Training Course Learning and Teaching Portuguese as a Non Native Language

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

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ECTS Credits


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.
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.
Mode of Study
Full-time regime, e-learning and after working hours
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 http://sitio.dgidc.min-edu.pt/recursos/Lists/Repositrio%20Recursos2/Attachments/724/Quadro_Europeu_total.pdf (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.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees:
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Qualitative scale (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Satisfactory); Quantitative scale (0 to 10).
Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
Additional Information 2017-11-10
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018
CCPFC/ACC-84247/15 - CCPFC
Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
  • 2015-10-08 a 2018-10-05