Course in Communication and Writing Skills in Portuguese

General Objectives of the Course

It is intended that this course will function as a writing workshop, in which different types of texts will be worked, from which the course will develop skills involved in this type of activity. It is expected that this workshop will be seen as a laboratory work, forming a curriculum space
in which learning and systematization of knowledge about language and its uses are privileged components. Autonomy and responsibility are inseparable in this program and may lead to an innovative and participatory dynamic, looking for diverse responses to the challenges faced by everyone.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

Face to face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Successful course completion supposes the realization of all the proposed activities; the evaluation is expressed in a final grade on a scale of 0-20 points. Minimal pass grade is 10 points.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The course will focus on the analysis of different types of texts where there is a clear link between textual prototypes (argumentative, expository, explanatory, injunctive-instructional, dialogic-conversational) textual products of social interrelations (educational relationships, professional relationships, relationships with media, social contexts and transactional relationships). Thus, the textual typology in analysis, acquires a praxeological dimension, allowing addressing texts that belonging to one of the categories textual prototypes, will preparing students for their integration into the socio-cultural and professional life. The different skills can be developed and explained from the texts provided with the objective of raising awareness for the language which serves as a key tool for the interaction with the world. It is expected, therefore the deepening of strategies of texts reception and production.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme

Communication and Writing Skills in Portuguese

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 60 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0

Price : 150.0


Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014