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An independent kingdom since 1143, Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe situated on the west side of the Iberian Peninsula. In 1415, the Portuguese set sail on an epic voyage that would make them the first to discover the ocean routes to India, Brazil, China and Japan, and at the same time founded settlements on the east and west coasts of Africa.
The Portuguese language became one of the most widely spoken in the world, and the Portuguese people were privileged for being exposed to so many different civilizations. The vast monumental, artistic and archaeological heritage does witness not only the 850 years of history of encounters with distant cultures, but also the presence in the territory of more ancient peoples (Celts, Suevians, Visigoths, Romans and Arabs).
The natural advantages of a sunny country with such diverse geographic features have turned Portugal into a chosen destination for many millions of people from different countries.
A member of the European Union since 1986, Portugal currently enjoys a steady economic growth. For centuries Portugal has kept the greatest treasure of a renowned reputation for hospitality that makes the country a haven of congeniality and safety.
Whatever your reasons for learning Portuguese, IPSA member schools in Portugal will have you communicating effectively in Portuguese in the shortest time possible.
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Portuguese Language School in Porto, Portugal
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Mention the city of Porto and most people immediately think of the world famous Port wine, but the city has much more to offer than this. There are many interesting sights to be seen both inside and around the city and it is no coincidence that Porto was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2001. The oldest part of the city has been classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and this zone includes a vast collection of monuments, churches and public buildings surrounded by Medieval houses that take you on a journey back in time.
Porto is a European city with an immense historical patrimony, yet is also well-linked to present and future times. As a trading centre at the mouth of the Rio Douro, Porto is the second largest city after Lisbon.
Our Portuguese Language School in Porto is located in the heart of this beautiful old Portuguese city of Porto, just a few minutes walking distance from the oldest part of the city and from the Douro river.
The school is situated on the 5th floor of a commercial building and occupies the entire floor. It has 5 large and comfortable classrooms, all with sufficient natural light, Reception and lounge, free Internet and e-mail access. Snacks and cool drinks can be bought at stands near the school. Lunch can be taken in one of the many restaurants close by.
Portuguese Language courses offered: private instruction, group instruction, a combination of private and group instruction, immersion courses, Executive Business Portuguese courses.
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