Language course Portuguese in Lisbon

CIAL Centro de linguas

Learn Portuguese in Lisbon at our partner school, CIAL. CIAL has been offering high quality Portuguese language courses for over 30 years, combining flexibility, competence and friendliness. The language school is situated in the heart of Lisbon close to the Parque Eduardo VII.

Key featues of our partner Portuguese school in Lisbon:

  • School accredited by IALC
  • Mix of nationalities
  • Intensive Portuguese courses start every Monday, with specific start dates for beginners and open start dates for other levels
  • Minimum age: 18 years

Social Programme

CIAL organises a selection of extra-curricular activities running alongside the Portuguese language courses at school. These include:

  • Tours of Lisbon, its museums and monuments
  • Evenings out to live concerts
  • Excursions to regional places of interest
Activity programme Lisbon

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


Learn Portuguese in Lisbon by taking an intensive Portuguese course.

The intensive course in Lisboa involves 15 lessons per 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 per day combined with two workshops per day. The workshops focusses on specific topics like vocabulary, conversation, presentation, etc.


Minimum age is 18 years.


The special intensive Portuguese course in Lisbon is an intensive course of 15 group lessons per week combined with 5 or 10 extra individual lessons with a private teacher. The total amount of lessons of your course is therefore either 20 or 25 lessons. The extra private 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 years.

Teacher's Course

The Portuguese teacher course is aimed at those who teach Portuguese as a foreign language. The duration of the course is 2 weeks with 6 daily lessons in a maximum group of 8 people.

The Portuguese teacher course allows you to perfect your Portuguese, revise fundamental aspects of the language and learn new didactic techniques for teaching Portuguese.

To read more about the Comenuis scholarship please click here

Portuguese & Surf

In Lisbon you can combine your Portuguese language course of 15 lesson per week with surf lessons. During the course of 2 weeks, you have 15 language lessons per week and 5 surf lessons in total (divided over 5 afternoons). Each surf lesson is about 2.5 to 3 hours (including transportation to and from the beach).

The exact days depend on weather and sea conditions and are being determined on location. The surf lessons are being organised by professional teachers who are recognised by the Portuguese Surf Federation.
Transport and equipment are included.

More about language and sports courses

Minimum age is 18 years.


The one-to-one Portuguese course in Lisbon is adapted to suit the interests and personal needs of the student. The individual Portuguese course consists of 20 or 25 lessons per week.

It is also possible to take a semi-individual Portuguese course for 2 people who have the same standard of Portuguese and who are travelling together.

To request more hours, a semi-individual course or to find out more about what’s on offer please contact us.

Minimum age is 18 years.