Founded in 1959, CIAL is the leading language school in Portugal, welcoming students of all ages who want to learn while exploring the country. CIAL offers classes in Lisbon and Faro, and has a variety of courses including group classes, surf and Portuguese, and Erasmus classes. They also offer Brazilian and African Portuguese, teacher training, certificates, diplomas, and exams. Activities include city walks, dinner and wine tastings, live music, films and lectures, and museums and monuments.
CIAL is the leading and award-winning school of Portuguese as a foreign language in Lisbon. Founded in 1959, CIAL is the right choice for quality language teaching in a friendly atmosphere. Learn Portuguese in Lisbon, explore the city and enjoy a wide range of courses and additional services.
The school has 2 premises in the heart of Lisbon (Saldanha Square) with easy access by all types of public transportation.
The school has 18 classrooms and is equipped with TVs, DVD, CD and mp3 players, tablets and computers.
There is a student lounge, balcony, kitchen area and free access to the Internet (computers and Wifi).
Our director of studies and accommodation officer are available daily for any questions from the students.
Lisbon’s International Airport, the main railway stations (Santa Apolonia and Oriente) and the central Bus station are only 15 minutes away by taxi or by bus.
Lisbon is approx. 300 Km from Oporto, to the North, and 300 Km from Faro, to the South in the Algarve. In Lisbon there are approx. 1,5 million inhabitants. Students can combine with Faro for a multi-city experience.
Our Algarve school is located in Faro, the capital city of the Algarve. The school building is next to the municipal market, in the heart of the city centre, and walking distance from all major points of interest.
Students with some knowledge of Portuguese may start on any Monday. For complete beginners, there are starting dates every 2 weeks.