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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Faro, Portugal

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Portugal in the last 12 months
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Rooftop terrace

CIAL Centro de Linguas (CIAL)

  • 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 language school CIAL Centro de Linguas was founded in Faro, Portugal in 1959.
  • Address: Rua General Humberto Delgado, 5, 8000 - Faro, Portugal (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Sousa e Coimbra Lda
  • Tax registration ID: PT500275378
  • Abbreviated name of school: CIAL Faro
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by CIAL Centro de Linguas

CIAL will apply the government''s guidelines of health and safety guaranteeing the safety of teachers and staff, and also in the accomodations.
Students should check the status of the entry rules in Portugal.

Accreditations and Quality seals

IALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalPortuguese Ministry of Education, Instituto Camões, DGERT, EAQUALS, CSN Sweeden
“We look forward to welcoming you to CIAL. It will be an unforgettable experience of cultural immersion and fun learning meeting people from around the world.”

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • 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:

2

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED 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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Faro (FAO).

Faro Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020, 01 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

Portuguese Courses

General Language
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Price in € 475 452 950 903 1425 1354 1652 1570 2065 1962 2478 2355 3304 3139 4130 3924 4200 3990 7680 7296 320 304
Price in US$ 536 1071 1607 1863 2329 2794 3725 4657 4735 8659 361
Standard Course in the morning followed by 2 afternoon lessons per day, with different topics. These topics will range from conversation, vocabulary drills, grammar practice, presentations, role playing etc.Standard Group course in the morning followed by 2 lessons per day, with different topics. These topics can include one the following options: conversation, vocabulary, drills, grammar practice, presentations, role playing etc.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 € 285 271 570 542 855 813 992 943 1240 1178 1488 1414 1984 1885 2480 2356 2520 2394 4560 4332 190 181
Price in US$ 322 643 964 1119 1398 1678 2237 2796 2841 5141 215
CIAL's teaching approach can be described as eclectic, as it combines various approaches and methodologies in structured lessons with clear aims. All skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - develop naturally with gradual learning of grammar, lexical and phonetic concepts through practice.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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Price in € 443 421 886 842 1329 1263 1772 1684 2215 2105 2658 2526 3101 2946 3544 3367 4430 4209 4860 4617 405 385
Price in US$ 500 999 1499 1998 2498 2997 3496 3996 4995 5479 457
Ideal for students who want to work on further improving their oral skills, reviewing work done in morning lessons, or who want to work in a specific professional field. This course is made up of 15 group lessons and 5 individual lessons per week. Ideal for students who want to work on further improving their oral skills, reviewing work done in the morning lessons or for those who want to work in a specific professional field.
This course is made up of 15 group lessons and 5 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 638 607 1276 1213 1914 1819 2552 2425 3190 3031 3828 3637 4256 4044 4864 4621 6080 5776 6840 6498 570 542
Price in US$ 720 1439 2158 2878 3597 4316 4799 5484 6855 7712 643
Ideal for students who want to work on further improving their oral skills, reviewing work done in morning lessons, or who want to work in a specific professional field. This course is made up of 15 group lessons and 10 individual lessons per week. Ideal for students who want to work on further improving their oral skills, reviewing work done in the morning lessons or for those who want to work in a specific professional field.
This course is made up of 15 group lessons and 10 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 833 792 1666 1583 2499 2375 3332 3166 3940 3743 4728 4492 5250 4988 6000 5700 7500 7125 9000 8550 750 713
Price in US$ 940 1879 2818 3757 4442 5331 5919 6765 8456 10147 846
Ideal for students who want to work on further improving their oral skills, reviewing work done in morning lessons, or who want to work in a specific professional field. This course is made up of 15 group lessons and 15 individual lessons per week. Ideal for students who want to work on further improving their oral skills, reviewing work done in the morning lessons or for those who want to work in a specific professional field.
This course is made up of 15 group lessons and 15 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 980 931 1960 1862 2940 2793 3680 3496 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Available options: 1 to 7 lessons per day.
Up to 60 lessons in total: EUR 49 per lesson.
More than 60 lessons in total: EUR 46 per lesson.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 780 741 1560 1482 2340 2223 2880 2736 3600 3420 -- -- -- -- -- 720 684
Price in US$ 880 1759 2639 3247 4059 -- -- -- -- -- 812
Individual lessons can be used for Special Purposes such as: Banking, Business Portuguese, Computer Science, Hotel Industry, Insurance, Interpreting, Law, Medicine and Translation. Also available for Brazilian and African Portuguese and professional areas. Also available for Brazilian & African Portuguese and professional areas.
Available options: 1 to 7 lessons per day.
Up to 60 lessons in total: EUR 39 per lesson.
More than 60 lessons in total: EUR 36 per lesson.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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  - 13:00
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 let us know.
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.

Airport transfer for two students traveling together: EUR 55 (one way).

Individual tuition:
- Up to 60 lessons in total: EUR 39 per lesson.
- More than 60 lessons in total: EUR 36 per lesson.

Accommodation

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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking (average reported by 17 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
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Price in US$ 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1519 1899 2279 190 119 48
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment located across the street from the school.
Price extra night:
30 € (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
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 135 270 405 540 675 810 945 1080 1350 1620 135 100 40
Price in US$ 161 321 481 641 802 962 1122 1282 1603 1923 161 119 48
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment located across the street from the school.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
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 are subject to availability.

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
 Social Activities (PDF)
Social Activities (PDF)

Reviews

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Social activities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
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    FAQ about CIAL Centro de Linguas, Faro

  • Portuguese courses at CIAL Centro de Linguas start at 271 € for Standard Course course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of CIAL Centro de Linguas
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Group + Workshop, Standard Course, Combined 20, Combined 25, Combined 30
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Faro Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at CIAL Centro de Linguas varies from 1 students (One-to-One Course) to 8 students (Group + Workshop)
  • 100% of teachers at CIAL Centro de Linguas hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at CIAL Centro de Linguas comes from Germany with a 18% representation, followed by students from England (11.5%) and Italy (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • CIAL Centro de Linguas offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 45 for the rest of the year.
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