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Our CIAL partner school is located on the first floor of a small building in the centre of Faro, next to the marketplace. All 6 classrooms are fitted with a television and with audio and video equipment. A computer lab provides Internet ready computers and you can access the Internet throughout the school thanks to the Wi-Fi connection. In the kitchen, you will be able to prepare or warm up your dishes and use the coffee & tea machine. In the garden/patio, on the ground floor, the students from the whole world can chill out between classes and get to know each other. Close to the school, you will find many cafés, restaurants and shops.

Our partner school reopened on 29/06/2020.
Please note that due to the safety measures implemented following official recommendations and requirements, some school facts and services – such as the number of students per class, schedules, access to common areas as well as certain activities - may differ from those described on our website. Please contact us for more information.

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Key points

  • Picturesque town in a magnificent region
  • Small school and family atmosphere
  • School ideally situated in the centre of Faro

School facts

School size:
Minimum Age:
18 years old
Nationality mix:
Over 3 countries


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ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.

Host family


This accommodation option is by far the best way to practise Portuguese outside of the classroom and to discover the culture and way of life in Faro. The families chosen by our partner school are located about 15-30 minutes from the school itself. You will have your own room and breakfast is provided.

Shared apartment

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Right across the street from the school, share a fully furnished, entirely renovated apartment with other students from all over the world. Staying in a single room, you will be able to socialise with your flatmates in the kitchen or in the TV lounge with its dining area. Stay connected thanks to the free Wi-Fi access. The bathrooms and laundry room are shared. Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed during weekly housekeeping. To bask in the sun, make the most of the balcony, the terrace and the garden!

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