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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon, Portugal

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Portugal in the last 12 months

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

CIAL Centro de Linguas

The language school CIAL Centro de Linguas was founded in Lisbon, Portugal in 1959. The school has 18 classrooms spread out over two different buildings in the central neighbourhood of Saldanha/Picoas. All buildings are within less than five minutes walking distance of each other.

The school address is: Rua Actor Taborda 55 - 3rd floor, 1000-007 - Lisbon (Portugal).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Instituto Camões

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Balcony / terrace

  • 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:

18

Number of public workstations:

10

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: every afternoon free organized leisure program

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 75
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 35

Average age of students

  • in summer: 25 years
  • throughout the year: 35 years

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Exams offered:

  • CAPLE

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):

21
9
8
4
2
8
6
7
6

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). It takes 15 minutes by taxi to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 10.Jun.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 08.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 0 Additional Week
Price in € 475452 950903 14251354 16501568 24752352 33003135 54785205 66006270 77227336 86628229 413393
Standard course + Afternoon Workshops focused on a different topic each day: Grammar, Vocabulary, Conversation, Listening, Presentations etc.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 0 Additional Week
Price in € 285271 570542 855813 990941 14851411 19801881 32873123 39603762 46334402 62375926 248236
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 780741 15601482 23402223 28802736 36003420 43204104 50404788 57405453 72006840 86408208 720684
Intensive one-to-one training. Perfect option for people wishing to study Brazilian or African variants. Specific materials and experienced teachers of Brazilian and African origin or background available.
Available options: 1 to 7 lessons/day. Up to 60 lessons, price= €39/lesson. More than 60 lessons, price= €36/lesson.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 833792 16661583 24992375 33323166 41653957 49984749 58315540 66646331 83307914 99969497 833792
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 638607 12761213 19141819 25522425 31903031 38283637 44664243 51044849 63806061 76567274 638607
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:40
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 443421 886842 13291263 17721684 22152105 26582526 31012946 35443367 44304209 53165051 443421
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 465442 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 21.Mar.2016, 19.Dec.2016. Beginner level start only: 21.Mar.2016, 19.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 550523 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 15.Feb.2016, 16.May.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 07.Nov.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 724688 -- 12521190 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standard Portuguese Course + 5 Surf lessons every 2 weeks.
Fee includes transportation, equipment and insurance. Each surf lesson is one afternoon long (approx. 3 hours)

Alternatively, you can choose to have a total of 15 surf lessons over 4 weeks for 1383€. Please specify your choice in the comments field of the registration form.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Note: All courses offered by CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon can be booked 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 classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked 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: The school also offers:
- Individual lessons and private group lessons in Portuguese for Special Purposes and Brazilian & African Portuguese courses.

- Language Programme combined with Volunteer Work
- Language Programme combined with Professional Internships

Examples of Special Purposes: Banking, Business Portuguese, Computer Science, Hotel Industry, Insurance, Interpreting, Law, Medicine and Translation.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 130 260 390 520 130
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Weekly change of linens and bath towels.
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
13 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
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 240 360 480 120 100 40
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on:01.Sep.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 135 270 405 540 135 100 40
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment located very close to the school.
Shared rooms also available: 110€/week. The school will allocate rooms.
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
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
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Prices for hotels close to the school (from 2* to 5*) available upon request.
    Special prices in apartments and hostels managed by external partners.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Lisboa / Portela: for 50 € (one way); for 100 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 2 km
Basketball 2 km
Dancing 2 km
Diving 15 km
Football (soccer) 2 km
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 5 km
Mountainbiking 15 km
Music 5 km
Rugby 2 km
Sailing 15 km
Squash 2 km
Swimming 2 km
Tennis 2 km
Volleyball 2 km
Windsurfing 15 km
Yoga 2 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon
The new layout, the quality of the teaching and the overall welcoming feeling.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Plenty of social activities, so no chance of getting lonely. I was not totally happy with the level of the classes, but the two teachers I had did everything they could to adapt to my needs, which I appreciated it. All of them were very friendly.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: lack of computer access
CIAL is like a home, comfortable and friendly
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
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
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Be next and spend all time with new students and visit all pretty places in Lisbon
Good teachers, very qualified and enjoyable lessons!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Classmates.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Lisbon Student House
3.0/5.0

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