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Reviews of Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Total number of reviews: 53
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 53 reviews of former students of Fast Forward Institute
Overall Rating
Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
City

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
Organisation

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.5

3.5 
Social activities

Rating: 3.0

3.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7

3.7 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3

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Individual Reviews

Fast Forward Institute
2. Jun. 2020
1. Chonggu (42 years)  
101. Course:  Intensive Course  - 43 weeks

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24. Dec. 2019
2. Oi Man (49 years)  China
102. Course:  Intensive Course [Portuguese] - 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: 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: 5/5.0

28. Oct. 2019
3. Line (25 years)  
103. Course:  Super Intensive Course  - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
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School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

1. Nov. 2018
4.  (31 years)  Slovakia
104. Course:  Group Intensive [Portuguese] - 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: 5/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Nice teachers, very flexible and random, useful topics to discuss at the end of day (Eg. Brazilian culture).
31. Aug. 2018
5.  (37 years)  
105. Course:  Private Intensive [Portuguese] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were quite nice and patient.
Other comments:
To me, some of the classes focused too much on the exercises in the book. Particularly in private lessons, this feels quite draining and less productive.
2. Apr. 2018
6.  (53 years)  
106. Course:  Group 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

20. Jul. 2017
7.  (25 years)  
107. Course:  Group Intensive - 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were enthusiastic and seemed to enjoy interacting with students.
Other comments:
I thought the language instruction was effective. They divide students into three levels (beginners, intermediate, and "advanced"/conversation). Most students are there for professional or personal reasons, rather than recreational language learning. There are a limited number of students (15-20 while I was there), which creates a very familiar environment.
23. Mar. 2017
8.  (39 years)  Mali
108. Course:  Private Intensive - 6 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:
Very friendly team, great atmosphere.
17. Oct. 2016
9.  (31 years)  Australia
109. Course:  Group Intensive - 6 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: 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 and the format of the teaching!
Other comments:
Quite expensive compared to private tutoring, is hard to stay in the school for a long time due to school fees! But still a great overall school.
5. Apr. 2016
10.  (40 years)  
110. Course:  Group Intensive - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Location
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you want to learn more than the travel Portuguese, I don't recommend this school.
Other comments:
The styles of teaching were different depending on each teacher. When I asked a same question to the teachers, I received the different replies. When one of the teachers had a bad mood, the atmosphere of a class was terrible. Even if I asked during the class, I was told "Well, why didn't you search it by google?". As the class placement was not very precise, there was a student who had obviously the lower level in the language knowledge in my class. We had to waste our time to try to make her understand by repeating the subjects that we already learned.
2. May. 2014
11.  (48 years)  
111. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers and the students. The atmosphere in general. Good pace in class. Demanding.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Changing teachers every two weeks has pros and cons.
Other comments:
It is surrounded by many services. Both Marcia and all school staff are lovely and always willing to help, inform, resolve ...
28. Oct. 2013
12.  (26 years)  
112. 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I had two fantastic teachers during my three-week stay. Bruna and Jacqueline were both extremely knowledgeable and dedicated teachers. They both knew that I love learning about colloquialisms and they were very willing to explain them to me in a very in-depth manner. The school is centrally located so that getting food or transportation is not a problem. It's also in a very safe neighborhood.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you don't like your accommodation, please do NOT hesitate to let the school know. There's no point in suffering with a crazy host mom/dad while you are paying them to take care of you. Do NOT try to buy a cell phone SIM card from a store, buy it from a newstand and activate it by yourself. Choose Vivo.
Other comments:
I think it's definitely time to renovate the building and facility. The classes aren't cheap and the students deserve a better environment. The excursions could be better organized. Often times we were wandering aimlessly in the museum/park.
18. Oct. 2013
13.  (30 years)  Germany
113. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

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

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Fast progress in Portuguese. Friendly and skilled teachers.
Other comments:
A school for expats and professionals rather than for tourists and travelers.
30. Aug. 2013
14.  (23 years)  
114. Course:  Group Intensive - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality of teachers is very high. Structure of the class have been made very well. Classes based on the language levels and instructors change every few weeks. They meet the needs of the students. The course material is excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
It is highly recommended for those who want to focus on improving language skills. However, it may be a bit boring for those who expect the sight seeing and activities. Sao Paulo is a safe place, but the prices are high.
Other comments:
All teachers are kind and friendly. However, they don't seem to respect the punctuality very much due to characteristics of a nation.
26. Aug. 2013
15.  (20 years)  Italy
115. 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teachers, books
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The accommodation in rua luis coelho is really awful!
Other comments:
Really friendly teachers and staff.
19. Aug. 2013
16.  (39 years)  
116. Course:  Private Executive - 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teaching staff very friendly and open-minded.
31. Jul. 2013
17.  (23 years)  
117. Course:  Group Super 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The atmosphere in school is great! I was feeling there really like at home. Teachers are perfect, with linguistic education, which lets you possibility to study portuguese language from inside. Moreover, they are always ready to be your friends, to advice stuffs about the language, city, trips around Brazil and just entertainment, which is really important for foreigners. I really enjoyed a lot staying there for a month. Would love to come back one day to continue studying with Fast Forward!
6. May. 2013
18.  (45 years)  
118. 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small groups, great learning atmosphere, professional teachers, very good location. Muito obrigado ao todos!
19. Feb. 2013
19. Fabio (25 years)  
119. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

29. Oct. 2012
20. Veronica Noemi (29 years)  
120. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

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

Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I heard rumours about the homestays, that they were awful in general. I heard rooms were full of mould on the walls and they were not nice at all. There is a hostel, escambo, that is close and very nice.
Other comments:
Teachers were not keen on teaching.
21. Sep. 2012
21.  (43 years)  Australia
121. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The location.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Consider the Fast Forward Institute in Maceio too - classes are smaller, friendlier and have great teachers and excursions.
10. Sep. 2012
22.  (29 years)  Austria
122. 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: 3/5.0

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 were great, very professional but at the same time fun!
Other comments:
Great place, I highly recommend it!
4. Sep. 2012
23.  (25 years)  Denmark
123. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

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:
The teachers were nice and the school did well to identify my level from the start.
Other comments:
Lack of organization while I was there. The 6-student limit was repeatedly broken, and I had to sit at the professors desk one day, because there were so many people.
21. Aug. 2012
24.  (47 years)  
124. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 1/5.0

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:
reactivity, flexibility, availability, lessons are lively
Other comments:
just a downside : my teacher, who was open-minded, pedagogue, polite and friendly, had a tendency to shorten the course length (often started 10 min late and finished at the normal time).
6. Aug. 2012
25.  (27 years)  Switzerland
125. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the small classes (not more than 6 people)
24. Jul. 2012
26.  (23 years)  
126. 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: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The professionalism of teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Visit the museums
16. Jul. 2012
27.  (29 years)  
127. Course:  Group Intensive - 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
They let me challenge activities at little higher levels than I thought. Teachers understand students' feeling well because they also have experiencing in learning languages.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I think it's the best option for those who want to learn well because they ask you to speak without question in group lessons.
Other comments:
I understand that there are exchange students and those who come to work, but it would have been nice to have a three days a week plan at the same time. However, I think my "desire to speak" has got much better than few months when I had private lessons.
25. Jun. 2012
28.  (30 years)  
128. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendliness
3. Apr. 2012
29. Aurelio (48 years)  Mexico
129. 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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

13. Dec. 2011
30.  (23 years)  
130. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 3 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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I loved the teachers! Very professional and interesting lessons.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I would recommend to take laptop with you, because the Internet connection at the school is not so good sometimes
Other comments:
I do recommend this school if you want to improve your Portguese, it really worths!
17. Oct. 2011
31.  (38 years)  
131. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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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 instructor, Natasha, had so much patience, yet was very challenging at the same time. Very knowledgeable and informative instructor. My learning experience was well worth the fee. I would do it again if I had the time.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Do take the time to explore Sao Paulo. It's an amazing city.
15. Dec. 2010
32.    
132. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 3 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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small learning groups, familiar atmosphere in the school, flexibility regarding the level of the course
7. Dec. 2010
33. Remi (33 years)  
133. 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
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

30. Nov. 2010
34.  (23 years)  
134. 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: 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 teachers are very good and friendly! The school is located in the center of the city.
22. Nov. 2010
35.  (24 years)  
135. Course:  Group Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Everything goes smooth, the familiar atmosphere
Other comments:
I thought there would be activities offered in the afternoon?
16. Nov. 2010
36.  (18 years)  
136. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 8 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)
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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 school turns quickly into a familiar place where you want to go every day. The textbook, especially designed for the school, allows effective classes and at the same time, creates a relaxed atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
You should consider if the afternoon lessons (super intensive course) are useful for you. If you are a beginner, I recommend you use the afternoon to learn vocabulary, because the afternoon lessons are only useful if you have grammatical knowledge. You should not miss the cultural program of Sao Paulo. I am here for two months now and the offer changes almost every week and the options to go out at night are countless. Therefore: Monday to Friday theoretical studies, Friday to Sunday practical studies :D
Other comments:
Host families: the school has a long tradition of collaborating with host families (some families work with the school for 10 years!). So, I was surprised by the first family they chose for me, I was very disappointed. For an 18-year old on his first trip of this kind it was a big mistake from the school to place me in a family who had assigned a room secluded from the family (not to mention that the room is almost one hour away from the school). Also, the family constellation was not optimal. For an adult this privacy might be nice but for me, it was depressing. Now, I stay with a great family but it took the school 2 months to correct this mistake. Therefore, I recommend them, I will tell them directly as well, to take the students' need into account when choosing the host families.
13. Oct. 2010
37.  (25 years)  
137. 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: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
We were a small group of 2 people. This enabled an intensive education !
Other comments:
Although I had booked a hotel without pets, there was a cat and a dog in the family. Animals were not given in the confirmation form. After I had an allergic reaction all over, I opted for a change which was no problem. Homestay is an interesting experience! The food in the host family was really delicious! The first host family didn't compile with the information in the confirmation form: did not speak English. Hence, I would not recommend this option for language learners because it is really difficult to ride the bus to school if someone tries to explain it to you in an unknown language :-)
8. Aug. 2010
38.  (38 years)  
138. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The third teacher was very good. We practiced listening, speaking, reading, presentations and grammar.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
School-sponsored activities in the afternoon, by the time the note is not held at all. When I went, so much.
Other comments:
And friendly environment, recommended for those who want to learn Portuguese for a reasonable price. Sao Paulo is a very large cities, cars and more people, and not very quiet. If you do not like big cities, might want to try to consider how the school Maceio schools.
30. Nov. 2009
39.  (42 years)  
139. Course:  Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The school is not too big. The building is neat and conveniently located.
21. Aug. 2009
40.  (20 years)  Japan
140. 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:
the course
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
to bring an umbrella
Other comments:
thanks, I had a great time with you guys
9. Jul. 2009
41.  (36 years)  Germany
141. Course:  Private Executive - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Camila (my teacher) - outstanding!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
around the corner (rua Pomplena) is a good gym ("academia")
27. May. 2009
42.  (40 years)  
142. 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
quality of teaching
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Just soak up the atmosphere of Sao Paulo as much as you can
Other comments:
Enjoyed the classes. challenging and fun. Good teaching staff.
19. Jan. 2009
43. Sergio (24 years)  
143. 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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

23. Dec. 2008
44.  (40 years)  
144. Course:  Group Intensive - 4 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: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
meet brazilians and talk!
Other comments:
great bunch of students, teachers are lovely.
17. Nov. 2008
45.  (30 years)  Germany
145. 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: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the flexibility of the programms duration. The teachers were always willing to help.
13. Feb. 2008
46.  (28 years)  
146. Course:  Private Super 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: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
ambience
30. Jan. 2008
47.  (23 years)  Netherlands
147. Course:  Group Intensive - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

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 atmosphere, everybody is very friendly and laid back. Awesome!
15. Nov. 2007
48. Niklas (34 years)  
148. 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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

2. Aug. 2007
49. Yoshihiro (40 years)  
149. Course:  Group Intensive - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

28. Mar. 2007
50.  (30 years)  
150. Course:  Group Super INtensive (6 lessons per day) - 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The Teachers were excellent
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The 4 hour a day course would have been better. 6 hours is a bit difficult and the other students would go out on trips in the afternoon that we were not really able to go on.
20. Jan. 2007
51.  (27 years)  
151. Course:  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: 3/5.0

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:
the course I had included us two students, which made the course very intensive. the teachers are very nice and helpful and good teachers. also it was great, that the school didn't allow the conversation of other languages.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
look at the city! do more than the course offers considering traveling around the country, going out, to exhibitions etc. the teachers are very helpful with information!
9. Aug. 2006
52.  (26 years)  
152. Course:  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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teaching
24. Apr. 2006
53.  (24 years)  Germany
153. Course:  Intensive - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
even after finishing my course i stayed in touch with a few people from the school
Other comments:
i was sent to a wrong adresse in the beginning, luckily a friend went with me by car so we could go and search. As a first experience all by myself i would not have liked that in SP.

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