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Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Brazil in the last 12 monthsAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Brazil

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Brazil
  • Small class sizes

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Fast Forward Institute

The language school Fast Forward Institute was founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1991. The school is located in an upper class residential neighborhood, close to universities and shopping centers.

The school address is: Rua Artur de Azevedo, 281, 05404-01 - Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Accreditations and Quality seals

NAFSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalBelta, Study in Brazil

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Prices include

  • 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
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 40
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

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):

18
7
2
5
2
2
19
29

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Aeroporto International de São Paulo (GRU).It takes 50 minutes by car  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 25.Jan.2017, 27.Feb.2017, 28.Feb.2017, 01.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 21.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 15.Jun.2017, 07.Sep.2017, 12.Oct.2017, 02.Nov.2017, 15.Nov.2017, 20.Nov.2017, 25.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 25.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018 - 14.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 01.May.2018, 31.May.2018, 09.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 07.Sep.2018, 12.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 02.Nov.2018, 15.Nov.2018, 20.Nov.2018, 24.Dec.2018, 25.Dec.2018, 31.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Portuguese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 650 618 1200 1140 1740 1653 2270 2157 2780 2641 3290 3126 3800 3610 4310 4095 5330 5064 6350 6033 510 485
Starting dates
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  - 15:50
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 510 485 900 855 1270 1207 1620 1539 1960 1862 2300 2185 2640 2508 2980 2831 3660 3477 4340 4123 340 323
Starting dates
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
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:50
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 1200 1140 2300 2185 3300 3135 4290 4076 5270 5007 6250 5938 7230 6869 8210 7800 10170 9662 12130 11524 980 931
Starting dates
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
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 2420 2299 4620 4389 6800 6460 8980 8531 11130 10574 13280 12616 15430 14659 17580 16701 21880 20786 26180 24871 2150 2043
Includes lunch with the teacher Monday to Friday and activities during the week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
10 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  - 18:50
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 1600 1520 3060 2907 4510 4285 5950 5653 7350 6983 8750 8313 10150 9643 11550 10973 14350 13633 17150 16293 1400 1330
Includes lunch with the teacher Monday to Friday.
Starting dates
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  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo 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: 100.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 50 US$. 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 US$ 270 540 810 1080 270
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
26 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport: for 110 US$ (one way); for 220 US$ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Cooking 
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music2 km
Squash 
Swimming1 km
Tennis 
Yoga1 km

Reviews

City
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
3.9/5.0 
Facilities
3.4/5.0 
Social activities
3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.2/5.0 
Other
4.2/5.0 
Students liked about Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo
The teachers are very good and friendly! The school is located in the center of the city.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
The third teacher was very good. We practiced listening, speaking, reading, presentations and grammar.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
1.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
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.
the flexibility of the programms duration. The teachers were always willing to help.
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
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.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Additional information
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!
Very friendly team, great atmosphere.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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

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