welcome to genius hour!

Genius Hour is a language school located in central Porto. With a strong focus on the teaching of Portuguese for foreigners, Genius Hour gathers a team of native teachers highly motivated to help you progress in the language and achieve fast and solid results. Our classes comprise a thorough communication insight but also other crucial important aspects like grammar and cultural background, with group or private classes at competitive prices. Check out our webpage and get to know further about our team and the courses we offer you.

Why genius hour?

Our Team

Joana Ribeiro
Teacher and Office Manager

Hi! I'm in love with languages, people and intercultural environments! And that's "Genius Hour"!I teach English, French, Spanish, Portuguese as Foreign Language and Portuguese Literature Courses. My fi... Read more

Inês Teixeira Gadelho
Teacher and Founder

I have always been passionate about languages but I’ve actually discovered my vocation for teaching “by accident”, after a couple of years studying International Law in different universities abroad and volunteering in South America. In a blink of... Read more

Diogo Rocha

Hi! Ever since I remember, I have been developing an interest for learning new languages, not only for the opportunity of speaking different idioms, but also for having access to different cultures. This led me to study Languages, Literatures and ... Read more

Vanessa Regufe

So*, I have a Master in Portuguese as Second / Foreign Language by the University of Porto. I experienced an Erasmus + Internship - spent nine months in Czech Republic as a Portuguese teacher. I’m an assumed bibliophile and have multiple interests... Read more

Álvaro Cúria

I've been teaching Portuguese for as long as I can remember. For real. It was actually me who taught my sister how to write and read. She was 5, I was 10. Later I decided do it as a job. My background is in Communication, Languages and I'm now fin... Read more
Veronika Marcikova

Veronika Marcikova
Graphic and Web Designer

As soon as I graduated from Fine Arts and English language in the Czech Republic where I come from, I moved to Porto for internship as a web designer and graphic designer in Genius Hour. I’ve always been passionate about creating new things and I ... Read more


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How to get here

There are plenty of options on public transport that will leave you just by our door.

If you prefer the subway, Casa da Música station is the closest one. You’ll walk 13 minutes until you arrive at the school.
Check out this link so you won’t get lost!

However, if you take the bus you’ll be steps away from the school entrance. The bus stop right in front our door is called Junta Massarelos.

From Aliados:

Bus 200 heading to Castelo do Queijo – get off at Junta Massarelos stop (average travel time 15 mins.)
Bus 207 heading to Mercado da Foz – get off at Junta Massarelos stop (average travel time 18 mins.)

From Hospital de São João (Asprela University Campus):

Bus 204 heading to Foz – get off at Junta Massarelos stop (average travel travel time 20 mins.)

From Matosinhos (Sousa Aroso bus stop):

Bus 501 heading to Aliados – get off at Junta Massarelos stop (average travel time 25 mins.)

From Campanhã Station:

Bus 207 heading to Mercado da Foz – get off at Junta Massarelos (average travel time 20 mins.)

From Marquês Square:

Bus 303 circular bus Praça da Liberdade – Constituição – get off at Praça da Galiza Stop and walk 100 meters to your right (average travel time 30 mins.)
For more itineraries and schedules visit STCP and Metro do Porto websites.


Genius Hour has established several partnerships with associations, institutes and companies. Check below what advantages they can bring you!

Esn Porto
ESN Porto

20% discount
in every group course


Genius Hour – Language School

adresseRua do Campo Alegre, nº 276, 1º esq, Porto Portugal

adresse(+351) 919276947; (+351) 914750675


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