Christian Marian, Germany 2016-07-21 01:47:21
The main reason why I decided to go to Lisbon and learn Portugues was my Double Degree Program in Brazil. I was aware that the Portuguese in Portugal and Brazil is quite different. So one of my focus was on understanding the difference between brazilian and portuguese Portuguse. Even though the teachers I met were from Portugal they always mentioned it if there was any difference between those two languages. Other amazing reasons why I would choose Portuguese Connection are: the class rooms are small l (Between 2 and 5 people), efficient learning (4h/day), perfect mix between grammer, reading, listening, writing and speaking and of course the nice people there. Teachers are always there to help, even in the break. I mostly had a drink near by with the teacher and spoke portuguese during the whole break. Great exercise to improve your speaking!
Neryl Lewis, Australia 2016-07-09 14:26:44
Portuguese Connection is fabulous - excellent teachers, great learning environment, centrally located, efficiently run and fun! I really enjoyed my two week course and wish I'd had booked to stay longer as I didn't want to leave :) Parabens e muito obrigada a equipe do Portuguese Connection !
Haley, USA 2016-06-30 05:25:49
After moving to Lisbon, I knew I would need help to learn Portuguese. I am so happy that I have begun lessons with The Portuguese Connection. The entire staff are so friendly and welcoming. My teacher Carla is wonderful! She is patient, and made me feel comfortable asking when I wasn't sure about something. One evening, Annalisa took us across town to see a short play, part of the Teatro das Compras, one of the many artistic events that happen during the Festas de Lisboa in June. The Portuguese Connection is passionate about helping you to learn the language, but also, in connecting you to the Portuguese culture. I am looking forward to the lessons I'm taking in the next few weeks!
Stefanie Böck, Germany 2016-06-16 05:19:37
This is a wonderful and lovely language school and I had such a cool experience there. All the teachers are super friendly snd competent, the owners Joana and Marco are the best ever - such a cool, young, professional couple :-O, AND I really learned a lot during my two courses and am looking forward to maybe doing a third one since I am living in Lisbon :) Muitos beijinhos a todos :-*
Mary Bickley, Australia 2016-06-16 05:13:42
I was so lucky to discover Portuguese Connection! Within 24hrs of my phone call (from Evora) l was enjoying private lessons with the wonderful teacher Ana. Nothing was too hard for Annalisa to arrange - even though l had no email at the time. Ana made me feel so relaxed that l could absorb and learn - l felt l really made progress in the week l had with her - l didn´t want to leave. Attending the school was a highlight of my two month cycle ride through the country. I loved Lisbon and would go back to Principe Real - it became my favourite area.
Maite Dittmann, Germany 2016-05-31 09:05:35
Normaly i don't like schools - even when I'm willing to learn, but the 4 weeks I had an language course at Portuguese Connection where just great! I enjoyed the time so much and I think I learned a lot as well! The teachers and the whole team are nice and funny! Thank you for this experience. Gostava muito e muito obrigada! <3
Patricia Hannah, UK 2016-05-31 04:37:26
My husband and I have just spend the most wonderful learning experience at Portuguese connection language school. We both did five mornings of Portuguese language and in the afternoons I did a painting course and my husband did wine-tasting. The teachers were such fun and even my reticent husband thoroughly enjoyed the language part,so if he can do it ,everyone can. We both love our afternoon courses. My teacher Paula gave me so much more time than she needed to and we saw exhibitions, painted a Portuguese tile and did watercolour en plein air. We became good friends and even shared a few meals. Greg's group were great fun and they learned a lot about wine and also had a day trip to a vineyard. Greg and I stayed in the Caso do Principe hotel in the same building. Not only was it a bijou hotel, but we were in our classrooms five minutes after breakfast. Being in the centre of Lisbon allowed us to experience the culture of this fabulous city. Muito obrigada a todos and muitos beijinhos.
Jennie Folkunger, Sweden 2016-05-30 10:54:23
Portuguese connection has it all, great courses, flexibility, a great location in central Lisbon, fantastic teachers and most of all it's very much a warm and "feel good kinda place". People are sweet and always happy and cheerful which inevitably rubbs off on the students. I had a one week intensive course with Sofia and it couldn't have been better. I learned so much and feel much more confident and fluent compared to when I started. Sofia's pedagogical way of explaining things and making them seem easy combined with her humor makes every class great fun. Can't wait to come back for more classes next time I'm in Lisbon. I warmly recommend PC!!!!!
Karina Daniliants, Russia 2016-05-12 04:54:21
I had an amazing experience with the Portuguese connection! Everything was just perfect - from the booking process to the school location and the class rooms to the teachers and the atmosphere. It's the place I will definitely come again, even if I only be in town for a couple of days. Totally recommended for any types of classes!
James Reynolds, UK 2016-05-11 05:00:25
I flew into Lisbon unable to speak a single word of Portugese. Three weeks later, I was able to get by in basic Portugese – thanks entirely to Portugese Connection. The three weeks at the school were among the most fun I have ever spent. Joana, Marco, Annalisa and all the staff were extremely friendly and they went out of their way to make sure that everyone was comfortable (I noticed that all teachers made sure to learn the names of students in other classes as well as their own.) The location of the school is a real plus as well – opposite a park, next to a great bunch of cafes in a great neighbourhood. My teachers – Carla, Joana, and Sofia – were energetic and motivated. Their classes were always were well structured. There were often laugh–out–loud funny moments during lessons. I felt extremely welcome – and was moved by the care Joana took to present gifts and certificates to each student at the end of their studies. Portugese Connection is a vibrant, energetic, fun place – I would recommend it without hesitation!