The Portuguese language is the sixth-most spoken language in the world, spoken widely and as an official language in countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Due to its being spoken in Brazil, the world’s 8th most populous country, and in oil-rich parts of Africa, among other reasons, Portuguese has been added to the State Department’s list of “Critical Languages”. From the Brazilian Amazon to oil-rich Angola, all the way to Macau in East Asia and back to stunning Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, the Portuguese language opens doors around the world.
Our Portuguese Language and Cultural Institute takes place right at the source in beautiful Porto, Portugal. With its mild climate, ideal location right where the Douro river meets the Atlantic, active university scene, medieval architecture, incredibly safe setting, tasty culinary offering, and diverse population (you’ll encounter people from Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, and all over Europe), Porto is hard to beat as a destination to learn Portuguese.
Our Institute takes place over 8 weeks, and composed of preparatory language courses, an intensive language program at the prestigious University of Porto, and a private refresher course at the end, as well as cultural contextualization seminars and excursions. The program is designed to fast-track Portuguese language acquisition, with ample opportunity to study and practice the language in both a formal and informal setting, in classes at one of Europe’s top universities as well as in a homestay setting. As always, the emphasis is on getting participants proficient in conversation as quickly as possible while building a solid foundation for future language learning.