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Language school in Lisbon, CIAL

From 390.- EUR
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Key points

  • Renowned language centre offering specialised, tailor-made tuition
  • Choose from European, Brazilian or African Portuguese
  • Full programme of guided activities (5/6 per week) included
  • Ideal location in the city centre
  • Safe, inexpensive city, with great food and cultural life

The school

School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
29 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Italy, France, etc..

Learn Business Portuguese in the very heart of the capital and discover the Portuguese-speaking world, with its specific linguistic varieties and its rich culture!

Established in 1959, CIAL Lisbon is a renowned institution that offers Business Portuguese courses to students who wish to improve their skills or focus on a specific field. The programmes offered by our partner school are especially designed for businesspeople and professionals with a limited amount of time to develop their language skills. The courses are suitable for this demanding clientele and include interviews, negotiations, role-plays and simulation exercises, to allow participants to improve their fluency in speaking.

The teachers are highly qualified and will bring the focus of their teaching on the specific areas selected by the students. You will also have the opportunity to choose among three Portuguese versions: European, Brazilian and African – ideal for acquiring the vocabulary and the specific terminology of the place you have chosen for your professional activity or to get in touch with clients in one of these countries. The solid experience and deep knowledge of the Portuguese-speaking world, proven by the teachers of CIAL, are real assets for learners of this language. At the end of your stay, you will feel at ease using the language within the framework of your profession as well as in more informal situations.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Diploma or certificate

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Combined course, 15+10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 638.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 50 minutes
+ General (private): 10 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 8
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:00
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
638 EUR
788 EUR
838 EUR
2
1276 EUR
1576 EUR
1636 EUR
3
1914 EUR
2364 EUR
2434 EUR
4
2552 EUR
3152 EUR
3232 EUR
6
3828 EUR
4728 EUR
4828 EUR
8
4864 EUR
6064 EUR
6184 EUR
12
6840 EUR
8640 EUR
8800 EUR
16
9120 EUR
11520 EUR
11720 EUR
24
13680 EUR
17280 EUR
17560 EUR
Extra week (24+)
570 EUR
720 EUR
730 EUR

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 100 EUR

Options

Extra night (host family) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from LIsbon (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 20.01 / 03.02 / 17.02 / 02.03 / 16.03 / 30.03 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 11.05 / 25.05 / 08.06 / 22.06 / 06.07 / 20.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 31.08 / 14.09 / 28.09 / 12.10 / 26.10 / 09.11 / 23.11 / 07.12 / 21.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 05.10 / 01.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 390.- EUR
Lessons
10 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
390 EUR
540 EUR
590 EUR
2
780 EUR
1080 EUR
1140 EUR
3
1170 EUR
1620 EUR
1690 EUR
4
1560 EUR
2160 EUR
2240 EUR
6
2340 EUR
3240 EUR
3340 EUR
8
3120 EUR
4320 EUR
4440 EUR
12
4680 EUR
6480 EUR
6640 EUR
16
6240 EUR
8640 EUR
8840 EUR
24
9360 EUR
12960 EUR
13240 EUR
Extra week (24+)
390 EUR
540 EUR
550 EUR

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 100 EUR

Options

Extra night (host family) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from LIsbon (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 05.10 / 01.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (Brazilian Portuguese)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 390.- EUR
Lessons
10 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
390 EUR
540 EUR
590 EUR
2
780 EUR
1080 EUR
1140 EUR
3
1170 EUR
1620 EUR
1690 EUR
4
1560 EUR
2160 EUR
2240 EUR
6
2340 EUR
3240 EUR
3340 EUR
8
3120 EUR
4320 EUR
4440 EUR
12
4680 EUR
6480 EUR
6640 EUR
16
6240 EUR
8640 EUR
8840 EUR
24
9360 EUR
12960 EUR
13240 EUR
Extra week (24+)
390 EUR
540 EUR
550 EUR

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 100 EUR

Options

Extra night (host family) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from LIsbon (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 05.10 / 01.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (African Portuguese)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 390.- EUR
Lessons
10 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
390 EUR
540 EUR
590 EUR
2
780 EUR
1080 EUR
1140 EUR
3
1170 EUR
1620 EUR
1690 EUR
4
1560 EUR
2160 EUR
2240 EUR
6
2340 EUR
3240 EUR
3340 EUR
8
3120 EUR
4320 EUR
4440 EUR
12
4680 EUR
6480 EUR
6640 EUR
16
6240 EUR
8640 EUR
8840 EUR
24
9360 EUR
12960 EUR
13240 EUR
Extra week (24+)
390 EUR
540 EUR
550 EUR

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 100 EUR

Options

Extra night (host family) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from LIsbon (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 05.10 / 01.12 / 25.12.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course info

CIAL organises courses in the following fields:
- Business Portuguese
- IT
- Hotel industry
- Insurance
- Banking
- Interpretation/translation
- Law
- Medicine

The courses focus on the specific terminology of each chosen field. They are generally private courses (One-to-One, 7 lessons a day) or combined courses including a standard course with group lessons (in the morning) and a private course (One-to-One, 3 lessons, in the afternoon).

For students planning to go to Brazil, CIAL organises lessons with Brazilian teachers and focused teaching material. It is also possible to study European Portuguese in the morning and Brazilian Portuguese in the afternoon.

Courses of African Portuguese teach the specific vocabulary of each country and evoke the social and historic context of Portuguese-speaking countries in the African continent.

Exams
CAPLE, European Portuguese exam
5 levels, in line with the European Framework, exams held in February, May, July and November

CELPE-Bras, Brazilian Portuguese official exam
3 levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced), exams held in April and October, every year.

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.8/5
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100% of students recommending this school

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Value for money
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Teaching
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Leisure
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1 students gave their opinion about this school

50 years old - Germany
/ 5
Good organization. Student house good equipped. fantastic City! Small Groups; excellent teachers, good materials Teacher very well prepared, excellant teacher, high flexibility, very relaxed atmosphere, good understanding between younger (25-30) and older (50-60) participients Student house well equipped with kitchen, frig, washing Maschine, Very interesting tours offered by school
2 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. teacher have very good Overall Knowledge, highly flexible during indivudual lessons. »

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Host family
Accommodation in single room with breakfast.

Shared apartment
Located in a residential area, only a 15-minute walk from the language school, this shared apartment includes 7 bedrooms, 3 shared bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with TV and a balcony. You’ll stay in a single or shared room with free Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels. The apartment is cleaned once a week and you’ll also have access to the laundry facilities. The Gulbenkian Foundation gardens are nearby, as well as many restaurants, shops and cafes.

Hotels
FONTANA PARK HOTEL
CLARION SUITES****
HOTEL VIP EXECUTIVE SALDANHA****
HOTEL ALICANTE**

To be discovered:
- San Jorge Castle
- The historic districts of Alfama and Bairro Alto
- The flea market of Baixa
- Monument to the Discoveries in Belém
- A ride with the tram 28
- The district of “Parque das Nações”

but also:
- A day at the beach
- The museum of modern design (MUDE)
- A stroll along the river Tagus
- A drink at sunset on one of the many outdoor patios
- Festival of Santo Antonio
- A day of shopping on Avenida da Libertade

Activities:
- Visits to museums
- A walk in the historic centre or in the hills
- A few drinks in the evening, in the Bairro Alto district
- Excursions to Sintra, Cascais, Obidos, etc.

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