Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Miguel Gonçalves de Magalhães


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English


Class participation: use of the grammar and vocabulary, simulating day life situations.Homework assignments: systematize rules and practice the reading and writing.
Final exam: evaluation of reading comprehension and writing, basic grammar and vocabulary and conversation.


Malcata, H.(2011). Guia Prático de Fonética Acentuação e Pontuação, Lidel.; Olga Coimbra e Isabel Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1, 2ª ed., Lisboa, Lidel, 2000; (2007) Dicionário Ilustrado Português Língua Não Materna, Porto Editora; Helena Lemos, Praticar em Português ¿ Level Elementar, Lisboa, Lidel, 2001.; Leonete Carmo, Olá! Como está? ¿ Livro de textos, Lisboa, Lidel, 2000.

Teaching method

Writen documents, audio, images

Evaluation method

Class participation:  30%
Homework assignments: 20%
Final exam:  50%

Subject matter

Themes and lexical contents: -Presentations
 -Nationality: countries and places;
 -Treatment formalities
 -Daily rotine
 -House and home
 -Days of the week, months, seasons of the year
 -Free time
Linguistic contents:
 -Afirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.
 -Possessiv pronous
 - Definite and indefinit articles.
 -Agreement of the adjetive with the name.
 -Feminin and plural formation.
 -Verbs: Present of Indicative.
 -Periphrastical conjugations:
oestar a + Infinitivo;
oir + Infinitivo ;
ohaver de + Infinitivo.
 -há vs. desde.
 -Personal Pronouns
 -Accentuation and spelling.


Programs where the course is taught: