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Portuguese Connection, Lisbon, Portugal

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Portugal
5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Portugal
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated social activities

Portuguese Connection

  • Located in the heart of Lisbon.
  • The language school Portuguese Connection was founded in Lisbon, Portugal in 2015.
  • Address: Praça do Príncipe Real 23, cv esq., 1250-184 - Lisbon, Portugal (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: CLPC - Centro de Idiomas Uni Lda
  • Tax registration ID: PT513095411
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Portuguese Connection

The global pandemic is a huge challenge and we want to do our part! By this we mean that Portuguese Connection School is taking all the safety measures announced by the Health Protection Directorate General of the Portuguese government and following the generally accepted "best practices"! Here is a list of some of those measures:

The school has created a specific contingency plan where all these safety rules and best practices are described, which is available for you to review;
The school is disinfected every day and there is free disinfectant gel available all the time for the students and staff;
Everyone has to maintain social distance and wear a mask, and the school will provide one mask to each student.
These measures and others stated on the contingency plan are meant to protect our health and to fight the virus spread! We want you to feel safe in our school!

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

1

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
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

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

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Portuguese teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
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Optional airport transfer

Lisboa / Portela:
30 € pick up
60 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 04 Apr. 2021, 25 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 03 Jun. 2021, 10 Jun. 2021, 15 Aug. 2021, 05 Oct. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021, 01 Dec. 2021, 08 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full corresponding tuition fees are reimbursed
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 0 days before the course is due to start.

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.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 14 15 16
Price in € 293 279 556 529 791 752 996 947 1494 1420 1992 1893 2490 2366 3237 3076 3486 3312 3735 3549 3984 3785
Price in US$ 339 644 915 1152 1728 2304 2880 3744 4032 4320 4608
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: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
- If you are a returning student, you'll get a 10% discount! .
Course Brochure
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Lasse: "I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of every teacher and employee at Portuguese Connection!"
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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 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1450 1414 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1722 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, No meals
This summer course includes 2 weeks of intensive group classes, accommodation in a student residence and activities.
Starting dates
2021: 02 Aug. 2021.
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: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 14 15
Price in € 570 542 1083 1029 1539 1463 1938 1842 2904 2759 3872 3679 4840 4598 5808 5518 6292 5978 6776 6438 7260 6897
Price in US$ 660 1253 1780 2242 3359 4479 5598 6718 7277 7837 8397
This course is 20 group lessons with 10 individual classes per week.
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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
- If you are a returning student, you'll get a 10% discount! .
Course Brochure
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Momoe: "Very nice atmosphere and all teachers were supportive! I would love to go back to continue my study there! "

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Al: "The school has a great, professional and enthusiastic team of teachers that made learning a fun and social experience. Thumbs up for Marco, Joaninha and the team! "
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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 9 10 12
Price in € 440 418 836 795 1188 1129 1496 1422 1870 1777 2244 2132 2618 2488 2992 2843 3366 3198 3740 3553 4488 4264
Price in US$ 509 967 1374 1731 2163 2596 3028 3461 3893 4326 5191
This course is 20 group lessons with 5 individual classes per week.
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: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
- If you are a returning student, you'll get a 10% discount! .
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Private
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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 € 700 665 1280 1216 1920 1824 2560 2432 3200 3040 3840 3648 4480 4256 5120 4864 6400 6080 7680 7296 640 608
Price in US$ 810 1481 2221 2961 3701 4442 5182 5922 7402 8883 741
This is a package of 20 private lessons per week.
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: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
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Note: All courses offered by Portuguese Connection, Lisbon can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 165 357.5 550 742.5 935 1127.5 1320 1512.5 1897.5 2282.5 192.5
Price in US$ 201 436 670 904 1139 1373 1607 1842 2311 2779 235
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
22.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Al: "Absolutely lovely and super hospitable hostesses. Felt like part of the family from day one and already great friends. "

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Music 
Sailing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Tennis 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Organisation

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Social activities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Value for money

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Shared Flat (apartment)
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What students liked about Portuguese Connection, Lisbon
Besides the friendly enthusiasm of the teachers, I also enjoyed the relatively high-paced learning - I managed to learn a lot in only 2 weeks! Much more than expected.
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
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Remember to ask the teachers and employees about good places to go for coffee, lunch, and sight-seeing. They really have a better idea than travelling guide books.
Other comments: I wholeheartedly recommend this school!
The teaching staff are approachable, professional and extremely well suited to the challenge we presented!
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
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: No matter how overwhelming the course might seem, hang in there! The other students are in the same boat.
Other comments: I was extremely impressed with the quality of education and warm learning environment.
Very personalized, very small
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
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0

Brochures

Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
Portuguese Connection Brochure (PDF)
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Prices (PDF)

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  • Beaches in Lisbon
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    FAQ about Portuguese Connection, Lisbon

  • Portuguese courses at Portuguese Connection start at 279 € for Intensive Group Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Portuguese Connection
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Lisboa / Portela (30 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Portuguese Connection varies from 9 students (Intensive Group Course) to 9 students (Intensive Group Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Portuguese Connection hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Portuguese Connection comes from USA with a 21% representation, followed by students from Germany (20%) and England (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Portuguese Connection 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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