The Portuguese language schools CIAL Centro de Linguas in Lisbon and Faro have been awarded Bildungsurlaub recognition from the German states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Niedersachen and Rheinland-Pfalz. CIAL already has Bildungsurlaub recognition for Hamburg and Hessen.
Bildungsurlaub allows employees in Germany from any sector to apply for up to five more days of educational leave for professional advanced training. The training fields are not specified but there must be a benefit for the employee’s current workplace. Language courses are a popular option for improving foreign language skills abroad.
CIAL Centro de Linguas website