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Portuguese school in Porto: Fast Forward Institute

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4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating of Fast Forward Institute, Porto
Ranked #3 of 3 Portuguese schools in Porto
School
Location of the school
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Social activities
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Organisation
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Other
2.0 

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(1)
Students 18-30 years
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

(31)
Students 31-49 years
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

(47)
Students 50+ years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(42)
What we like about the school
  • Central location with restaurants, shops and historic sites all within walking distance.
  • Top rated social activities (4.3/5.0)
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: 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 city's 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 travellers 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.

Course selection 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.

Methodology: 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.

Social and Cultural: 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 language school Fast Forward Institute was founded in Porto, Portugal in 2004.
  • Legal name / parent company: Aprender Facil L F P Unipessoal Lda
  • Tax registration ID: PT508995450

Portuguese Courses

General Language
Online
Private
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Fast Forward Institute

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 36 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 13 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 30 May 2024, 10 Jun 2024, 24 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 05 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 01 Dec 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Portuguese language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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
Note: All courses offered by Fast Forward Institute, Porto can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

  • Fast Forward Institute - School Presentation1/1
  • School entrance
    School entrance 1/19
  • City tour
    City tour2/19
  • Discussion
    Discussion3/19
  • in the tram
    in the tram4/19
  • In the classroom
    In the classroom5/19
  • On the balcony
    On the balcony6/19
  • Lesson in progress
    Lesson in progress7/19
  • Enjoying a meal together
    Enjoying a meal together 8/19
  • School building
    School building 9/19
  • Local restaurant
    Local restaurant10/19
  • Tour
    Tour11/19
  • Sharing a meal
    Sharing a meal12/19
  • Leisure
    Leisure13/19
  • Group social interaction
    Group social interaction14/19
  • Majestic architecture
    Majestic architecture15/19
  • Excursion
    Excursion16/19
  • Hapy group
    Hapy group17/19
  • Stunning views
    Stunning views18/19
  • 19/19

Fast Forward Institute

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Portuguese teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:00
Student gender mix
47% male / 53% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Fast Forward Institute and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school 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
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 20
Throughout the year: 8
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 30 years
Throughout the year: 35 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport:
50 € one way
100 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO).
More information about airports around Porto and how to get from the airport to Porto on your own here on our Porto page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
100 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Dancing
Football (soccer)
Golf
Horse riding
Mountainbiking
Music
Sailing
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Windsurfing
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Ribeira:
The riverside Ribeira district is the most alluring part of Porto, a window onto the past with shadowed lanes, dark, cobbled passages and boats lined up along the quayside (now mostly for show, advertising for tourist jaunts).

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal:
This modest, leafy park named after a long-gone 19th-century crystal palace, is home to a sports pavilion, gardens and a pond, roving peacocks and a reasonably priced self-service restaurant. But pride of the place goes to the new, high-tech Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett.

* Solar do Vinho do Porto:
The finest place in Porto to drink Port is the Solar do Vinho do Porto, a posh bar with a river view terrace beside the Palácio de Cristal garden, where you'll find hundreds of varieties to choose from.

Adults - Paid activities

River Cruises: EUR 10
Estádio do Dragão: EUR 15
Palácio da Bolsa: EUR 10

Accommodation

Ratings of Fast Forward Institute compared to ratings of all schools in Portugal

 Fast Forward Institute PortoAverage of all other schools in Portugal
Overall school rating4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Homestay4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Shared flat4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about Fast Forward Institute, Porto

Liked
The staff were so friendly and helpful, and willing to do whatever they could to help me improve my language. My teachers were Clóvis and Mafalda, and I really enjoyed learning from them. I especially recommend taking individual classes alongside the group classes, as you can ask directly about any doubts you have. During my individual lessons, Mafalda made everything very clear and easy to follow, even things that I had been really confused about in the past.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Participate in the organised trips and activities (that include Ribeira, the river, Praça de aliados and the Torre dos Clérigos). The centre of Porto is small enough that you can see a lot in a week and it is really beautiful.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I really enjoyed learning there, the atmosphere was great and as I said, the staff was really lovely. I feel that I really learned a lot in the week (and it counted as a nice holiday too) and I couldn't recommend FastForward Institute in Porto more.
Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
21. Apr. 2016
Liked
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

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
3. Aug. 2010
Liked
Teachers are very friendly and accommodating, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. School location is super convenient. Everyone is supportive and encouraging to learn the language and afternoon activities cover all landmarks and interesting places to visit. There is a real sense of camaraderie across groups and teachers.
Disliked
Teachers change on a weekly basis so if you choose longer course, it’s very likely you will be taught by different teachers. School has a policy of rotating teachers from one week to another. Teaching style is quite old school, with book and whiteboard only, no multimedia or listening exercises.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Great lunch places nearby, walking distance to the city centre, good spots for shopping and Mercado do Bolhao, not to be missed.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Group Intensive [Portuguese] - 3 weeks
26. Aug. 2023
Liked
The teaching is very professional and encouraging. All teachers and office staff are very helpful and friendly. I was there at a quiet time of year but it still seemed like real efforts were made to group students together with similar levels and also with the visits and social programme was great.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments A really positive experience. I hope to go back soon.
Course: Group Intensive [Portuguese] - 2 weeks
27. Feb. 2018
Liked
Fast Forward is a very good school to work in a pleasant learning atmosphere. The teaching staff are motivated and highly qualified. I was also very pleased with the open and friendly contact with the language school management. This is not always the case. I will be back!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: very good
Course: Private Course 20 - 1 week
22. Jan. 2024
Liked
The Fast Forward school is really fantastic! It is located in a very central position of the city, near the metro station. The course was really well organized and my teacher was exceptional, both in explanations and in accompanying us in the afternoon activities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss At the time of the communication of the accommodation, the student must be informed about the system of public transport, especially and it is located in a non-central area; the system of the Oporto areas could be a bit complicated, especially for young and/or inexperienced students.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Everything at school was beautiful from the beginning: welcome on the first day, possibility to have hot and cold drinks in the student lounge, afternoon activities and finally a farewell party on the last day, with refreshments, attendance certificates and a little gift: exceptional!
Course: Group Intensive [Portoghese] - 1 week
15. Aug. 2018
Liked
A friendly, informal environment and great lessons. The theory taught mainly in the morning was applied directly in simple dialogue situations in the afternoon. Individual questions and requests were dealt with well.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Super Intensive - 1 week
13. Nov. 2023
Liked
The teachers were very helpful, patient and knowledgeable, not just about grammar and history of their own language, but also about their city and country and several of their students' languages.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Clovís' restaurant suggestions!!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Everything ran very smoothly. There was a general tendency amongst the students to adopt Southern European punctuality, but the teachers were ALWAYS on time!
Course: Group Intensive - 3 weeks
2. Jan. 2014
Liked
The teachers and their dedication, the feeling of belonging to a family of students and teachers, the location, the dedication and the overall positive and optimistic spirit of the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss GREAT LOCATION AND VERY FRIENDLY TEACHERS
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments JUST WHAT A SMALL SCHOOL SHOULD BE
Course: Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks
30. Oct. 2018
Liked
The courses, the atmosphere and the relationships with the teachers. They were there to help and encourage me. The quality of the courses was excellent, it was perfect.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Group excursions, exploring the city, visiting the wine cellars of Porto. A concert of Fado. Typical restaurants in Vila Nova de Gaia. Go and meet the local people, who are very welcoming and open-minded. Home stay is a great opportunity to understand the lives of families, to meet people, and to practice the language outside the classrooms. For me, it was also a great experience to share these two weeks with this family, with who I kept in touch up to now.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments This school has excellent standards, with a warm and very competent staff, you feel at home and the atmosphere is great. I lost my fear of speaking in public and I have learnt a lot in two weeks. It was a great experience that I intend to renew next year.
Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
21. Aug. 2014
Liked
The friendly and helpful nature of the school management and the teachers, and how the lessons were individually tailored to the strengths or weaknesses of the student.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
18. Jul. 2016
Liked
The teacher adapted the exercises to my level and the material provided was perfect to learn in real context. The director was always available or any questions I had.
Disliked
Unfortunately, I was the only one during this two weeks, and could have used some social interaction
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Watch the sunset in Jardin do Morro
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: We couldn't use the hot shower due to covid so this mention should be removed from the description.
Course: Portuguese and Surf (20 + 5) [Portuguese] - 2 weeks
1. Feb. 2022
Liked
School staff were all very nice and helpful. I was really moved by the unexpected birthday party they prepared for me. It is a nice detail and precious memory.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very nice and good teacher. She could have prepared more exercises about the week points, I would have appreciated that. I would book her again in any case and let her know my expectations more clearly.
Course: Private Intensive - 1 week
6. Sep. 2019
Liked
I would be happy to book the same school again if only I could be provided with a homestay closer to school or if I had to use only one metro line.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss absolutely great school with very dedicated teachers, small groups family atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Great school, small classes, dedicated teachers.
Other comments great friendly school
Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
8. Jul. 2019
Liked
Friendly, informal atmosphere and very high quality teaching. Very friendly and helpful staff. I achieved my A1 Portuguese within a week.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Super Intensive - 1 week
13. Nov. 2023
Liked
The friendly atmosphere, the visitors from different countries, the nice helpful teachers, the classrooms and the location of the school
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
4. Oct. 2021
Liked
We were very few students, the lessons were intense. The teacher are very caring, the students motivated to learn. I will be back soon.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
4. Oct. 2012
Liked
The location, the staff, the cleanliness, the order and the reception. There was also the coffee machine and the water dispenser!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I's a pity going out to see the Church of San Francesco with someone who knew anything about that!
Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
6. Sep. 2016
Liked
I liked how the teachers were open and friendly with us, how they spent time with us after classes. The location was super.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Start course on first monday in the month!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Group Super Intensive - 4 weeks
15. Aug. 2018
Liked
Great organization, flexible class times and above all very competent and humorous professorts... High level of learning ...
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Take some trips to other cities as well: Ribeira, Palácio da Bolsa, Rua das Flores, São Bento, Clérigos, Livraria Lello and much more ... It is best to discover them on your own ...
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

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5.0

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School organization
5.0

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Social activities
5.0

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Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments During my 9 week course at Fast Forward I felt very very comfortable and well cared for. Highly recommendable!!!
Course: Group Intensive - 9 weeks
22. Jun. 2015
Liked
Very nice team and very committed. Wifi included and small kitchenette for self catering. Centrally located near the subway.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Porto
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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Super Intensive - 1 week
17. Dec. 2013
Liked
The rapid detection and targeted classes according to my weaknesses, as well as the all-round pleasant atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The market "Mercado do Bolhão" just around the corner
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5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

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City/place
5.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

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Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Private Executive - 1 week
28. Jun. 2014
Liked
The small size was an advantage : hospitality and atmosphere, availability of all the team, very central location.
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
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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
Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
25. Aug. 2012
Liked
The learning groups are small, so you are constantly challenged. The contact with the teachers was very good.
Disliked
The lessons are based almost exclusively on the textbook, which is certainly very good. But I would have liked a little more flexibility in the way the exercises are worked through.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Combined Course (20 group + 5 individual) + 20 Lessons Standard Course  - 1 week
27. Nov. 2023
Liked
It was super organized. Very very nice teachers. Everything was perfect, I can only recommend it!!!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

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Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

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Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

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School organization
5.0

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Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
30. May. 2017
Liked
Committed teachers, super teaching material, public bank holiday was compensated for: more hours.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Info about Uber and Bolt
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Had individual lessons in the 1st week; 2nd week in a small group of 5
Other comments Well organised
Course: Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks
12. Jun. 2023
Liked
Really nice teachers and staff, very helpful. Easy to meet and connect with other students.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
20. Aug. 2015
Liked
The environment and the fact that it is also a place to meet students from other countries
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The school is good and I can recommend it to other students
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments The school should have more proper equipment for audio sessions (headsets or speakers) instead of a simple "computer on the table".
Course: Group Intensive [Português] - 2 weeks
16. Feb. 2019
Liked
Quality of teaching. Welcoming staff. Exactly what I was looking for
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The group course was mostly grammar and the private sessions were mostly vocabulary and conversation practice which I found to be a good balance.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: This course was exactly what I wanted.
Other comments I will definitely come back again.
Course: Combined Course (20 group + 5 individual) - 1 week
11. Sep. 2021
Liked
We laughed a lot and had fun, I learned a lot in my two weeks there.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
27. Mar. 2023

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Rua de António Pedro 24 - 2º andar - 4000-092 Porto
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Questions and answers about Fast Forward Institute

  • Fast Forward Institute only works with host families, but we can always ask them if they know of an option that you might like that is close to the school.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 29, 2022
  • The minimum age at the school is 16.
    Tanja, Area Manager German from Fast Forward Institute - Mar 09, 2023
  • The use of the kitchen is not possible for host family accommodation.
    Ernesto, Director from Fast Forward Language Institute PORTUGAL - Mar 29, 2023
  • Yes, this option is available on request.
    Ernesto, Director from Fast Forward Language Institute PORTUGAL - Mar 29, 2023
  • We recommend that students book individual lessons in advance, but if the student prefers to add individual lessons during their stay this is possible subject to timetable and availability.
    Sara, Administration from Fast Forward Institute, Porto - Jul 20, 2023
  • Information/schedule will be received on Monday. Surfing depends on the weather/waves, so it needs to be quite flexible
    Ernesto, Director from Fast Forward Institute, Porto - Aug 08, 2023

FAQ about Fast Forward Institute, Porto

  • We are able to provide the student with all the information except the OID. We have received students for Erasmus+ before and the students produced all the necessary paperwork and we signed some of the documents, including the Commitment of the Three Parties.
    Ernesto Pinho, Director from Fast Forward Language Institute PORTUGAL - Jul 01, 2021
  • Yes, we do have teachers for Brazilian Portuguese. Please note that Brazilian Portuguese courses are available one-to-one format only.
    Sabine Krafack, German Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Aug 17, 2021
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Fast Forward varies from 1 students (One-to-One Online) to 6 students (Group Super Intensive)
  • 100% of teachers at Fast Forward Institute hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • 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 16 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.

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