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 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 is only available for students travelling together.

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 02/07/2023 to 26/08/2023, for a period of maximum 8 weeks

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon 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, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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.

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  
Combined without accommodation 494 988 1482 1820 2275 2730 3185 3640
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 664 1328 1992 2500 3125 3750 4375 5000
Combined with shared apartment, double room , no meals 689 1338 1987 2480 3090 3700 4310 4920
Combined with shared apartment, single room , no meals 719 1398 2077 2600 3240 3880 4520 5160
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1408 2092 2620 3265 3910 4555 5200
  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 859 1718 2577 3280 4100 4920 5740 6560
Combined with shared apartment, double room , no meals 884 1728 2572 3260 4065 4870 5675 6480
Combined with shared apartment, single room , no meals 914 1788 2662 3380 4215 5050 5885 6720
Combined with residence, single room , no meals 1798 2677 3400 4240 5080 5920 6760
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 is only available for students travelling together.

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 02/07/2023 to 26/08/2023, for a period of maximum 8 weeks

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon 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, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teachers Course without accommodation 550
Teachers Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 890
Teachers Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 900
Teachers Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 960
Starting dates:  

elementary : 20/02, 15/05, 18/09, 13/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

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
  • internet access at school

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

Prices 2023

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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 1128
Portuguese + Surfing with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1138
Portuguese + Surfing with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1198
Portuguese + Surfing with residence, single room , no meals 1208
Starting dates:  

beginner : 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
from beginner : 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

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

1 surf lesson = approx. 2.5 to 3 hours
Surf lessons can be provided from April until September.
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.
The course with a duration of 4 weeks includes 10 surf lessons divided over 4 weeks.

Extra surf lessons: € 35 per lesson.

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 02/07/2023 to 26/08/2023, for a period of maximum 8 weeks

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon 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, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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.

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
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 1980
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
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 2370
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info shared apartment:  

A double room is only available for students travelling together.

Info residence:  

The residence is available from 02/07/2023 to 26/08/2023, for a period of maximum 8 weeks

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Lisbon 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, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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 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 is only available for students travelling together.

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
  • internet access at school

In 2023 the school is closed on 07/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 05/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023, 25/12/2023. 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 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 is only available for students travelling together.

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
  • internet access at school

In 2023 the school is closed on 07/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 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 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.

Residence

This residence is available from July to August and offers high quality single rooms. The residence is located a mere 10 minutes from the school on foot, in a nice area with shops, restaurants and bars. Each room has its own balcony and bathrooms are shared between several students. There is WiFi throughout and your room is cleaned weekly. Linen (bed and towels) are also changed on a weekly basis. You will also have access to a lounge with cable TV and snooker, a fully-equipped kitchen, the laundry room (machines usable for a fee) and a terrace with a barbecue.

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