Learn Portuguese and surf course

Lisbon Region, Lisbon, Portugal

per person

Holiday Itinerary

Whatever your level, choosing to combine Portuguese language lessons in Lisbon, Portugal, with surf lessons is a new way to accelerate your learning experience as well as your cultural experience.

The beaches near Lisbon are a great place to get the adrenaline flowing after a morning in the classroom with fantastic surf conditions year round. Immerse yourself in the language, beach life and Lisbon’s famous nightlife and take home new skills that will stay with you long after your trip is over.

Portuguese lessons will be taught in the morning consisting of grammar, conversation, reading and writing by highly qualified native Portuguese speaking teachers. The classes are kept small to ensure you have the attention you need and the right learning pace.

The language school has been teamed up for a long time with the local surf school on Costa da Caparica and they will provide you with everything you need, including equipment and transport to the best surf spots just 30 minutes from the centre of Lisbon.

This unique Portuguese and surf week will give you a secret insight into the local beaches and surf culture of Lisbon and the Atlantic coast.


- Suitable for all Portuguese language levels from complete beginners to advanced
- Surf lessons are suitable for all levels
- Minimum age 18 with no upper age limit

Who are our guests?
- People come from all over the world and you’ll never be placed in a class with just English speakers so that you use the language you are learning rather than resorting to chatting in English
- Ages vary, but the typical language learner falls into the 20-60 age bracket though we have no age limit and we’ve had guests in their 70s and 80s studying languages with us
- During the summer and in university holiday times the average age typically drops and there are many guests in their 20s
- Over 90% of our language learners travel solo and every school organises social and cultural activities to help you get to know others at the school outside of class
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new language and culture

Portuguese and surf start days
- The language school is open year round with a break for Christmas but this course is only available from April to September
- All courses start on Mondays and finish on Fridays
- If you are a beginner, you must start on a specific beginners date which are twice a month
- All non-beginners can start every Monday
- If you choose our optional accommodation, you will check-in on Sunday and check-out the following Saturday
- Courses are available for more than one week, please email hello@golearnto.com with your request

Portuguese and surf course schedule
- Portuguese classes run daily Monday to Friday each week
- Classes start at 9am
- You will have 3 group classes per day lasting 50 minutes each
- You will have a short break in the morning
- 2 days a week, you will have your surf lessons in the afternoon on the beaches of Costa da Caparica
- Lessons last around 2 hours each and it takes about 30 minutes to get there (transport is included)
- There are also several other extracurricular/cultural activities organised by the school throughout the week that you can join in your free time

What will I learn?
- The language lessons are highly interactive and you will speak Portuguese from day 1, both inside and outside of the classroom.
- You’ll focus on the four main language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
- As a beginner surfer you will learn about safety, how to use your board and learn how to position yourself to catch a wave
- If you are a more advanced surfer, get out there and enjoy your time in the water and receive guidance from the surf instructors
- All lessons are taught in Portuguese to enhance your immersion experience but if you need some help, feel free to ask in English!
Free time
- The school offers a host of optional social and cultural activities throughout the week
- You will have the chance to take part in different activities such as Port wine tasting, movies, lectures, city walks, guided visits to city landmarks, bars & restaurants, concerts
- Some activities will take place in the school and others off site
- Not all activities are free of charge but all activities are optional
- You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax on this learning holiday with a difference

Level test
- Please arrive at the school by 8.45am on your first day for a short level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

Optional extras
- This school offers optional accommodation in a host family or a shared apartment with other students
- This is on request and more information can be found under the ‘Optional accommodation’ tab

Pursue your passion for language with others from around the globe and immerse yourself in the local culture.