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.
To ensure the necessary conditions for our activity in the school to run safely, we inform you that we are going to adopt the instructions of the competent authorities. It is therefore essential to adopt a set of COVID-19 prevention measures in the workplace that allow you to have a learning experience with health, safety and well-being. Contact Us to Know More

Online Portuguese Courses

Our Portuguese Online group courses are the perfect choice if you are looking for an interactive online experience. Besides grammar, you will practice all the communicative aspects of the language in our virtual classroom alongside people with the same language goals as yours.
Prices From 80 euros per week
Hours Monday to Friday
9am to 11am
Class Size From 4 to 9 students

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Prices From 155 euros
Hours Monday and Wednesdays
6pm to 8pm
Class Size From 5 to 14 students

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  • Online private lessons are aimed at those who want to learn Portuguese but live outside Lisbon or have a more rigid work or study schedule;
  • Since lessons are one-to-one, you follow a completely personalised programme, giving you the freedom to choose when you want your classes to be;
  • If you have studied at LUSA before, and have a preferred teacher, please let us know and we can try to arrange your classes to be with them;
Prices From 25 euros per lesson
Hours To be agreed
Anytime from 8am to 9pm
Class Size One-on-one
Timetable To be agreed
Any day from Monday to Saturday
Program Tailor made for each student
Levels All the levels from A1 to C2

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Portuguese Courses in Lisbon

We are a big family at Lusa Language School and therefore we make studying Portuguese in Lisbon much more than just learning the language.
  • A thorough and immersive course and a way to learn Portuguese fast;
  • Classes are fast-paced and results are big;
  • Half of the day is spent dedicated to the lessons and the other half is free for students to explore Lisbon or other preferred activities;
Prices From 219.60 euros per week
Timetable Monday to Friday
Hours 9:00 – 13:00
or 14:00 – 18:00
Class Size From 3 to 9 students
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C1)

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  • The part-time courses are perfect for students with work or study commitments, or those who are simply looking for more free time while they are in Lisbon;
  • Students will learn with others with a similar language ability;
  • Classes are dynamic, but the part-time lessons require dedication and self-study between classes;
Prices From 170 euros per module
Timetable Monday and Wednesday
or Tuesday and Thursday
Hours 19:00 – 21:00
Class Size From 4 to 10 students
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C1)

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  • The CAPLE exam gives certification in European Portuguese as a Foreign Language, which is usually needed for professional or residency purposes;
  • Students looking for Portuguese citizenship must obtain level A2 or higher;
  • We will first evaluate your current level of the language and then prepare an individual study programme according to your goals and the exam level;
Timetable Flexible
Hours Flexible
Class Size Flexible
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C1)

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  • Group classes for 4 hours per day, either in the morning or afternoon and one hour of private tuition;
  • Ideal for everyone who wants to achieve their language goals more quickly, by combining group and individual lessons;
  • Private tuition can take place in the classroom or in a variety of locations, such as a coffee shop, during a walk by the river, or on a terrace.
Prices From 365.50 euros
Timetable Monday to Friday
Hours 9:00 – 13:00
or 14:00 – 18:00
Class Size From 3 to 9 students
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C1)

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  • The Portuguese summer course consists of 4 hours of Portuguese classes in the mornings from Monday to Friday;
  • After the classes, on Wednesday and Thursday, you have the chance to get to know the city with the activities organised by the school;
  • On Friday nights we organise dinners at our favorite restaurants with teachers and staff, so you can get to know other people and practise.
Prices From 584.90 euros
Timetable Monday to Friday
Hours 9:00 – 13:00
or 14:00 – 18:00
Class Size From 3 to 9 students
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C1)

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  • The Portuguese conversation lessons are suitable for students with an A2 level or above;
  • A fun and dynamic approach that creates an informal environment among students to encourage interaction between those and the teacher;
  • Classes are relaxed and based around themes that appear during communicative contexts in Portugal.
Prices From 10 euros per hour
Timetable To be confirmed
Hours To be confirmed
Class Size From 3 to 9 students
Levels From intermediate (A2) to upper intermediate (B2)

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  • Portuguese private classes are aimed at individuals with specific learning goals or who require or want a more intense tutoring service;
  • Private lessons can be taken by individuals alongside our other courses to further intensify their study of Portuguese, or as stand-alone sessions;
  • These Portuguese individual lessons are also suitable for small groups who wish to learn Portuguese together and who have a similar level of ability.
Prices From 29.50 euros per lesson
Timetable Flexible
Hours Flexible
Class Size Only
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C2)

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  • Ideal for students who aim to improve their Portuguese for professional purposes, while living or studying in Lisbon;
  • Students will have the opportunity to practise their language skills in a variety of different business contexts. The use of role-play and oral presentations is key for these classes;
  • By the end of the Portuguese business course, students will be able to communicate in business contexts with increased fluency and be able to use a wider range of active vocabulary to perform tasks in a business context.
Timetable To be agreed
Hours To be agreed
Class Size To be agreed
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C1)

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  • The classes are personalised according to the student’s needs and focus mostly on their pronunciation;
  • Some of the sounds in the Portuguese accent might be hard to learn, so our teachers employ techniques designed to ensure the highest level of similarity to the native speakers;
  • These Portuguese talking lessons focus on correcting the pronunciation flaws of the students with specific exercises, such as repetitions of the most difficult sounds.
Prices From 29.50 euros
Timetable Flexible
Hours Flexible
Class Size Only
Levels From complete beginners (A1) to mastery (C1)

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To ensure the necessary conditions for our activity in the school to run safely, we inform you that we are going to adopt the instructions of the competent authorities. It is therefore essential to adopt a set of COVID-19 prevention measures in the workplace that allow you to have a learning experience with health, safety and well-being. Contact Us to Know More

Group Courses

Our group European 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 during 2020.

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?
It was a really good experience, the course is perfect for want i need it. They organize a lot of activities so the students can get to know the city.
Ana V. Eslava
Eu adoro! OTIMO! You have to go there, Ana is so kind and helpful!
Meike Tilsner
Great school, great people, great learning. Do not hesitate this is the one language school to go in Lisbon.
Great school, Great People, Great learning. The one language school to go in Lisbon.
Laurent Hvk
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 practice speaking in class with immediate feedback.
Kristina Argueta

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.