X
NEWNEW
Faro
00:0000:00
 

Best language schools in Faro (ranked based on student reviews)

Filter
Map
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Map with location of Portuguese schools in Faro

Loading map content

How our students rated their experience in Faro

4.2

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Faro
94 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Faro
Nightlife

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Public transport

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Climate

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Affordability

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Shopping

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Safety

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8

What our students said about Faro

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Faro is not directly on the sea and if you don't have a car, it's quite a hassle to explore tourist spots in the Algarve.

Sabine
Austria

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The school is well located, easy to access. The staff are super friendly and accommodating

Denis F
Canada

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A nice little town, I missed the park as it is being renovated.

Helene
Austria

Rating: 3/5

3.0

As good as Malaga, my usual go-to city/beach destination.

Lynn
England UK

What school directors said about Faro

Faro is an ideal destination for students who wish to discover the "real” side of Portugal. The city offers history and culture set in a relaxing environment, on the shore of Ria Formosa, while having the whole of the Algarve to be easily explored.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Faro

CIAL Centro de Linguas

Denise (the teacher) and all the people there a super lovely and it was a lot of fun.

2 January 2023
Course: Easter & Christmas Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

I felt very comfortable from the first minute. Many thanks to Christine and Denise!

1 May 2022
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

The school is great, very familiar. The accommodation is right across the street. There is a great atmosphere.

8 November 2021
Course: Standard Course + Workshop - 4 weeks
Student age: 42 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

The organization, the teachers, the helpfulness, excellent work.
The cleanliness, especially in the toilet, was sometimes poor. Especially the first week. After that, it got better.

11 October 2021
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

Very friendly, professional, excellent teacher for which a big thank you!

11 August 2021
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 56 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

Our teacher Denise was excellent. While teaching us the language, she gave us information about the history and culture of Portugal.
I would recommend this school to everyone.

16 March 2020
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

Friendliness of everyone
Should focus more on the interests of the students and not work through every boring point in the textbook.

2 March 2020
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 71 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

We had a great and patient teacher, Denise.
Great institute.

14 January 2019
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

I found it a very pleasant atmosphere, and my teacher Ines has been able to teach me a lot in a short time

28 November 2018
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

Very warm company, always ready to help

27 November 2018
Course: Standard Course + Workshop - 3 weeks
Student age: 54 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

Cial uses one approach in their teaching, so you can switch schools without falling behind in the course. The teacher was good and very knowledgeable and kept our individual learning needs in mind. The school does her utmost best to help you out.
They go pretty slow through the course materials. Just 3 chapters a week, everything will explained up to six times and I had to read the same course materials 2 or 3 times in class. The are pretty much on the clock. Not a minute overtime during the classes. A big difference with Fast Forward in Porto. If you have the basic knowledge and are keen to learn grammar, then Cial's teaching is pretty slow.

29 October 2018
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 59 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

The attention the teachers gave you and the adaptability of the classes to fulfil your needs so you could work on the areas you most had trouble with.

30 April 2018
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 22 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

The first 3 weeks were very good. The last was a waste of time.
There was a flat area on the top of the building...But nothing to sit on. I finished the A 2 book in 3 weeks. I should have been allowed to continue to the next level instead of reviewing the last week. India in reception was the best. And Lourdes, my teacher, was excellent!

18 March 2018
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 74 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

Cristina Palma, my professor, was challenging, friendly, and personalized the lessons for our class perfectly.
If you need a push forward in your Portuguese, I highly recommend going to Faro, CIAL.

1 August 2017
Course: Standard Course + Workshop - 1 week
Student age: 45 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

The willingness of the teachers to start from the level you had already reached and to adapt their lessons to your needs and questions.
A professional and friendly school with excellent teachers

31 August 2016
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 35 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

The welcoming, classes organisation, the atmosphere, professionalism
I strongly recommend the CIAL school of Faro

19 July 2016
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 35 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas

Intimate, few students. Nice teacher.
A PC for students to use wasa nowhere to be seen.

25 January 2016
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 67 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 94 reviews
Interested in online courses?
Have a look at our top picks of Live Online Portuguese courses at the best prices.

Interesting information about Faro

Why Faro? Faro is the capital of the district of Algarve and has about 40.000 ...
inhabitants. The city grew in importance after deciding in 1577 that the bishop´s seat should be located in Faro. Faro is also the home of the Rio Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve hundreds of different birds who make a stopover during the spring and autumn migratory periods. The main sights of historical interest are within the charming old town centre.
Show more

Key Facts about Faro

Population:   42,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: Faro, Faro
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0873 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on Dec 01, 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Portugal in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Portugal on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 312 €
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Portugal average): 4.39 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Faro

Climate Table
Legend:
Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec45 °F50 °F55 °F60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °F80 °F85 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
67791012121210866
Water Temperature
59 °F59 °F59 °F60.8 °F62.6 °F64.4 °F66.2 °F68 °F68 °F66.2 °F62.6 °F60.8 °F
Rainfall
63mm64mm35mm41mm20mm7mm2mm4mm13mm63mm84mm116mm

Events in FaroBest time to take a language course in Faro

June
Portugal Day Celebrations
Portugal Day Celebrations

10 June 2023The Día de Portugal is celebrated on the anniversary of the death of the famed Portuguese writer, Luis de Camoes. While official ceremonies with military parades take place in a different city each year, the day is commemorated throughout the country and also by emigrants abroad.

July
Motorcycle Rally
Motorcycle Rally

July 2023Every year, Faro hosts a massive biker rally put on by the Moto Clube de Faro. The event is so widely known that Faro has been referred to as Europe's Biker Mecca, it boasts all the classic biker paraphernalia, live shows, tattoo artists, camping and plenty of food and drink.

Ria Formosa Festival
Ria Formosa Festival

July 2023Festival celebrating the gastronomy of the Ria Formosa region with a special emphasis on seafood and local beers. Sample some or all of the many and varied local dishes -- all delicious and all very reasonably priced.

What to do in Faro

Faro Municipal Museum
Faro Municipal Museum
Deserta Island
Deserta Island
Faro
Faro video thumbnail

Arrival airport

Faro (FAO) - 3 km. from Faro city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 15 minutes.

Main stops: Faro Aeroporto, Pontes de Marchil, Faro

Taxi: 6 minutes drive to city center of Faro

Public transportation in Faro

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Faro

Lisbon (city thumbnail)Lisbon
7 schools
Porto (city thumbnail)Porto
3 schools
Didn't find what you are looking for?
Interested in a specific type of course? See other 4 different Portuguese course types in Faro.
Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at Portuguese language schools in other cities in Portugal such as Lisbon, Porto or see our list of all schools in Portugal. You may also want to consult options outside Portugal for learning Portuguese.

Questions about Portuguese schools in Faro?

Get free advice from our language travel experts to help you find the best school for you.

Terms & ConditionsRefund policyPrivacy & CookiesAbout usContact UsImprintReview and User Content PoliciesTrust and safety