Semester course

NEXT COURSE: October 6th until December 18th, 2020
(Registrations will open in September 1st) – Due to the current epidemiological situation, the number of vacancies may be smaller than usual.

Academic year 2020/2021 [1st Semester]

Duration: 64 hours (56 study classes +  8 hours for other activities)

Professors organize, among other programs, language workshops and study visits.

Duration of each class: 1h50m (2x/week)

A1 Breakthrough
A2 Waystage
B1 Threshold
B2 Vantage
C1 Advanced
C2 Effective Operational Proficiency (not available this semester)

Each level corresponds to one semester (6 ECTS per semester)

All classes take place at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Avenida de Berna 26 C, Lisboa (view map)

Before registration students must take a placement test to determine their proficiency level.

To take the placement test please contact with the subject Semester 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.

Available Schedules for the 1st semester 2020/2021 (classrooms will be available online until October 5th)

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*You can choose only ONE class: A, B, C, D…* – Timetable subject to change


•    NOVA Erasmus+: 60€

•    NOVA students, professors and researchers: 350€

•    External students: 452,50€ (includes 2.50€ in reference to the mandatory school insurance.) 

It may be necessary to purchase a class support book (+/-25€). The teacher will give the information necessary to purchase the book on the first day of classes. The cost of the book is not included in the course price.

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

Academic Calendar: check the FCSH Academic Calendar here.

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.