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Rating: 4.7

4.7
355 reviews|
5 schools
 
Top Destinations: Lisbon (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.7

4.7
150 reviews|
3 schools
 
Top Destinations: Porto (city thumbnail)
#3 Faro

Rating: 4.2

4.2
82 reviews|
1 school
 
Top Destinations: Faro (city thumbnail)

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Portugal in the last 12 months
Lisbon
Saldanha

Rating: 4.2

4.2300 reviews
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Accreditations:
CIAL Centro de Linguas accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services) CIAL Centro de Linguas accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The school has 18 classrooms spread out over two different buildings in the central neighbourhood of Saldanha/Picoas. Buildings are less than five minutes walking distance of each other.

Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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570€ 542€
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Rating: 4.3

4.382 reviews
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CIAL Centro de Linguas accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The school is located in the heart of Faro, close to the waterfront and shopping district, near the town market. There is a garden and terrace where students can relax during breaks or...

Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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570€ 542€
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Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Porto in the last 12 months
Porto
City Centre

Rating: 4.5

4.512 reviews
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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...

Standard Portuguese Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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560€ 534€
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Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Portugal
Lisbon
Príncipe Real

Rating: 5.0

5.012 reviews
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Located in the heart of Lisbon.

Intensive Group Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 9
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556€ 529€
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Rating: 4.8

4.833 reviews
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The school is located in the centre of Porto and is about 50 meters from the town hall.

Mini-Group Intensive - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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625€ 596€
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The Worldpuzzle School is located in the centre of old town. Cais de Sodre and Chiado are directly in front of the door. From there you have all possible transport to all directions...

Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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590€ 561€
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Rating: 4.5

4.5104 reviews
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Fast Forward Institute is located in the extraordinary city of Porto. The school is housed in the city centre, in the heart of the city, with shops, restaurants and much of the cities...

Group Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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610€ 582€
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School currently open
Accreditations:
Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a...

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2420€ 2299€
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Lisbon
Cais do Sodré
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Lusa Language School is located in the colourful and friendly Portuguese capital city of Lisbon. Housed in the Cais do Sodré district, the school has excellent transportation via bus,...

Intensive Course - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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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 = 1.2169 USD)

Telephone country code: +351

Religion:

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

Portugal quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (587 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):3.76 € (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

#1 Porto: 3 schools
#2 Lisbon: 4 schools
#3 Faro: 1 school

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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 the following courses are offered specifically for business Portuguese: Business One-to-One.
  • Schools in Portugal offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First.
  • In Portugal there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Portuguese & Surf, Portuguese & Oenology.
  • 534€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Portuguese course in Portugal. The average cost of a language course in Portugal is 305€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Worldpuzzle Portuguese School as the best.
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