Annual Course of Portuguese Language and Culture for Foreigners - Beginner (A1)

General Objectives of the Course

This course is aimed at international students who wish to start learning their knowledge of language, linguistics, literature and Portuguese culture, and is organized according to the proficiency levels planned under the QERCL.

Admission Requirements

The minimum age for attending the course is 16 years. No specific academic training is required of candidates. In the absence of a document or other means of verification, the Portuguese language proficiency of candidates will be determined through a placement test.

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

Mode of Study

Full-Time Regime, Face-to-face and Daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grade is expressed in whole numbers on a scale of 0-20. The final grade corresponds to the weighted arithmetic mean of the results obtained in the classes of the course, according to the number of their credits.
The assessment in each curricular unit is periodic or final. The final assessment is made in a single exam (normal).

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The intended goal is that students acquire or improve their communicative competence in Portuguese, based on descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for level A1.

Course Coordinator(s)

Rui Abel Rodrigues Pereira

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette n.º 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of Non Degree Courses at the UC)

Study Programme

Portuguese Language and Culture for Foreigners - Beginner (A1)

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 30.0


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