FACE-TO-FACE Semester Course 6 ECTS

[1st semester 2022/2023] – from September 26th 2022 until January 13th, 2023

School Break – Christmas – from December 19th 2022 (inclusive) until January 2nd, 2023 (exclusive)

[2nd semester 2022/2023] – from February 27th 2023 until June 9th, 2023

Application period: January 30th to February 24th 2023

IMPORTANT: This course is an in-person course, but due to the current pandemic situation, there is a possibility that this course may change to an online course without previous warning – this change does not alter any of the course conditions or price of the course. The number of vacancies may be smaller than usual.

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 Elementary
B1 Threshold
B2 Vantage
C1 Advanced
C2 Effective Operational Proficiency (not available this semester)

Students can only apply for one level per semester.

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

To take the placement test please send an e-mail to cursoportugues@fcsh.unl.pt with the subject FACE-TO-FACE Semester placement test.

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

Information about classrooms will be available until the beginning of classes, at Inforestudante

Available Schedules for the 2nd semester 2022/2023:

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*Students can choose only ONE class (A, B, C, D…) – it is not allowed to change class/schedule after the course starts.* – Schedules may be subject to change with no previous warning

See the map of NOVA FCSH campus classrooms HERE

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


•    NOVA Erasmus+/NOVA CEMS: 60€

•    NOVA degree students/professors/researchers/ICM/Freemover: 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.

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

Payment method: PAYPAL – Payment instructions will be given by email, 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 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.