60.  (64 years) - 
60. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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excellent atmosphere, professional and welcoming
3. Jun. 2009
61.  (40 years) - 
61. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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very fexibel, very friendly, the most teachers are great and support the learner a lot
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experience with different teachers
17. Feb. 2009
62.  (22 years) - 
62. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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16. Nov. 2008
63.  (58 years) - 
63. Course:  Private Intensive - 1 week

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My teacher Elisabetta Silva
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It is clean and the service is good and very nice and helpful.
15. Nov. 2008
64.  (44 years) - Germany
64. Course:  6 weeks

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Adaptation of individual classes to the needs and capacity of the students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take more than just one week, as you probably won't want to leave.
Other comments
The teaching concept is very good. The teachers have all completed higher education/university language courses and thus can teach linguistically very sound classes. They also have infinite patience. The family atmosphere at Fast Forward is very special. I have taken a 6 week 6 h a day course of individual lessons. It took all that time to break me of my Spanish speaking habits. Now I am working in Angola and have no communication problems.
31. Oct. 2008
65.  (64 years) - United States
65. Course:  Group Intensive  - 2 weeks

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The teachers did a very good job and the staff was very nice.
31. Oct. 2008
66.  (21 years) - France
66. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

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The melting Pot with other students
23. Jul. 2008
67.  (35 years) - Norway
67. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 3 weeks

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Tania
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Cemetery gives Agramonte
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Teachers are skilled, and the staff is always helpful. If you want to have maximum education value, you should give feedback during the course (not just after the course has ended). Some private lessons in between classes are also very efficient.
2. Apr. 2008
68.  (65 years) - United States
68. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 (group+individual) - 3 weeks

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Luciana Spine
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In winter there are fewer students
6. Feb. 2008
69.  (24 years) - 
69. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

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Ambience, teacher, director
27. Jan. 2008
70.  (40 years) - 
70. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 (group+individual) - 2 weeks

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all the staff is an example of kindness and Helpfulness
4. Jan. 2008
71.  (47 years) - Spain
71. Course:  Combined Course 4+3 - 3 weeks

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If you go in the Winter, take warm clothes with you! Appartments usually don't have heating!
14. Nov. 2007
72.  (56 years) - United Kingdom
72. Course:  Combined Course 4+2 - 1 week

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Make sure you've got the right zones for your "andante" card if using public transport.
29. Oct. 2007
73.  (32 years) - 
73. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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Cultural visits organized and team very nice
26. Oct. 2007
74.  (27 years) - 
74. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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everything
10. Oct. 2007
75.  (42 years) - 
75. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

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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.
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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
76. Uwe (37 years) - 
76. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 2 weeks

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3. Oct. 2007
77.  (35 years) - 
77. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 2 weeks

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friendly and open-hearted teacher
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good service
19. Sep. 2007
78.  (42 years) - 
78. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 1 week

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Very good atmosphere, the teachers are very good
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The team at school is very professional and the people are very friendly. For me it was important that is was small. Good communication between the teachers. Exactly what the students needed. For me it was the right school.
12. Sep. 2007
79.  (26 years) - 
79. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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The solidarity between everyone
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Porto!
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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
80.   - Spain
80. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

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A small school with an excellent familiar atmosphere. It is nearly impossible to feel bad among such people. A perfect combination between studying and holidays.
5. Sep. 2007
81.  (28 years) - Switzerland
81. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

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the friendly staff that made you feel like studying Portuguese in a family rather than a school environment
11. Jul. 2007
82.  (66 years) - 
82. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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no idea
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nice
18. Apr. 2007
83.  (35 years) - 
83. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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

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13. Feb. 2007
85.  (56 years) - United States
85. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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the staff
29. Oct. 2006
86.  (47 years) - 
86. Course:  Combined Course 4+1 - 3 weeks

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Small groups, flexible schedule
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Good and pleasant school environment, teachers and go a very competent iS learning content to be desired.
20. Sep. 2006
87.  (22 years) - Poland
87. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

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friendly atmosphere, small classes
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book as early as possible
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very helpful staff, very efficient teachers, the only problem was that because of a small number of students the classes were made of a mixed level
9. Sep. 2006
88.  (35 years) - 
88. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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29. Jun. 2006
89.  (26 years) - 
89. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

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The family atmosphere.
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The metropolis Porto!
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Nice to always be able to write everything in German, and to always get precise and quick answers. It`s worth it.

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