Portuguese Christmas Course in Faro
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Portuguese Christmas Course in Faro

Spend your Christmas in the Algarve! Take a Portuguese course with us in Faro, where historic monuments and buildings draped with Christmas lights adorn the city’s scenic streets. As we all know, Christmas is a time for indulging, and what better place to do just that than in Faro? The city’s rich gastronomy means that the streets are brimming with modern eateries, where you can fill up on a variety of local produce, from wines to fresh fish dishes! What’s more, December is low-season in Faro, meaning that the city will not be overrun with tourists. Instead, you can enjoy Portuguese festivities in the company of friendly locals, allowing you to have a truly authentic experience of Christmas-time in the Algarve!

Faro

Our Christmas course in Faro consists of 15 group language lessons per week (3 classes per day), which take place between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday to Friday (with a short break in-between). Social and cultural activities take place in the afternoon and evenings. Students are grouped by level, with a maximum of 12 students per class. Language lessons cover all main aspects of Portuguese, focusing particularly upon oral communication skills. This school is only closed on Christmas Day, allowing you to enjoy almost completely uninterrupted tuition and Christmas-themed activities as offered by the school.

This programme also includes:
• course materials
• social/cultural activities as offered by the school
• half-day excursions to local points of interest

Accommodation is not included in the package but can be added.

Duration: 2 weeks
Course dates: 16th to 27th December 2019
Accommodation dates: 15th to 28th December 2019
Age: Minimum 18 years
Level: This course is suitable for students of all levels, from beginner through to advanced

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Cathedral Square, Faro
Students on school Patio
Portuguese lesson at our school
Faro from the Marina

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in this package as standard but can be added for an additional fee. The below options are available between Sunday 15th and Saturday 28th December 2019.

For maximum language immersion, we highly recommend staying with a homestay host. When selecting this option, you’ll receive a private bedroom and breakfast each day provided by your hosts. This leaves your evenings free to eat in local restaurants and experience the city’s festivities during your visit. Hosts are all native Portuguese speakers, meaning you’ll benefit from invaluable language practice outside the classroom. You’ll share the bathroom with your host(s) and any other students in the home. Bed linens and towels are included but laundry is not; your host(s) will be happy to advise you about nearby public services.

Students wanting a more social experience may prefer to select shared apartment lodging. With this option, you’ll have a private bedroom and have shared use of the communal areas such as the kitchen, bathroom(s), and lounge. The apartment is located just across the street from the school, so you’ll be within easy walking distance of both your lessons and the city’s attractions. Rooms are offered on a self-catering basis, giving you the freedom to cook for yourself during your stay. Bed linens and towels are included; the building has its own laundry room for students’ use. Please note: you’ll be required to pay a €100 security deposit in cash on arrival, which will be returned to you on departure providing the apartment is left in a suitable condition.

If you prefer, you are welcome to book just your tuition with us and arrange your own lodging in Faro.

Please get in touch if you’d like further information about any of the above options.

Activities

In addition to Portuguese tuition, our school in Faro offers an extensive cultural activity programme. This consists of:

• Portuguese film screenings
• cultural lectures/seminars
• guided visits to local museums and monuments
• outings to live music concerts
• half-day excursions to local points of interest
·• sports/games such as mountain-biking or paintball

All activities are held in Portuguese, giving you the opportunity to practice your language skills outside the classroom and meet fellow language enthusiasts. Most of the activities offered at this time of year have a Christmas theme and will therefore give you an insight into the local history of Faro and Portuguese festive traditions. Some activities may incur an additional fee to cover entrance and/or transportation costs.

How to get there

Optional airport transfers to / from Faro airport can be arranged at an additional cost, which will take you directly to your accommodation.


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