Training Course Learning and Teaching Portuguese as a Non Native Language

General Objectives of the Course

To promote (i) an adequate understanding of the diversity of sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic and linguistic profiles of learners of Portuguese as a non-native language; (ii) awareness of the processes involved in acquiring and learning a non-native language and (iii) awareness of the basic principles of instructed language learning.
Characterization of the major linguistic difficulties faced by learners of Portuguese as a non-native language.

Admission Requirements

B2 level Portuguese (writing skills ). Candidates are advised to check B2 level description provided in the Portuguese version of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages at (p. 49; p. 55, p. 96 and p. 98). Candidates are also required to submit a CV and a letter of motivation.

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

Mode of Study

Full-time regime, e-learning and after working hours

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Qualitative scale (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Satisfactory); Quantitative scale (0 to 10).

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Development of the capacity (i) to identify typical non-target characteristics of the interlanguage(s) of learners of Portuguese as a Non-Native Language; (ii) to classify them according to linguistic criteria and (iii) to plan adequate instructional strategies.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees:

Study Programme

Learning and Teaching Portuguese as a Non Native Language

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 54 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 2.0


Call for Applications


Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
2019-04-01 a 2022-04-01