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Online Lessons at Centro de Línguas de Lagos

For some years now, successfully delivering online lessons here at the Centro de Línguas in Lagos has been normal practice for us. This has been particularly popular with students who live overseas or find it inconvenient to attend classes at set times. Now, more than ever, people are looking to alternatives to face-to-face lessons. This is where online lessons come into their own.

Many of our existing and new students were relieved to hear that, in addition to the usual 1:1 sessions, group lessons were also being offered. To meet growing demand, we have set up online group lessons for up to eight people. Currently we have three groups for Portuguese Language which are all running smoothly.

However, we recognize that some people may be hesitant about using an online facility. We use Zoom, an online meeting platform, which is easy to learn to use. Students unfamiliar with Zoom are encouraged to take up the offer of a free 30-minute trial session to familiarize themselves with how things work.Then, as in conventional classrooms, we use books and set homework after class (which we email to you) so you can continue working at home.

There is another benefit though, that you may not have considered. On screen you will meet your fellow students. You will get to know them like in any classroom. Consequently, many of our learners are making new friends and catching up with each other outside of class times. It´s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Background

Opened in 1982, Centro de Línguas de Lagos is a language school located in the western Algarve, Portugal.  We provide language courses for the local community, companies and visitors to the Algarve.

We teach Portuguese, English, French and German are are recognised by the Portuguese Ministry of Education.

For many of our local community students and companies, we provide the opportunity to learn a language, normally English, to optimise their careers. Lagos is a popular holiday destination and local people are aware that at least some basic English is desirable.

Our Portuguese lessons are very popular with foreigners that have come to work or retire here in the Algarve, attracted by the climate and wonderful, relaxed way of life.

The school is in the historical centre of Lagos, probably one of the most beautiful towns in the Algarve, with stunning beaches and only a 50-minute drive from Faro airport.