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Portuguese Christmas Course in Lisbon
Do you want to spend your Christmas in Portugal? Then come and join us on a Christmas course in Lisbon! This beautiful capital city, located on the Western coast of Portugal, has so much to offer at Christmas-time, that you will never run out of things to do during your stay here! You can marvel at the city’s main attractions, which are made even more remarkable by the seas of sparkling lights that surround them. Visit Rossio Square and admire colourful illuminations, or take a trip to the Campo Pequeno Christmas Market, where you can watch live performances and browse the many street stalls for unique gifts to take home to your family and friends.
Our Portuguese school in Lisbon is situated right in the city-centre, not far from the Saldanha Square. What’s more, the city’s many bars and restaurants will be even livelier that usual over the festive period, giving you plenty of opportunities to experience life like a local and practice your Portuguese skills with native speakers of the language!
Christmas tuition in Lisbon consists of 15 group language classes per week (3 lessons a day), which are held between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday to Friday (with a short break in-between). Social and cultural activities are offered in the afternoon and evenings. Students are placed in classes according to their starting language ability level, and there’s a maximum of just 12 people per class. Language lessons cover all aspects of Portuguese, with particular focus on oral communication skills. The school is only closed on Christmas Day, so you’ll be able 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
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.
To maximise your stay in Lisbon, we highly recommend booking homestay lodging. With this type of accommodation, you’ll have your own private bedroom and receive breakfast each day as part of your lodging package. Your evenings are free to eat in local restaurants and experience the city’s attractions and seasonal events. Our hosts are native Portuguese speakers and therefore offer you the opportunity to practice your language skills even 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.
If you want a more social experience, you may prefer to select a shared apartment. The school has two apartments, each offering private bedrooms and communal areas such including a kitchen, bathroom(s), and a lounge. The apartments are located just 15 minutes’ walk from the school, so you’ll be close to both your lessons and the city’s best 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 apartments have their own laundry facilities. 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 Lisbon.
Please get in touch if you’d like further information about any of the above options.
To supplement your language tuition, our school also offers a selection of social and cultural activities. These include:
• guided visits to local museums and monuments
• Portuguese film screenings
• cultural lectures/seminars
• outings to live music concerts
• sports/games such as mountain-biking or paintball
• half-day excursions to local points of interest
These activities are held in Portuguese, allowing you to practice your language skills outside the classroom. Most of the activities offered in conjunction with this programme are Christmas-themed, so they’ll teach you about the history of Lisbon 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 Lisbon airport can be arranged at an additional cost, which will take you directly to your accommodation. Alternatively, you can travel from Lisbon airport to the city centre via public transport.
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