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

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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.
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What our students said about Faro

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Denis F
Canada

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Faro

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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
Canada

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

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

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

Theo
Netherlands

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

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

Franka
Netherlands

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

Very warm company, always ready to help

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

Andreas
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Juliette
Netherlands

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

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

Emily
England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Evelyne
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Shawn
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Camilla
England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Gaelle
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Staffan
Sweden

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

The small size, the good quality of the teachers, everything was great.

28 April 2015
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

Marie-paule
Belgium

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Rie
Japan

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

Friendly people who were really keen for you to learn.

5 August 2014
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Katie
Netherlands

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

Cristina, the teacher, was excellent. She was enthusiastic, friendly, highly professional and above all an excellent teacher. Cristina managed the very difficult task of dealing with a range of abilities and experience in the same class. Overall, the school's staff, including the office personnel, were friendly, highly efficient and very welcoming.

8 July 2014
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 59 years

Thomas
England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 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

Christine
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

Small and friendly school with individualized instructions and super nice, qualified teaching staff.
I'm very satisfied!

10 June 2013
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 44 years

Anja
Germany

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.

Key Facts about Faro

Population: 42,000

Time zone: -9h. (GMT +0)

Region: Faro, Faro

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1354.8524 KRW)

Faro quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2

4.2 (82 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from South Korea 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): 475 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 334 €

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Portugal average):3.83 € (20% more expensive than in South Korea)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type C
    • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    Events in FaroBest time to take a language course in Faro

    June
    Portugal Day Celebrations
    Portugal Day Celebrations

    10 June 2021The 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.

    What to do in Faro

    Faro Municipal Museum
    Faro Municipal Museum
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    Deserta Island
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    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:
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    • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon
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