Study Portuguese in The Home of Your Own Private Teacher in The Lisbon Region

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, one of the oldest cities in the world, and the perfect place to study Portuguese! Since its foundation it has been conquered and controlled by a number of different groups, giving it a rich and varied history. It also has amazing weather and it’s one of the few major European cities surrounded by beaches! Hot summers and winter temperatures around 15°C make Lisbon a wonderful city to visit all year-round.

Lisbon truly is a stunning city. One of the must see places is the Torre de Belém. This fortified tower was built in the 16th century by King John II both for defense and as a place for the King to entertain guests. The iconic white tower was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Jeronimos Monastery, in 1983. Other important structures worth visiting during your study abroad experience include the Catelo de São Jorge, from which you’ll have a spectacular view of the city, and the Ponter Vasco de Gama, which is the longest bridge in Europe, spanning 17km!

Lisbon also has impressive museums, famously delicious food (particularly seafood), and a bustling nightlife. Portuguese culture is very welcoming so it’ll be easy to feel at home. Native Fado music is played all year round but it’s particularly prominent during the annual celebration of Santo António on June 5th. In addition to being lively, beautiful, and full of things to do, Lisbon is also extremely affordable.

The Live & Learn program offers you a unique and truly immersive way to experience this enchanting city. Your host family will be able to recommend particular places of interest as they get to know you personally through your private, professional Portuguese lessons. You’ll also learn that much more quickly and effectively in a place where you can consistently apply your language skills as you learn them. If you don’t have a good reason to learn a language then you won’t, but Lisbon is sure to give you more reasons to learn Portuguese than you can count!

We also offer this opportunity to learn Portuguese in the home of your own personal teacher in Rio de Janeiro. Alternatively, check out our full list of Live & Learn destinations.

What We Like About Studying Portuguese in Portugal/Lisbon:

  • It has wonderful weather all year round.
  • Lisbon has a long and fascinating history.
  • It’s the largest and most visited city in Portugal, which is part of why the local people are such excellent teachers for international students.