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inlingua Porto, Porto, Portugal

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Porto

inlingua Porto

  • The language school inlingua Porto was founded in Porto, Portugal in 1978.The school is located in the centre of Porto and is about 50 meters from the town hall.
  • Address: R. Sá da Bandeira, 605 - 1º Esq., 4000-437 - Porto, Portugal (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Centro Suiço de Línguas (inlingua)
  • Tax registration ID: PT504620100
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by inlingua Porto

We take the Covid security measures at inlingua very seriously. They are regularly reviewed and updated according to the advice of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health. We currently have the following security measures in place:
- Social distancing
- Masks to be worn inside the school
- Disinfection gel available at the entrance of the school and in each classroom
- Classes are cleaned thoroughly after each use
- One of the rooms at school has been converted into an isolation station.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalDGERT, AEPLE

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

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

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

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: 10

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 8 years for specific Junior courses

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):

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Porto, Sá Carneiro.

Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € 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.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Portuguese Courses

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Price in € 290 276 580 551 870 827 1040 988 1560 1482 1960 1862 4655 4423 4600 4370 6670 6337 6600 6270 220 209
Price in US$ 324 648 972 1162 1743 2189 5199 5137 7449 7371 246
This course includes: 3 hours with emphasis on oral communication and 1 lesson iOL (grammar, listening and writing practice on computer) per day.
There is also 1 lesson at lunch in a local restaurant with teachers and 1 afternoon or evening outing per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 1466 1393 2932 2786 4398 4179 5720 5434 7150 6793 8580 8151 10010 9510 11200 10640 14000 13300 16800 15960 1400 1330
Price in US$ 1638 3275 4912 6388 7985 9582 11179 12508 15635 18761 1564
This course includes: 6 hours tuition per day, iOL during the course, lunch with teachers thrice a week, 1 evening activity (restaurant, theatre, concert, etc.) and 3 months online learning folow up after your courses finishes.
There is also access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course includes: 3 hours group tuition, 1 private lesson (afternoon), 1 hour iOL per day and 1 month online learning follow up after course finishes.
Lunch with teacher once per week.
Access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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The course includes: 3 hours group tuition, 2 private lesson (afternoon), 1 hour iOL per day and 1 month online learning follow up after course finishes.
Lunch with teacher once per week.
Access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 933 1865 2798 3538 4423 5307 6192 6790 8488 10185 849
3 hours group tuition, 2 private lesson (afternoon), 1 hour iOL per day and 1 month online learning follow up after course finishes.
Lunch with teacher once per week
Access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 319 637 955 1175 1763 2261 2826 3391 4238 4253 266
This course includes 1.5 hours of tuition every day from Monday to Friday, 1 month online learning follow up after course finishes and access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course includes 3 hours of tuition every day from Monday to Friday, 1 month online learning follow up after course finishes and access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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.
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Price in US$ 870 1740 2610 3391 5086 6576 8220 9863 12329 12722 796
This course includes: 4.5 hours of tuition every day from Monday to Friday, 1 month online learning follow up after course finishes and access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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.
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Price in US$ 1140 2279 3418 4423 6634 8711 10889 13066 16333 17136 1071
This course includes: 6 hours of tuition every day from Monday to Friday, 1 month online learning follow up after course finishes and access to an optional social programme (Tuesday lunch with teachers, Wednesday afternoon excursion, Thursday cinema and Friday drinks and nibbles).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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This course includes: 3 hours group tuition, 1.5 hours surf lesson per day and 1 month online learning follow up after your course finishes.
Wetsuit and board included.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 13 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 11 May 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 21 Sep. 2020, 28 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 45.00 €
Individual classesSingle 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.
Comments about courses:Extra lunch with teacher: EUR 60 (includes 1 hour with the teacher, the student's meal and the teacher's meal).

Accommodation

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Price in € 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3720 310 50
Price in US$ 365 729 1094 1458 1823 2187 2551 2916 3645 4373 365 59
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
44 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
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Price in € 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 50
Price in US$ 412 823 1235 1646 2058 2469 2880 3292 4115 4938 412 59
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
21 minutes by public transport (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
Late night/early morning arrival surcharge (between 23:00 and 7:00): EUR 45.
Surcharge for late booking (less than 7 days before arrival): EUR 45.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cricket5 km
Dancing1 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding15 km
Mountainbiking15 km
Music10 km
Sailing10 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis10 km
Windsurfing10 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Shared Flat (apartment)
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What students liked about inlingua Porto, Porto
The classes which were held in small groups by different teachers. The central location.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Executive Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
Very friendly staff and available/pedagogue teachers
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Very good school which I would recommend.
The wonderful teachers.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Standard homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Definitely get an andante card zone 2 all buses and trains have screens which indicate the bus stops. Just check you’re going in the right direction first!
The professionalism and friendliness of everybody
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
The staff were professional and dedicated. They were all very nice.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I believe the city has a lively night life and plenty of street cafes.
Other comments: The school was in a nice location on a tree lined avenue. I think it was a historic part of the city.

Brochures

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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

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    FAQ about inlingua Porto, Porto

  • Portuguese courses at inlingua Porto start at 271 € for Crash Intensive Programme 1.5 course with 7.5 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Standard homestay is the most popular among all our clients of inlingua
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Mini-Group Intensive, Combi-Mix 1, Combi-Mix 2, Combi-Mix 3, Portuguese and Surf
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at inlingua varies from students (Total Immersion) to 8 students (Mini-Group Intensive)
  • 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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