Fast Forward Language Institute
“To provide quality Portuguese language programs in a professional and
friendly environment that offers an effective and enjoyable learning
experience to all our students.”
Since 1991, Fast Forward Language Institute has been devoted to providing
high quality and personalized instruction in Portuguese for foreigners.
All of our teachers are native speakers, university graduates and trained in
Fast Forward’s direct approach to language teaching. We work with our own
teaching methods, aimed at students’ total cultural immersion.
In Brazil, Fast Forward currently has locations in São Paulo and Maceió,
each offering a unique and captivating experience in the cultural reality of
the Portuguese language today.
Language lessons at Fast Forward focus on communication; beyond grammar
books and written exercises, our professors include a variety of oral and
listening elements with up-to-date technology to stimulate a comprehensive
understanding of the Portuguese language.
Students are encouraged to interact with their classmates, their professors
and the entire staff here at Fast Forward. Our professors also dedicate
their creativity and time to the organization of various activities during
the students' free time and weekends.
Enthusiastic and experienced host families also contribute greatly to the
students' well being during their stay.
Fast Forward Language Institute
SETTING WORLDWIDE STANDARDS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alameda Lorena, 684 - Casa 4
CEP 01424-000 São Paulo - SP
Phone: +55 11 3051 7112
Rua Deputado José Lages 507
Phone: 55 82 3327 5213
Fax: 55 82 3337 2737
" I had a great time in Maceió. It was a
wonderful experience that I'll never forget. The school is great as well as
the professors and the other personal. Even though I stayed in Maceió for
two weeks, I think that I learned a lot in terms of language and culture.
Now I'm taking Portuguese at the university and I'm not having any problem
at all with the class because of what I learned at Fast Forward. Now I'm in
love with Portuguese and I can't stop learning it. I have made a lot of
Brazilians friends here where I live and I'm able to speak to them in
Portuguese and also they are helping me to improve it. Obrigada! :-)"
"To date I have attended the school four
times, once in Maceio, and three times in Sao Paulo.
The fact that I have returned three times speaks for itself, and I am
already looking forward to the next visit!
The best part of the experience is the quality of the teachers both in terms
of their ability to teach the Portuguese language at all levels, and also
their patience and interest in each individual student regardless of whether
it is a private or group class.
The staff also go the extra mile outside of classes with the arrangement of
social events and assistance with other matters such as travel or, once in
my case, a medical emergency.
All in all, good value for the money and highly recommended."
“These last four weeks I did a course at the
Fast Forward school in Maceió, Brazil, and it was great. I can recommend the
school to everybody. They are not cheap, ok, but they sure offer good
quality. The teachers are great, well qualified, enthusiastic, and apart
from the grammar and texts, they keep the classes interesting with video
material, music etc. The people of the school are very friendly and always
there to help you with anything. The guest families are nice and close to
I had a great time, met lots of great people and my Portuguese improved a
lot (I hope to maintain this level.. gotta work on it!). I will miss the
walks along the beach, the chats in the garden of the school and the whole
general atmosphere. It felt like a family..
If you think of going, don't hesitate. FF rocks!"