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Portuguese school in Porto: Fast Forward Institute

4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes

Fast Forward Institute

The language school Fast Forward Institute was founded in Porto, Portugal in 2004. Fast Forward Institute is located in the extraordinary city of Porto. The school is housed
in the city centre, in the heart of the city, with shops, restaurants and much of the cities historic architecture, all within walking distance. As the second-largest city in Portugal, Porto has become renowned for its architecture and blending of the past with the
present, finding itself on the "must-see" destination list of many students and travelers alike. Although the city is small, it has plenty to offer, with everything easily accessible by foot from the school, ensuring students can quickly get their bearings and explore this historical and friendly city.

General courses are readily available in groups or private lessons, with Executive courses and courses that run in conjunction with lessons in wine or surfing, also amongst the school's favourite choices.

Creating a friendly and professional atmosphere, as well as building an effective and enjoyable learning environment for all students, is important to Fast Forward Institute in Porto. The school's focus is on communication, often working beyond books and written exercises, to stimulate conversation between students and teachers.

Students are never short of something to do whilst studying in Porto. The Fast Forward
Institute like to continue their welcoming atmosphere from the classroom into the evening, with a variety of evening activities and weekend excursions readily available and promoted by the school. Amongst these activities you can find a massive amount of guided tours, informing you about the expansive history of the city, as well as visits to local museums, stadiums, markets and shops, all whilst tasting the finest in Porto's culinary treats along the way.


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

Accreditations and Quality seals

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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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED 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 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 11 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 01 Dec. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 24 Jun. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Portuguese Courses

General Language
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Price in € 490 466 980 931 1450 1378 1710 1625 2137 2031 2564 2436 2991 2842 3418 3248 3845 3653 4272 4059 5126 4870
Price in US$ 522 1043 1543 1819 2274 2728 3182 3636 4090 4545 5453
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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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$ 304 607 910 1059 1323 1586 1850 2114 2642 3169 264
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 575 547 1150 1093 1725 1639 2300 2185 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 612 1224 1835 2447 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 720 684 1440 1368 2160 2052 2880 2736 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 766 1532 2298 3064 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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
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Price in € 425 404 850 808 1275 1212 1700 1615 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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
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Private
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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$ 1117 1851 2777 3702 4628 5553 6479 7404 8329 9255 11106
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
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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 700 665
Price in US$ 745 1490 1851 2468 3085 3702 4319 4936 6170 7404 745
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
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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 1400 1330
Price in US$ 1490 2468 3702 4936 6170 7404 8638 9872 12340 14807 1490
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
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Language Plus Activity
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The surfing lessons will take place on the Praia de Matosinhos, 20 minutes to the west of the centre of Porto. 5 group lessons per week from Monday to Friday, in the afternoons, or on weekends, mornings and afternoons. The lessons are 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
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 498 474 932 886 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 530 992 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Wine lessons and lecture sessions are in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 2 hours each for one week program and 1 hour each for two week programs. The programme includes visits to local wine cellars and winestores.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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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 let us know.
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

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Price in US$ 180 359 538 717 896 1075 1255 1434 1792 2150 180
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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You are issued your own front door key. Bed linen is changed every 2 weeks.
Price extra night:
27 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by 38 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 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 4.5/5.0

City

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other

Rating: 2.0/5.0

2.0/5.0 

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    FAQ about Fast Forward Institute, Porto

  • Portuguese courses at Fast Forward Institute start at 152 € for Mini Course course with 8 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (45 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Fast Forward Institute varies from 1 students (Private Executive) to 6 students (Group Super Intensive)
  • 100% of teachers at Fast Forward Institute hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Fast Forward Institute comes from Germany with a 18% representation, followed by students from USA (17%) and England (9%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Fast Forward Institute offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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