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 focus on specific topics like vocabulary, conversation, presentation, etc.

 

Minimum age is 18 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 8/8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
25
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 23/01, 06/02, 20/02, 06/03, 20/03, 03/04, 17/04, 01/05, 15/05, 29/05, 12/06, 26/06, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08, 21/08, 04/09, 18/09, 02/10, 16/10, 30/10, 13/11, 27/11, 11/12
from beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

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

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Faro airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

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

In 2023 the school is closed on: 07/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 07/09/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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.

Prices 2023

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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  
Intensive + One-to-One without accommodation 494 988 1482 1820 2275 2730 3185 3640
Intensive + One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 664 1328 1992 2500 3125 3750 4375 5000
Intensive + One-to-One with shared apartment, double room , no meals 689 1338 1987 2480 3090 3700 4310 4920
Intensive + One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 719 1398 2077 2600 3240 3880 4520 5160
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Intensive + One-to-One without accommodation 689 1378 2067 2756 3445 4134 4550 5200
Intensive + One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 859 1718 2577 3436 4295 5154 5740 6560
Intensive + One-to-One with shared apartment, double room , no meals 884 1728 2572 3416 4260 5104 5675 6480
Intensive + One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 914 1788 2662 3536 4410 5284 5885 6720
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 23/01, 06/02, 20/02, 06/03, 20/03, 03/04, 17/04, 01/05, 15/05, 29/05, 12/06, 26/06, 10/07, 24/07, 07/08, 21/08, 04/09, 18/09, 02/10, 16/10, 30/10, 13/11, 27/11, 11/12
from beginner : 02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

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

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Faro airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

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

In 2023 the school is closed on: 07/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 07/09/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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.

Prices 2023

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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, single room , bed & breakfast 950 1900
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room , no meals 975 1910
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1005 1970
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 975 1950
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1145 2290
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1170 2300
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1200 2360
Starting dates:  

02/01, 09/01, 16/01, 23/01, 30/01, 06/02, 13/02, 20/02, 27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08, 14/08, 21/08, 28/08, 04/09, 11/09, 18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12, 11/12, 18/12, 25/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

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

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Faro airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

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

In 2023 the school is closed on: 07/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 07/09/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Easter Course without accommodation 500
Easter Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 840
Easter Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 850
Easter Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 910
Starting dates:  

03/04

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

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

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Faro airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

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

In 2023 the school is closed on: 07/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 07/09/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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 years.

Prices 2023

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

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Christmas Course without accommodation 500
Christmas Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 840
Christmas Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 850
Christmas Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 910
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:   Transfer on arrival from Faro airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

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

In 2023 the school is closed on: 07/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 07/09/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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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