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CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon, Portugal

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Lisbon in the last 12 months
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults

CIAL Centro de Linguas (CIAL)

  • The school has 18 classrooms spread out over two different buildings in the central neighbourhood of Saldanha/Picoas. Buildings are less than five minutes walking distance of each other.
  • The language school CIAL Centro de Linguas was founded in Lisbon, Portugal in 1959.
  • Address: Rua Actor Taborda 55 - 3rd floor, 1000-007 - Lisbon, Portugal (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Sousa e Coimbra Lda
  • Tax registration ID: PT500275378
  • Abbreviated name of school: CIAL Lisbon
  • 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

EAQUALSIALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalPortuguese Ministry of Education, Instituto Camões, DGERT, 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

  • 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 PC workstations:

10

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: 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: 80
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 40

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):

21
9
8
4
2
8
6
7
6

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Lisboa / Portela:
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, 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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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 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 475 452 950 903 1425 1354 1652 1570 2065 1962 2478 2355 3304 3139 4130 3924 4200 3990 7680 7296 320 304
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 course + afternoon workshops focused on different topics every day.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 23 24 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 992 943 1488 1414 1984 1885 2480 2356 2520 2394 4830 4589 4560 4332 190 181
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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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 9 10 11
Price in € -- 470 447 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course focuses on oral communication skills, with intensive practice.Easter course start date: 6 Apr. Christmas course start date: 21 Dec.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Apr. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020.
2021: 29 Mar. 2021, 20 Dec. 2021.
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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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 € 443 421 886 842 1329 1263 1772 1684 2215 2105 2658 2526 3101 2946 3544 3367 4430 4209 4860 4617 405 385
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.
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
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.
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 changes
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
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.
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.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 980 931 1960 1862 2760 2622 3680 3496 4600 4370 5520 5244 -- -- -- -- --
Also available for Brazilian and African Portuguese. 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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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 9 10 12
Price in € 780 741 1560 1482 2340 2223 2880 2736 3600 3420 4320 4104 5040 4788 5760 5472 6480 6156 7200 6840 8640 8208
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.
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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Language Plus Activity
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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 9 10 11
Price in € -- 738 702 -- 1270 1207 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standard Course plus 5 Surf lessons every 2 weeks. Fee includes transportation, equipment and insurance. Each surf lesson is a full afternoon (approximately 3 hours). Standard Portuguese Course and 5 Surf lessons every 2 weeks.
The price includes transportation, equipment and insurance.
Each surf lesson is a full afternoon (approximately 3 hours).
Alternatively, you can choose to have a total of 10 surf lessons over 4 weeks for EUR 1270 or book additional Surf lessons for EUR 35 each.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 30 Mar. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 11 May 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020.
2021: 29 Mar. 2021, 12 Apr. 2021, 26 Apr. 2021, 10 May 2021, 24 May 2021, 07 Jun. 2021, 21 Jun. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 16 Aug. 2021, 30 Aug. 2021, 13 Sep. 2021, 27 Sep. 2021.
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
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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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 9 10 11
Price in € -- 550 523 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is designed for native and non-native teachers of Portuguese as a Foreign Language in public and/or private institutions.This course is designed for native and non-native teachers of Portuguese as a Foreign Language in public and/or private institutions.
Starting dates
2020: 17 Feb. 2020, 18 May 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020.
2021: 15 Feb. 2021, 17 May 2021, 13 Sep. 2021, 08 Nov. 2021.
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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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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:The school also offers:
-Language Programme combined with Volunteer Work.
-Language Programme combined with Professional Internships.

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

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 150 300 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1500 1800 150
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:
13 minutes walking (average reported by 56 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
(charged by school)
Price in € 160 320 480 640 800 960 1120 1280 1600 1920 160 100 40
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Fully equipped, with cable TV and wifi. Bathroom, kitchen and living room are shared with other CIAL students.
Weekly cleaning and change of linens (bed and towels).
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 5 former students)
Includes:
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
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, 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 € 165 330 495 660 825 990 1155 1320 1650 1980 165 100 40
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
A modern, self-catering residence offering high quality single rooms with shared bathroom, only a short 10 minute walk from the school. Excellent location, in one of Lisbon’s most prestigious areas, with excellent shops, restaurants and bars close by.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
12 minutes walking (average reported by 11 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
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 30 Aug. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Prices of apartments and hostels are managed by external partners.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet2 km
Basketball2 km
Dancing2 km
Diving15 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking15 km
Music5 km
Rugby2 km
Sailing15 km
Squash2 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing15 km
Yoga2 km
 Social Activities (PDF)
Social Activities (PDF)

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Facilities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Social activities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
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  • At the school in Lisbon
    At the school in Lisbon4/19
  • Group session
    Group session5/19
  • concentrating
    concentrating6/19
  • Taking notes at CIAL
    Taking notes at CIAL7/19
  • Practising together
    Practising together8/19
  • Individual attention
    Individual attention9/19
  • Brainstorming
    Brainstorming10/19
  • On the terrace
    On the terrace11/19
  • Friends for life
    Friends for life12/19
  • Out over the horizon
    Out over the horizon13/19
  • Heading out into the surf
    Heading out into the surf14/19
  • Expert advice
    Expert advice15/19
  • CIAL reception
    CIAL reception16/19
  • Learning in Lisbon
    Learning in Lisbon17/19
  • Siteseeing
    Siteseeing 18/19
  • Arts and culture
    Arts and culture19/19

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    FAQ about CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon

  • Portuguese courses at CIAL Centro de Linguas start at 224 € for Easter and Christmas 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, Portuguese + Surf
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Lisboa / Portela (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 12 students (Easter and Christmas Course)
  • 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 England with a 9,5% representation, followed by students from France (8,3%) and Italy (8,2%).
  • 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 25 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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