Portuguese Course for Foreigners in Matosinhos

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Caravela in Matosinhos is a Portuguese school for foreigners. It is located in the center of Matosinhos and is the second school of Caravela’s group (the first being in Caldas da Rainha).

Caravela has an advanced teaching methodology. Here, students will experience an organized methodology, that easily adapts to their needs. Also, we offer a wide variety of services to suit the availability and desires of the students.



In Caravela School, we are as flexible as possible. Therefore, we offer courses for different levels, class frequencies, schedules and goals. The general courses prepare students for the CAPLE exams of the respective level.

Group Lessons

Intensive Course

The Intensive Course is a 40-hour course and lasts 2/3 weeks. It is divided into 10 classes for 4 hours, with a 15-minute break. Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 14.00 to 18.00. Each group has a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 students.

Price: 300 euros / student

extensive course

The Extensive Course is a 40 hour course and lasts about 2 months. It is divided into 10 lessons with a 15-minute break. Classes take place on Mondays and Thursdays or on Tuesdays and Fridays, in the afternoon (from 14.00 to 16.30) or in the evening (from 18.30 to 21.00). Each group has a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 students.

Price: 300 euros / student



Online Course

The Online Course (3 / 5 students) follows the same principles of the face-to-face courses, with the difference that the classes are given at distance.

Students can choose from Intensive ou Extensive format.

Price: 285 euros / student


This Course is designed for an approximately 60-hours of work and covers the same topics of the others courses. Includes 4 lessons with a teacher (1 lesson = 60 minutes). The schedule is 100% flexible.

It covers all aspects of learning: grammar and vocabulary, oral and written expression and comprehension, communicative skills and interaction. At the end, students receive a certificate.

Self-study period: approximately 56 hours

Lessons with teacher: 4 private lessons of 60 min.

Group: 1 student

Price: 150 euros / student



10 lessons pack

10 private lessons of 60 minutes (1 student).

Price: 200 euros

(1 class: 25 euros).

Private Course

20-hour Course (20 lessons of 60 minutes) with 1 student.

Price: 360 euros.

Private Course in Pairs

24-hour Course (16 lessons of 90 minutes) with 2 students.

Price: 240 euros / students.


If students prefer, we can send a teacher to home or work. Contact us to find out if your area is included.


Specific Purposes

Portuguese for tourism

It is designed for students spending, or planning to spend, their holidays in Portugal and who want to be ready for the different situations that may arise during their stay. It aims to facilitate the process of discovering the country and make this a richer experience.

Business Portuguese

It focuses on professional and business issues. It prepares professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners.

Courses for children

These classes take into account the needs and the learning process of children. We offer courses for children from 6 to 10 years and from 11 to 15 years.

Preparation for the CAPLE exams

Our general courses are designed so that the students, at the end of the course, are able to take the CAPLE exam of their respective level. For this, our exams follow the format and type of content of CAPLE exams.

However, we also have specific courses for preparation for CAPLE exams. They are intended for students who already have some knowledge of the language and who want to prepare for the demands of these examinations.


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    How to get to the the school?

    Reaching Caravela school in Matosinhos is quite simple even for those who come from the center of Porto.


    Those coming from the city center can take the metro at Trindade station (or any other station). You should take the metro towards “Senhor de Matosinhos” and get off at “Matosinhos Sul” (Matosinhos) station.

    The School is 100 meters from the station next to Banco Santander.

    (time approx. 25 minutes)


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