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Portuguese Language and Culture

Qualification awarded (in original language)
Língua e Cultura Portuguesas. Curso não conferente de grau.

Level of qualification
Professional qualification.

Admission requirements
The following may enrol in this programme which does not award a degree: holders of a secondary education course or legally equivalent qualifications; holders of middle or high level courses; students coming from foreign higher education systems.

Recognition of prior learning
Following 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 regulations
60 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.
Not applicable.

Profile of the programme
The 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 outcomes
To 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 graduates
The 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 studies
This 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 requirements
Graduation is obtained after completion of the total ECTS credits foreseen in the study plan.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination 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 study

Programme director
Carlos Manuel Costa Teixeira (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Portuguese LanguagePL60.00.0
Total 60.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
11 Semestral  5033-703-1101-00-23 CompositionPL10.0
11 Semestral  5033-703-1102-00-23 ConversationPL10.0
11 Semestral  5033-703-1103-00-23 Portuguese Language 1PL10.0
12 Semestral  5033-703-1201-00-23 Composition and Themes of Portuguese CulturePL10.0
12 Semestral  5033-703-1202-00-23 Conversation and Themes of Portuguese CulturePL10.0
12 Semestral  5033-703-1203-00-23 Portuguese Language 2PL10.0


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