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About Us


The Institute of Arts and Letters of Albufeira is an education establishment licensed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education, which is the highest official recognition attributed to private schools in Portugal.


ISTA offers several programs for children, teenagers and adults: Professional Training, School Tuition and Language Courses.

The license by the Ministry of Education allows us to offer all language courses exempt from VAT and deductible at the IRS. It also allows all our graduates to obtain Certificates of Completion recognised in the labour market.


Our Team

Sérgio Felício
Managing Director

With a degree in Civil Engineering, he started his career at ISTA as a Maths Tutor in 2013.

In 2017, he took over the management of the Institute with the primary objective of consolidating the School as the leading training school in Albufeira, counting with the trust of his students / trainees.

Catarina Cruz
Coordinator of School Tuition

Graduated in Speech Therapy, she coordinates the ISTA School Tuiton Programme since 2016, developing a serious and responsible work that has boosted the students' academic success.

Margarida Guilherme
Pedagogical Director

Founder of the Institute, she has a degree in Modern Languages ​​and Literature (English / German), a degree in Languages ​​and Cultures (Portuguese / Spanish), a Master in Cultural Studies (English Culture) and she is currently a PhD student in Culture and Communication at the University of Lisbon.

In 2004, with the Ministry of Education License, she finally saw recognized all her work in language teaching in the Algarve's capital of tourism.

Nelson Rodrigues
Coordinator of Language Courses

With a degree in Languages and Communication, he has been a trainer of English and Portuguese non-native language courses for more than  twenty years, distinguishing himself due to his dynamic and modern classes, using multimedia teaching tools.


We have a vast team of experienced teachers in different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese for foreigners).



If you want to be part of our team, you can fill the following form or send your Curriculum Vitae to:

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