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inlinguaPorto, Portugal

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

53 students - overall rating
R. Sá da Bandeira, 605 - 1º Esq. - 4000-437 Porto - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (4.8/5.0)
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
  • 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.

Portuguese Courses

General Language
Private
Language Plus Activity

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

Videos & 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
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating of
inlingua, Porto
School
Location of the school
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Social activities
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Value for money
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (0 ratings)
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (9 ratings)
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Students 31-49 years (15 ratings)
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Students 50+ years (29 ratings)
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Student opinions about inlingua, Porto

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
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.
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 Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
23. Jun. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
All three teachers I had were highly professional and good teachers. All school staff was friendly and I liked when the teachers were speaking with us informally, because this is the best training to learn a language in the early stages.
Disliked
I felt the methods are a bit old fashioned and there is too much focus on grammar, similar to how it was for me in language learning in college. I would have liked more focus on speaking and practicing the use of the language, being exposed to it in a way more similar to real life, just like the way we learn our native language initially as kids. When we have already learned those basics and some vocabulary, we start learning grammar. I want to learn grammar as well, but it should not be the primary focus in classes for beginners.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I recommend going to meetups and day tours for socializing, language exchange groups also.
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)
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

Quality of teaching / language progress: The first week I was alone as there were no other students enrolled on the same level. The second week was with two other students, which was better. I guess now that high season has started, this should not happen (being the only student for some time).
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
9. May. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
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.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss View from top of the metro station down on the Douro and Porto.
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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.
Course: Combi-Mix 1 - 3 weeks
9. Aug. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
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.
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)
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

Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
8. Apr. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere was very receptive and my teachers were outstanding. They put a lot of effort into making sure I got all the information and perceived it well
Insider tips about what future students should not miss just don't miss the opportunity to be part of this wonderful experience
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

Executive Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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.
Course: Combimix 1 - 15 group lessons + 5 private lessons/week - 3 weeks
14. Jul. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The whole team (teachers and staff) is fantastic! Welcoming, available, effective and above all competent. A real joy.
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)
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

Other comments I'll sure be coming back.
Course: Combi-Mix 1 + CIP1.5 - Crash Intensive Programme 1.5  - 2 weeks
21. Nov. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
My Instructors, Tiago and Rafaela We’re both wonderful, patient and really seemed to love teaching a language!
Disliked
Nothing
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Do your homework!
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: Really appreciated the great teachers!
Other comments Highly recommend!!
Course: Crash Intensive Programme 1.5 - 1 week
4. Jul. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Small classes, effective teaching, friendly atmosphere and friendliness of the teachers and staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The city center, restaurants, the sea
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

Course: Combi-Mix 1 - 1 week
27. Feb. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The classes which were held in small groups by different teachers. The central location.
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

Executive Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Combi-Mix 2 - 2 weeks
27. May. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The people, the rooms, the geographical location - only 10 minutes from my Airbnb.
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: Truly helpful; a lot of talking; achieved 2 levels in 2 weeks; can skip university courses, thanks to all.
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
9. Aug. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The quality of teaching , the kindness of the staff and the social activities
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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

Standard Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I will suggest it to other people
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
26. Jul. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very nice people, great atmosphere, professional teachers, great materials.
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

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 1 week
1. Jul. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very good, nice and committed teachers who respond to individual needs.
Disliked
I would prefer slightly larger classes.
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)
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

Course: Portuguese and Surf - 2 weeks
3. Oct. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Small and nice, very friendly and helpful staff. Very good teaching.
Disliked
I liked everything
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Check out a Fado Evening in Casa da Guitara
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)
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

Quality of teaching / language progress: Perfect number of students (3-4), individually tailored to our needs, very well structured lessons with a great teacher.
Other comments Highly recommended
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
8. May. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The staff were professional and dedicated. They were all very nice.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I believe the city has a lively night life and plenty of street cafes.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I thought the course was fine for a 'taster' but a longer course would be more beneficial.
Other comments The school was in a nice location on a tree lined avenue. I think it was a historic part of the city.
Course: CIP1.5 - Crash Intensive Programme 1.5 - 2 weeks
14. Oct. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The people there (the teachers, the receptionists, the director).
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The Director, Alex, is a big fan of the language learning tool 'Anki' - I followed his advice and downloaded it and have been using it ever since!
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)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I am still living in Porto and taking lessons at inlingua!
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 1 week
3. Oct. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Knowledgeable and professional teachers. Focus on speaking.
Disliked
Social activities advertised but not held. Very poor turn up at the activities that actually take place.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 1 week
9. May. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere in the school. Good location.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Porto is worth a trip.
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Executive Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments As far as out-of-school, cultural activities are concerned, there is still a lot of room for improvement. I was very happy with my host family.
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The quality of teaching and courses at reduced strength
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 Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Mini-Group Holiday Programme - 1 week
3. Aug. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very friendly staff and available/pedagogue teachers
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

Other comments Very good school which I would recommend.
Course: Mini-group Intensive - 1 week
31. Jul. 2012
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
It is a small school, located in the centre of Porto
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

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Executive Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The computers were old and the computer room was often occupied by groups. I relied on the possibility to be able to work there.
Course: Combi-Mix 1 - 3 weeks
29. Oct. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Ability to have both group and individual classes.
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)
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

Other comments Really liked the teachers
Course: Combi-Mix 1 - 1 week
4. Jul. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The professionalism and friendliness of everybody
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: Mini-Group Intensive [Portuguese] - 2 weeks
5. Nov. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teaching was great. I learnt a lot in a month.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Well it is never a good idea to go to school with a hangover :)
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I think the prices were very expensive.
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 4 weeks
22. Jul. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Professionality of teachers, friendly approach
Disliked
I was satisfied
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Reintroduction of presentation ceremony of certificates
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: I was satisfied
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
18. Aug. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere is small and friendly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I think that it is very good if you do a online course called Inlingua Online 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)
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

Executive Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The teachers made you feel good.
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
2. Nov. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers styles. The activities.
Disliked
I would have liked a little bit larger group
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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: I missed a whole week because I caught a cold. So didn't have enough experience
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
16. Jan. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers, friendly and competent.
Disliked
Excursions could be more interesting, restaurant should not be touristy, in my opinion.
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Executive Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Great
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
12. Sep. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers are really professionals.
Disliked
We can't decide to keep going with the individual course if it's not in a classroom (for example, in the café on the bottom floor). I think it's a useless and infantilizing rigidity.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Crash Intensive Programme 3 [Portugais] - 2 weeks
15. May. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Good teachers, systematic lessons.
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 At the beginning training for the online learning system
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 1 week
14. Jun. 2017
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Ratings of inlingua compared to ratings of all schools in Portugal

 inlingua PortoAverage of all other schools in Portugal
Overall school rating4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Quality of teaching4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Homestay4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

inlingua

“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.”
Alexander Bone
– 
Alexander Bone
Director of inlingua
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
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at inlingua and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
1978
Legal name / parent company
Centro Suiço de Línguas (inlingua) | Tax registration ID: PT504620100

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 / Nationality

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

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by inlingua

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Comments about courses

Extra lunch with teacher: EUR 80 (includes 1 hour with the teacher, the student's meal and the teacher's meal).

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 39 €. 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, 08 Mar 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 10 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 05 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 01 Dec 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 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 before the start of the course via an online form.
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.

Airport transfer

Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport:
50 € one way
100 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Porto, Sá Carneiro.
More details about airports near Porto and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Porto page. For flight comparisons to Porto, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Portugal do not require a visa for travelling to Portugal and attending a language course.
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

A Wednesday afternoon activity (visits to local sites of interest)
A Thursday afternoon DVD at school

Adults - Paid activities

A lunch on Tuesday with teachers and students

Accommodation

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Questions and answers about inlingua

  • Yes, it's no problem to form a private group just for the 3 children. It's a situation that happens quite a lot actually. Please contact us for prices.
    Alex, Director from inlingua Porto - Mar 07, 2023
  • Accommodation is on average 20 minutes away by public transport.
    Valentina, Administration from inlingua, Porto - Mar 10, 2023
  • The written online test takes around 30 minutes.
    Valentina, Administration from inlingua, Porto - Mar 20, 2023
  • Porto airport is situated about 16 kilometres from the centre of Porto. The metro that connects the airport with Porto city centre takes 26 minutes. You can buy the tickets for the metro at ticket machines at the airport. There is usually a dedicated metro employee to help you.

    A taxi will take a little less time to reach the city centre and will deliver you directly to your accommodation. The taxi rank can be found directly outside the airport.
    Valentina, Administration from inlingua, Porto - Mar 22, 2023
  • The school is closed on Saturdays during August. But the school is open on Saturday mornings the rest of the year. However, there are lots of English groups on Saturday mornings so we can’t always guarantee an available room.
    Olivia, Director of Studies from inlingua, Porto - Jul 20, 2023

FAQ about inlingua, 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, 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
  • From the age of 16, we consider students to be adults, so they can join a group course.
    Valentina Marques, from inlingua, Porto - Feb 21, 2024
  • 100% of teachers at inlingua hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at inlingua comes from England with a 14% representation, followed by students from France (13%) and Switzerland (9%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • inlingua 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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