Portuguese Language and Culture
Recognition of prior learningFollowing the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.
Qualification requirements and regulations60 ECTS credits. 2 Semesters (1 year). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. Variable number of Contact (teaching) Hours, depending on the established Schedule for each Course Unit.
Profile of the programmeThe course does not confer a degree and is intended for foreign students seeking initiation in Portuguese. It focuses on the acquisition of the most elementary levels of Portuguese grammar, as well as the development of pragmatic-discursive skills, and cultural aspects related to the language. Portuguese Language.
Key learning outcomesTo complete this programme which does not award a degree, students must pass all compulsory training units of the study plan and demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop attitudes and behaviours that are appropriate to professionals with high levels of professional qualification and
adaptability to the labour and corporate markets;
b) understand practical activities and solve problems within the scope of professional practice;
c) apply knowledge and understanding to the practical activities of the respective professional profile.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThe programme in Portuguese Language and Culture belongs to the area of Languages. Graduates are qualified to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.
Access to further studiesThis programme which does not award a degree allows students to proceed to post-graduate studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (www.naricportugal.pt/NARIC).
Graduation requirementsGraduation is obtained after completion of the total ECTS credits foreseen in the study plan.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the Attendance and Assessment Regulations of the School, available in www.ese.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.
Mode of studyFull-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|1||1||Semestral||5033-703-1103-00-19||Portuguese Language 1||PL||10.0|
|1||2||Semestral||5033-703-1201-00-19||Composition and Themes of Portuguese Culture||PL||10.0|
|1||2||Semestral||5033-703-1202-00-19||Conversation and Themes of Portuguese Culture||PL||10.0|
|1||2||Semestral||5033-703-1203-00-19||Portuguese Language 2||PL||10.0|