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Oficina de Portugues, Porto, Portugal

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Porto in the last 12 months
4.3/5

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Oficina de Portugues

The language school Oficina de Portugues was founded in Porto, Portugal in 2009. The school is located right in the centre of Porto. It is near Metro stations and the Sao Bento train station. Students can enjoy themselves at the Ribiera river district which is walking distance from the school.


The school address is: Rua Fernandes Tomás 557 2nd floor, 4000 - Porto, Portugal (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Copy machine

  • 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:

3

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 13
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 3
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Portuguese teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Optional airport transfer

Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport:
40 € pick up
80 € 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

General Language
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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 € 260 247 520 494 780 741 935 889 1165 1107 1398 1329 1631 1550 1864 1771 2330 2214 2796 2657 233 222
Price in US$ 277 553 830 995 1239 1487 1735 1982 2478 2973 248
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  - 13:00
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 € 130 124 260 247 390 371 465 442 585 556 702 667 819 779 936 890 1170 1112 1404 1334 117 112
Price in US$ 139 277 415 495 622 747 871 996 1244 1493 125
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 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  - 11:00
Afternoon: 17:00  - 19:00
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 € 525 499 1050 998 1575 1497 1890 1796 2360 2242 2832 2691 3304 3139 3776 3588 4720 4484 5664 5381 472 449
Price in US$ 559 1117 1675 2010 2510 3012 3513 4015 5019 6023 502
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  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
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.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 400 380 800 760 1200 1140 1440 1368 1800 1710 2160 2052 2520 2394 2880 2736 3600 3420 4320 4104 360 342
Price in US$ 426 851 1276 1532 1914 2297 2680 3063 3828 4594 383
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 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  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:00
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.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 53 51 105 100 158 151 190 181 225 214 270 257 315 300 360 342 450 428 540 513 45 43
Price in US$ 57 112 168 203 240 288 335 383 479 575 48
Lessons take place twice per week (9:00 to 11:00 OR 18:00 to 20:00) OR in one 4-hour block on Saturday mornings.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 350 333 700 665 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 3000 2850 3600 3420 300 285
Price in US$ 373 745 957 1276 1595 1914 2233 2552 3190 3828 319
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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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 € -- 300 285 450 428 600 570 750 713 900 855 1050 998 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 150 143
Price in US$ -- 319 479 638 798 957 1117 1276 1595 1914 160
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € -- 200 190 300 285 400 380 500 475 600 570 700 665 800 760 1000 950 1200 1140 100 95
Price in US$ -- 213 319 426 532 638 745 851 1064 1276 107
Each lesson is EUR 25.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 35 €. 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:Outdoor Lessons and Social Activities are free of any extra charge.
Students are to pay for their own expenses, which may include transport, entries to museums, etc.
Social Activities are subject to a minimum number of 4 students.
All class materials are provided by the school.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 150 300 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1500 1800 150
Price in US$ 168 336 504 672 840 1008 1176 1344 1679 2015 168
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300
Price in US$ 336 672 1008 1344 1679 2015 2351 2687 3358 4030 336
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 150 300 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1500 1800 150
Price in US$ 168 336 504 672 840 1008 1176 1344 1679 2015 168
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Accommodation is subject to availability.
Airport transfer only available after 18:00.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Music2 km
Sailing5 km
Yoga 

Reviews

4.3/5.0

Rating: 4.3/5.0

City

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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Students liked about Oficina de Portugues, Porto
The central location and affordable price.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
1.0/5.0
Accommodation
Teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
1.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The school should have a more individual approach with the methodology of learning the language.
Other comments: Nice location and good faciities. Everyone was so kind, too.
The relaxed atmosphere and flexibility.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: To discover for yourself. I really enjoyed the walks along the Douro to the seaside, and cities like Guimarães, Braga and Aveiro.
Other comments: See above No 1.
Professionalism and close relationship.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Great location

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    FAQ about Oficina de Portugues, Porto

  • Portuguese courses at Oficina de Portugues start at 50 € for Part Time Portuguese Course course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Host Family is the most popular among all our clients of Oficina de Portugues
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (40 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Oficina de Portugues varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 6 students (Standard Portuguese Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Oficina de Portugues hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Oficina de Portugues offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 33 for the rest of the year.
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