ONLINE Semester Course 2 ECTS

[1st semester 2022/2023] – from September 26th until December 9th 2022

[2nd semester 2022/2023] – from February 27th until May 12th 2023

Application period: January 30th to February 24th 2023

Levels and Schedules:

(schedules may change without previous warning)

  • A1 (Professor João de Matos) – Synchronous classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm GMT/UTC

Program available HERE

  • A2 (Teacher to be announced soon) – Synchronous classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm GMT/UTC

Program available HERE

  • B1 (Professor Estela Tschernutter) – Synchronous classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm GMT/UTC

Program available HERE

  • B2 (Professor Rodrigo Dias) – Synchronous classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm GMT/UTC

Program available HERE

  • C1 (Professor Nuno Martins) – Synchronous classes: Mondays and Fridays from 12 pm to 1:30 pm GMT/UTC

Program available HERE

(The professor will contact all registered students until the beginning of classes for further information about how to access the online classes)

Synchronous classes: 30 hours

Asynchronous learning: 30 hours

Credits: 2 ECTS

You can only apply for one level per semester.

Vacancies: max. 15 students per level

Tuition fees: 350€

Certificate of completion: If you want a certificate at the end of the course, it costs €6.

Course description: This course is designed to foster students’ communicative skills in Portuguese. Throughout the semester, students participate in two types of learning activities, synchronous 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.

Technical requirements:

  • OS: Windows, macOS
  • Browser: Google Chrome, Apple Safari
  • Internet broadband connection =/> 512 kbps
  • Computer, loudspeakers, microphone (or headphones/headset), and webcam.
  • Email account

Materials will be made available to students through the university’s online platform.

Before registration students must take a placement test to determine their proficiency level. To take the placement test please contact with the subject ONLINE Semester placement test.

Registration: the result of the placement test is sent along with registration instructions.

Registration will only be confirmed upon presentation of the receipt.

Payment method: PAYPAL – Payment instructions will be given by email, along with the result of the placement test.

Course Conditions:
This course is credited with 2 ECTS.
The result of the diagnostic test is not binding – in the 1st class, the teacher will reevaluate all students.
Attendance begins to count on the day the course begins, and not when the student begins attending the course.
The justification of absences is only valid upon the presentation of an official document.
The student’s attendance at 80% of classes is mandatory to get the certification.
The number of justified absences cannot exceed the number of classes attended.
Assessment is done through direct observation in classes, homework, and a final exam.
No exceptional assessment period will be offered to the students.
Classes are taught in Portuguese.
The support for teaching A1 level classes is given in English (the use of the English language is only for specific situations).
The payment of the course fee guarantees enrollment but does not guarantee a place on the preferred schedule.
Schedules are subject to possible changes without previous warning.
Limited vacancies.
The payment is valid ONLY for the date(s) of the course(s) that you enrolled.
Payment is non-refundable under any circumstances.