Portuguese as foreign language course ( PLE)

30/07/2018

Portuguese as foreign language course ( PLE)

Portuguese as foreign language course (PLE)

2018/2019

Portuguese as  Foreign Language  Course (PT version)


 

Study PEriod

1st semester: From 19th september to 21st december 2018.

2nd semester: From 06th february to 25th june 2019.

 

Who can attend

– Mobility students at the University of the Algarve;
– Mobility or visiting foreign researchers/professors who wish to carry out research at the University of the Algarve;
– Foreign citizens living in Portugal (henceforth External Students) – Note that the minimum age for admission is 17. Candidates must have completed their secondary school education.

 

LEVELS of study

The course is organized according to the Common European Framework for Languages:

Basic User A1 (Breakthrough or beginner): students with no knowledge of Portuguese;

Basic User A2 (Way stage or elementary): students able to express basic phrases in Portuguese;

Independent User B1 (Threshold or intermediate): students with intermediate knowledge of Portuguese and able to communicate and interact in simple and everyday matters;

Independent User B2 (Vantage or upper intermediate): students able to communicate with a degree of fluency, complexity and detail with Portuguese native speakers;

Proficient User C1/C2 (Effective Operational Proficiency): students in command of the Portuguese language and proving fluency in communication and work related contexts. Students who aim to deepen their respective knowledge concerning Portuguese discursive structures.

Students will be divided into classes according to the level of proficiency in Portuguese they demonstrate in the diagnostic test and the interview.

Preference is given to the constitution of A1 classes, so as to respond to students’ most urgent needs.

The number of classes for the other levels may vary depending on the number of students. This will only be decided after placement tests have been carried out.

 

TEACHING STAFF

University of Algarve teaching staff is responsible for the Portuguese as Foreign Language (PFL) – course. All teachers proceed from the Arts and Humanities Department (FCHS – UALG) and are highly trained and experienced in PFL teaching.

 

CLASSES

The course consists of 57 hours of Portuguese languages classes, totalling 5 ECTS in accordance with the European System of Credit Transfer.

Location: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS – Campus de Gambelas).

Frequency: twice a week (after 5.30 pm).

Duration: 2 hours.

 

COURSE MATERIALS

A Portuguese FL textbook, an exercise book, and a Portuguese FL grammar book are recommended and will be used throughout the teaching learning process.

 

EVALUATION

Waiting for the University’s Regulation.

 

Payment method

The course is free for mobility students whose learning agreement includes the Portuguese Language Course.

For mobility students whose learning agreement does not include the Portuguese Language Course and for mobility/visiting researchers/professors at the University of the Algarve the price is 275€ (the registration is 25€ + 250€ tuition fee).

For external students

– Two semesters: 590€ (50€ registration + 540€ tuition fee, including school insurance).

– Each semester: 295€ (25€ registration + 270€ tuition fee, including school insurance).

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

first semester

  • Registration online for the 2nd semester in PLE: Until 13th September  2018
  • Diagnostic test (written and oral)*: 17th September  2018
  • Posting of the students’ different levels and timetable: 18th September 2018
  • First class: 19th September 2018
  • Deadline for students’ enrolment at the Secretaria of FCHS: 12th October  2018
  • Deadline for sending the students’ list (class and level) to GRIM/SA: 19th October  2018
  • Classes finish (13 weeks – duration of each class: 2 hours): 21st December  2018
  • Deadline for handing in students’ evaluation: 28th December  2018
  • Exams 1st season (Época normal): 9th January  2019
  • Deadline for handing in students’ exam evaluation (1 st season): 16th January  2019
  • Exams 2nd season (Época de recurso): 23rd January 2019
  • Deadline for handing in students’ exam evaluation (2nd season): 30th January  2019

*For students that have already studied Portuguese, but have not presented a certificate.

Second Semester

  • Registration online for the 2nd semester in PLE: Until  20th January 2019
  • Diagnostic test (written and oral)*: 4th  February 2019
  • Posting of the students’ different levels and timetable: 5th February 2019
  • First class: 6th February 2019
  • Deadline for students’ enrolment at the Secretaria of FCHS: 12th February 2019
  • Deadline for sending the students’ list (class and level) to GRIM/SA: 15th February 2019
  • Classes finish (13 weeks – duration of each class: 2 hours): 25th  may 2019
  • Deadline for handing in students’ evaluation: 9th June 2019
  • Exams 1st season (Época normal): - - June 2019
  • Deadline for handing in students’ exam evaluation (1 st season): - - June 2019
  • Exams 2nd season (Época de recurso): - - June 2019
  • Deadline for handing in students’ exam evaluation (2nd season): - - June 2019
*For students that have already studied Portuguese, but have not presented a certificate.

 

REGISTRATION AND ENROLMENT (Registration Form) :

                  https://fchs.ualg.pt/pt/content/registration-form-ple-annual-course

 

For registrations to be accepted and validated you are required to:

1. Fill in the online registration form (all fields are mandatory);

2. You must upload your ID document (Passport; DNI; other); Learning Agreement with reference to PLE duly signed by your institution (for Erasmus or other mobility Students) or Proof of Payment (for researchers, full students, other citizens).

3. Please confirm your registration forwarding the email you will receive after submiting the application to ple@ualg.pt and international@ualg.pt

 

NEXT CANCELLATIONS AND DEADLINES 

Registration and enrolment deadline just for the 2nd semester: 31st January 2019
Unjustified cancellations are not eligible for a refund.
We advise candidates who will need visa clearance not to pay for fees until their visa has been issued.

 

CONTACTS

Tel.: + 351 289 800 914
Fax: + 351 289 800 067
Email: ple@ualg.pt

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

BUS PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Tel.: (Customer service) +351 289 899 740
Tel.: (Ticket office) +351 289 899 760
Address: Avenida da República, n.º 5, 8000-078 FARO

Monthly bus pass
Request at EVA Transportes (Avenida da República, nº 5, 8000-078 FARO)
a) Faro – Gambelas – Faro (around 28,40€)
b) Faro – Gambelas – Praia de Faro (around 33,17€)

Required documentation:
- Passport photo;
- Photocopy of passport or identity card;
- 5€ - for the emission of the bus card.