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Rating: 4.8

4.833 reviews

Rating: 4.7

4.7
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Rating: 3.8

3.8
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The school is located in the centre of Porto and is about 50 meters from the town hall. More

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Mini-Group Intensive - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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625€ 596€
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Rating: 4.5

4.5104 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
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Rating: 4.3

4.3
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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... More

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Group Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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610€ 582€
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Oficina de Portugues

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Portugal in the last 12 months
City Centre

Rating: 4.5

4.512 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
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Rating: 3.3

3.3
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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... More

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Standard Portuguese Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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560€ 534€
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What our students said about Porto

Rating: 4/5

4.0

You have to "conquer" Porto. It is not as nice and warm as Lisbon right from the beginning. But the more you know the place the more interesting and gratifying it becomes.

Katharina
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Again, I was unable to experience nightlife due to the Coronavirus...

Darren
England UK

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Great safe, clean, interesting and beautiful city.

Gordana
Croatia

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The city should do an extensive graffiti clean-up

Maurice
England UK

Rating: 4/5

4.0

A very nice city. I didn't go out at night.

Christoph
Switzerland

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Porto

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 12 reviews

The central location and affordable price.

7 April 2020
Course: Extensive Portuguese Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 46 years

Darren
England UK

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 12 reviews

In general all good (facilities, location, cleanliness, etc.), highlighted by the staff that runs it.
Highly recommended!

24 March 2020
Course: Extensive Portuguese Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 43 years

Rebeca
Spain

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 12 reviews

Teachers
Nice location and good faciities. Everyone was so kind, too.

25 December 2019
Course: Extensive Portuguese Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 43 years

Ana
Croatia

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 33 reviews

The professionalism and friendliness of everybody

5 November 2019
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 74 years

Paul
England UK

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 12 reviews

Professionalism and close relationship.
Great location

23 August 2019
Course: Standard Portuguese Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 54 years

Ana Isabel
Spain

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 33 reviews

The people, the rooms, the geographical location - only 10 minutes from my Airbnb.

9 August 2019
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 53 years

Dr Christina
Austria

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

I would be happy to book the same school again if only I could be provided with a homestay closer to school or if I had to use only one metro line.
great friendly school

8 July 2019
Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Gordana
Croatia

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

The environment and the fact that it is also a place to meet students from other countries
The school should have more proper equipment for audio sessions (headsets or speakers) instead of a simple "computer on the table".

16 February 2019
Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 44 years

João
Angola

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 33 reviews

The atmosphere is small and friendly.
The teachers made you feel good.

2 November 2018
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Masaru
Japan

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

The teachers and their dedication, the feeling of belonging to a family of students and teachers, the location, the dedication and the overall positive and optimistic spirit of the school.
JUST WHAT A SMALL SCHOOL SHOULD BE

30 October 2018
Course: Group Super Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Gordana
Croatia

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

The Fast Forward school is really fantastic! It is located in a very central position of the city, near the metro station. The course was really well organized and my teacher was exceptional, both in explanations and in accompanying us in the afternoon activities.
Everything at school was beautiful from the beginning: welcome on the first day, possibility to have hot and cold drinks in the student lounge, afternoon activities and finally a farewell party on the last day, with refreshments, attendance certificates and a little gift: exceptional!

15 August 2018
Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 43 years

Cecilia
Italy

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

I liked how the teachers were open and friendly with us, how they spent time with us after classes. The location was super.

15 August 2018
Course: Group Super Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Kristina
Norway

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

The teaching is very professional and encouraging. All teachers and office staff are very helpful and friendly. I was there at a quiet time of year but it still seemed like real efforts were made to group students together with similar levels and also with the visits and social programme was great.
A really positive experience. I hope to go back soon.

27 February 2018
Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Sally
England UK

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

Friendly teachers and social events including the farewell parties.
I wish to come back again!

16 October 2017
Course: Group Intensive - 3 weeks
Student age: 0 years

Akari
Japan

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 33 reviews

Good teachers, systematic lessons.
At the beginning training for the online learning system

14 June 2017
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 64 years

Gisela
Germany

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

It was super organized. Very very nice teachers. Everything was perfect, I can only recommend it!!!

30 May 2017
Course: Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Gertrud
Germany

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews

The location, the staff, the cleanliness, the order and the reception. There was also the coffee machine and the water dispenser!
I's a pity going out to see the Church of San Francesco with someone who knew anything about that!

6 September 2016
Course: Group Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 50 years

Paola
Italy

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 33 reviews

the quality of teaching , the kindness of the staff and the social activities
I will suggest it to other people

26 July 2016
Course: Mini-Group Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Paolo
Italy

Key Facts about Porto

Porto: Facing the big lodges of port wine to which it gave its name across the river Douro, Porto is Portugal's second largest city and there is a certain feeling of rivalry towards Lisbon. But although its ancient roots have been preserved with pride, a modern and lively commerce makes it a thriving city and its traditional importance as an industrial centre does not diminish the charm and character of its old quarters or even of the newer and busy avenues, shopping centres and quiet residential blocks. Porto affords many other attractions, monuments and museums, as well as a cultural agenda which has been steadily improving. With a well-known gastronomy and hospitable population, it is also the starting point to explore the river Douro in an unforgettable journey upstream.

Population: 250,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: Porto, Porto

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1755 USD)

Porto quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (150 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.

universities: 9 (rankings of universities in Porto)

High season: August

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 345 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:56* (44% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:39* (61% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:45* (55% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Portugal average):3.89 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

Francisco de Sá Carneiro (OPO) - 12 km. from Porto city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 5 minutes, 2,00 €, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Aeroporto Porto, Trindade

Taxi: 15 €, 12 minutes drive to city center of Porto

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Bristol, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • USA: New York Newark
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

Weather in Porto

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Midday Temperature
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JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40 °F45 °F50 °F55 °F60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °F80 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
44.66.27.28.39.19.99.57.55.94.64
Water Temperature
57.2 °F55.4 °F55.4 °F57.2 °F59 °F60.8 °F62.6 °F64.4 °F64.4 °F62.6 °F59 °F57.2 °F
Rainfall
158mm140mm90mm116mm98mm46mm18mm27mm71mm138mm158mm195mm

What to do in Porto

Soares dos Reis National Museum
Soares dos Reis National Museum
Sao Bento Train Station
Sao Bento Train Station
Stock Exchange Palace
Stock Exchange Palace
Crystal Palace Gardens
Crystal Palace Gardens
Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Nova de Gaia
Santa Catarina Street
Santa Catarina Street
Ribeira
Ribeira
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    FAQ about schools in Porto

  • inlingua Porto was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Standard homestay' at inlingua Porto is the best rated accommodation in Porto.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Porto is 56.06. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Porto with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In Porto electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Porto is Francisco de Sá Carneiro (12.4 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Porto.
  • In Porto 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 Porto. The average cost of a language course in Porto is 304€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Fast Forward Institute as the best.
  • inlingua Porto has received the best overall rating in Porto.

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