Foudation Year Programme - Portuguese Language

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Academic year


Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



10 Month(s)

ECTS Credits


General Objectives of the Course
To develop international students’ basic linguistic and communicative skills (level A1 to level B1), enabling them to follow the UC academic programmes taught in Portuguese.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The student is expected to be able to:
•understand and use basic vocabulary and grammatical structures at a beginner/ pre-intermediate level;
•apprehend the main ideas conveyed in texts written in Portuguese;
•interact in common daily situations;
•apprehend the main ideas conveyed by speakers of Portuguese in common daily interactions.
Mode of Study
Admission Requirements

Secondary education diploma or equivalente qualification

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

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation No 339/2012 - Regulation of creation and functioning of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The final grade, on a scale of 0-20, is the mean of those obtained by the student in each curricular unit of the programme. Grades in each curricular unit take into account the results of a continuous assessment (60%) and of a final test (40%).
Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018