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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