Academic year 2023/2024

Target audience: Adults for whom Portuguese is a non-native language, except citizens from countries where Portuguese is an official language.

Course description:

This course is offered fully online and is primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at applicants for the Erasmus+ program at NOVA FCSH who need to develop their language skills in Portuguese, in order to obtain the A2 level certification, which is the minimum level required for the Erasmus+ application at NOVA FCSH.

Every week students participate in two types of learning activities: synchronous (1h30 per day, 4 days per week) and asynchronous. During synchronous sessions, students join their tutor and classmates via videoconferencing. During asynchronous sessions, students work independently or in groups. Contents and materials were designed for online teaching and learning. Materials are made available to students through the university’s Moodle platform.

Level: A2


Syllabus: Download here

Number of hours: 60h (30h of asynchronous learning + 30h of synchronous classes)


Dates Synchronous classes
Fall 13th of November to 15th of December 2023 Monday to Thursday, from 4.30 pm to
6.00 pm (Lisbon time)
Summer 17th of June to 12th of July 2024 Monday to Friday, from 1 pm to
2.30 pm (Lisbon time)


Fall edition  4th of September to 7th of November 2023
Summer edition 6th of May to 10th of June 2024

Vacancies: 15 students (The course only opens with a minimum number of 6 students)

Tuition fees: €325 + €7 (mandatory school insurance)

Certificate of the completion of the course:  €6

How to apply: First, students must take a placement test to determine their proficiency
level. To take the placement test, please click HERE.
The result of the placement test will then be sent to you along with registration instructions.

Payment method:  PAYPAL – Payment instructions will be sent to the email address provided after the validation of the application.

Course Conditions:

  1. Attendance begins to count on the day the course begins, and not when the student begins attending the course.
  2. The justification of absences is only valid upon the presentation of an official document.
  3. Attendance of 80% of the classes is mandatory for certification.
  4. The number of justified absences cannot exceed the number of classes attended.
  5. Assessment is continuous and is based on: (i) coursework, (ii) a reading and writing test, and (ii) a listening and speaking test.
  6. No exceptional assessment period will be offered to students.
  7. The payment is valid ONLY for the date(s) of the course(s) that you enrolled in.
  8. Payment is non-refundable, except if the course does not open due to lack of a minimum number of 6 students.