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  • Develop and improve linguistic, pragmatic and sociolinguistic competences;
  • Identify and apply cultural and social rules in different communicative situations;
  • Identify important aspects of the Portuguese Culture;
  • Develop one’s a capacity of interacting culturally with others.


17 years old or older citizens whose mother tongue is not Portuguese and who have completed the Secondary School successfully. Students must also be acquainted with the Latin alphabet.


  • Begginers – Level A1
  • Elementary - level A2
  • Intermediate - Level B1
  • Upper-Intermediate - Level B2
  • Advanced - Level C1
  • Proficiency - Level C2

Candidates for enrolment are required to do a placement test and are then classified in their appropriate level.

Course Modules

The course is divided in modules:

  • Begginers and Elementary - Levels A1+A2
    LíngPortuguese Language (22h), Language Laboratory (18h), Speaking (16h) and Writing (16h).ua Portuguesa (22h), Laboratório de Língua (18h), Conversação (16h) e Composição (16h).
  • Intermediate - Levels B1+B2
    Literature and Portuguese Language (16h) and Portuguese Culture (16h).
  • Advanced - Levels C1+C2
    Portuguese Language (22h), Portuguese Laboratory (18h);
    Literature and Portuguese Language (16h) and Portuguese Culture (16h).


    European Comon Frame of Reference

    The EPM–CELP Portuguese Language and Culture courses, are designed according to the European Common Frame of Reference in what regards the proficiency level for Foreign languages:br />
    A1 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
    A2 Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

    Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

    B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

    Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

    B2 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.

    Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

    Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

    C1 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.

    Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

    Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

    C2 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.


The courses will have 80 hours, divided in modules with four days per week tuition, 2 hours each. Students are excluded if they miss more than 1/3 of the total number of hours on each course.


The degrees will begin on January 20th, 2014. The course will end on March 31st, 2014.


  • Timetable
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with 3 different class hours:
      • 7:30 - 9:30
      • 10:00 - 12:00
      • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Lessons
    Besides group lessons (22 students per class) there can be individual lessons (one or two students per class).
  • Teachers
    The teachers are Portuguese with qualifications in Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language.



  • Placement test
    On the first class, students will be required to sit for a placement test that will help grade them on their appropriate level.
  • Along the course
    Students will be required to engage regularly in practical small scale activities such as worksheets and tests as well as tasks to apply their language competence. They will also be asked to evaluate themselves and their peers.
  • Final evaluation
    At the end of each course, students will do a Written and Oral exam and the final evaluation will be as follows:
    FAIR: 10 a 13 marks;
    GOOD: 14 a 17 marks;
    VERY GOOD: 18 a 20 marks.


At the end of the course, Students who have attended the lessons regularly and have completed successfully the proposed tasks will obtain a Certificate.





Enrolment is done at the school office and candidates will be asked to fill in a form. Mozambican citizens must give a copy of their Identity Card whereas Citizens from other countries must give a copy of their passport or DIRE (resident card) document.

Enrolment Form

The enrolment form can be downloaded above or can be acquired at the school office.After the payment, students will receive:
  • A student card, valid throughout the course, that allows the student free access to the school library, photocopy and other school services;
  • A file with information about the course (course programme, calendar, bibliography, agenda of cultural activities, etc);
  • Supporting material (photocopies, leaflets, etc.)

All courses will only open with a minimum of 3 students.


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  • Resources and Activities
    Throughout the course, students will be provided with supporting materials (texts, documents).
    Reading materials and bibliography can be acquired in the school library or at local bookshops.
    Other supporting materials can also be found in the school portal “Moodle”.
  • Language Laboratory
    The EPM-CELP school Language Lab offers the conditions to develop students’oral and listening competences. Here students can watch films and documentaries, listen to music and radio programmes, work with specific software, among others.
  • Cultural activities
    Cultural activities aim at helping students widen their Portuguese linguistic and cultural horizons. Thus, the EPM-CELP school organizes cultural and entertainment gatherings where Portuguese is the language of communication.

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