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

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Academic year


Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



1 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Cristina dos Santos Pereira Martins (crismar@fl.uc.pt)

Isabel Maria de Almeida Santos (imas@fl.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
This course is aimed at international students who wish to start learning/improve their knowledge of language, linguistics, literature and Portuguese culture, and is organized according to the proficiency levels planned under the QERCL.
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 A2.
Mode of Study
Full-Time Regime, Face-to-face and Daytime
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.

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)
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).
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