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!

Intensive

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.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 8/8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
25
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Intensive without accommodation 299 598 897 1040 1300 1560 1820 2080 2340 2600 2860 2652 2873 3094 3315 3536 3757 3978 4199 4420 4641 4862 5083 4800 5000 5200 5400 5600 5800 6000 6200 6400 6600 6800 7000 7200
Intensive with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 479 959 1437 1760 2200 2640 3080 3520 3960 4400 4840 4812 5213 5615 6015 6416 6817 7219 7619 8020 8421 8823 9223 9120 9500 9880 10260 10640 11020 11400 11780 12160 12540 12920 13300 13680
Intensive with shared apartment, double room , no meals 504 969 1432 1740 2165 2590 3015 3440 3865 4290 4715 4672 5058 5445 5830 6216 6602 6989 7374 7760 8146 8533 8918 8800 9165 9530 9895 10260 10625 10990 11355 11720 12085 12450 12815 13180
Intensive with shared apartment, single room , no meals 534 1029 1522 1860 2315 2770 3225 3680 4135 4590 5045 5032 5448 5865 6280 6696 7112 7529 7944 8360 8776 9193 9608 9520 9915 10310 10705 11100 11495 11890 12285 12680 13075 13470 13865 14260
Intensive with residence, single room , no meals 1219 1807 2240 2790 3340 3890 4440 4990 5540 6090 6172 6683 7195 7705 8216 8727 9239 9749 10260 10771 11283 11793 11800 12290 12780 13270 13760 14250 14740 15230 15720 16210 16700 17190 17680
Starting dates:  

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

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 04/02/2024 to 31/08/2024.

The minimum duration is 2 weeks.

Upon arrival a deposit of €100 has to be paid.

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 25/04/2024, 30/05/2024, 10/06/2024, 15/08/2024, 01/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Combined

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.

Prices 2024

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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 494 988 1482 1820 2275 2730 3185 3640
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 675 1348 2023 2540 3175 3811 4445 5080
Combined with shared apartment, double room , no meals 700 1358 2018 2520 3140 3761 4380 5000
Combined with shared apartment, single room , no meals 730 1418 2108 2640 3290 3941 4590 5240
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1608 2393 3020 3765 4511 5255 6000
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 689 1378 2067 2600 3250 3900 4550 5200
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 869 1739 2607 3320 4151 4980 5811 6640
Combined with shared apartment, double room , no meals 894 1749 2602 3300 4116 4930 5746 6560
Combined with shared apartment, single room , no meals 924 1809 2692 3420 4266 5110 5956 6800
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1999 2977 3800 4741 5680 6621 7560
Starting dates:  

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

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 04/02/2024 to 31/08/2024.

The minimum duration is 2 weeks.

Upon arrival a deposit of €100 has to be paid.

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 25/04/2024, 30/05/2024, 10/06/2024, 15/08/2024, 01/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

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

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teachers Course without accommodation 600
Teachers Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 960
Teachers Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 970
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1030
Teachers Course with residence, single room , no meals 1220
Starting dates:  

from intermediate : 19/02, 13/05, 16/09, 11/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 04/02/2024 to 31/08/2024.

The minimum duration is 2 weeks.

Upon arrival a deposit of €100 has to be paid.

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 25/04/2024, 30/05/2024, 10/06/2024, 15/08/2024, 01/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

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.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 8/8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Portuguese + Surfing without accommodation 788
Portuguese + Surfing with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1148
Portuguese + Surfing with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1158
Portuguese + Surfing with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1218
Portuguese + Surfing with residence, single room , no meals 1408
Starting dates:  

beginner : 18/03, 01/04, 15/04, 13/05, 10/06, 24/06, 08/07, 22/07, 05/08, 19/08, 02/09, 16/09
from elementary : 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The course contains 15 lessons of Portugese per week and 5 surf lesons in total in 2 weeks.
1 surf lesson = approx. 2.5 to 3 hours.
This course includes transportation to and from the beach and the necessary equipment.

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 04/02/2024 to 31/08/2024.

The minimum duration is 2 weeks.

Upon arrival a deposit of €100 has to be paid.

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 25/04/2024, 30/05/2024, 10/06/2024, 15/08/2024, 01/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

One-to-One

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.

Prices 2024

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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 960 1920
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room , no meals 985 1930
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1015 1990
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 2180
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 975 1950
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1155 2311
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1180 2321
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1210 2381
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 2571
Starting dates:  

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

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 04/02/2024 to 31/08/2024.

The minimum duration is 2 weeks.

Upon arrival a deposit of €100 has to be paid.

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 25/04/2024, 30/05/2024, 10/06/2024, 15/08/2024, 01/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Intensive - Easter

Would you like to have an Easter break, then we can recommend a language course in Lisbon. The course starts on 30 March. Apart from the language classes you will have enough free time to explore Lisbon and enjoy the impressive processions during Semana Santa (Holy Week). During this two-week course the language lessons will focuss on oral communication skills, with intensive practice.The classes consist of up to 12 people.

Minimum age is 18 years.

Prices 2024

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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 860
Easter Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 870
Easter Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 930
Starting dates:  

25/03

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 25/04/2024, 30/05/2024, 10/06/2024, 15/08/2024, 01/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Intensive - Christmas


At our partner school in Lisbon you can enjoy a Portuguese language course during the Christmas season. In this two-week course you will be immersed in the Portuguese language, culture and Christmas spirit! You have enough free time to visit one of the Christmas markets or attend a Christmas Mass. If you want to have a unique glimpse into the life of the Portuguese during the holidays, we advise you to stay with a host family.

Minimum age is 18 years.

Prices 2024

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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 860
Christmas Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 870
Christmas Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 930
Starting dates:  

23/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon airport : EUR 50

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 25/04/2024, 30/05/2024, 10/06/2024, 15/08/2024, 01/11/2024, 25/12/2024. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Host Family

You can stay in a host Portuguese family in a single room with bed and breakfast included. The families are carefully selected so they are mostly located at a maximum of 20 minutes from the school by public transport. You can practice your Portuguese with family members after school.

Apartment

In Lisbon you can choose to stay in a shared apartment. You will share the common areas such as the bathroom, kitchen and lounge with other students from the language school. You can choose between a single or a double room. The double room is available for students travelling together.

Upon arrival you have to pay a deposit of €100.

Residence

This residence is available from February to August 2024 and offers high quality single rooms. The residence is located at 10 - 15 minutes walking distance from the school on foot, in a nice area with shops, restaurants and bars. Each room has its own private bathroom. There are also common areas such as a kitchen, gym, yoga room, study rooms, social areas, cinema room and a reception.

The minimum stay is 2 weeks.

Upon arrival you have to pay a deposit of €100.

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