Portuguese Courses in Porto
LOCATIONPorto
MAX ATTENDEES1 to 2
DELIVERY1-to-1 and 2-to-1
LESSONS PER WEEK15 or 20
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES10
AGE16+
DURATION1 week minimum

Our Portuguese immersion programmes in Porto

Our Portuguese courses in Porto provide an extraordinary cultural and linguistic experience. Our programme includes tailor-made language lessons with a private tutor, homestay accommodation with a Portuguese family and a programme of activities that helps the participants to discover more in-depth the rich diversity of the Portuguese culture and lifestyle.

Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has been proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

It is the second largest city in Portugal with a large metropolitan area extending to the Atlantic Ocean coastline.

Porto is a marvellous city to explore with many historical monuments and places of interest such as the Museum of Contemporary Art. It is a rather hilly city and fairly small in size. So most of the main landmarks and sights are within walking distance. But the metro’s network is very good and it can take you to almost any major points of interest including the airport for a few euro.

Porto has charm, character and old traditions

You will enjoy its pretty old town, old fashioned street cafés, the markets, the restaurants, the beachside cafés, the Douro River riverside, parks and gardens. And if you’re a book lover, you will adore spending time at the famous Livraria Lello, which is one of the most visited bookshops in the world. This is a must see book store located in a beautiful building with mixed architectural styles including Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco elements.

Porto is also home to the legendary Port wine. The Douro wine region is one of the oldest in Europe and is most famous for the production of this unique sweet wine. Big names such as Sandeman, Calem, Delaforce, Taylor’s and many others offer fascinating visits and tours of their cellars. You’ll be shown how Port is made and given the opportunity to learn more about its history, making process, and trade.

If you feel like exploring other interesting areas outside Porto, we suggest a day trip to Foz, Braga, Guimarães, Douro Valley, and Aveiro (the Venice of Portugal).

You will love Porto for its authenticity, humbleness, and its “feel good” vibe.

Who is it for?

Our Portuguese immersion programmes in Porto cater for people with various language objectives, from Beginner to Advanced Levels, who feel a one-to-one tuition is the most suitable option to study Portuguese versus group courses.

We offer a wide range of courses for:

  • Adults
  • Professionals
  • Individuals with any specific objectives

One-to-One Portuguese courses in Porto

Our Portuguese courses in Porto are offered all year round with a minimum of 1 week stay and include the following options:

  • General Portuguese studies
  • Portuguese exam preparation courses
  • Portuguese for business (additional fees apply)
  • Portuguese and culture
  • Portuguese basic knowledge for every day situation

Total cultural immersion

Our full immersion programme in Porto guarantees that you will be using Portuguese during most of your day with your host family and private tutor. You will be a member of your host family and practice Portuguese almost all the time during meals, during your host family’s social life and the leisure activities included in the programme.

Our programme in Porto is designed in a way that will allow you to spend time and interact with local people, share their way of life and traditions, their food, their social activities, events and festivities.

Our programme includes private tuition at our partner’s school, half-board accommodation with a local Portuguese family, and 3 afternoons of cultural activities.

We guarantee:

  • A qualified and experienced teacher passionate about teaching Portuguese to foreign students
  • Stimulating practice sessions
  • Enriching cultural activities tailored to your language ability and personal interests
  • A comfortable accommodation with a warm-hearted and convivial host family

Socio-cultural activities

Included in your weekly programme are a series of cultural activities that will be organised specifically for you in the afternoon 3 times a week.

These activities are related to the Portuguese culture and cultural heritage. Examples of activities are:

  • A guided tour of Porto, the old town and monuments.
  • A cooking lesson, wine and food tasting, a visit to picturesque areas in and around the city.
  • A visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art, local cultural exhibitions and events.
  • Learn about how Port is made, its history, the trade and exports, etc.

Example of a typical week

DAYMORNINGAFTERNOONEVENING
SundayArrival at your host family’s house between 3pm and 9pmWelcome and settling in.Optional walk in the neighbourhood, dinner, conversation with your host family.
MondayBreakfast
Morning lessons at our school partner’s premises
Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or Cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family.
TuesdayBreakfast
Morning lessons at our school partner’s premises
Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or Cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family.
WednesdayBreakfast
Morning lessons at our school partner’s premises
Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or Cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family.
ThursdayBreakfast
Morning lessons at our school partner’s premises
Optional afternoon lessons.

Free time or Cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family.
FridayBreakfast
Morning lessons at our school partner’s premises
Optional afternoon lessons.

Remittance of the certificate of attendance & comment on your course achievement.

Advice on your future language studies – Free time or Cultural activities

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family.
SaturdayBreakfast – Departure
(in the case of 1 week course)
Free time or Cultural activitiesDinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your host family.
Say hello to our teachers

Our Teachers

Our Portuguese language courses in Porto are finely balanced between grammar and vocabulary with a strong focus on pronunciation, listening comprehension, oral skills development, conversations on various topics, and the development of a linguistic and socio-cultural knowledge about Portugal.

Our Portuguese teachers have taught Portuguese as a foreign language for many years and use teaching methods that are always fun, dynamic, practical and effective.

They have been carefully selected for their professionalism, didactic methods, and ability to deliver high quality Portuguese language courses. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the Portuguese culture and civilisation.

Their solid teaching experience combined with their good nature guarantee lively and effective lessons.

Our Packages

One-to-One

Portuguese courses in Porto
Duration: 6 days
Max attendees: 1
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 10 hours
Accommodation: Half-board family accommodation

Accompanying person sharing your room without taking lessons but participating to the cultural activities: 20% discount

€1.350

Extra 5 lessons: €200
Additional week: €1.075

Two-to-One

Portuguese courses in Porto
Duration: 6 days
Max attendees: 2
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 10 hours
Accommodation: Half-board family accommodation

Receive all of the benefits of a one-to-one course while sharing the costs with your partner, a friend or a family member.

€1.095/person

Extra 5 lessons: €140/person
Additional week: €875/person

What’s Included?

  • Individual tuition (number of hours as requested)
  • Your language competency assessment at the start of the course
  • The course materials
  • A progress report and recommendation for future study
  • A certificate of course completion
  • Host family accommodation with a single bedroom and half-board accommodation (breakfast + dinner)
  • A programme of socio-cultural activities
  • Free internet access

What’s Not Included?

  • Travel fare from and to your country of residence
  • Airport/train station/bus terminal transfers to & from the family/accommodation
  • Entrance fees (museums, local events, …)
  • Passport and visas
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (other than specified in the programme)