Our mission:

Provide quality Portuguese language programs in a professional and friendly environment to create an effective and enjoyable learning experience for all our students.

Since 1991, Fast Forward Language Institute has been devoted to providing high quality and personalized instruction in Portuguese for foreigners. All of our teachers are professional and experienced native instructors, university graduated and trained in Fast Forward Language Institute's direct approach to language teaching.

The Portuguese language enjoys a lively and varied lexicon throughout the world today. Fast Forward Language Institute is unique in its intimate approach to acquiring language through total cultural immersion. We believe it imperative to integrate our institution’s academic setting with the modern life of each individual city.

In Portugal, Fast Forward Language Institute is located in Porto. Here, the student will have a completely different experience with the Portuguese language than that which is found in Brazil, tracing the Portuguese language and culture to their origins. Porto offers a unique experience in the modern life of the Portuguese language and the people who natively speak it.  

Language lessons at Fast Forward Language Institute focus on communication; beyond grammar books and written exercises, our professors include a variety of oral and listening elements with up-to-date technology to stimulate a comprehensive understanding of the Portuguese language.

Students are encouraged to interact with their classmates, their professors and the entire staff here at Fast Forward Language Institute. Our professors also dedicate their creativity and time to the organization of various activities during the students' free hours and weekends.

Enthusiastic and experienced host families also contribute greatly to the students' lives and well-being (see the accommodation section).

We work hard to create an intimate atmosphere both during and after class time that welcomes, inspires, challenges and responds to each individual student. Since our founding in Brazil, we have taught many students and executives from all over the world. Judging by what they tell us and the exam results they achieve, our students find studying with a us a truly satisfying experience.

As you consider our different locations and course offerings, we will be more than happy to offer extra information as well as testimonials from past students. We look forward to welcoming you in person soon!