ONLINE Summer Course

Academic year 2019/2020

Date: July 6-31, 2020 (4 weeks)


  • Mondays to Fridays (for four weeks)
  • Each proficiency level (A2, B1, B2) has two classes: Group A and Group B. Each group is limited to 8 students; students register and attend one group only.
  • All class times are GMT/UTC.


A2 (Professor Sandro Dias)

To consult the A2 level program click HERE

B1 (Professor Mónica Catarino)

To consult the B1 level program click HERE

B2 (Professor Carolina Gramacho)

To consult the B2 level program click HERE

Synchronous classes: 20 sessions, Mondays to Fridays, 1 hour per day

Asynchronous learning: 30 hours, 1.5 hours per day

Credits: 6

Vacancies: max. 15 students per level

Tuition fees: registration by June 1st: 300€; registration by June 29th: 350€

Registration deadline: June 29th, 2020

Course description: This course is designed to foster students’ communicative skills in Portuguese. Every day, students participate in two types of learning activities, synchronous (one hour per day) and asynchronous (1.5 hours per day). During synchronous sessions, students join their tutor and classmates for an hour 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 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 Summer placement test. The result will be sent by email in 48-72h.

Registration: after receiving the result of your placement test,  pay for the course and wait for registration instructions.

Registration will only be confirmed upon presentation of the receipt.

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

Course Conditions:
Each level successfully completed corresponds to 6 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 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 of teaching A1 level classes is given in English (the use of the English language is only for specific situations).
A copy of the certificate has an additional cost of 10€.
The payment of the course fee guarantees enrollment but does not guarantee a place at the preferred schedule.
Schedules are subject to possible changes.
The payment is valid ONLY for the date(s) of the course(s) that you enrolled.
Payment is non-refundable under any circumstances.