Your Portuguese language school in the heart of Lisbon

Lusa Language School is located in Cais do Sodré, in the heart of downtown Lisbon. The area is close to the river and easy to reach from all parts of the city. It is a neighbourhood filled with life both during the day and the night. A well-connected underground and train station can be reached by foot in 5 minutes and close to most of the main tourist attractions in the city.

Group Courses

Our group Portuguese courses are the perfect choice for you if you are looking for an interactive experience. Besides the grammar, you will practise all the aspects of the conversational part of the language in the classroom alongside people with the same language goals as yours. This is the best way to learn the language if you are looking for a multicultural experience.

Individual Courses

If you have a very specific purpose or can’t meet the times of the group Portuguese classes, private lessons are the best option for you. Either you want to do those in person or online, you will have a one-on-one experience that is focused solely on your needs, objectives and improving your flaws.

Group + Individual Courses

This immersive way to study Portuguese combines the benefit of both the group and private lessons and it’s the most effective way to learn the language. It will allow the student to practise all the conversational aspects in the group classes and perfect their flaws or focus on their interests in the private lessons.

A language school in Lisbon

Lisbon is the biggest city in Portugal and if you are looking to learn a language in Portugal, this is definitely the place to do so. If you look online, you’ll find that there are plenty of language schools in Lisbon. So how do you choose the right one?

A language school in Lisbon

Lisbon is the biggest city in Portugal and if you are looking to learn a language in Portugal, this is definitely the place to do so. If you look online, you’ll find that there are plenty of language schools in Lisbon. So how do you choose the right one?
Student approach
You want to learn the language and you want your case to be treated closely by everyone. For that, you need to find a school where everyone, from admin staff to the teachers, follows your progress and advises you according to that progress.
Environment
When you are looking for a language school you look for one thing: professionalism. That counts a lot in your decision, but it isn’t everything as you also certainly want to have fun while learning a language in a relaxed environment.
Flexibility
Balancing between work and personal life isn’t easy. When you join a language course to it, it gets even harder. That is why you need to choose the best option for you when it comes to a course, because attendance is the key to learning faster.
Reviews
Knowing what kind of experience the previous students have had is important when choosing a language school in Lisbon. Did they like the school? Do they recommend it? Check the school’s social media to read what they have to say.

Why choose Lusa Language School?

At our school we approach language learning differently. You are our main focus and we aim to provide you with the best experience you can have. We are a modern but homely school and we promote a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to make you feel at home and have the best possible experience while studying Portuguese in Lisbon.
Intercultural exchange
You will get to know people from all over the world and get the chance to practise your Portuguese with them in your free time.
Teachers
All our teachers are native speakers and have a degree in teaching Portuguese to foreigners alongside years of experience.
Facilities
Two floors and 10 classrooms. Our school is functional but comfortable with a familiar environment so you can feel at home.
Location
We are located in one of the most vivid and central neighbourhoods of Lisbon both during the day and night: Cais do Sodré.
Social activities
We promote group visits to the best places in Lisbon and its surroundings because we want you to get to know our culture.
Friendly environment
Our main goal is for you to enjoy your time with us so we will do everything to make you feel as comfortable as you are at home.

Why choose Lusa Language School?

At our school we approach language learning differently. You are our main focus and we aim to provide you with the best experience you can have. We are a modern but homely school and we promote a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to make you feel at home and have the best possible experience while studying Portuguese in Lisbon.

Reasons to study Portuguese

This is a different and special language! Learning Portuguese is the key to unlocking a unique world shared by over 220 million people worldwide in 10 different regions such as Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique and Angola. But how can Portuguese improve your life?
I totally recommend Lusa School. I'm Spanish. I did not know Portuguese at all and end up being able to have a basic conversation in just 2…
Lusa language school is highly recommended!
I changed my schedule (and levels, and teachers...) a couple of times during my two-week-course there, so I was really greatful for their patience and flexibility! :)…
Great school, Great People, Great learning. The one language school to go in Lisbon.
I spent two weeks here in an intensive course with Paula, and it was fabulous! Would love to stay longer. We got a lot of time to…

Levels and Certification

Our programs are designed according to the CEFR levels of languages and you will take a placement test prior to your arrival. Learn More Here
  • If you have previous knowledge of Portuguese, your level will be evaluated in order for you to be in the right class.
  • Once you finish your course, you will receive a certificate of attendance with the dates of your course and the level according to the CEFR.
  • Students with a Portuguese tax number also receive a professional training certificate with the evaluation of each level.

Portuguese CAPLE Exams

We offer special courses to our students for specific proficiency exams, such as CAPLE, and we can help them prepare and enrol in the exam. Learn More Here
  • CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira) issues proficiency certificates in European Portuguese as a Second Language.
  • These certificates are often required for students who need to demonstrate their level of command for special purposes, such as for nationality or residency.
  • All our teachers are experienced in the CAPLE exams so they’ll give similar exercises to the ones you’ll find in the exam for you to practise.

Our Accreditations

Our Portuguese language courses at Lusa Language School have officially been recognised and accredited by official training institutions both in Portugal and abroad. Learn More Here
  • DGERT is a Portuguese service which manages the System of Certification of Training Organisations in Portugal. Having a course in an institution certified by DGERT may be extremely relevant when you apply for a job that requires the Portuguese language.
  • Bildungsurlaub is a German programme that allows employees to take 5 days off work for training purposes, which includes our Portuguese language courses.