Portuguese Language - PUC Rio
Level of study: Language School
Type of program: Language Study
Location:
Brazil / Rio de Janeiro
Other locations: none
Program Description
Program Courses
The Department of Letters at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro offers PORTUGUESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE via regular and intensive courses. The objective of these courses is to develop the student's ability to understand, speak, read and write Portuguese in both formal and informal situations. This program also prepares international students to attend regular University courses in all academic areas, including History, Anthropology, Literature, International Relations, Engineering, among others.

There are five proficiency levels offered in the Portuguese as a Second Language program. Level I, II and III consist of 90 hours of instruction per term (6 hours per week), corresponding to 6 academic credits. Level IV and V consist of 60 hours of instruction per term (4 per week) corresponding to 4 academic credits. 
Attention: In Brazil, a 1 hour/class corresponds to 50 minutes.  
PORTUGUESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - REGULAR COURSE
There are five proficiency levels offered in the Portuguese as a Second Language program. Level I, II and III consist of 90 hours of instruction per term (6 hours per week), corresponding to 6 academic credits. Level IV and V consist of 60 hours of instruction per term (4 per week) corresponding to 4 academic credits. 
Attention: In Brazil, a 1 hour/class corresponds to 50 minutes.

 Level I - BEGINNER 
 Level II - INTERMEDIATE I 
 Level III - INTERMEDIATE II 
 Level IV - ADVANCED I 
 Level V - ADVANCED II

In order to place candidates according to their proficiency in the Portuguese Language, students must take a mandatory PLACEMENT TEST which is available online. Candidates who test above Level V will be allowed to attend the university's regular undergraduate introductory Portuguese Language courses.


PRE-TERM PORTUGUESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - INTENSIVE COURSE
Pre-Term Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Courses is also offered twice a year: January/February and July (not included in the annual tuition).

The Pre-Term Portuguese as a Second Language intensive course consists in 90 hours of instruction per month.

Remember: the pre-term portuguese as a second language intensive course does not provide academic credits or transcripts. Students who take the intensive course will receive at the end of the month a certificate of completion with the final grade achieved.

Students who intend to register for the Intensive Pre-Term Portuguese course AND the following regular term at PUC-Rio will have to comply with all the requirements of each academic period.

PORTUGUESE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (I & II) are also offered as regular courses.
Credential:
Certificate of Portuguese as a Second Language
Accreditations:
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Dual degree / Diploma:
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Joint degree:
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Study abroad:
Transfer credits given for courses takes during regular semesters
Pathway Option:
Pre-term courses lead to university courses.
Transfer-In Maximum:
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Total Program Duration:
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Study Duration:
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Internship:
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Coop Duration:
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Practicum Duration:
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Type of delivery:
F2F
Ratio Stud-Inst:
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International students:
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Number of countries:
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Alumni / Testimonial
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Unique Features
Famous Alumni
  • Study in the "Marvelous City" one of the host cities of FIFA World Cup 2014 and host city for Olympic Games 2016
  • Enjoy the attractions Rio de Janeiro has to offer
  • "Life is beach" combined with studying it's a good combination
  • Design your own program:
-Portuguese & Surfing
-Portuguese & Beach Volleyball
-Portuguese & Beach Soccer
-Portuguese & Beach Tennis
-Portuguese & Beach Footvolley


Application fee:
390 BRL Registration fee
Deposit:
300 BRL Deposit for any differences in exchange rates
Tuition fees:
12906 BRL Semester fee based on 16 credit courses
Material fees:
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Housing application:
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Financial Aid:
Contact information:
Intake:
January & July (Intensive 1 month), March & August (Regular semester)
Application Deadline:
October 15 & May 15 - for Regular, semester-based courses
Admission Requirements:
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Language requirements:
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Transfer:
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