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Portuguese courses

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Los cursos  de portugués están dirigidos tanto a estudiantes de la Universidad Carlos III como a alumnos externos que quieran participar en los cursos.

Todos los cursos están basados en el "Marco Común Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas" (MCER) y son impartidos por profesores especializados enel idioma y con una amplia experiencia en el campo de la didáctica de la lengua.


  • Methodology based on the communicative approach
  • Small group size
  • Teaching levels based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:
  • Diploma certifying duration of the course, qualification and level attained
  • The courses are open to students and staff of the UC3M as well as members of the public from outside the University. The latter need to hold a secondary education qualification ('bachillerato') to enrol on the course.

Our courses

Courses Hours Fees
Semester courses 40 255 € / 295 €
Online -- 50€/100€
Intensive courses 20 130€ / 150€
Summer courses 40 255€/295€


Official exams

There are two main certifications of Portuguese language proficiency internationally recognised. The PLE awarded by the CAPLE in Portugal and the CELPE-BRAS awarded by the Brazilian authorities.

Instituto Camões

The PLE is run in Madrid by the Instituto Camões for the five diplomas of Portuguese as a Foreign Language representing different levels of proficiency:

  • CIPLE – Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira
  • DEPLE – Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira
  • DIPLE – Diploma Intermédio de Português Língua Estrangeira
  • DAPLE – Diploma Avançado de Português Língua Estrangeira

DUPLE – Diploma Universitário de Português Língua Estrangeira