Intensive Portuguese Courses
(Registrations are closed)
The Department of Languages and Cultures, University of Aveiro, offers the following Portuguese Intensive Courses in the summer of 2016 :
• Portuguese as a Foreign Language (PLE: Português Língua Estrangeira).
• 4SPIC - Summer Portuguese Intensive Course
Download the PLE application form here.
For specific information about 4SPIC, click here.
To refer to the overall table with free courses (cursos livres) and payment information, click here.
Note: the final information on the 2016 Summer Intensive Courses (classes and available levels, placement of candidates) will be published here on June 9.
2. This course is aimed at:
These Portugueses courses are available to any foreign citizens whose mother tongue is not Portuguese.
3. Course specific Information:
The levels and content of these courses has been determined according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching and Assessment), which implements the proposals of the Council of Europe for a homogeneous and transparent evaluation system throughout the European Union. In order to meet the specific needs of the students taking these courses, it has been decided that these intensive summer courses should be focused on European languages, including Portuguese (as a foreign language).
Students attend courses of 60 teaching hours. At the end of the course, students who pass will receive a level certificate of the CEFR level they have achieved. This certificate is officially recognized and accredited throughout Europe.
UA students who pass their courses will be given 6 ECTS per level / 60 hours per semester.
In order to be eligible to receive a language certificate for your level in these language courses, it is obligatory to pass the course according to the evaluation criteria set out by the course tutor and according to the regulations in force at the University of Aveiro.
Students who pass their courses according to the evaluation criteria specified, will receive an official certificate of the language level they have achieved.
Students who are not evaluated (by choice or not attending tests/evaluation) or who fail the evaluation, will be given a certificate of attendance, provided they have attended 80% of classes.
5. Timetable 2016
The intensive summer courses will run from June 13 rd to July 10th, 2016, from Monday to Thursday on working hours (9:00-12:45 - to confirm).
There is an online test to determine which level students should attend. To take the test, please contact the Office (dlc-ple @ ua.pt)
Classes will take place on working hours and there will be 15 hours of classes per week as follows:
- Monday to Thursday
- Classes from 9:00am to 12:45am
Note: the final class will take place on Friday, July 8th.
Download the PLE application form here.
6. Enrollments and Payments
Enrollments for the Portuguese July summer courses will take place from May 18 to June 9, 2016. Students wishing to enroll must send directly the Course Application Form to the Office email: email@example.com
Fees are to be paid during the first week of classes as follows:
- either by cheque or Multibanco (cashcard), in the secretary’s office of the Department of Languages and Cultures;
- if neither of the above is possible, then there is also an option of payment by cash in the treasury of Human Resources and Finance Department of Aveiro University (1st floor of the Rectory).
7. Admission conditions
Students who have completed a language level at another institution will have to send a copy of this certificate by mail or email. Alternatively, they will have to hand in a copy of the certificate in person. Students who have completed a level below the one they are applying for at the DLC just have to contact the PLE department by email or in person and let us know the level attained. the year and the name of the teacher.
There are no pre-requisites for the beginner’s level A1
Students will be allocated to classes on a strictly first come and first served basis and depending on numbers in each of the levels.
All the Portuguese courses are the responsibility of the Office of Portuguese Language Training (ForLínguas) which is located in the Department of Languages and Cultures on the ground floor (office 2.1.8) and the course representatives are:
Coordinator: Fernando Martinho
Advisor: Filomena Barbosa Amorim