Portuguese as Foreign Language Course

Open Courses
Language of Teaching
Faculty / School
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais
Area of Studies
Arts, Communication and Heritage
The course aims to meet the need to prepare students from Erasmus Mundus masters programs or under cooperation protocols, particularly in literacy and communication skills in Portuguese.

Examination Calendar

Date Exam Time and Location
07-06-2023 Normal season 14h00 - 16h00, Room 3.9 of the Pedagogical Complex
07-06-2023 Normal season 16h30 - 18h30, Rooms 3.18, 2.20 and 2.21 of the Pedagogical Complex
21-06-2023 Appeal season 14h00 - 16h00, Room 3.9 of the Pedagogical Complex
21-06-2023 Appeal season 16h30 - 18h30, Rooms 3.18, 2.20 and 2.21 of the Pedagogical Complex

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.

Tuition and Fees 2022/2023 (per semester)*

Tuition Fee: 300 Euros

Application Fee: 10 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 10 Euros; 20 Euros (General public)

* The course is free for UAlg community - Erasmus and mobility programes under Cooperation Agreement with PLE in Learning Agreement; and full degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD) students).

The payment of tuition fees must be made by the end of the first week of classes.

IBAN available here.

Applications are made every semester using an online form, which is available on the "Admissions" tab. If you wish to take two semesters you will have to apply twice in the periods designated for this purpose.