PLE Summer Course

 

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW


The Algarve is the southern most region of Portugal, famous for its mild sunny climate, the 200km coastline boasts splendid beaches hidden among sandstone cliffs and sand dunes, bathed by calm and warm waters. The Algarve region has lots more to offer visitors, for example: the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the protected costal landscapes of Costa Vicentina, the estuary of the River Guadiana (which is part of the Natural Reserve of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António), the hills of the Barrocal (which are rich in history and tradition), and are a place of outstanding natural beauty.
 
The University of the Algarve is home to Faculties and Schools offering specialised courses in the sciences and in humanities. It is divided into two campuses, the Penha Campus in Faro and the Gambelas Campus, next to Ria Formosa and close to the International Faro Airport.
 
The summer course will take place in the Gambelas Campus, where the Faculties of Science and Technology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Natural Resources Engineering and the Human and Social Sciences are located. Other resources available on campus are: the University Library, restaurant, snack-bars, open-air sporting facilities and several auditoriums. There is a regular bus service which connects the campus to the beach (2 km) and to Faro city (5 km).

PROGRAMME CALENDAR

1 –  26 July 2019 (final exams included)

The Portuguese as a Foreign Language (PFL) Summer Course is divided in different proficiency levels in Portuguese equivalent to 5 ECTS accordingly to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.

All students will receive 57 hours of tuition focusing on Portuguese language and additional modules (20 hours in total) on Portuguese Film, Music, Culture and Literature.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday (9h30 to 13h00). School calendar includes guided tours and other cultural activities offering the opportunity to discover cultural features from Portugal and the Algarve. All cultural activities and modules will take place in the afternoon.

 

PFL SUMMER COURSE 2019 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN ONLY TO A1 AND A2 LEVELS.

COMMON REFERENCE LEVELS

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;

Levels may vary according to the number of applicants. A detailed programme will be made known at the beginning of classes. Most school outings are free of charge. However, an additional payment may be required.

TEACHING STAFF

University of Algarve teaching staff is responsible for PFL – Summer classes. All teachers proceed from the Arts and Humanities Department and are highly trained and experienced in PFL teaching.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants with the minimum age of 17 and having completed secondary education.

HOW TO APPLY?

All accepted applicants need to:
- Fill in the registration form (available online);
- Pay fee for the programme (full fee by 17 June);
- Send bank transfer receipt (by email);
- Send passport photo (by email).

PAYMENT

Payment method:
- 410 Euros (enrolment+tuition fee) or
-  25 Euros (enrolment) to be paid upon enrolment + 385 Euros (tuition fee) to be paid until 17 june

By bank transfer:
Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Address: Agência de Gambelas
8005-139 – Faro – Portugal
IBAN: PT 50 0035 0205 00011528730 91
BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL

By cheque:
Payable to bearer: Universidade do Algarve - FCHS
Address:
Universidade do Algarve – Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais
Departamento de Artes e Humanidades
Curso de Verão
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 FARO
PORTUGAL

CANCELLATIONS AND DEADLINES 

Registration and enrolment deadline: 17 June.
Unjustified cancellations are not eligible for a refund.
All applicants requiring visas are recommended not to pay any fees for the programme prior to the conclusion of the process.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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

Bus pass (monthly)
Request at EVA Transporte (Avenida da República, n.º 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.

CONTACTS

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