Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city is one of Europe’s finest jewels and a great location for a language school in Portugal. While embracing the rapid transformation brought about by membership of the EU and the monetary union, the city, reclining over her seven hills, still retains an elegance and charm reminiscent of her proud past. We should like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors and invite them to share in the delights that Lisbon has to offer.
The Portuguese language school is perfectly situated on the fringes of the Bairro Alto, one of Lisbon’s oldest and best-known neighbourhoods. By day, you will find a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of the city, as the elderly residents call across the narrow streets to exchange gossip. Perched on a hill, the area offers expansive views of the rest of the city, the river Tejo idling by, and the hills of Arrabida beyond. As night falls, however, the Bairro Alto reveals another face when the scores of convivial bars and excellent restaurants open their doors, and strangers and locals alike throng to the labyrinth of streets to enjoy the unique and vibrant blend of nightlife.
A mere 2 minutes walk form the nearest Metro station, and amply provided with buses (not to mention the funicular trains creeping up the dizzying inclines), the school’s central location makes it easy to take in the sights and sounds of the heart of Lisbon. We offer students the chance to take tours of the city, and can arrange accommodation, from 5-star hotels to family homes. The language school in Portugal specialise in Portuguese for foreigners.
Our teachers provide first-rate, professional Portuguese tuition in an informal and friendly environment, and take pleasure in guiding students around town, helping them to discover those special corners which the tourist buses pass by, and to find out what it is that makes visitors want to return here, again and again.
The prime aim of the Portuguese language programme is to improve the student’s communicative skills – speaking and comprehension. For this reason, classes are conducted entirely in Portuguese to help you learn to speak fluent Portuguese.
Individual or small group classes, aiming at an intuitive approach to the language, through an informal but professional method, based on active communication. Our "Direct Method" is based on the direct and constant communication between teacher and student without taking recourse to using the student’s native language. In this way, the student enjoys maximum exposure to the Portuguese language.
We not only concentrates on one-to-one Portuguese teaching but also in small groups of up to five students in which students are given ample time to speak and interact with each other while the teacher is able to devote the maximum time possible to the students’ needs.
In order to maintain linguistic and cultural continuity, accommodation is recommended with one of our local, selected host families within about 15 minutes of the school.
Airport: Lisbon International Airport. Students should transfer by taxi to their accommodation.
See also One-to-One Portuguese Homestays