Reviews of CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon, Portugal - Page 5

Total No. of Reviews: 240
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon, Portugal
4.2/5.0 
(240 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
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Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
other 3.9/5.0 
Individual Reviews
10. Feb. 2005
201. Anonymous (22 years)  - 
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27. Jan. 2005
202. (24 years)  -  Holland
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The books and the teachers are very good!
20. Dec. 2004
203.  - 
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20. Oct. 2004
204.  - 
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The individual lessons!
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Cristo Rei !
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In the German information brochures, there's no mention that the 5th of october is a public holiday in Portugal and so there will be no group lessons!!!
22. Sep. 2004
205. (52 years)  - 
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need more online pictures
18. Sep. 2004
206. (70 years)  -  Belgium
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very friendly atmosphere
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participating in cultural activities is important
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I am very satisfied even though I came with a very low level. The teacher did a lot to adapt and push all of us to the best. All the people I met in the school were very willing to help. I suggested that a small library should be accessible to students to know more about history of Portugal, tourism and reality of the country.
17. Sep. 2004
207. (31 years)  - 
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live in a family house
26. Aug. 2004
208. Anonymous  - 
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15. Jul. 2004
209. G.E. (38 years)  -  Deutschland
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it has some computers which are connected to the internet
24. Jun. 2004
210. Harms, (29 years)  -  Germany
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14. Jun. 2004
211. (32 years)  -  Germany
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Very nice house and classrooms, cafe and water were for free
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You should go to the trips in the afternoon !
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Very nice teacher who worked with pleasure, nice students from all countries and of every age, the lessons were in portuguese language, so that we learned very much
10. Jun. 2004
212.  -  EspaÑa
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CIAL is like a home, comfortable and friendly
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Be next and spend all time with new students and visit all pretty places in Lisbon
13. May. 2004
213. (48 years)  - 
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very good atmosphere
7. May. 2004
214. (24 years)  -  Gb
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Don't stay with a family, it's over priced and rarely benefits students
2. May. 2004
215. (21 years)  -  United States
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Very small, intimate and friendly. Housed in a very ornate 19th century building.
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Free unlimited internet is a huge plus.
30. Apr. 2004
216. Jayne (28 years)  -  Us
216. General

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If you feel you are not in an adequate level, you must be persistent and self advocate in order to change, little student support in this matter.
Other comments
In general, Portugal has only recently begun developing its portuguese as a second language methodology. The texts are so-so... CIAL is, in my opinion, your best bet in language courses since its on the pioneering edge, atleast in Portugal. Brasil is another option, they have more experience, but obviously the language is different.
23. Mar. 2004
217. Martina (33 years)  - 
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23. Mar. 2004
218. (57 years)  -  Usa
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Lisbon is an enchanting city!
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One area school could improve is student support. I asked, in my application, for a non-smoking home. They initially placed me with a chain smoker. In their favor, they immediately found me another home, where the woman was wonderful, and we will probably always be friends.
23. Mar. 2004
219. (28 years)  - 
219. General

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Good teachers, very qualified and enjoyable lessons!
23. Mar. 2004
220.  -  Japan
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There are different levels of textbooks and we are given one adequate for each of us. everyone was friendly
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Teachers are friendly and I enjoyed the classes.
23. Mar. 2004
221. Sandra  -  Germany
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11. Mar. 2004
222. Anonymous (25 years)  -  Deutschland
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I think it would be very important if I knew before, what my previous knowledge had to be like in order to be able to follow the course. I did a VHS course before I started the language course at this school and after the level test I have been placed in a course, which has started two weeks ago. My previous knowledge was not enough for this course, which led to the fact that I was not really motivated. The course has been so much fun. If I would have been in this course right from the start, it would have been certainly better.
11. Mar. 2004
223. Tina (27 years)  -  Denmark
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4. Feb. 2004
224. Carsten (22 years)  - 
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22. Jan. 2004
225. (41 years)  -  Germany
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it was a very good experience and i did learn quite a bit! Thank you
27. Nov. 2003
226. Anonymous (44 years)  -  D
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1. Oct. 2003
227. (22 years)  -  Deutschland
227. General

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Our teacher.
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Say it directly if you don't like something.
1. Oct. 2003
228. (27 years)  -  Deutschland
228. General

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Family atmosphere.
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Don't miss a visit to the castello, a trip to belem, to go out I recommend bairrio alto.
14. Aug. 2003
229. (36 years)  -  España
229. General

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Warm atmosphere, like at home.
13. Aug. 2003
230. Liset (21 years)  -  Holland
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9. Aug. 2003
231. (18 years)  -  United Kingdom
231. General

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Friendly atmosphere. I enjoyed myself immensely.
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A trip to Sintra is well worth it.
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I really enjoyed myself, many thanks!
14. Jul. 2003
232. Anonymous (29 years)  - 
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27. Jun. 2003
233. (28 years)  -  Schweiz
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small classes (max. 6 students)
24. Apr. 2003
234. Anonymous (26 years)  - 
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9. Apr. 2003
235. (23 years)  -  Austria
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teacher was very good
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participate in the acivities offered by the school
2. Apr. 2003
236. Holger (43 years)  -  Germany
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26. Aug. 2002
237. Antonio (34 years)  -  Italy/germany
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Very good and dynamic teachers. I definitely recommend the school in Lisbon. I made excellent progress! :-)
14. Aug. 2002
238. Ulrich (38 years)  -  D
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12. Aug. 2002
239. Raffaele (29 years)  -  Italy
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4. Dec. 2001
240. (33 years)  -  Germany
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Excellent teachers, international students.
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Ask directly at CIAL for the schedules of the classes.

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