11 Best language schools in Portugal (ranked based on student reviews)


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Rating: 4.7

363 reviews
Top Destinations: Lisbon (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.7

156 reviews
Top Destinations: Porto (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.2

87 reviews
Top Destinations: Faro (city thumbnail)
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Key Facts about Portugal

Located in the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal offers sun-kissed beaches and amazing cliffs, a surfer´s paradise. The capital, Lisbon, with its medieval atmosphere and its narrow lanes, inspired artists such as Fernando Pessoa. Lisbon was also the place where Vasco de Gama's journeys began. In the northern part of the country there is Porto, the second largest city, famous for the its wine, called Vinho do Porto in the local language.

Population: 10,676,000

Capital: Lisbon

Time zone: GMT +1

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1336 USD)

Telephone country code: +351


  • Catholicism  81%
  • Protestantism  3%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  15%
  • Other religions: Islam, Judaism  1%

Portugal quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (606 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

Largest cities in Portugal:

  • 1. Lisbon: 520,000
  • 2. Porto: 250,000
  • 3. Amadora: 180,000
  • 4. Braga: 120,000
  • 5. Setubal: 115,000

Largest international airport in Portugal:

Lisboa / Portela (LIS): 22.449.289 Passengers/Year; 2 Terminals; 7 km. from Lisbon city center

universities: 101 (rankings of universities in Portugal)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Portugal average):4.03 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Most popular regions in Portugal for language travel

Map with location of Portuguese schools in Portugal

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FAQ about schools in Portugal

  • Portuguese Connection has received the best overall rating in Lisbon.
  • Lusa Language School, located in Rua Nova do Carvalho, 66, 2º esquerdo, Cais do Sodré, Lisbon has been voted as the school with the best location in Portugal.
  • Portuguese Connection was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Standard homestay' at inlingua Porto is the best rated accommodation in Portugal.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • Yes, for the most part the courses and accommodations offered will be the same. What is good to know is that at the end of the year we (Languagecourse.net) always update all of the school profiles for the next year. During that period we will publish the new course starting dates, prices & accommodation/course options, if there are any. If you see a course you'd like to book for next year, we recommend that you send us an email so we can check with the school if they can honour this years prices for your course starting next year. Additionally, most schools tend to offer their best accommodations to those who book early.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma from Languagecourse.net
  • Not at all, free cancellation means free cancellation, so you do not have to give us any reason should you choose to cancel. Just remember to check when the last day of the free cancellation is, so that you do not inform us too late and risk cancellation fees from the school. If you book accommodation via the school, make sure to check the cancellation policy for the accommodation as well as for the course.
    Louise Granath, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net
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