Program Details

Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Portuguese language courses are taught in Portuguese and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope
Location:
Faro, Portugal
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
Language:
Portuguese

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our school is located in a typical styled building, in the city center within walking distance to the waterfront, harbour and main monuments. It offers a very relaxed Mediterranean (it is actually located on the Atlantic) feel and is close to beaches, with excellent golf courses, water slides and much more, only a few kilometers away. The local area is a mix of business and residential, and is close to St. Antonio a pedestrian shopping street, which offers many small boutiques, cafes, bars and internet cafes. The school building has 8 bright classrooms and is equipped with all the relevant teaching facilities, TV and video room, audio recorders, computers and language lab. The school is also recognized by the "Instituto de Cultura e Lingua portuesa - the official entity for Portuguese".

Learning is based on the communicative approach, without losing sight of the need for grammatical accuracy. Portuguese language courses are taught in Portuguese and are designed to help students acquire fluency and sufficient communicative skills to cope with any situation they are likely to encounter.

Standard: 3 Group Lessons daily (15 lessons per week) or Intensive: 3 Group Lessons daily + 1 Private Lessons daily (20 lessons per week) * Use of teaching materials and instructional documents. * Placement test on the first Monday at beginning of course. * Host Family accommodation in private room with breakfast daily or apartment accommodation * Maximum class size 8 students, average 6 students. * Cultural and social activities * Academic credit available, see main page for additional details. * Language proficiency certificate at end of program upon request.
Setting Description:
The Algarve is located in the far south of Portugal and is known for its beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine, excellent golf courses and the dramatic coastlines. Water sports such as swimming, snorkeling and wind surfing are popular along the coast. The city of Faro, capital of the Algarve, is a charming old walled city which was partly destroyed by an earthquake in 1755 and only part of the old town remains. It is famous for its narrow, winding streets, churches, museums, and fishing harbor. It is a beautiful, small city which also now has a busy cosmopolitan center, however just around the corner you will find small traditional markets selling, crafts such as leather and copper, fresh caught fish, wickerwork and local handmade crafts. The city has many local bars, street cafes, fish restaurants and in the evening a lively nightlife, especially at the weekends when the locals come out to play.
Cost:
2 Weeks Standard Course: $877.80 USD 3 Weeks Standard Course: $1316.70 USD 4 Weeks Standard Course: $1524.60 USD

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No

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