Language course Portuguese in Faro

CIAL Centro de Línguas

Learn Portuguese in Faro at our partner school, CIAL. Offering high quality Portuguese language teaching for over 30 years, CIAL combines flexibility, competence and friendliness. The school is situated in the heart of the city close to the marktet and makes an ideal base for your Portuguese course in Faro.

Important featues of our partner Portuguese school in Faro:

  • School accredited by IALC
  • 5 fully equipped classrooms with audiovisual resourses
  • Mix of nationalities
  • Intensive courses start every Monday, with specific start dates for beginners and open start dates for other levels
  • Computer room with free internet access
  • Free WIFI
  • Garden / Patio to relax during the breaks
  • Language laboratory
  • Kitchen with a coffee/water station for the students
  • Minimum age: 18 years

Social Programme

CIAL organises a selection of extra-curricular activities to enjoy alongside your Portuguese course, these include:

  • Tours of Faro, its museums and monuments
  • Outings to sporting events
  • Excursions to regional places of interest
Activity programme Faro

Alternatively many students enjoy exploring Faro alone or with a group of fellow Portuguese students. There is so much to see and do here, the problem is being able to fit it all in! 

Intensive

The intensive course in Faro involves 15 lessons per week (minimum course length 1 week). Personal attention is guaranteed as the classes do not have more than 8 students.

You can also choose to do an intensive course of 25 lessons which consists of 3 lessons of general Portuguese tuition combined with two workshops in the afternoon per day. The workshops focusses on specific topics like vocabulary, conversation, presentation, etc.

During the summer the school organises a Portuguese course of 15 lessons for 2 weeks, with a maximum of 12 students per group. The price of this course is more economical with as only start date is the 28th June.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
25
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 475 950 1425 1650 2063 2475 2888 3300 3713 4125 4538 4208
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 589 1178 1767 2105 2632 3158 3684 4210 4737 5263 5789 5573
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 605 1210 1815 2170 2713 3255 3798 4340 4883 5425 5968 5768
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 625 1210 1795 2130 2653 3175 3698 4220 4743 5265 5788 5568
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 650 1260 1870 2230 2778 3325 3873 4420 4968 5515 6063 5868
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 23/01, 06/02, 20/02, 06/03, 20/03, 03/04, 17/04, 02/05, 15/05, 05/06, 19/06, 03/07, 17/07, 07/08, 21/08, 29/08, 04/09, 18/09, 02/10, 16/10, 30/10, 13/11, 27/11
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

This is the price of an airport transfer on arrival at Faro.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2017 the school is closed on 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 15/06/2017, 15/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Combined

The combined Portuguese course in Faro is an intensive one (15 lessons group course) combined with 5 or 10 individual lessons with a private teacher. These extra classes are adapted to suit the student’s needs and knowledge level, and they can study something of interest or something that they are struggling with.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 443 886 1329 1772 2215 2658 3101 3544
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 557 1114 1671 2227 2784 3341 3898 4454
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 573 1146 1719 2292 2865 3438 4011 4584
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 593 1146 1699 2252 2805 3358 3911 4464
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 618 1196 1774 2352 2930 3508 4086 4664
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 638 1276 1914 2552 3190 3828 4466 5104
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 752 1504 2256 3007 3759 4511 5263 6014
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 768 1536 2304 3072 3840 4608 5376 6144
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 788 1536 2284 3032 3780 4528 5276 6024
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 813 1586 2359 3132 3905 4678 5451 6224
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 23/01, 06/02, 20/02, 06/03, 20/03, 03/04, 17/04, 02/05, 15/05, 05/06, 19/06, 03/07, 17/07, 07/08, 21/08, 29/08, 04/09, 18/09, 02/10, 16/10, 30/10, 13/11, 27/11
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

This is the price of an airport transfer on arrival at Faro.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2017 the school is closed on 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 15/06/2017, 15/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Summer Course

During the summer, there is a Portuguese course consisting of 15 lessons per week, lasting for 2 weeks. The course has a special price when starting on the 28th July.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Transfer:  

€50

This is the price of an airport transfer on arrival at Faro.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2017 the school is closed on 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 15/06/2017, 15/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

One-to-One

This one-to-one Portuguese course in Faro is adapted to suit the interests and personal necessities of the student and to suit their language level. The course involves 20 or 25 lessons per week, but it is possible to do a semi-individual course (for 2 people who have the same standard of Portuguese and who are travelling together). To request more hours, a semi-individual or course or to find out more about what’s on offer please contact us.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 780 1560
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 894 1788
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 910 1820
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room, no meals 930 1820
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 955 1870
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 975 1950
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1089 2178
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1105 2210
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1125 2210
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1150 2260
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

This is the price of an airport transfer on arrival at Faro.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2017 the school is closed on 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 15/06/2017, 15/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Intensive - Easter

It's always very special to stay abroad during the holidays. This course offers you that opportunity. Apart from the language classes you will  have enough free time to explore the city and the Portuguese culture. In the week before Easter (Semana Santa) you can see impressive processions and the streets are decorated with flowers and sheets. During this two-week course the language lessons focuss on general language and speaking skills. The classes consist of up to 12 people. With an average temperature of around 20 degrees it is a wonderful destination for a cultural and educational language vacation!

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per group
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive - Easter without accommodation 465
Intensive - Easter with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 693
Intensive - Easter with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 725
Intensive - Easter with shared apartment, double room, no meals 725
Intensive - Easter with shared apartment, single room, no meals 775
Starting dates:  

10/04

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

This is the price of an airport transfer on arrival at Faro.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2017 the school is closed on 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 15/06/2017, 15/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Intensive - Christmas

Our partner school in Faro will remain open during the Christmas period. Only on December 25, the school is closed and there will be no lessons. During the two-week Christmas course, you will have 15 Portuguese lessons per week. Additionally, you have plenty of time to explore Faro and its region. If you want to experience the best Christmas atmosphere, visit one of the Christmas markets. For optimal immersion in Portuguese culture and a unique insight into the daily life of the Portuguese during the Christmas period, we advise you to stay with a host family.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per group
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive - Christmas without accommodation 465
Intensive - Christmas with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 693
Intensive - Christmas with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 725
Intensive - Christmas with shared apartment, double room, no meals 725
Intensive - Christmas with shared apartment, single room, no meals 775
Starting dates:  

18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

This is the price of an airport transfer on arrival at Faro.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2017 the school is closed on 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 15/06/2017, 15/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Host Family

You can stay in a host Portuguese family in Faro in a single room with bed and breakfast. The families are carefully selected so they are 15-30 minutes from the school by public transport. You can practice your Portuguese with family members after school.

Apartment

The student house in Faro is a 4 bedrooms shared apartment (2 single and 2 doubles). This fully equipped accommodatiom is located just in front of the school and consists of:

- 2 bathrooms

- Kitchen

- Laundry room

- Balcony and terrace with garden

- Living room with TV

Wifi is available. Bedlinen and towels are provided.

Kindly bear in mind that the school has only one shared apartmet. Consequently, we strongly recommend that you book this accommodation sufficiently in advance, especially if you wish to travel in peak season.

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Learn Portuguese in Faro, the attractive capital of the Algarve region of Portugal. A city which has a much more traditional Portuguese feel than many resort towns, Faro makes an ideal destination to take a Portuguese course. The historic area of Faro is particularly attractive and is still surrounded by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th century.  Faro also has a beautiful marina, and full of outdoor cafes in pretty plaza's which make ideal places to relax after your Portuguese course. In Faro you can also discover a vibrant nightlife.

Weather in Faro

Month Max
°C
Min
°C
Hours-
sun
Aug 28 20 12
Sept 26 19 9
Oct 22 16 7
Nov 19 13 5
Dec 16 10 6
Jan 15 9 5
Feb 16 10 6
Mar 18 11 7
Apr 20 13 9
May 22 14 11
June 25 18 11
July 28 20 12
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"I had the best summer ever!"

Cathy, Valencia

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