At Portuguese Connection we honestly believe that learning Portuguese is not all about grammar books and written exercises in a classroom. You must go outside and experience the language in a real context.
It is extremely important to understand how the Portuguese people speak in the streets, to know their traditions and life style, and, of course, their history. Lisbon, known as "the town of seven hills" offers you a wide range of interesting things to do. That’s why we frequently plan tours in the city. This is a really good opportunity for you to eat, drink, feel and speak like a Portuguese. As we say in Portuguese "Em Roma, sê Romano" ("When in Rome…!"). All the activities are conducted in Portuguese and in English, if necessary.
These free cultural activities are offered once a week and students may need to pay only for their transport and entries. We also organize all day long activities, for those who want to visit the magnificent Sintra, the splendid beaches, the extraordinary Alentejo rural fields, and many other things to do. These services are available with very accessible prices and discounts for our students!
High on a hill above Lisbon, São Jorge castle is the perfect place to admire Lisbon from the top and talk about this old city’s history. A walking tour from the school to the best viewpoint of Lisbon talking about ancient myths and legends with a member of our staff.
Decorative panels and individual tiles show the evolution of tile-making from its introduction by the Moors to the present day. Thanks to a member of our staff you’ll find out all the secrets about the Portuguese tiles and the beautiful Convento de Madre de Deus, founded in 1509.
The Marquês de Pombal created this entire new center from the ruins of Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755. We will visit Baixa’s center, Rossio, taste a typical sour cherry liqueur called Ginjinha and discover the amazing Casa do Alentejo.
Steep streets and steps: a walk around this fascinating neighborhood will allow you to find out more about Lisbon’s history, fado and the most picturesque corners of the city.
Portuguese movies and popcorns in our cozy living room. What else you need?
Since its beginnings, Portugal has always been a wine country. This sunny country has also the widest native grape varieties in the world. In this wine tasting you will find out about the different wines and regions of Portugal: a trip from the North to the South!
Back in time, Sintra was the favorite summer retreat for the kings of Portugal due to its stunning setting! Dotted with historic palaces and surrounded by wooded hills, this beautiful hill town has a lot to offer to its visitors!
The confection of these special custard tarts began in 1837 and the recipe remained exactly the same! We will spend the afternoon in the famous pastry shop getting to know all the secrets (…almost all) about the famous "Pastéis de Belém".
Coming to Portugal and not surfing a Portuguese wave makes no sense! Our partner school is located in Carcavelos and whether you are an absolute beginner or not, you will plunge into the ocean and have an unforgettable experience.