Program Details

Small-Group Online Portuguese lessons:

At ILI, we’re big fans of connecting people.

Join our Group Portuguese classes, where the fun happens online, in real time, with real, certified Portuguese teachers.

Just like in a regular class, our live online sessions are interactive and engaging.

You’ll find our groups fun and friendly, with about six students on average. It’s the perfect size for getting personal attention while making new friends.

Program Info

Tuition Fees $429 for 6 or 12 weeks
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?


Taking classes online means receiving live lessons with your ILI teacher via a video call at a pre-scheduled time.


In-person lessons take place at our campus in downtown Northampton, MA and require your physical attendance.

Online / In‑person
Minimum age 17
Frequency Once/Twice per week

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 6 and 12 weeks
Study time 18 hours


Our group Portuguese classes are offered online.

We have two options which run on different dates throughout the year.

  • 12-week program, with one class of 1.5 hours per week in Spring and Fall
  • 6-week semi-intensive program, with two classes of 1.5 hours per week in Summer and Winter

Class times and days depend on your level of Portuguese, and we’ll check in with you after you book to establish your level and confirm which days and times your class will be.

For details on start dates and cost, please click on the Schedule & Cost tab.


Group Portuguese classes are a great way to:

  • Dive into Portuguese in a small, friendly group setting.
  • Get ample chances to chat and flex your new language muscles.
  • Explore speaking, listening, reading, and writing for a well-rounded learning experience.
  • Move forward steadily, with time between lessons to review and reinforce what you’ve learned.
  • Meet new friends while working towards a common goal—mastering Portuguese!

Our teachers

Six World Language Instructors standing in front of a brick wall

Our Portuguese teachers are skilled professionals with extensive experience in innovative and student-centered teaching. All ILI’s teaching staff actively participate in professional development to design curriculum that is both fun and effective.


“Fun and effective class. I’m inspired to continue my studies!”

ILI Portuguese 1 Student

Program Info

Tuition Fees $429 for 6 or 12 weeks
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?


Taking classes online means receiving live lessons with your ILI teacher via a video call at a pre-scheduled time.


In-person lessons take place at our campus in downtown Northampton, MA and require your physical attendance.

Online / In‑person
Minimum age 17
Frequency Once/Twice per week

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 6 and 12 weeks
Study time 18 hours

Schedule & Cost

Course fees

We offer ONLINE group Portuguese programs four times a year:

  • Fall Program
    Sept. 19 – Dec 12, 2024
    $479One class per week, 12-week Fall program
  • Winter Program
    Jan 21 – March 3, 2025
    $439 until Dec. 16 then $479Two classes per week, 6 week semi-intensive Winter program
  • Spring Program
    March 25 – June 12, 2025
    $439 until Feb 10 then $479One class per week, 12-week Spring program
  • Summer Program
    July 7 – August 14, 2025
    $439 until June 1 then $479Two classes per week, 6 week semi-intensive Summer program

WINTER Portuguese Program levels, days and times

Below you’ll find details of all the class times and days for ONLINE Portuguese classes in school. The times and days of your Portuguese courses in Northampton and online depend on your current level of Portuguese.
You can use our level descriptions to calculate your level and check what time your lessons will take place.

Don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure of your level. When you book, we’ll get in touch with you and confirm you’re in the right group!

Level 1Tuesday & Thursday
5:30pm – 7pm
Level 2Monday & Wednesday
5:30pm – 7pm

Find out as soon as new dates are posted

We are currently offering only Portuguese Private Tutorials. Please sign up for our newsletter below or follow us on Instagram and we’ll update you as soon as new dates for groups are released.



Online Group Portuguese classes with ILI

Our online classes will also be with a real humans, in real time. The lessons will work in just the same way as with the in-person option, and we’ll make sure you progress just the same too.

One big benefit of online classes is that it saves you the logistical hassle of getting to and from the school each lesson. If you’re a very busy person, you also save time by just logging in and out for your lesson.

Northampton, Massachusetts is in the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and observes daylight saving time (DST). You can join our online group Portuguese lessons from anywhere in the world, so long as you’re comfortable with the regular times the classes run. You can check out the compatibility of your time zone here.

If you’re not sure which option is best for you, please contact us and we can discuss this with you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Selected FAQs

We assign optional homework as many of our students are working adults with very busy schedules. However, we encourage our students to practice outside of class as much as possible.

Some of our teachers are native speakers and others have native and near native fluency.

Yes! ILI is an approved provider of Professional Development Points for Massachusetts.

We do not allow this as we have found that it is disruptive to the class as they build a trusting community that enables students to take risks in learning. It’s also difficult for teachers to have students come and go.

We do not currently offer scholarships in the World Language program.

No, there is no financial aid for language classes. However, Career counselors at MassHire Career Centers can help you apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA), which provides financial support to job seekers who need occupational skills training in order to successfully re-enter the workforce. Eligible individuals choose from a pre-approved list of training courses, which include English teacher training courses and TESOL course distance learning, and tuition costs are paid directly out of the ITA. To find out if you are eligible for an ITA for your TESOL Certificate cost, please contact a MassHire Career Center.

Our students in the World Language Program tend to be aged anywhere between 17 and 88 years old.

  • Having a hard copy of your class book can be a real help. You can pick one up at our school in Northampton. Just give us a heads up when you can drop by so that we have one ready for you.
  • Take a little time before class to get your online learning environment ready. We recommend having good lighting and being within 2-3 feet of your computer camera. This way the teacher and other students can have a more visual feel for how students are reacting to lessons and activities. Have a notebook and something to write with.
  • Read the 7 Strategies for Success in your ILI workbook.
  • We always recommend that students take a little time before and or after your class to review the lessons.

Yes, we are happy to help you to enroll in the class that’s best for your level. Assessment are painless and are done via phone and take about 10-15 minutes. Simply fill out the assessment request form and we will be in touch shortly.

View our Staff page to learn about our teachers.

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Refund Policy

Courses Refund Policy

Policy applies to classes that are paid in full. In case the class is cancelled a full refund will be issued within 30 days.

  • If you withdraw…Refund
  • Before class begins100%
  • Before midpoint of your class50%
  • After midpoint of your classno refund

Complaint Procedure

Students are encouraged to voice their opinions during feedback in class and directly to the instructor. If a student has further concerns about the class or program, World Language students should contact the World Language Coordinator, Heather Hall, by email.  Further concerns should be brought to the attention of the Executive Director, Caroline Gear. Contact information is below. Students will receive a confirmation of receipt of complaint within 7 days. The final step in resolving a complaint is to contact ACCET, the agency that accredits the school. You can find the ACCET complaint procedure here.

Heather Hall:

Caroline Gear:

ILI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical handicap, political belief or affiliation, membership or non-membership in any organization, or veteran status in any aspect of the administration or treatment of students or in employment. ILI is committed to ensure that all of its services are accessible to qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ILI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and the International Association of Language Centres and a member of the American Association on Intensive English Programs

Ready to get started with our Group Portuguese lessons?

Registering for Group Portuguese lessons couldn’t be easier! Simply follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Complete the registration form (select In-person or Online here)
  2. We’ll place you in the appropriate class.
  3. We’ll confirm your class and send you details the week before your class begins!

Still not sure?

Not a problem! If you are searching for more information you can:

The ILI Promise

At ILI, we believe that all our actions should stem from grace and loving kindness.

Portrait of Caroline Gear - Executive Director
  • We operate as an equal opportunity organization.
  • We nurture relationships beyond the classroom.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality language instruction and teacher training.
  • We promote intercultural understanding and celebrate the diversity in our local communities.
  • We work collaboratively to build and sustain the communities we serve.
  • We believe in life-changing teaching and learning.

Other ways to learn Portuguese

Private Portuguese Lessons

ILI teacher, Beth, giving a Portuguese lesson.

Our Private Portuguese lessons allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics – we’ll do the rest!

Study Portuguese Abroad

An evening view of a sunset over the picturesque town of Porto, Portugal.

For the best Portuguese learning adventure, immerse yourself in a Portuguese-speaking country! Let us help you find the perfect location and program.

Online Portuguese courses

A smiling woman interacting online with her classmates.

Our online Portuguese courses are always live online with an ILI teacher, in very small groups, meaning you can attend from anywhere you like.