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CIAL is a company with over 50 years of experience, founded in 1959 as a language school for the Portuguese people.
We offer a wide range of services in areas connected to languages and language teaching, providing innovative solutions for international communication. The quality of our services is verified by national and international entities.
We promote the knowledge and self development of our clients, both on personal and professional levels, through the excellence of the services rendered and the commitment of a highly qualified and
1. General Portuegese Courses
- Group Courses (max. 8 students) 3 lessons/day
Group Courses are organised in modules of 4 weeks. Every month Groups start at all levels (from Beginner to Advanced). Courses are progressive from the starting dates, but apart from absolute beginners who must begin on the starting dates, students can join a group at any time if vacancies exist at the suitable level. Groups have a maximum of 8 participants so that monitoring and assessment are continuous and personalized.
- Group + Workshop Courses (max. 8 students) 5 lessons/day
In this programme, students join the General Portuguese Groups. there will be 2 lessons per day, with different topics. These topics will range from Conversation, Vocabulary drills, Grammar practice, Presentations, Role Playing to other activities the students choose in the class.
- Individual and Private Group Courses
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 lessons/week. 1 student or 2+ students who book the course together.
These courses are organised according to the students' specific requests and time availability and may include different professional and cultural themes if requested. The topics of the Portuguese for Special Purposes courses can also be included.
- Combined Courses
Group, 3 lessons/day (morning) + Individual 1, 2, or 3 lessons/day (afternoon).
Ideal solution for those who want to work further improving oral skills, review the work done in the morning lessons or work in a specific professional field.
- Easter, Summer and Christmas Courses (max. 12 students)
Group Course 3 lessons/day for 2 weeks.
Beginner (I) and Pre-Intermediate (III) Levels.
Courses that coincide with school breaks, focused on oral communication skills, with intensive practice.
2. Portuguese for Special Purposes
Individual Lessons or Private Groups.
These courses aim at providing students with a further spoken and written language practice while exploring a specific field.
2. Business Portuguese
3. Computer Science
4. Hotel Industry
3. Portuguese & Surf
CIAL is very happy to announce the partnership with ONDAS DAVENTURA to bring you an exciting new offer in our school in Lisbon.
This programme combines the General Portuguese course of 15 lessons per week with Surf lessons in the afternoon on beaches around Lisbon.
A full programme of activities is available to the students including visits to museums, monuments and places of interest in the afternoon, evening outings to live music concerts, bars, and Saturday half-day visits.
Each school organises 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.
The activities 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.
1. Private Home Accommodation:
Students have 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.
Private home accommodation 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.
2. 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 centre.
Recommended Hostels and Residences:
- Unreal Hostel - within walking distance of the school
- Elias Garcia Residence - within walking distance of CIAL.
CIAL has preferred rates in some hotels in the area of the schools, in Lisbon and in Faro. Please ask for the updated list.
Ministerio da Educacao
Instituto de Defesa Nacional
International Association of Language Centres
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