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Portuguese school in Porto: Fast Forward Institute

Fast Forward Institute

The language school Fast Forward Institute was founded in Porto, Portugal in 2004. The school is located right in the centre of Porto, near the historic part of the city.

The school address is: Rua de António Pedro 24 - 2º andar, 4000-092 - Porto, Portugal (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 20
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 16 years for specific Junior courses

Portuguese teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO).

Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport:
45 € pick up
90 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 05.Mar.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 25.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 20.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 15.Aug.2019, 01.Nov.2019, 25.Dec.2019.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Portuguese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 490 466 980 931 1450 1378 1710 1625 2137 2031 2564 2436 2991 2842 3418 3248 4272 4059 5126 4870 427 406
Price in US$ 531 1062 1571 1853 2315 2778 3241 3703 4628 5553 463
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 995 946 1243 1181 1491 1417 1739 1653 1987 1888 2483 2359 2979 2831 248 236
Price in US$ 309 618 927 1078 1347 1616 1884 2153 2690 3228 269
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 160 152 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 160 152
Price in US$ 174 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 174
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 700 665 1400 1330 1740 1653 2320 2204 2900 2755 3480 3306 4060 3857 4640 4408 5800 5510 6960 6612 580 551
Price in US$ 759 1517 1885 2514 3142 3770 4399 5027 6284 7540 629
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 1050 998 1740 1653 2610 2480 3480 3306 4350 4133 5220 4959 6090 5786 6960 6612 7830 7439 8700 8265 10440 9918
Price in US$ 1138 1885 2828 3770 4713 5655 6598 7540 8483 9425 11310
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 1400 1330 2320 2204 3480 3306 4640 4408 5800 5510 6960 6612 8120 7714 9280 8816 11600 11020 13920 13224 1160 1102
Price in US$ 1517 2514 3770 5027 6284 7540 8797 10053 12567 15080 1257
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 425 404 850 808 1275 1212 1700 1615 -- -- -- -- -- -- 425 404
Price in US$ 461 921 1382 1842 -- -- -- -- -- -- 461
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 575 547 1150 1093 1725 1639 2300 2185 -- -- -- -- -- -- 575 547
Price in US$ 623 1246 1869 2492 -- -- -- -- -- -- 623
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 720 684 1440 1368 2160 2052 2880 2736 -- -- -- -- -- -- 720 684
Price in US$ 780 1560 2340 3120 -- -- -- -- -- -- 780
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
7 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 430 409 860 817 1290 1226 1575 1497 -- -- -- -- -- -- 393 374
Price in US$ 466 932 1398 1707 -- -- -- -- -- -- 426
The surfing lessons will take place on the Praia de Matosinhos, 20 minutes to the west of the centre of Porto. 5 group lessons per week from Monday to Friday, in the afternoons, or on weekends, mornings and afternoons. The lessons are 1.5 hours long. Maximum of 6 students per instructor. Board, wetsuit, insurance and a hot shower are included in the price. The course is available all year round.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 498 474 932 886 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 540 1010 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Wine lessons/lecture sessions in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 2 hours each for one week program and 1 hour each for two week programs. The program includes visits to local wine cellars, winestores and vineyards.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Note: All courses offered by Fast Forward Institute, Porto can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 35 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Price in US$ 160 320 479 639 799 958 1118 1278 1597 1916 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
You are issued your own front door key. Bed linen is changed every 2 weeks.
Price extra night:
24 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Accommodation in hotel, apartments and bed & breakfast available, upon request.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Sailing 
Squash 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.6/5.0 
Facilities
4.1/5.0 
Social activities
4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.2/5.0 
Other
4.2/5.0 

Brochures

Fast Forward Institute Brochure (PDF)
Fast Forward Institute Brochure (PDF)
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 Language plus Sports / Activities (PDF)
 Language plus Sports / Activities (PDF)
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 Cultural Program (PDF)
 Language plus Sports / Activities (PDF)

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