EF International Language Center, Lisbon, Portugal

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EF International Language Center (EF)

The language school EF International Language Center was founded in Lisbon, Portugal in 1965. Located in Principe Real - the trendiest area of Lisbon - in a beautiful historical palace from the eighteenth century. The school is right next to the Botanical Garden and just a short walk from the best viewpoints and gazebos in town. Trendy cafés, concept stores, designer boutiques, newly opened restaurants and museums are all within walking distance.
Legal name / parent company: EF Language Colleges Ltd | Tax registration ID: CHE116289657

Abbreviated name of school: EF Lisbon

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  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:


Number of public PC workstations:


Our price includes

  • 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 before arrival

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Optional airport transfer

Lisboa / Portela:
27 € pick up
50 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 11 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 01 Dec. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.


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    FAQ about EF International Language Center, Lisbon

  • Portuguese courses at EF Languages Abroad start at 380 € for Basic Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General Course + Accommodation, Intensive Course + Accommodation
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Lisboa / Portela (27 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English First varies from 17 students (General Course + Accommodation) to 17 students (General Course + Accommodation)
  • % of teachers at EF International Language Center hold a university degree.
  • EF International Language Center offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.

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