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.


  • Manual fornecido, em formato PDF / Textbook provided, in PDF format.
  • Outros materiais fornecidos na plataforma / Other materials provided in Moodle
  • (optional) Coimbra, Isabel, Coimbra, Olga Mata (2011), Gramática Ativa 1, Lisboa: Lidel.

Teaching method

Writen documents, audio, images

Evaluation method

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

Subject matter

Themes and lexical contents:• Presentations
• Job
• Nationality: countries and places;
• Numbers
• Treatment formalities
• Family
• Weather
• Colours
• Time
• Meals
• Daily rotine
• House and home
• Days of the week, months, seasons of the year
• Shopping
• Education
• Services
• Free time
• Holidays
• Places
• Health
Linguistic contents:
• Fonetics
• Afirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.
• Possessiv pronous
• Definite and indefinit articles.
• Numbers.
• Agreement of the adjetive with the name.
• Feminin and plural formation.
• Verbs: Present of Indicative.
• Periphrastical conjugations:
o estar a + Infinitivo;
o ir + Infinitivo ;
o haver de + Infinitivo.
• Prepositions.
• há vs. desde.
• Personal Pronouns
• Adverbs
• Adjectives.
• Conjunctions.
• Accentuation and spelling.


Programs where the course is taught: