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inlingua Porto, Porto, Portugal

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

R. Sá da Bandeira, 605 - 1º Esq. - 4000-437 Porto - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Porto
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (4.8/5.0)
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

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.

Location: Inlingua Porto is local in the enchanting coastal city of Porto, in northwest Portugal. The school is housed in the historic city centre, surrounded by shops, cafés, boutiques, restaurants and many amenities and services. A short walk from the riverside, students can explore the city on foot with ease whilst also having access to public transport networks nearby. Attractions and sites of interest within walking distance of the school include the Via Catarina shopping mall, Porto Cathedral, several churches, Livraria Lello, the Jardim da Cordaoaria and more.

Course selection: Inlingua Proto offers a range of courses suitable for students of all levels. In addition to General Portuguese, students can also take full-immersion programmes which include online follow-up tuition, Portuguese with Surfing, and combination programmes of private and group lessons.

Social and cultural: Porto is a UNESCO recognised " city of World Heritage".

School facilities: Situated on the first floor of a beautiful art deco building designed by the famous architect José Marques de Silva, inlingua is very well suited to studying. With 8 comfortable, fully air-conditioned classrooms, wi-fi throughout the school, a bar area for students and staff to chat and relax between lessons, a library, a computer room for student use, and an outside veranda with table and chairs, inlingua offers an optimal environment to focus on Portuguese. On the ground floor is the café Déu la Déu which offers coffee and cakes!

Getting around: The school has various bus stops within a moment's walk of its front doors. The nearest metro station to the school is Trindade station, which is within a 600m walk. The city is also pedestrian-friendly. Bike rental services are also readily available.
  • The language school inlingua Porto was founded in Porto, Portugal in 1978.
  • Legal name / parent company: Centro Suiço de Línguas (inlingua)
  • Tax registration ID: PT504620100

Portuguese Courses

General Language
Private
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by inlingua Porto
Comments about courses

Extra lunch with teacher: EUR 60 (includes 1 hour with the teacher, the student's meal and the teacher's meal).

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
45.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 37 €. 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 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 17 Apr. 2022, 25 Apr. 2022, 11 May 2022, 10 Jun. 2022, 16 Jun. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 05 Oct. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 01 Dec. 2022, 08 Dec. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

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 For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by inlingua Porto can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Photos

  • Inlingua Porto class
    Inlingua Porto class1/10
  • Excursions
    Excursions 2/10
  • Views of Porto
    Views of Porto3/10
  • Porto, Portugal
    Porto, Portugal4/10
  • Drinks
    Drinks 5/10
  • Students relaxing
    Students relaxing 6/10
  • Seeing Porto
    Seeing Porto7/10
  • Students chatting
    Students chatting8/10
  • Socialising
    Socialising 9/10
  • Portuguese and surf.
    Portuguese and surf.10/10

inlingua Porto

“I arrived in Porto over 30 years ago. It truly is a memorable place to visit. At inlingua we aim to make you feel at home, to enjoy your stay and to make huge progress with your Portuguese.”
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalDGERT, AEPLE
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
Students should arrive at 9:15
Student gender mix:
50% male / 50% female
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Trindade * Bolhão .
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 1 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 1 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at inlingua Porto and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 8
    Number of public PC workstations: 4
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age

Average number of students
In summer:20
Throughout the year: 10
Minimum age of students
16 years
8 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 30 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport:
50 € one way
100 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Porto, Sá Carneiro.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA 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
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
90 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
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 possibledistance from school
Cooking-
Cricket5 km
Dancing1 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding15 km
Mountainbiking15 km
Music10 km
Sailing10 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis10 km
Windsurfing10 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Every week we hope you will join us in our social programme: a lunch on Tuesday with teachers and students, a Wednesday afternoon activity (visits to local sites of interest), a Thursday afternoon DVD at school and, COVID permitting, drinks and nibbles on Friday morning. Although activities are organised free of charge students should pay for their own expenses (refreshments, entrance fees etc)

Adults - Paid activities

we are happy to advise students on what is available in Porto
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

Reviews

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating of
inlingua Porto, Porto
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Rating: 4.9/5.0

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Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
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Rating: 4.4/5.0

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Rating: 4.4/5.0

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What students liked about inlingua Porto, Porto
Very nice and informal approach to teaching, you quickly get to know other students and teachers. I also liked the location of the school and the teaching method. Also there are free cookies. I arranged my own accomodation, so I can't say anything about that. From what I heard it seems well-arranged.
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Great individual attention--my group class was only 3 people! the change of teachers on a daily basis was also helpful to get grammar explanations in different words and get used to different people's pronounciation.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: View from top of the metro station down on the Douro and Porto.
Other comments: Staff was very accommodating and nice--scanning all my coruse notes as I accumulated about 1" of copies in the process and could not take them along on my (very weight-sensitive) Ryanair flight.
The teachers are very helpful and explained everything very carefully. They offer you water, tea and coffee. Overall, the learning atmosphere within the school is very good.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: just don't miss the opportunity to be part of this wonderful experience
Other comments: I had a great experience here with lots of people eager to help. Everyone was involved in making sure I went out better than I came in.
The whole team (teachers and staff) is fantastic! Welcoming, available, effective and above all competent. A real joy.
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Other comments: I'll sure be coming back.

Brochures

inlingua Porto Brochure (PDF)
inlingua Porto Brochure (PDF)
Inlingua Porto 2022 Pricelist
Inlingua Porto 2022 Pricelist

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FAQ about inlingua Porto, Porto

  • Yes, for Brazilian Portuguese we offer private lessons. Group courses are only available in Portuguese Portuguese.
    Sabine Krafack, German Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Aug 17, 2021
  • The average age at the school is around 30 all year round, but there are usually slightly younger students at the school in the summer months and from September there are more working people and pensioners. You will be taught in a mixed-age group, which usually harmonises wonderfully. What travel dates are you thinking of? We are happy to ask the school whether other students around the age of 50 are already registered for the beginners' course.
    Sabine Krafack from LanguageCourse.net - May 18, 2022
  • The average age at the school is around 30 all year round, but there are usually slightly younger students at the school in the summer months and from September there are more working people and pensioners. You will be taught in a mixed-age group, which usually harmonises wonderfully. What travel dates are you thinking of? We are happy to ask the school whether other students around the age of 50 are already registered for the beginners' course.
    Sabine Krafack, German Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - May 18, 2022
  • The iOl component of the course is not a typical lesson. It is self study that students can do on their computer/tablet in their free time.
    Valentina, Registrar from inlingua Porto - Jun 08, 2022
  • iOL stands for inlingua Online Learning
    Tanja, Area Manager - German from Languagecourse.Net - Jul 04, 2022
  • 100% of teachers at inlingua Porto hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • inlingua Porto offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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