Gabrielle Tanford, Oaxaca, México 2014-04-18 01:48:00
The best foreign language course in any language! I have taken several in many countries. Joana is concise, intelligent and thorough and her winning personality and consideration for her students makes the dynamic a bonding experience as in my experience the class becomes quite unified. It is a wonderful experience learning and getting to know people from different backgrounds at the same time as gaining knowledge for oneself. Some foreign language courses are cold and isolating experiences and not enjoyable. Joana´s courses are invigorating and life-giving and Portuguese is a beautiful language. In her hands it becomes a valuable life goal and she transmits the tools her students need to master it without suffering. I recommend Joana without hesitation as she is an outstanding person worth knowing socially and professionally.
Janeta, Bulgaria 2014-04-18 01:19:00
Joana is definitely the best language teacher I have ever had! Extremely knowledgeable and having that innate- natural talent for teaching with great approach towards the students. Her classes were always very well structured, and always ready to provide you with extra examples and situations in order to help you fully understand the material. And always fun! :) Beijinhos
Thomas, Holland 2014-04-17 19:24:00
I must say that learning portuguese with Joana is a true blessing. I really enjoyed every single minute of it. I went for four weeks in total and could confidentely speak, write and read portuguese when I left. All thanks to the proactive attitude of Joana, who is my favorite teacher of all time. She explained the difficult parts of the language paciently untill I understood it completely. It was a tailor made program, which I could really appreciate. Day by day I experienced that I was making lots of progress thanks to her. I really didn't feel insecure at all speaking a foreign language, because Joana made me confident whenever I was questioning my skills. Besides the fact that Joana is a very capable teacher, she has a very nice personality! She's friendly, funny and open minded. Her english is extremely good too! I can really recommend her as a portuguese teacher. I'm currently studying portuguese at my university in Holland. It turned out that the course in Lisbon really paid off, as my grades are very high. Even though I know a lot about the language now, I would still go to Joana, because she's always able to take it to a higher level. The school is located in the beautiful city of Lisbon. It's extremely amusing to learn portuguese in the capital city of Portugal and there are enough things to do. You've got nice restaurants, beaches and of course the historical city centre which is comparable with Rome and Barcelona. I have to say that is was an extremely useful and pleasant experience and I would love to go to this school again somewhere this summer! Adeus, Thomas
Michaela, Slovakia 2014-04-16 10:51:00
I have had an opportunity to work with Joana both in group and private classes. Joana is an excellent teacher. She is very engaging. She sees through that every student understands. She is methodical and thorough in her grammar explanations and goes an extra mile to make sure the students have understood the patterns. She always adds a bit more content, something that the students will learn at a higher level, in order for them to get the fuller picture. Her classes are fun, she struck me by always suggesting interesting topics and asking debate provoking questions. I wish I could have her here in Luxembourg where I live and work now! Michaela
expat_M, Serbia 2014-04-16 09:27:00
Био сам послом у Португалији и учио језик у овој школи преко годину дана. Професорка Жуана је уложила велики труд да ми приближи све језичке заврзламе, орасположи кад нисам могао да укапирам о чему се ради, да помогне кад запне и тако учинила да заволим одлазак на часове код ње (ја иначе нисам баш наклоњен учењу страних језика и немам пуно стпљења). Ако бих опет бирао школу - дефинитнвно Жуана! Свака част и само тако настави! Препорука!
Cristina, Spain 2014-04-15 18:44:00
Definitivamente si necesitas aprender portugués yo por mi experiencia quedé encantada con la profesora Joana, son clases muy dinámicas, divertidas y lo mejor de todo es que aprendes sin ningún tipo de dificultad ya que ella adapta las clases a tu nivel y a tus necesidades, dentro de toda la oferta que hay en Lisboa en cuanto a idiomas sin dudarlo por relación calidad-precio Joana es un valor seguro, mi experiencia fue muy positiva y os animo a todos este método de aprender idiomas de una forma única y diferente Un saludo!
Harriet, England 2014-04-14 16:23:00
If you are looking to learn Portuguese in Lisbon, I don't think you could do better than learning at Portuguese Connection. I spent three months learning Portuguese with their fantastic teachers, and I left the country with confidence that I had reached a really good level of fluency. Their teachers are friendly and approachable, you always feel you can ask questions. The classroom activities are always dynamic which makes the learning experience really fun. The teachers obviously cared a lot about their students, and put in a lot of effort into organising their classes. I rate their language school, and their teaching, very highly.
Matt Handel, Australia 2014-04-14 15:47:00
Definitely the best language school I've ever been to, very highly recommended. As far as language schools go it is a bit on the smaller side, but this actually turned out to be one of the best things about it as it means more attention per student. The facilities are excellent (wifi, coffee machine, super comfy chairs), modern and really nice compared to some other places I've checked out. Right next to the metro with lots of cool cafés and restaurants close by. Ask for Joana! As a group teacher she's awesome, really friendly and always finds a way to make everyone feel involved. These days I'm having private lessons with her and loving it. Super cool vibe, easy to talk to and really interesting for general conversation. Helped me a lot with confidence in speaking portuguese, wish I'd discovered this place sooner.