Learn Portuguese in Porto

Learn Portuguese in Porto


Portuguese school in Porto

The Portuguese school in Porto is located in the historic city centre of downtown Porto ("Baixa"). It is the ideal location for students to explore the beautiful city.

Situated just 50 metres from the Town Hall, and in a beautiful art deco 1940's building, it is very near Rua Santa Catarina, the principal shopping high street of Porto. The school occupies the first floor of the building. On the ground floor is the café Déu la Déu with some of the best coffee and cakes in town: be warned! There are several of cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets nearby.

Facilities include:

  • 7 comfortable, air-conditioned classrooms- each with natural light and double glazing
  • computer room with computers for student access
  • small library for student use (books, DVDs)
  • café/bar area for students to socialise and take a break between lessons

100_0760coffeebreakatschool 100_0343-school-class Multi-colored old houses around Ribeyr, Porto, Portugal


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 term course in order to learn Portuguese in Porto.

Lessons per week 15 Duration 1-10 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 6
Minutes per lesson 60 Minimum age 17

Portuguese for Life course

This course is as the standard Portuguese course but for longer durations. Popular with gap year students, career breakers or students that have several months to spare in order to learn Portuguese.

Lessons per week 15 Duration 10-52 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 6
Minutes per lesson 60 Minimum age 17


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 1-8 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 6
Minutes per lesson 60 Minimum age 17

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 Porto 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 60 Minimum age 17

Portuguese & surf course

During the months of July to October the Portuguese language school collaborates with the Porto surf school to allow students to learn to surf as well as learn Portuguese. Students follow the Standard Portuguese course in the mornings. In the afternoons students take a tram to Matosinhos and enjoy a 90 minute lesson each day learning how to surf. Wetsuit and board included.

Lessons per week 15 + 5 PM's surfing Duration 1+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 6
Minutes per lesson 60 Minimum age 17

Portuguese & activities course

This course is for students who wish to learn Portuguese, get to know Porto, and take part in an active social life.

Available in the Summer months (July and August) it is a great way to spend a holiday. Students follow the standard course in the mornings and each week we organise three afternoon or evening activities - and of course one of your teachers will be there to make sure it is all in Portuguese!

Lessons per week 15 + 3 activities per week Duration 1+ weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 6
Minutes per lesson 60 Minimum age 17


Host Family

The school carefully selects host families that will provide you with the warmest of welcomes and the opportunity to experience everyday life in Portugal.

There are two types of host family: Standard and Executive.

Standard host families are suitable for everyone. Executive families offer a greater level of comfort and include private bathroom.

Students have half board(breakfast & dinner) whilst staying with the family.


A transfer service is available at an extra cost for students learning Portuguese who wish to be met at Porto Airport and taken to their accommodation.


The school in Porto organises weekly activities, either in the afternoon or evenings or at weekends. All students are welcome to participate and many of the activities are included in the cost of your language programme.


Examples of activities:

  • A trip to the Porto wine cellars
  • A visit to the Palácio Cristal
  • A tour of the "Dragão" football stadium
  • A swim at the pool
  • A visit to the City park
  • A visit to the Serralves Museum and Garden
  • A trip to the beach
  • A river cruise on the Douro
  • A tour of the Casa da Música
  • Dinner in a typical restaurant
  • A trip to the cinema
  • A tram-ride through the centre of town

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices: Porto

Dates & Prices


School size Medium
Minimum age 17
Levels Beginner to Advanced
  • Host family
download Free WiFi