Intermediate Portuguese Language

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Portuguese Language

  • Host University

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Learning outcomes of the curricular unit
    - understand the basic components of a spoken sequence on issues of personal relevance
    or the world of work; recognise the main ideas in oral interactions and speeches (listening);
    - understand texts predominantly written in current and daily language or related to the
    world of work such as media descriptions of events, simple literary texts, personal and
    official correspondence (reading);
    - communicate simple daily interactions or in travel situations in places where the language
    is spoken, entering without prior preparation into a conversation on known issues of daily
    relevance (speaking);
    - articulate simple expressions so as to describe experiences and reproduce content from
    texts, explaining and justifying opinions, telling a story and narrating a plot and describing
    feelings and reactions (writing);

    - Topics: personal information; interpersonal relationships; environments; daily news;
    travelling (preferences, advantages and disadvantages).
    - Communicative interactions: objectives: describing; expressing opinions, preferences,
    approval, disapproval; exchanging information; expressing emotions; narration; small talk in
    personal and working situations; making plans.
    - Structures: regular and irregular verbs in the various present, past and future tenses;
    indicatives and conjunctives; modal verbs; imperatives; articles and determiners; personal
    pronouns; interrogative pronouns; comparatives and superlatives; affirmations, questions;
    prepositions of time and place; dependent clauses, textual grammar, linking structures and
    - Exercise typologies: oral comprehension, written comprehension, grammar exercises,
    simulations and role-plays, interactive games, negotiating, discussions/debates; different
    social formats – class, individual, pair and group working.


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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