Academia de Línguas da Madeira

Academia de Línguas da MadeiraThe Academia de Línguas da Madeira (ALM) is a non-profit association, recognized as an institution of "public utility" and supported by SRE (Regional Office of Education). It was founded in 1976, being the oldest establishment of languages of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Headquartered in the city center, the ALM currently has branches in Machico, Santa Cruz, Estreito de Câmara de Lobos and Calheta

The ALM is mainly frequented by children (from 6 years old) and adolescents, being, however, open to people of all ages. We have different departments for children (6/9), junior (10-13) and youth / adult (+13). In the classroom the informal atmosphere and cordiality provides a convivial atmosphere among students.

We take pride in the professionalism and friendliness of our staff, whether teaching or non-teaching, which is always available to meet both the students and the parents. In addition to the quality of teaching, this has been a characteristic that has always identified the ALM and made it a prestigious institution.


We offer a quality education through updated methods, with experienced and qualified teachers. Our METHODS allow:

-To practice the language;

-Develop speaking, reading and writing fluently;

-Accelerated and appropriate learning;

-Enjoy the personalized teacher student contact



ALM provides training throughout the year, offering: 

  • Normal Courses from the last week of September to the second week of July, with a break at Christmas, Carnival and Easter.
  • Intensive courses in modules of 30 hours in July, August and September.
  • Courses in modules (small groups) throughout the year upon request.
  • Courses for Specific purposes(for companies, executives)
  • E-learning
  • Private Lessons

The calendar of the school year, as well as intensive summer courses may be obtained from the office of the institution or via the email:

The intensive courses are directed to those who want a more communicative approach and can not commit during the school year. A 30-hour module is equivalent to a semester.



The ALM has translation / interpreting service:

  • Writing
  • Simultaneous
  • Consecutive 

We have a team of translators with extensive experience in the following languages:
Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Romanian and Ukrainian.



  • We offer regular courses in English, German, French and Portuguese for foreigners.
  • We also offer courses in other languages, such as Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, provided there is demand.
  • Our students are prepared in order to have the opportunity to obtain an international certificate of recognition.

Academia de Línguas da Madeira
Funchal - Academia de Línguas da Madeira

Rua Ribeirinho Baixo 33-B,2º
9050-447 FUNCHAL
( Santa Luzia )
291 231 069
291 230 211