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Cancellation Policy

The following applies after that you’ve registered and paid for the intensive course. 

  • Cancellations up to 5 weeks before the starting date lead to a 90% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations up to 3 weeks before the starting date lead to a 60% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations up to 1 week before the starting date lead to a 30% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations made within 6 or fewer days before the starting date lead to no reimbursement.

There are plenty of interesting options for our accommodation. It will most likely be a countryside house near Tavira.

I haven't booked it yet because I want to get a better idea of the group's composition (how many couples/singles) and your preferences before I do so. That will for instance help me understand how big a house we might need.

I look forward to soon talking to you about this and much more. Até breve, p

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Where are you at? (1 Beginner–10 Fluent)

Get right on track toward fluency

Intensive courses in Portuguese for those of you living/staying in the Eastern Algarve.

  • 3 weeks Mon-Fri
  • 8:30-12:30 (4 hours/day)
  • 60 hours in total

  • Tavira (center)
  • Different levels
  • Up to 14 participants/class
  • Teaching materials included
  • € 480

A plural approach

These courses draw from a multitude of learning materials and angles. Class activities range from grammar exercises to listening and reading comprehension drills to practicing conversation.

Tailor-made.
Class materials and activities are planned no more than one day ahead of each daily session to ensure everything is in step with the group’s needs and pace. I always strive to make these courses as immersive as possible from day 1.

Online access to all materials

All materials used in class (worksheets, cheatsheets, texts, audio files, etc.) plus tips to several other language learning resources are uploaded to a Google Classroom daily.

You’ll get access to your class’s Google Classroom about two weeks before the course starts. Your access to this platform extends to two years after the course is complete.

Fall ’22

  • Oct 17 – Nov 4 » Beginners
  • Nov 7 – Nov 25 » Intermediate

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few places left
waiting list (sold out)
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Spring ’23

  • Feb 13 – Mar 3 Beginners A1/A2
  • Mar 6 – Mar 24 Beginners A1/A2 (1 left)

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few places left
waiting list (sold out)
closed

More courses/levels will soon be announced. In the meantime, let me know which level you’d be interested in.

A great course! Pedro created a friendly, allowing atmosphere in the class. No question was too silly. Every day, everyone was invited to speak at their own pace. Ordinary life language and topics, many dialogues, and a bit of relevant essential grammar. I feel that after the course, Portuguese is no longer an impermeable flow of strange sounds. And we had a lot of fun too. The Google Classroom with its countless suggestions for language learning tools helps us to continue to get Portuguese into our brains and hearts. And to use it in our daily life.

Anna
/intermediate class

After living in Tavira for more than 4 years, I felt that it was about time to learn to speak Portuguese. When I saw that there would be an intensive course in Tavira, I signed up immediately. Portuguese is not an easy language and I needed to get help to understand how the language is structured.
It takes time to be able to speak Portuguese, but it is important to try to speak it even if you make mistakes. After the course, we decided (the participants) to meet once a week to maintain and improve our Portuguese.
We have already received the tools from Pedro and now we can continue to work at it!

Pia
/beginners’ class

Everybody says Portuguese is a difficult language to learn. I’d agree. Before this course, I had already read Portuguese for four terms (10 weekly lessons throughout each term) without ever feeling any breakthrough when it comes to speaking. However, the intense course with lessons every day unlocked the language barrier for me. It made me begin to speak more freely and better understand the natively spoken Portuguese you hear on the streets. Now I will continue on my own with the rich study material added to our virtual classroom.

Esther
/intermediate class

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