Language Courses Abroad

Learn Portuguese in Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese is spoken by over 200 million people. The best way to learn Portuguese is to attend a Portuguese course in a country in which the language is spoken. Where better than Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

Our Portuguese courses in Portugal are held in Lisbon, and in Faro. Students are taught in small groups, with fully-qualified native Portuguese speaking tutors.

In Lisbon, the host families are all located in the city centre, and are often within walking distance of the school. Staying with a Portuguese host family will help you learn Portuguese more quickly, as well as help you to meet and make friends with Portuguese people more easily. Living with a Portuguese host family will also give you an insight in Portuguese culture and daily life in Portugal.

Our school in Lisbon

Our school in Lisbon is ideally located in the city centre near just minutes away from Saldanha Square. The school has 12 well-equipped classrooms, Internet cafe and student study room. Lessons are given by fully qualified native Portuguese teachers, in groups of a maximum of 8 students. As well as Portuguese language courses, our school in Lisbon offers ‘Portuguese Gastronomy and Portuguese for teachers’ classes.

Cultural Program

Our school in Lisbon not only offers high quality Portuguese courses, but also provides an optional cultural program, consisting of visits, activities and excursions. The activities include beach trips, river cruises, guided tours and excursions to nearby towns and cities. This cultural program helps students who are learning Portuguese in Lisbon to practise out of class the Portuguese language that they learn on their Portuguese course, so that they learn as much Portuguese as possible in the time available to them. The activities and excursions also ensure that students not only enjoy their time in Portugal and learn to speak the Portuguese language, but also come to a deeper understanding of the Portuguese people and of the way of life in Portugal.

Lying on the banks of the Tegus River, Lisbon has been well established as the capital city of Portugal for over 800 years. Lisbon offers a fascinating insight into the history and culture or Portugal, with impressive monuments and wonderful architecture, making Lisbon a wonderful locati on in which to study Portuguese. From shopping in the Baixa area, to walking along the River Tegus, taking a ride on a tram, or visiting the Bairro Alto, there is something for everyone to do in Lisbon. There are also numerous sandy beaches nearby.

Lessons are held in our centrally located school in ‘mini groups’ of a maximum of 8 students per class. Courses are always taught by a fully-qualified native Portuguese teacher. Students can stay with one of the school’s carefully selected Portuguese host families who all live centrally in Lisbon.

Portuguese Courses

  • Standard Portuguese Course (15 lessons/wk)
  • Intensive Portuguese Course (30 lessons/wk)
  • Combined Portuguese Course (15 lessons + 5/10 private lessons/wk)
  • Portuguese for Teachers (30 lessons/wk)


  • Portuguese host families

How to get there

Fly to Lisbon. Airport transfer available.

Star Points

  • high quality Portuguese courses in the heart of Lisbon
  • exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff at school
  • warm, sunny climate, close to beautiful sandy beaches
  • excellent programme of optional visits, excursions and activities
  • maximum 8 students/class (except Easter/August)

Location of our school

Language Courses Abroad

Unit 12
The Office Village
North Road
LE11 1QJ

T: 01509 221 199

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