At Universidade Lusíada, classes are taught in Portuguese, so we highly recommend applicants to have at least a basic level of Portuguese before coming to our University, although this is not a requirement. Those willing to learn or improve their language skills, are encouraged to take the Intensive Portuguese Language and Culture Course.
The aim of this course is to give participants the minimum of competence in terms of communication skills and to introduce them into the Portuguese culture in a perspective of the most relevant examples of our country's history as well as its artistic manifestations such as literature, painting, sculpture, music, cinema, architecture, among others.
Themes will be selected based on the human, social, political, economic and citizenship circumstances of daily life and top news events will be highlighted, with emphasis on the oral discussion of opinions.
In literature, selected paragraphs of classic texts from our famous writers will be used to provide the participants with an image of our literary output, not excessively detailed but consistent. These high moments will be highlighted and contextually inserted in the historical events from which they originated. Prose or verse examples of these texts will be read, interpreted and commented upon.
This is not a compulsory course and its participation is free of charge for all participants that are doing a mobility period in Universidades Lusíada.
- Calendar: 08.02.2021 to 05.03.2021
- Schedule: Monday to Friday, 14H30/16H30
- Platform: Microsoft Teams
- Lecturer: Professor Margarida Rendeiro