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

Find the best Portuguese school in Portugal at the lowest price. Compare quality, reviews and special offers for adult courses. Learn Portuguese in Portugal.

  • Portugal has maintained flight connections with the U.K., the U.S., the Lusophone Community (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), Canada, Venezuela and South Africa. It will follow the EU’s lead on reopening to the rest of the world.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation, strict cleaning protocols and in a reduced percentage of their capacity.
  • In public people must stay 2 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. It’s also recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 2 metres in the class and school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and constantly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
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#1 Lisbon
reviews: 353|
schools: 5
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#2 Porto
reviews: 146|
schools: 3
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#3 Faro
reviews: 81|
schools: 1
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Portuguese Connection, Lisbon

Portuguese Connection

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Portugal
Príncipe Real
Intensive Group Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 9
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
556€ 529€
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inlingua Porto, Porto

inlingua Porto

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Mini-Group Intensive - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
625€ 596€
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Fast Forward Institute, Porto
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Group Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
610€ 582€
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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Faro
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Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
570€ 542€
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Oficina de Portugues, Porto

Oficina de Portugues

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Porto in the last 12 months
City Centre
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Standard Portuguese Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
560€ 534€
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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon

CIAL Centro de Linguas

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Portugal in the last 12 months
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
570€ 542€
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Worldpuzzle Portuguese School, Lisbon
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
590€ 561€
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Lisbon
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
2420€ 2299€
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Lusa Language School

Cais do Sodré
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School currently open
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
541€ 514€
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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 = 1.1296 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: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 (580 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: 97 (rankings of universities in Portugal)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Portugal average):4.05 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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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.
  • In Portugal electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • In Portugal there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Portuguese & Surf, Portuguese & Oenology.
  • 529€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Portuguese course in Portugal. The average cost of a language course in Portugal is 357€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Portuguese Connection as the best.

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