|Portuguese for Foreigners, level 2
Coordinator: Fernanda Barrocas
Tutors: Joana Castaño and Lúcia Mascarenhas
The Institute Camões is launching an online course entitled Portuguese for Foreigners, level 2. This course is coordinated by Fernanda Barrocas, Instituto Camões. The course will be totally delivered online, using a course management system as well as other useful software (see 6. below).
1 - Objectives
The main objective of this course is to give an opportunity to all those who want to learn Portuguese to do it online. In terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning, it is expected that those taking part in it will achieve the B1 level.
The course is aimed at those who want to further their knowledge of the Portuguese language. It is expected that participants can: understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment); can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
The course will last for four months, beginning October 13. 2008 and ending February 21. 2009. There will be a break between Dezember 22. 2008 and January 2. 2009.
The online course is structured around weekly blocks; learners will spend 8 hours a week on it, as follows:
Candidates must have:
There will be a 320 EUR fee. Payment will be made by bank transfer. We will send our bank account details to the selected participants.
The Instituto Camões will be fully responsible for the selection of the candidates.
Participants in the course who want to get a certificate can submit to the DEPLE examination (Elementary Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language). For further information please visit http://www.fl.ul.pt/unidades/centros/caple/principal_en.htm
Candidates must fill in an application form (http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/cvc/portuguese-for-foreigners-level-2-application-form.html) until September 30. 2008.