Learn to speak Portuguese
About Us

Our Mission

“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, located in São Paulo, the financial centre of the country, Fast Forward offers a unique and captivating experience in the cultural reality of the Portuguese language.

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 (see the accommodation section).

We work hard to create an intimate atmosphere both during and after class time that welcomes, inspires, challenges and responds to each individual student.

We are more than happy to offer extra information as well as testimonials from past students.

We look forward to welcoming you in person.