Portuguese course

Individual or group lessons. Portuguese for business, for tourism, medical Portuguese, etc. Preparation of official exams: CIPLE, DEPLE, DIPLE, DAPLE, Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.

Portuguese course

Level test

Firstly, in order to determine the group in which the student would improve the fastest, we do a level test which is free and without compromise. This consists in a personal interview, a grammar and vocabulary test, and a writing. Then, according to the results and the student’s objectives and availability, we recommend the most appropriate groups.


Our usual courses include two hours of class a week but, it the teacher deems it necessary, more hours could be recommended either in group or 1to1 in order to meet the initial objectives. Groups have a maximum of 5 people. This is the only way for students to take part and interact, thus making the most of the lessons.


All required materials are handed to the students either by e-mail before the class or at the beginning of each lesson. The student is at the centre of the learning process and immersed in real situations in which to use what has been learned in the class. This teaching method allows to enable the student for a real communication –both oral and written- with other speakers of the language. For this purpose, texts, listenings and authentic materials are used, as well as activities that imitate reality.


We know that exams are important, but we do not want classes to exclusively focus on their preparation. We believe that actually learning the language is far more important in order to eventually succeed at exams. For this reason, and in order to complete the course, we offer two weekly hours for exam preparation, with prior notice to the teacher. This additional hours are completely free.

Course hours

There are groups of all levels from A1 to C2 both in the morning and in the afternoon. For more information, contact with us.

Exams that we prepare

Exams that we prepare without being an official examination centre

Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (EOI)

The exams of the EOI are demanding and require a thorough preparation. They consist in four parts: reading comprehension, listening, writing and speaking. Levels from A2 until C1 are tested. You can register either as an independent candidate (exclusive call in June) or as a student of the EOI (first call in June and second one in September).

These are the only exams that award points in public competitions for teaching staff at primary and high school in almost every call.

We prepare both independent candidates and EOI students.

B1 tests at the Centro de Linguas Modernas (CLM)

B1 tests at the CLM are structured in two parts: B1-A (which enables to take part in the ERASMUS programme) and B1-B. B1 level is certified when both parts are passed, which enables to register for certain MA courses although this certificate has no validity outside University. (Students who have been on ERASMUS in a Portuguese speaking country do not have to register for B1-B in order to certify the B1 level).

Part B1-A consists in a reading comprehension, a listening, a writing and a grammar and vocabulary test.
If the student passes this part, they are entitled to register for the B1-B exam.

Part B1-B consists in an oral interaction.

The registration calendar and exam dates will soon be available on our notice boards at the school facilities.

Exams of the Camões Institute

These exams are done by the CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira) and their levels are as follows:

  • CIPLE (A2): Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira
  • DEPLE (B1): Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira
  • DIPLE (B2): Diploma Intermédio de Português Língua Estrangeira
  • DAPLE (C1): Diploma Avançado de Português Língua Estrangeira
  • DUPLE (C2): Diploma Universitário de Português Língua Estrangeira

Exam dates depend on the exam center but there are usually two calls: one in November and another one in May or June. The closest exam center is in Vigo.
The exams of Portuguese as a foreign language by the CAPLE are recognised by several national and foreign institutions within professional, social and educational spheres.

The exam is divided in four parts: reading comprehension (20%), writing (15%), listening (35%), and speaking (30%). If possible, this last part is done with two candidates at the same time.

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