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
  • 20 fully equipped classrooms with audiovisual resourses
  • Mix of nationalities
  • Intensive Portuguese courses start every Monday, with specific start dates for beginners and open start dates for other levels
  • Computer room with internet access
  • Wifi
  • Portuguese language laboratory
  • 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 (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.

 

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 1766 2105 2631 3158 3684 4210 4736 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 apartment, double room, no meals 625 1210 1795 2130 2653 3175 3698 4220 4743 5265 5788 5568
Intensive with 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 is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

Airport transfer on arrival at Lisbon.

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, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. Only one to one lessons are being rescheduled.

Combined

The special intensive Portuguese course in Lisbon is an intensive one with 5 extra 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
  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 1670 2227 2784 3341 3897 4454
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 573 1146 1719 2292 2865 3438 4011 4584
Combined with apartment, double room, no meals 593 1146 1699 2252 2805 3358 3911 4464
Combined with apartment, single room, no meals 618 1196 1774 2352 2930 3508 4086 4664
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 is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

Airport transfer on arrival at Lisbon.

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, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. 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

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:
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teacher's Course without accommodation 550
Teacher's Course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 778
Teacher's Course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 810
Teacher's Course with apartment, double room, no meals 810
Teacher's Course with apartment, single room, no meals 860
Starting dates:  

advanced : 15/02, 16/05, 12/09, 07/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

Airport transfer on arrival at Lisbon.

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, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. 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). If you choose to do the course for 4 weeks, you will have 10 surf lessons in total. Then the surf lessons are being divided over 10 afternoons respectively.
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. It is possible to book more surf lessons by paying a supplement, see price list.

More about language and sports courses

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8/6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 4 weeks  
Portuguese & Surf without accommodation 724 1252
Portuguese & Surf with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 952 1707
Portuguese & Surf with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 984 1772
Portuguese & Surf with apartment, double room, no meals 984 1732
Portuguese & Surf with apartment, single room, no meals 1034 1832
Starting dates:  

beginner : 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
from beginner : 03/04, 10/04, 17/04, 24/04, 02/05, 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

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

1 surf lesson = approx. 2.5 to 3 hours

This course includes transportation to and from the beach and the necessary equipment.

The 2-week course Portuguese & surf includes 15 Portuguese lessons per week, and 5 surf lessons divided over 2 weeks (2,5 lesson per week).

The course with a duration of 4 weeks includes 10 surf lessons divided over 4 weeks. For a 4-week course with 15 surf lessons (instead of 10), a supplement of € 131 applies on the price of a regular 4-week course.

Extra surf lessons: € 30 per lesson.

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

Airport transfer on arrival at Lisbon.

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, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. 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 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 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
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 apartment, double room, no meals 930 1820
One-to-One with apartment, single room, no meals 955 1870
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

Airport transfer on arrival at Lisbon.

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, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. 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 year .

Prices 2017

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  
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 apartment, double room, no meals 725
Intensive - Easter with apartment, single room, no meals 775
Starting dates:  

10/04

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

Airport transfer on arrival at Lisbon.

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, 05/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 25/12/2017. 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 year .

Prices 2017

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  
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 apartment, double room, no meals 725
Intensive - Christmas with apartment, single room, no meals 775
Starting dates:  

18/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Transfer:  

€50

Airport transfer on arrival at Lisbon.

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, 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 a single room with bed and breakfast. You can also stay in a double room when traveling together with another person. 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

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 apartments have wifi and a washing machine.

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There is no better way to learn a language than in the county, immersing yourself in the culture, food, music, lifestyle etc.
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There is no better way to learn a language than in the county, immersing yourself in the culture, food, music, lifestyle etc. of the local people. I adored my time in Portugal and am already planning another study abroad course for next year.


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Learn Portuguese in Lisbon, Portugual's capital and a city that encompasses style, culture and history. Choosing to take a Portuguese course in Lisbon offers you not only the opportunity to learn Portuguese, but also discover a truly beautiful city. Lisbon has a large selection of historical buildings and beautiful architecture, ranging from Gothic to Baroque which can be found all around the city, and mainly in Lisbon's stunning historic centre, Alfama.

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