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Portuguese school in Porto: Fast Forward Institute

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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).

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
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program

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

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO).It takes 35 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 13.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 01.Apr.2018, 25.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 31.May.2018, 10.Jun.2018, 24.Jun.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 05.Oct.2018, 01.Nov.2018, 01.Dec.2018, 08.Dec.2018, 25.Dec.2018
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$ 568 1135 1679 1980 2474 2969 3463 3957 4946 5934 495
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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$ 330 660 990 1152 1439 1726 2014 2301 2875 3449 288
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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 12
Price in € 700 665 1400 1330 1740 1653 2320 2204 2900 2755 3480 3306 4060 3857 4640 4408 5220 4959 5800 5510 6960 6612
Price in US$ 811 1621 2015 2686 3357 4029 4700 5372 6043 6714 8057
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$ 1216 2015 3022 4029 5036 6043 7050 8057 9064 10071 12086
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 9 10 12
Price in € 1400 1330 2320 2204 3480 3306 4640 4408 5800 5510 6960 6612 8120 7714 9280 8816 10440 9918 11600 11020 13920 13224
Price in US$ 1621 2686 4029 5372 6714 8057 9400 10743 12086 13428 16114
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 420 399 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 2940 2793 3360 3192 3780 3591 4200 3990 5040 4788
Price in US$ 487 973 1459 1945 2431 2918 3404 3890 4376 4862 5835
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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 12
Price in € 567 539 1134 1078 1701 1616 2268 2155 2835 2694 3402 3232 3969 3771 4536 4310 5103 4848 5670 5387 6804 6464
Price in US$ 657 1313 1970 2626 3282 3939 4595 5251 5908 6564 7877
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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 12
Price in € 714 679 1428 1357 2142 2035 2856 2714 3570 3392 4284 4070 4998 4749 5712 5427 6426 6105 7140 6783 8568 8140
Price in US$ 827 1654 2480 3307 4133 4960 5786 6613 7439 8266 9919
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 422 401 845 803 1168 1110 1474 1401 1862 1769 2250 2138 2638 2507 3026 2875 3802 3612 4578 4350 388 369
Price in US$ 489 979 1353 1707 2156 2605 3054 3503 4402 5300 450
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 1h30 long. Maximum of 6 students per instructor. Available from absolute beginner to advanced levels. 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: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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$ 577 1079 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course has been designed for wine lovers seeking to combine a Portuguese learning experience with the pleasures of tasting some of the most outstanding wines of Portugal. Wine lessons / lecture sessions in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2h each for one week program and 1h each for two weeks program. The program includes visits to local wine cellars, winestores and vineyards.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
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 Additional Week
Price in € 140 280 420 560 --
Price in US$ 171 342 512 683
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:
22 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.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport: for 45 € (one way); for 90 € (return trip)

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 
Students liked about Fast Forward Institute, Porto
The small size was an advantage : hospitality and atmosphere, availability of all the team, very central location.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
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
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.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Cultural visits organized and team very nice
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Small groups, flexible schedule
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Good and pleasant school environment, teachers and go a very competent iS learning content to be desired.
Friendly atmosphere, small classes
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: book as early as possible
Other comments: 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

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