Portuguese Language Schools In Faro

The Portuguese language school in Faro is within close proximity to the popular old town area  putting it within close walking distance to many of the popular sites in the city. The school consists of a modern building. The school has been offering Portuguese language programs for over 50 years in Portugal.

You will have the opportunity to study in a group or you can choose private instruction on its own or in combination with the group program. Workshops are arranged for more intensive programs allowing additional time to focus in on key aspects of the Portuguese language. The Portuguese school will provide you with all materials and offers free WIFI service onsite.  With the schools wide range of experience and high quality facilities and curriculum, we do not hesitate to recommend Faro for those students looking for a small city experience while studying Portuguese in Portugal.

A full social program is offered for those students that want to meet up with others from the school to explore the city and learn more about Portuguese culture while practicing their language skills. These activities take place in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends are reserved for organized excursions within the region.  There are also a number of sports you can join in on in your free time. The Portuguese School also offers great housing options including the popular Host family experience for the best possible immersion program.

Portuguese Course Options

Group Portuguese Course 3 Lessons per day

This is the standard Portuguese course  with less than 8 students in each class. You will be tested on your first day of classes for proper placement. You will have 3 lessons that are each 50 minutes long. The Course will mainly focus on Conversational Portuguese taught in a fully immersed environment. Key aspects including grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, pronunciation, and other elements of the spoken language will be developed and integrated into practical exercises allowing you to utilize your language skills in real world scenarios.

Group Plus Portuguese Course 5 Lessons per day

This course elaborates on the standard Portuguese course above by adding 2 additional hours of instruction through topic based workshops that can include grammar, presentations, vocabulary, real world simulations, and

Combined Portuguese Course

Building on the standard course, you can add 1-3 private lessons of Portuguese instruction to the 3 lessons taken in the group setting. This will allow you to experience the more affordable and interactive group program for 3 hours followed by a number of private hours where the focus will be on your individual needs. This is a great opportunity to integrate vocabulary or other subjects that are focused on individual fields.

Private Portuguese Instruction:

This program will be completely private instruction where you can develop your general Portuguese language proficiency at a fast pace given the individual focus on your needs. You may also customize the course to focus on terminology related to specific fields or subjects such as business, law, medicine, teacher training, etc.

Brazilian and African Dialect Portuguese

This course can be arranged through private instruction with a focus on Portuguese spoken in specific African countries and/or Brazil, so that you may focus on the unique Portuguese Dialect of these locations.

Portuguese and Surfing

This very unique course offering provides 2.5 hours of surf instruction per week at a local beach with transportation and equipment provided. Students can choose between 2 or 4 outings over the course of a 2 week period. Different beaches will be utilizes, so that you can experience a variety of surf. Scheduling is arranged around the standard group course based on weather conditions.

Portuguese Course Start Dates

Start Dates:

Portuguese Language Classes start on any Monday for all levels except Beginners. Housing arrangements will start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday, with Friday night includes at the end of your program.

Beginners: January 6, January 20, February 3,  February 17, March 3, March 17, May 5, May 19 June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, August 4, September 1, October 6, October 27, November 10, November 24, December 9

The school will be closed for any public holidays with no Portuguese courses offered on these select dates.

Portuguese Program Accommodation Options

Host Family:

Portuguese families in Faro are very inviting to students looking to live with locals while studying at our Portuguese school. They are generally within 20 minutes walking distance from the school with a few exceptions where you will need to take public transportation, which will not take more than 20 minutes. This is our preferred option for students, especially in a small city where a built in support system offers a great means for practice. You will also have the opportunity to each breakfast with your family every day.

Shared Apartment:

The alternative to host family is living with other students in a shared apartment, where you will have your own private room, but share the rest of the facilities.

Complete Portuguese Immersion Program Includes

  • Accommodation Booking Service
  • Host family Meal Options (Breakfast)
  • Group and/or Private Portuguese Instruction
  • Access to Computer Lab
  • Free WIFI at School
  • Cultural Activity and Excursion Program (some activities have a small fee for entrance or participation)
  • Weekend Excursions (Optional – Added Cost)
  • Airport Pickup Service at an Added Cost Upon Request
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Portuguese Language Proficiency assessment
  • Surf Program Option
  • African and Brazilian Dialect instructors for specialized private instruction upon request.

Portuguese Program Prices

Options1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeksEach Extra Week
Group 3 classes with host family and 1 meal$475$955$1,435$1,735$435
Group 3 classes with shared apt and no meals$530$1,015$1,495$1,805$460
Group 5 classes with host family and 1 meal$695$1,390$2,085$2,495$620
Group 5 classes with shared apt and no meals$750$1,450$2,150$2,565$645
Combined 3 group + 1 private classes with host family and 1 meal$660$1,320$1,975$2,635$660
Combined 3 group + 1 private classes with shared apt and no meals$710$1,375$2,040$2,705$680
Portuguese and Surf clases
with host family and 1 meal
N/A$1,135N/A$2,040N/A
Portuguese and Surf classes with shared apt and no mealsN/A$1,190N/A$2,105N/A