Training Course in Reading and Writing for Portuguese Descendants

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits


General Objectives of the Course
The course builds upon the students’ prior knowledge of Portuguese, which results from a predominantly aural contact with the language, and aims to develop their language skills, especially reading and writing, while simultaneously providing insights into Portuguese geography, society and culture
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- understand simple texts about familiar subjects
- locate specific information in different text types
- write simple and coherent texts on subjects of their interest
- describe events, express feelings and wishes, for example in personal letters
- understand and use the grammatical structures needed for the above aims
- understand and use vocabulary relevant to the topics of the course
Mode of Study
Admission Requirements

Minimum age: 16. Beginner level language proficiency in Portuguese
[A1/ A2 Cf. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/pt/resources/european-language-levels-cefr]

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, August 7
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Qualitative scale (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Satisfactory); Quantitative scale (0 to 20). (Under 10: Insufficient; 10-13: Satisfactory; 14-15: Good; 16-17: Very Good; 18-20: Excellent).