Official Certificates and Diplomas of Portuguese as a Foreign Language

If desired we prepare our students for international recognised language exams, like the ones which are recognized by ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) which can be taken at the Instituto Camões in Maputo.

The exams grant the acquisition of the following certificates and diplomas:

  • CIPLE (Initial Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language)
    Certificates a communicative competence to interact in a limited number of daily communication situations.
  • DEPLE (Elementary Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language)
    Recognizes the competence to interact in daily communication situations as well as related to work situations, which require predictable language usage.
  • DIPLE (Intermediate Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language)
    Recognizes a communicative level of competence that allows the language user to interact with independence in less predictable communication situations of the daily routine, as well as related to the work situations.
  • DAPLE (Advanced Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language)
    Recognizes a communicative level of competence that allows the language user to interact freely and with confidence in predictable and unpredictable situations culturally acceptable. It also recognizes a communicative competence to study at universities and work in contexts where Portuguese is the language of communication.
  • DUPLE (University Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language)
    Recognizes a communicative level of competence that allows the language user to interact freely and with confidence in predictable and unpredictable situations, and culturally acceptable. It also certificates a thoroughly language knowledge of discursive, grammatical and lexical structures. It recognizes a level of communicative competence that permits the user to continue university studies and to deepen the language and culture or any technical-scientific areas of the candidate’s interest.

These certificates and diplomas are issued by CAPLE (Centre for the Evaluation of Portuguese as a Foreign Language of the University of Lisbon) and are globally recognised.

The training materials the Nova Escola uses are designed to prepare students for the different levels of these exams. A number of students of our school have taken these exams and have successfully obtained the certificates.

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