Portuguese Courses in Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese Courses in Lisbon at CIAL Centro de Linguas
CIAL Centro de Linguas has successfully been offering Portuguese Courses in Lisbon to foreign students since 1970. The school enjoys recognition from the Ministry of Education of Portugal and has created a special department in charge of the educational materials and teaching techniques. Portuguese Language Courses are offered in Lisbon and Faro.
The CIAL Centro de Linguas Portuguese Courses in Lisbon are structured in six levels, flexible to each case, including Portuguese conversation, grammar, reading and writing skills, listening comprehension, audio visual aids and role playing.
Please click on the following links for more information on our Portuguese Courses in Lisbon:
CIAL Centro de Linguas
Portuguese Courses in Lisbon 2017
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
All prices for the Portuguese Courses include Portuguese language classes as stated below, text book, assessment test, final test, diploma, use of library, internet access and cultural activities offered at the center (additional fees may apply for activities taking place off-site). Each lesson is 50 minutes long. Minimum enrollment age: 18.
Portuguese Courses in Lisbon – Course Options:
Standard Portuguese Course (Maximum of 6 students per class) — 15 Portuguese lessons per week. 3 morning lessons per day from Monday to Friday. All levels from Beginner to Advanced.
Intensive Portuguese Course (Maximum of 6 students per class)— 25 Portuguese lessons per week. This course combines the Standard Course in the morning (see above) with two additional classes each afternoon consisting of workshops covering subjects such as: grammar, conversation, vocabulary, role playing, presentations, etc.
Combination Portuguese Course: 25 Portuguese Lessons per week: 15 group lessons -max. of 6 students per class – PLUS 10 One-to-one Portuguese lessons. This course combines the Standard Course in the morning (see above) with two additional private Portuguese classes each afternoon which are tailored to each student’s individual needs.
One-on-one Portuguese Courses — Private Portuguese lessons. Price: USD 48 per lesson (each lesson is 50 minutes long).
Portuguese Courses in Lisbon – Prices 2017:
|Course||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra weeks|
|Standard Portuguese Course:||$352||$705||$1,057||$1,224||$3,121||$340|
|Intensive Portuguese Course:||$587||$1,174||$1,761||$2,039||$5,201||$556|
|Combination Portuguese Course (15+10):||$789||$1,577||$2,366||$3,154|
*All prices include Portuguese language classes as stated below, text book, assessment test, final test, diploma, use of library, internet access and cultural activities offered at the center (additional fees may apply for activities taking place off-site). Each lesson is 50 minutes long.
2017 Starting dates for all group Portuguese Courses: Beginners must start on the following dates (all other levels may start any Monday):
2, 9, 23 January / 6, 20 February / 6, 20 March / 3, 17 April /2, 15 May / 5, 19 June / 3, 17 July / 7, 21 August / 4, 18 September / 2, 16, 30 October / 13, 27 November.
Holidays 2017: 14 April, 1 May, 15 June, 15 August, 5 October, 1 November, 1 December, 25 December. Classes missed due to holidays are not made up.
CIAL Centro de Linguas Lisbon – Accommodations 2017
Accommodations are an important part of most students’ stay. CIAL’s carefully selected accommodation options will be your home away from home. We offer different options, catering for all types of students.
Host Families: Living in a Portuguese home will help the student gain familiarity with the language. Students are placed in individual bedrooms and will be the only native speaker of their language in the house. The host may be a family or an individual. The homes that host CIAL’s students are in the area of the schools, many within walking distance. In case students need to use public transportation (bus or subway) it will never be more than 20 min. Students can get pre-paid tickets or monthly passes for public transportation what will keep prices quite inexpensive. Host family accommodation is usually booked from the day before starting lessons until the day after the end of the course (Sunday to Saturday), it does not include the use of the kitchen nor laundry of personal clothes. However students can ask the family directly for details of laundry services in the area of the house.
Shared Apartments: Students wishing for more independence may book a single room in a shared apartment. Apartments usually have 3 -4 bedrooms. Students have their own private bedroom and share the common areas of the apartment with other students (both foreign and local). No meals are included but students have access to the kitchen where they can prepare their own meals.
ACCOMMODATION PRICES 2017:
|Housing Description||Per week||Per day|
|Host Family: Private room with breakfast||$161||$32|
|Shared Apartment**: Private room, no meals (kitchen use)||$167||--|
** Important Notes for all Apartment Share bookings:
- A booking fee of USD 50.00 applies to all Apartment Share bookings.
- A refundable 100 Euro security deposit will be required on arrival (deposit will be refunded at the end of the program if no damages have occurred to the apartment).
Hostels, Residences and Hotel accommodations are also available upon request.
Hostels and Residence: Portuguese hostels are rated as some of the best in the world. In Lisbon, CIAL students can now choose to stay at the Independente Hostel in the historical center, at the Unreal Hostel within walking distance of the school or at Elias Garcia Residence, also within walking distance of CIAL.
Hotels: CIAL has preferred rates in some hotels in the area of the schools, in Lisbon and in Faro. Please ask for the updated list.
CIAL Centro de Linguas – Activities
In addition to the Portuguese Courses, a full program of activities is available to students wishing to complement their Portuguese courses in Lisbon. The program includes visits to museums, monuments and places of interest in the afternoon, evening outings to live music concerts, bars, and Saturday half-day visits. The school organizes a monthly calendar of extracurricular activities each 4 weeks, which are included in the price! These activities are subject to a minimum number of inscriptions and run either in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Also available are full-day Sunday excursions and typical dinners on Fridays at an extra cost, to be paid locally, also subject to a minimum number of inscriptions. Students are accompanied by experienced monitors who turn all these activities into memorable experiences of Portuguese life and culture. In each of the cities there are many opportunities for different sports: golf, water sports, etc. Information is available in the schools where staff will help students choose and make arrangements.
Airport Transfers: Available upon request. USD 65 each way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All prices subject to change due to fluctuating currency rates.
What former students have said about this program: “The program was superb. I was lucky to have an excellent teacher and family for the homestay.” -Edward Friedman, University Professor
“My routine in Lisbon consisted of 3 hours of language class in the morning. In the afternoon, I would take the bus to Costa Da Capiricia and lie out on the beach. In the evening, I’d return home to do my homework, take a nap and then get ready for some of the most fun, interesting and least expensive nightlife, I’ve ever experienced. I kept thinking “How can life be so good?”. Portugal is a warm and friendly society.” – Todd Mitchell, Graduate Student