Portuguese as a Foreign Language

Online Summer Course of Portuguese Language and Culture

The Online Summer Course of Portuguese Language and Culture, designed in cooperation with a consortium of Portuguese Universities coordinated by Instituto Camões, will run from the 28th June to the 23rd July 2021.

All those interested in this Course can to the Camões scholarship program, I. P. (www.instituto-camoes.pt

Information

Teachers: to be published

Course dates: 28th June to 23rd July 2021

Schedule (each class will be open with a minimum of 10 enrolled students and maximum of 15):

Class 1 – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 to 11 am (Lisbon time zone) 

Class 2 – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 pm (Lisbon time zone) 

N.B. Wednesdays are dedicated to cultural modules. The different modules and their respective schedule will be announced on the first day of the course. 

Course style: e-learning classes (Synchronous Online Learning and Asynchronous Online Learning)

Plataforms:

– Synchronous classes: Google Classroom and Zoom

– Asynchronous learning: Google Classroom, Zoom and Moodle

Course load:

– Synchronous classes: 32 hours           

– Asynchronous learning: 40 hours

Conditions for Application: Level B1 (Please check the Common European Framework of Reference for languages).

Technical requirements: 

– You must possess internet access on your computer;

– Your computer should possess camera and audio/mic so that you can interact with your teacher and with your colleagues;

– You must have software that allows you to read text documents (such as Microsoft Word – Office; Pages – Apple…). If you do not have any of these programs, you can download Writer by LibreOffice or Writer by Apache OpenOffice for free;

– You must have software that allows you to read PDF files. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free;

– You must have software that allows you to watch videos and listen to audio.

Tuition fee: €380

Applications: http://servicos.babelium.elach.uminho.pt/

Annual Course

(the course may suffer alterations and be offered as an e-learning program if the pandemic situation demands so)

Our Annual Course has 14 hours per week x 15 weeks and takes place in Gualtar. It includes study visits and cultural activities along the two semesters.

. 1st Semester – 27th Sepetmber 2021 to 21nd January 2022

. 2nd Semester – 11st Januray to 2oth May 2022

Each semester of the Annual Course can be attended independently, thus allowing students to organise their studies according to their needs. However, students must bear in mind that each semester offers different levels. Therefore, students should make sure that the level they seek is offered in that particular semester. For instance, level A1 is only offered during the 1st semester. Hence students with no previous knowledge of Portuguese should enrol in that semester. On the other hand, level C1 is only offered during the 2nd semester.

The inaugural session will take place on the 27th Sepetmber, at 10 am, in the Auditorium of the Schol of Arts and Humanities, in Braga. During the session, a diagnostic test will take place in order to ensure correct language level placement.

Registration: 100€
Tuition Fees:
per semester:

Internal = 330€

External = 400€
Isolated course units:

Portuguese Language (6h p/week):

Internal = 150€; External = 200€

All others course units (4h p/week):

Internal = 105€; External = 160€

Biannual Courses

(the course may suffer alterations and be offered as an e-learning program if the pandemic situation demands so)

The Biannual courses have 60 hours (6 hours per week). They are mainly directed to Erasmus students (although anyone can enroll) and take place in Gualtar and Azurém.

1st Semester – 4th October to 15th December 2021

2nd Semester – 28th February to 23rd May 2022

The diagnostic test will take place online. The link will be sent to each student after their enrolment. The results of the test shouls be sent to portbabelium@ilch.uminho.pt before the 12th September.

Registration = 40€ (included in the tuition fee)

Tuition Fees 
Erasmus student UM (confirmed by USAI)* = 100€
Internal = 200€
External = 260€

Summer Course

31th  SUMMER COURSE – CANCELLED

The Summer Course is held from the 28th June to the 23rd July 2021 with classes from Monday to Friday, in a total of 72 hours. It takes place in Braga and includes exciting study visits and cultural activities.

Tuition Fees (without registration)
Internal = 380€; External = 480€

Isolated course units
ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO BENEFIT FROM THE INTERNAL FEE

Portuguese (20h): 100€

Listening comprehension (20h): 100€

All the others (16h): 80€

Scholarship: Students enrolled in the Summer Course may apply for a scholarships from Instituto Camões. To apply for a scholarship please contact Camões Institute (www.instituto-camoes.pt).

Online Summer Course of Portuguese as a Foreign Language - Level A1

The registrations are now open for the Online Summer Course of Portuguese as a Foreign Language at BabeliUM – Language Centre of the School of Arts and Humanities, which will run from the 28th June to the 23rd July 2021.

The course has 48 hours (32 hours of online classes and 16 hours of autonomous work).

The level of the course corresponds to level A1 of the CEFR and is designed to allow students to acquire not only linguistic and communication skills, but also cultural ones.

 

This Course, offered as an e-learning program, is open to any student living anywhere in the world who wishes to improve their knowledge of Portuguese at a beginner’s level (A1) and has a fee of €250.

Students will receive at the end of the Course a certificate that will be issued by BabeliUM – Language Centre of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Minho.

Applications must be made at http://servicos.babelium.elach.uminho.pt/

 

COURSE No. Hours and Schedule Tuition Fee
Beginners Course – Level A1.1

Course style: e-learning classes (Synchronous Online Learning and Asynchronous Online Learning)

 

 

Pre-requisites: none.

Course load:

 

48 hours (synchronous classes – 32 hours + asynchronous learning – 16 hours)

 

1)       Synchronous classes: 2 hours/day (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

2)       Asynchronous learning: 4 hours/week

 

SCHEDULE:

9 to 11 am (Lisbon time zone)

OR

2.30 to 4.30 pm (Lisbon time zone)

 

250€

(includes a pedagogical dossier and a certificate)

 

Course Working, Attendance and Evaluation Instructions

  1. Attendance and punctuality are compulsory, both at face-to-face classes and online classes.
  2. Each subject on the course will be assessed through continuous evaluation by the respective teacher in accordance with established criteria. At the end of the course, all students will be submitted to an assessment of language skills in accordance with the CEFR descriptors.
  3. At the end of the course, students will receive a Certificate detailing their level of achievement, as set out by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  4. Receiving the Certificate is dependent on participation in a minimum of 75% of the course activities (classroom-based or otherwise).
  5. If a student does not reach the level that (s)he attended and/or does not fulfil rule no. 1 and no. 4, (s)he will not receive a Certificate at the end of the Course. (S)he will only receive an Attendance Certificate.

Coordinator of the Courses of Portuguese as a Foreign Language:
Micaela Ramon micaelar@ilch.uminho.pt

To learn Portuguese is a marvelous decision, specially is we take into account its increasing popularity on the global scene – Portuguese possesses nowadays the status of an international language.

The fastest and easiest way to learn Portuguese is to do so in a country where this language is spoken. In fact, to learn to speak Portuguese, you have to live it. Do you already possess some competences (can you, for instance, read and write in Portuguese?) and wish to acquire and / or improve existing ones (such as listening and speaking)?

BabeliUM – Language Center presents a diversified offer in the field of Portuguese as a Non-native Language (PLNM) – Portuguese as a Foreign Language (PLE) and Portuguese as a Second Language (PL2).

The following courses are available on a continuous and permanent basis:

  • Annual Course, divided into two independent semesters (October – January and February – May), thereby allowing the possibility of partial attendance.
  • Summer Course (July).
  • Biannual Course, which takes place in Braga and Guimarães, divided into 2 semesters (October – December and March – May), thereby allowing the possibility of partial attendance.

In addition, other courses with specific features and periodicity may be arranged. These may be either a response to requests from organizations and / or groups of people who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge and competences in the field of PLNM, or they can be an initiative of BabeliUM in response certain needs, for example, tailor-made courses for teachers and other professionals.

Please read the information about pre-enrolment, enrolment, tuition fees and the general rules before filling in the application form.

For more information, please contact portbabelium@elach.uminho.pt

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