Learn Portuguese in Lisbon


Learn Portuguese in Lisbon

Portuguese School

Portuguese school in Lisbon

The Portuguese school in Lisbon is located in two premises, both located in the Saldnha Square area with easy access to public transport. The school is located near the beautiful Eduard VII Park, with its cold and hot greenhouses, while the city is scattered with many pleasant parks and gardens, some overlooking the River Tagus. The area is both a residential and business area. Lisbon airport, the main railway station and the central bus station are only 15-20 minutes away by taxi.

Learn Portuguese in Lisbon, Portugal The Portuguese school has 20 classrooms and is equipped with TV’s, videos, audio facilities and computers. Students have free access to the Internet and WiFi at the school in Lisbon, Portugal.

Accreditations

Founding member of the association in 1983.
Association of private, independent schools that teach the language(s) of the country. All schools are committed to the highest quality standards, must follow the IALC Code of Ethics (link) and go through a full audit every 4 years.

Accredited Member since 2016.
Accredited Members have achieved high international standards and are committed to continuous improvement. All members must pass a comprehensive and rigorous quality assurance process, repeated every 4 years.

Portuguese Courses

Minimum age: 18

Standard course

General Portuguese language lessons focusing on the 4 core language areas: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Ideal for students that want either a short or long term course in order to learn Portuguese in Lisbon. Courses are organised in modules of 4 weeks at all levels from beginner to advanced. Monitoring and assessment is ongoing so that students can progress through the levels according to their ability.

Lessons per week 15 Duration 1-36 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 8
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Intensive course

Students will follow the Standard Portuguese course in the mornings with 2 additional Portuguese workshops each afternoon covering different topics. Topics will range from conversation, vocabulary, grammar practice, presentations and role plays. This course is ideal for students that want to learn Portuguese in Lisbon on a more intensive course.

Lessons per week 25 Duration 1-36 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 8
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Easter & Christmas course

As the Standard course but only held on specific dates at Easter and Christmas.

Lessons per week 15 Duration 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Combined course

Students follow the Standard course in the mornings with 5, 10 or 15 private lessons per week in the afternoons. Ideal for students that want the diversity of a group course but want the focus and personal attention of private lessons to further improve their language skills.

Lessons per week 15 + 5, 10 or 15 Duration 1-36 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 8
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Private tuition

Lessons are tailored to the students individual needs and requests, including different cultural and professional themes if requested. Students are welcome to bring any kind of documentation they may need to work on. Perfect for students that want to learn Portuguese in Lisbon and have specific areas of the Portuguese language to focus on, need to brush up on certain areas prior to exams or need to tailor the language towards their career.

Lessons per week 15, 20, 25 or 30 Duration 1+weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Portuguese & surf course

Students follow the Standard Portuguese course in the mornings in order to learn Portuguese in Lisbon and then can choose to add additional surf lessons to their programme in the afternoons or at weekends. There are two options for surf lessons, the first option is a 2 week course with 15 Portuguese lessons each week (30 in total) and 2 or 3 afternoons a week surfing (5 surf lessons in total over 2 weeks or 10 surf lessons in total over the 4 weeks). The second option is a 4 week course with 15 Portuguese lessons each week and 3 or 4 afternoons a week surfing (15 surf lessons in total over the 4 weeks).

The school works with BENEFICA SURF to provide students with surf lessons. Surf instructors are experienced professionals accredited by the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Students will be met early in the afternoons or at weekends and taken to the beaches around Lisbon for their lessons. Transportation, equipment (wet suit and surf board) and insurance are included. Each surf lesson will take a whole afternoon and are totally dependent on weather and sea conditions. Lessons can also be scheduled on weekends.

Option 1 - (15 +10 or 5)

Lessons per week 15 + 2 or 3 PM's surfing Duration 2 or 4 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 8
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Option 2 - (15 + 15)

Lessons per week 15 + 3 or 4 PM's surfing Duration 4 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 8
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Accommodation

Host Family

Host family accommodation is an important part of most students’ stay in Lisbon. Living in a Portuguese household will enable students to learn Portuguese in Lisbon and also help them experience the culture and way of life in Portugal. Students will be placed in single rooms on a breakfast only basis. Host families can be a family, couple or an individual host and some families host more than one student at a time, but will host students of different nationalities.

Host families are usually located within walking distance of the Portuguese school in Lisbon but if public transport is required it is never more than a 20 minute commute to school.

Students arrive on the Sunday prior to the start of their Portuguese course in Lisbon and depart on the Saturday after their Portuguese course. Extra nights are available on request.

Student House

Students wanting to learn Portuguese in Lisbon can stay in the ‘Student House’ accommodation. The ‘Student House’ is a 7 bedroom apartment (5 single rooms & 2 shared rooms) located just a 10 minute walk from the Portuguese language school. Students cater for themselves so this is perfect for students that want the independence of a self-catering option. The apartment has been newly renovated and is fully equipped.

Facilities include:

- 3 WC, kitchen

- living/dining room

- 7 bedrooms

- balcony

- TV and Wi-Fi.

There is a weekly cleaning and changing of linen service.

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Residence

The residence in Lisbon is set in an excellent location, in one of Lisbon's most prestigious areas, with excellent shops, restaurants and bars close by. There is a bus stop and underground station nearby.

The residence is a modern, self-catering residence  offering high quality single rooms. It is located on Avenida Joao Crisotmo and only a short 10 minute walk to the Portuguese school in Lisbon.

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Available: 1st March to 31st August Minimum age: 18 years old
Minimum stay: 2 weeks Rooms: Single rooms with balcony

Facilities include:

  • Each room has data points with internet access. All rooms and communal areas have Wi-Fi.
  • Bathroom facilities are shared (2 WC's for ever 3 pax).
  • Lounge with Cable TV & snooker
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchen area with four-ring electric hobs, microwaves, sinks and 6 fridges
  • Terrace with barbecue
  • Weekly cleaning and change of linens (bed and towels).

 

Transfer

A transfer service is available at an extra cost for students learning Portuguese who wish to be met at Lisbon International Airport or the bus/train station and taken to their accommodation.

Activities

The school organises a monthly calendar of extracurricular activities every 4 weeks, which are included in the price of your Portuguese course. These activities can include visits to museums, monuments and other places of interest. Sports or evenings out to live music concerts, bars or Saturday half-day visits. These activities are subject to a minimum number of participants and run in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Also available are full-day Sunday excursions and typical dinners on Fridays at an extra cost, to be paid locally. Excursions are also subject to a minimum number of participants.

Course Prices

PORTUGUESE COURSES

1 lesson = 50 minutes  /  Minimum age = 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

ADMINISTRATION FEE: € 60.00

Week(s) STANDARD COURSE

15 lessons per week / Max. 8 per class

INTENSIVE COURSE

25 lessons per week/ Max. 8 per class

1 € 285.00 € 475.00
2 € 570.00 € 950.00
3 € 855.00 € 1425.00
4 € 992.00 € 1652.00
6 € 1488.00 € 2478.00
8  € 1984.00  € 3304.00
12  € 2520.00 € 4200.00
16 € 3360.00 € 5600.00
24 € 4560.00 € 7680.00
EASTER & CHRISTMAS COURSE

15 lessons per week/ Max. 8 per class

€ 470.00
COMBINED COURSE
15 group + 5 private  15 group + 10 private  15 group + 15 private
 € 450.00 per week € 650.00 per week € 850.00 per week
PRIVATE TUITION
15 lessons 20 lessons per lesson
 € 585.00 per week € 780.00 per week € 39.00
PORTUGUESE & SURF COURSE 

15 Portuguese lessons per week

2 week programme  4 week programme
 5 surf lessons 10 surf lessons
€ 738.00 € 1270.00
Additional surf lessons: € 35.00

Accommodation Prices

ACCOMMODATION

Sunday to Saturday

Week (s) HOST FAMILY

Single room / B&B

STUDENT HOUSE

Single room / Self catering

1 € 150.00 € 155.00
2 € 300.00 € 310.00
3 € 450.00 € 465.00
4 € 600.00 € 620.00
6  € 900.00  € 930.00
8  € 1200.00 € 1240.00
12 € 1800.00 € 1860.00
16 € 2400.00 € 2480.00
24  € 3600.00 € 3720.00
Extra week € 150.00 € 155.00
Extra night € 25.00 -
Student House placement fee: € 40.00
Week (s) STUDENT RESIDENCE

Single room / Self catering

2 € 280.00
3 € 420.00
4 € 560.00
6  € 840.00
8 € 1120.00
12 € 1680.00
16 € 2240.00
22 € 3080.00
Extra week € 140.00
Only available from 1st March to 31st August.

Student Residence placement fee: € 40.00

TRANSFER SERVICE     ARRIVAL AND/OR DEPARTURE
 LISBON AIRPORT / ONE WAY  € 50.00

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS April 14 & 25*, May 1, June 13 & 15, August 15, October 5, November 1 & December 1, 8 & 25.

Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up or refunded. * Lessons will be held on April 25.

2018 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE & COMBINED COURSES: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
 JANUARY 2 8 15 22 29
FEBRUARY 5 12 19 26
 MARCH 5 12 19 26  
APRIL 2 9 16 23 30
MAY 7 14 21 28
JUNE 4 11 18 25  
JULY 2 9 16 23 30
AUGUST 6 13 20 27
SEPTEMBER 3 10 17 24  
OCTOBER 1 8 15 22 29
NOVEMBER 5 12 19 26  
DECEMBER 3 10 17 24  
EASTER COURSE 26 MARCH
CHRISTMAS COURSE 17 DECEMBER
PRIVATE TUITION ANY MONDAY
PORTUGUESE & SURF Any Monday from April to September if not a beginner.

Beginners dates: April 2, 16,30 / May 14 / June 4, 18/ July 2, 16 / August 6, 20, / September 3 & 17

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 1st January, 30th March, 25th April, 1st & 31st May, 13th June, 15th August, 5th October, 1st November and 25th December in 2018. Lessons lost due to public holidays will not be made or refunded.

2019 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE & COMBINED COURSES: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
 JANUARY 7 14 21 28
FEBRUARY 4 11 18 25
 MARCH 4 11 18 25  
APRIL 1 8 15 22 29
MAY 6 13 20 27
JUNE 3 11 17 24  
JULY 1 8 15 22 29
AUGUST 5 12 19 26
SEPTEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
OCTOBER 7 14 21 28
NOVEMBER 4 11 18 25  
DECEMBER 2 9 16  
EASTER COURSE 15th April
CHRISTMAS COURSE 16th December
PRIVATE TUITION ANY MONDAY
PORTUGUESE & SURF Any Monday from April to September if not a beginner.

Beginners dates: 1st, 15th & 29th April, 13th & 27th May, 11th & 24th June, 8th & 22nd July, 5th & 19th August and 2nd & 16th September.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 1st January, 19th April, 1st & 31st May, 13th June, 15th August, 1st November and 25th December in 2019. Lessons lost due to public holidays will not be made or refunded.

2020 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE & COMBINED COURSES: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
JANUARY 6 13 20 27
FEBRUARY 3 10 17 24
MARCH 2 9 16 23 30
APRIL 6 13 20 27
MAY 4 11 18 25
JUNE 1 8 15 22 29
JULY 6 13 20 27
AUGUST 3 10 17 24 31
SEPTEMBER 7 14 21 28
OCTOBER 5 12 19 26
NOVEMBER 2 9 26 23 30
DECEMBER 7 14  
EASTER COURSE To be confirmed for 2020.
CHRISTMAS COURSE 14th December
PRIVATE TUITION ANY MONDAY
PORTUGUESE & SURF Any Monday from April to September if not a beginner.

Beginners dates: 13th & 27th April, 11th & 25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July, 3rd, 17th & 31st August and 14th & 28th September.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS To be confirmed for 2020. Lessons lost due to public holidays will not be made or refunded.

 

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