Semester course

NEXT COURSE: October 6th until December 18th, 2020
(Registrations will open in mid-September) – Due to the current epidemiological situation, the number of vacancies will 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

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 (that you can check HERE).

Registration will only be confirmed upon presentation of the receipt.

Available Schedules for the 2nd semester 2019/2020 (classrooms will be available until February 17th)

HORÁRIO SITE_2019_2020_2º SEM-12-2019

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


•    NOVA Erasmus+: 60€ (to be updated soon)

•    NOVA students, professors and researchers: 350€

•    External students: 452,50€ (includes 2.50€ in reference to the mandatory school insurance.) – to be updated soon – (If you need a declaration proving your registration, you must add 6€ to the amount to be transferred – the declaration can only be issued upon payment of the TOTAL value of the course) – when a declaration is issued the payment is non-refundable under any circumstances.


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: payment can only be made by bank transfer or direct deposit, to the following account:

Account number: 0127040988930
IBAN: PT50 0035 0127 00040988930 77
Bank name: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Bank Address: Av. João XXI, 63 – Lisboa

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.
Payment is non-refundable under any circumstances.