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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

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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 PC 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

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

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). It takes 15 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, 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.
Weeks1234681620240Additional Week
Price in €4754529509031425135416501568247523523300313554785205660062707722733686628229413393
Standard course + Afternoon Workshops focused on 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
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. Course levels are linked to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), and learning objectives for each course are expressed in 'can-do' statements.
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 €780741156014822340222328802736360034204320410450404788576054727200684086408208720684
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
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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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €833792166615832499237533323166416539574998474958315540666463318330791499969497833792
Ideal for students who want to work on further improving oral skills, review the work done in the morning lessons or work in a specific professional field.
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 €638607127612131914181925522425319030313828363744664243510448496380606176567274638607
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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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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Weeks1234567891011
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.
Absolute beginners start on: 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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Weeks1234567891011
Price in €--550523------------------
Course designed for native and non-native teachers of Portuguese as a Foreign Language in public and/or private institutions.
Starting dates
2017: 13.Feb.2017, 15.May.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 06.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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks1234567891011
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 .
Absolute beginners start on: 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
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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Note: All courses offered by CIAL Centro de Linguas, Lisbon 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: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

weeks1234Additional Week
Price in €130260390520130
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
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in €--24036048012010040
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:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
Fully booked on: 03.Sep.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
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 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:
12 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
  • 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 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

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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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
The quality of teaching and the proposed activities
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Lisbon Student House
4.0/5.0

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