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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Faro, Portugal

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Rooftop terrace

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 (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

IALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalPortuguese Ministry of Education, Instituto Camões, EAQUALS, IALC

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

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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Faro (FAO).

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

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 25.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 31.May.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 07.Sep.2018, 05.Oct.2018, 01.Nov.2018, 25.Dec.2018In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 15.Aug.2019, 01.Nov.2019, 25.Dec.2019
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

Portuguese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 20 Additional Week
Price in € 475 452 950 903 1425 1354 1652 1570 2065 1962 2478 2355 3304 3139 4130 3924 4200 3990 7680 7296 350 333
Price in US$ 523 1046 1568 1818 2273 2727 3636 4545 4622 8451 386
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.2018, 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 11.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 20 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 992 943 1240 1178 1488 1414 1984 1885 2480 2356 2520 2394 4560 4332 210 200
Price in US$ 314 628 941 1092 1365 1638 2183 2729 2773 5018 232
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 11.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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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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$ 917 1834 2750 3667 4336 5203 5777 6602 8253 9903 826
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 11.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
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$ 488 975 1463 1950 2438 2925 3412 3900 4875 5348 446
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 11.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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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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$ 702 1404 2106 2808 3510 4212 4683 5352 6690 7526 628
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 11.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 470 447 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 518 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Organised to coincide with school breaks, these courses offer students a chance to focus on oral communication with intensive practice.
Starting dates
2018: 26.Mar.2018, 17.Dec.2018.
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

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 150 300 450 600 150
Price in US$ 174 348 522 695 174
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:
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
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 155 310 465 620 155 100 40
Price in US$ 180 360 539 719 180 116 47
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment located across the street from the school.
Shared rooms also available: 130€/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.

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)

Reviews

City
4.2/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
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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