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Rating: 4.3

4.381 reviews

Rating: 4.5

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.6

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School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

The school is located in the heart of Faro, close to the waterfront and shopping district, near the town market. There... More

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Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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What our students said about Faro

Rating: 5/5


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

Denis F

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Faro

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

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

Denis F

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

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 | 81 reviews

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

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

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: Group + Workshop - 1 week
Student age: 45 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

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

England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

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 | 81 reviews

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 | 81 reviews

Small Group. The teachers and school staff were great.
It's a reliable school. The kind and nice teachers and staff helped me a lot.

30 March 2015
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 38 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

Welcoming team
Could encourage more homework between lessons, but that's only a personal opinion. I was there at a time where few students were there, so there were not many cultural activities...

21 April 2014
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 65 years


Key Facts about Faro

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.

Population: 42,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: Faro, Faro

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1841 USD)

Faro quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2

4.2 (81 reviews by our former students)

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.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 473 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 332 €

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Portugal average):3.86 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type C
    • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

    Arrival Airport

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

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 60 minutes, 3,00 €, 15 minutes.

    Main stops: Faro Aeroporto, Pontes de Marchil, Faro

    Taxi: 12 €, 6 minutes drive to city center of Faro

    Direct international flights from:
    • United Kingdom: Belfast City, Belfast International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton
    • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon

    Weather in Faro

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    What to do in Faro

    Faro Municipal Museum
    Faro Municipal Museum
    Deserta Island
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