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

You are interested in learning Portuguese in Portugal? We have researched all the details about the best Portuguese language schools in Portugal for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.


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Rating: 4.7

356 reviews
Top Destinations: Lisbon (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.7

150 reviews
Top Destinations: Porto (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.2

82 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

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 (588 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from Nigeria require a visa to enter and study in Portugal. 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):3.84 € (11% more expensive than in United Kingdom)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Most popular regions in Portugal for language travel

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    FAQ about schools in Portugal

  • Portuguese Connection has received the best overall rating in Lisbon.
  • inlingua Porto, located in R. Sá da Bandeira, 605 - 1º Esq., Porto has been voted as the school with the best location in Portugal.
  • Portuguese Connection was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Faro Student House' at CIAL Centro de Linguas is the best rated accommodation in Portugal.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
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