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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Faro, Portugal

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Rooftop terrace

Faro  

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CIAL Centro de Linguas

The language school CIAL Centro de Linguas was founded in Faro, Portugal in 1959. The school is located in the heart of Faro, close to the waterfront and shopping district, near the town market. There is a garden and terrace where students can relax during breaks or after class.

The school address is: Rua General Humberto Delgado, 5, 8000 - Faro (Portugal).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Instituto Camões

School Size:

Facilities

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 25
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Portuguese teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

18
11
6
10
6
5
7

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Faro (FAO). It takes 30 minutes by taxi  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 14.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 15.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 07.Sep.2017, 05.Oct.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 01.Dec.2017, 25.Dec.2017
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

Portuguese Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks12346816202436Additional Week
Price in €4754529509031425135416501568247523523300313554785205660062707722733686628229413393
Standard course + afternoon Workshops devoted to a different topic each day: Grammar, Vocabulary, Conversation, Listening, Presentations etc.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017, 27.Nov.2017
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00 - 14:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks12346816202436Additional Week
Price in €285271570542855813990941148514111980188132873123396037624633440262375926248236
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017, 27.Nov.2017
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €833792166615832499237533323166416539574998474958315540666463318330791499969497833792
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017, 27.Nov.2017
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00 - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €4434218868421329126317721684221521052658252631012946354433674430420953165051443421
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017, 27.Nov.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00 - 13:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €638607127612131914181925522425319030313828363744664243510448496280596676567274638607
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2017, 09.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017, 27.Nov.2017
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00 - 14:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in €--465442------------------
Organised to coincide with school breaks, these courses offer students a chance to focus on oral communication with intensive practice.
Starting dates
2017: 10.Apr.2017, 18.Dec.2017.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by CIAL Centro de Linguas, Faro can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 39 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Individual lessons can be used for Special Purposes such as: Banking, Business Portuguese, Computer Science, Hotel Industry, Insurance, Interpreting, Law, Medicine and Translation.

Accommodation

weeks1234Additional Week
Price in €130260390520130
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
11 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in €13527040554013510040
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment located across the street from the school.

Shared rooms also available: 110€/week. School will allocate rooms.
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
  • Prices for hotels in the same area as the school upon request.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Faro Airport:for 50 €(one way);for 100 €(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Diving3 km
Football (soccer)3 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
Sailing3 km
Squash3 km
Swimming3 km
Tennis3 km
Volleyball3 km
Windsurfing3 km

Reviews

City
4.1/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.6/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about CIAL Centro de Linguas, Faro
very personal treatment, teachers really interested in their students' progress.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Very nice little school!
Small classes, friendly and flexible teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
2.0/5.0
Beautiful location near the center. Staff is always helpful and friendly.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don´t miss a trip to Sagres and the beaches near Sagres. You can get a good rate for a car-rental at the airport. Sharing a car with some students are less expensive and definitely a good thing.
Other comments: There are 4 classrooms and a nice yard. At each level there were not more than 3 students, even in August. It seems Faro is less crowdy than most of other places. For some partypeople may be a bit slow, but perfect for combining study and leisure. My teacher prefered to teach less grammatical issues and the focus was always on speaking, listening and comprehension. The book was excellent. You can take your own copy home. If you like they will sell you a exercise book and grammar book for the same price as the local bookstore.
the good teacher and individual teaching which permitted me to advance very fast
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
The willingness of the teachers to start from the level you had already reached and to adapt their lessons to your needs and questions.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: A professional and friendly school with excellent teachers

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