CIAL Lisbon

About CIAL Lisbon

CIAL Lisbon is centrally located, with a large array of shops, cafes, restaurants, and other leisure amenities within minutes of the school. Founded in 1959, CIAL Portuguese School in Lisbon has a long experience in teaching Portuguese as a foreign language to students from all over the globe.

CIAL Lisbon offers a large range of course including Portuguese lessons combined with surfing and teacher training courses. The school offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and social activities are regularly organised.

✅ Ideal location in the heart of Lisbon

✅ Easy access by public transport

✅ EAQUALS, IALC and Instituto Camões – Accredited Centre

✅ Located 15 minutes from Lisbon Airport

✅ Portuguese + Surfing 

✅ All levels from Beginners to Advanced

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School Facilities

✅ Historical building

✅ IT equipment, such as tablets and computers

✅ Free WiFi

✅ Central heating and AC

✅ Student lounge and kitchen area


Weekly Activities in Lisbon

✅  Guided walks of the City Centre

✅ Show cooking and wine tasting sessions

✅ Visits to Jerónimos Monastery and São Jorge Castel

✅ Dinners in typical Fado restaurants

✅ Excursions to nearby location such as Cascais and Sintra


Accommodation in Lisbon

Lisbon is a large city, so it is common for students to take public transport to get to CIAL Lisbon. Best option to stay close to CIAL Lisbon is to choose the Student House which is within walking distance.

Host Family: breakfast only

 Private bedroom

 Shared bathroom and common spaces



 Towels and bed linen

 Located 10 to 20 minutes distance to the school

 Minimum age – 18


Student House: self-catering

 Private bedroom

 Shared bathroom and common spaces

 Self-catering and access to fully-equipped kitchen


 Bed linens and towels

 Located 10 minutes walking distance

 Minimum age – 18

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Portuguese Courses at CIAL Lisbon

CourseTypeAge groupPrice 
ShowStandard CourseGeneralAdults£248pwBook now »More details
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ShowPortuguese + SurfingLanguage + SportAdults£321pwBook now »More details
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ShowIntensive CourseIntensiveAdults£413pwBook now »More details
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ShowSpecial: Christmas/Easter BreakChristmas CourseAdults£204pwBook now »More details
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ShowTeacher Training CourseTeacher Refresher CourseAdults£239pwBook now »More details
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Map & Reviews of CIAL Lisbon

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