IPB is running a well established 1-year long Portuguese Language and Culture course (PLC) for international students. The course is designed for students enrolled in foreign Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to complement their education in the Portuguese language and also for other students and the general public interested in learning the Portuguese language. Some of the course units are offered together with the Portuguese students, allowing a better integration and a real Portuguese cultural and language environment. At the end of this 1-year-long course, students will receive a certificate according to his/her Portuguese language proficiency.
Profile of the programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Portuguese and Social Sciences. Portuguese, Social Sciences, Others (optional)
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:
- develop attitudes and behaviours that are appropriate for professionals with high levels of professional qualification and adaptability to the labour and corporate markets;
- understand practical activities and solve problems within the scope of professional practice;
- 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
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.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB regulations.
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).
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.
No work experience is required.
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About the School
The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) is a Portuguese Higher Education Public Institution with 7000 undergraduate and master students, embracing a wide area of knowledge and technology.