Portuguese school in the teacher's home: The programme in the teacher's home with ESL

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Key points

  • Full immersion in the teacher’s home
  • Private course tailored to the student’s needs and objectives
  • A maximum amount of progress in a minimum amount of time
  • Authentic cultural experience in a family atmosphere

The programme

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Accommodations
Host family

The students

Minimum age
16 years

Private courses are ideal to achieve specific objectives. They are particularly suitable for professionals who need to acquire language skills specific to their fields of activity, for students who wish to prepare for an examination, and for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of Portuguese to meet their specific needs. In your teacher’s home, you will benefit from unique learning conditions. For instance, discussions over meals or at other times will be conducted exclusively in the target language. Living with your teacher implies that every single moment will be put to good use to reach your objectives, not only during the lessons, but also whenever you are with your teacher during the day. You will experience full immersion, without a chance to speak in your mother tongue. Your teacher will be there to help you with your difficulties, at your own pace, since you will be his one and only student (unless you choose the programme for two students: see options).

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Included in the price

  • Language course & course material
  • Host family/single room /full board
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

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Private Tuition (15)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 1210.-
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
1
1210
2
2420
3
3630
4
4598
Extra week (4+)
1150
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start or to be specified
Departure: Sunday following course end or to be specified

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 1410.-
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
1
1410
2
2820
3
4230
4
5358
Extra week (4+)
1340
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start or to be specified
Departure: Sunday following course end or to be specified

Private Tuition (25)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 1610.-
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
1
1610
2
3220
3
4830
4
6118
Extra week (4+)
1530
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start or to be specified
Departure: Sunday following course end or to be specified

Private Tuition (30)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 1810.-
Lessons
30 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
1
1810
2
3620
3
5430
4
6878
Extra week (4+)
1720
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start or to be specified
Departure: Sunday following course end or to be specified

Options/Extras

Guardianship fee (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 150 EUR
Supplement (Business course, per week) 130 EUR
Private bathroom (host family) (per week) 180 EUR
Christmas with the host family (24 and/or 25,26,31 Dec. and/or 1 January; per week) 145 EUR
Extra night (full board) 111 EUR
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet, on request) 150 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 75 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off 150 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (under 18 y.o.) 80 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off (under 18 y.o.) 160 EUR
Supplement (For students arriving or departing between 21:00 and 08:00, an extra fee may apply )
On request

Programme for two students in the teacher's home
Students who choose this programme arrive with a person of their choice. They must both be at the same language level, have the same objectives and arrive on the same dates because they will be taking lessons together. There is a 20% reduction for each student.

Special cocooning for under 18s (compulsory up to 13 years)
The teacher and their family spend a reasonable amount of time with the students, as they would with a friend staying with them, but they do not necessarily accompany the students at all times. The Cocooning option guarantees the continued presence of the teacher or of an adult member of their family in the house when the student is there.

Business language programme
This programme is adapted for professionals who need to acquire a specialised vocabulary (business, medicine, law, computing, architecture, tourism, etc.).

Airport transfers are available from the nearest airport to the teacher’s place of residence.

Students aged 15 and under must take 2-way transfers unless we are notified that they are accompanied by their parents.

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.6/5
Overall rating

89% of students recommending this school

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9 students gave their opinion about this school

56 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Teaching (2.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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55 years old - Portugal
/ 5
Zoals eerder vermeld, ik vond het zeer interessant om "mee te lopen" met een gezin, We hebben verscheidene uitjes gehad. Bijzonder leuk vond ik het een verjaardag van vrienden met hen mee te maken. Ook leuk om leeftijdsgenoot te zijn, veel gemeenschappelijke interesses. Bovendien voor mij, Nederlandse, woonachtig in Athene, situaties van/in beide zuidelijke landen te vergelijken. Zoals ik al eerder vermelde, het feit dat we leeftijdsgenoten waren en ik al enigszins bekend was met de Portugese cultuur, maakte het nog interessanter en leerzamer voor me. Conclusie: geen spijt gehad van mijn beslissing en keuze!
1 week, March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Teaching (2.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, maar nogmaals, een week is niet veel. Met name de luister- en spreekvaardigheid verbeteren was mijn doel. »
School highlights
« Het feit dat je binnen een familie het gevoel krijgt dat je onderdeel van hen bent geworden. De dagelijkse dingetjes. Samen boodschappen doen, samen eten en praten over verschillende onderwerpen. »
Top tips
« Als gast dien je natuurlijk wel je aan te passen aan je tijdelijke leefomgeving en open te staan voor een andere cultuur/gewoontes. Dat maakt het ook allemaal zo leerzaam en interessant. »
58 years old - Spain
/ 5
Todo muy bien, agradecer a Luisa y a Jan su ayuda. ellos son muy amables y agradables.realmente fue un curso muy agradableRecomiendo este curso en casa de Luisa Serra Todo perfecto. La casa es muy bonita en una urbanización muy tranquila.
1 week, August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Teaching (2.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« He aprendido mucho, ya que al hacer el curso en casa del profesor es una inmersión completa »
School highlights
« Programa personalizado a mis intereses ( presentaciones , curso especializado a negocios …etc ) »
65 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, March 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (2.7 / 5)
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Teaching (1.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
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51 years old - Spain
/ 5
1 week, March 2016
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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Teaching (1.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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14 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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Teaching (1.8 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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37 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 2015
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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59 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2014
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (1 / 5)
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Teaching (1 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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45 years old - Mozambique
/ 5
1 week, July – August 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Testimonials

Luis Redersdorff
Luis Redersdorff
ESL in the teacher's home, Portugal
Duration: 2 weeks

I had a really great time in the family I was staying with and I had very good contacts with them. Parede is a place I didn’t really know, located 40 km away from Lisbon, close to Cascais and Estoril. I knew Cascais and Estoril because I had been there 3 years ago. I was happy to enjoy all the Portuguese traditions and food again. I also learnt the language better and more extensively, because private tuition made it easier for me. I really recommend studying in the teacher’s home (private courses) to people who wish to learn a foreign language. Personally, I think it is the best option to learn as you can really practise the language all the time.

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