Language Policy

When submitting an application for an international exchange, “Outgoing” students and Teachers are required to convey information on their language knowledge and proficiency. In selection of applicants is take into account their language skills.

In the application stage, the Erasmus Coordinator through DDRI advise students and staff, for the acquisition of the necessary language skills for mobility.

Are carried out briefings where DDRI informs about: the Course units/modules and the language in which they are taught, as well as the language requirements of the partner institutions. In these briefings is also provided information and support related to visas, insurance, European Card of Health Insurance (EHIC), accommodation guides and other support (part of this material is provided by the international institution host).
Regarding to English language, ESAI 1st cycle Degree has a course unit/module of English Applied to Real Estate. As well, some of the investigation and bibliographic support required for the 1st cycle Degree is in English, so, generally Students and Teachers are familiar with the language.

Nevertheless, in order to prepare participants for mobility and to further develop languages skills, it’s being organized a partnership with a languages specialized institution so student and teacher can develop language courses at a more affordable price. Further Language Courses at the host institution are also recommended.

Incoming Students/Teachers are also required to convey information on their language knowledge and proficiency.

Even though, as said, ESAI 1st cycle Degree has a course unit/module of English Applied to Real Estate and some of the investigation and bibliographic support required is in English, the official language of all courses in ESAI is Portuguese.

So ESAI is developing a Portuguese Language Course with assigned ECTS.

Mobility participants (non-Portuguese nationality) will be stimulated to attend the Course in order to help them in their academic integration, but also in the daily routine.

Despite attend this course, is being developed a partnership with a specialized institution in languages so students/Teachers incoming and outgoing can enjoy a improvement course in the required language. For the incoming will be the Portuguese, for outgoing will be language required at the host institution.

This partnership will allow the frequency to a more affordable price of a language course, which may be complementary or not to the courses offered by ESAI.

Mobility participants can also take advantage of the online linguistic support provide from the Erasmus+ programme via the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS).

In addition to support the level language improvement, ESAI will provide a set of support instruments related to: the city of Lisbon, local Marvila, information about accommodation, food, medical services, scholarships or other support, services, facilities and equipment, communications and transport, among others.

Portuguese Language Courses

Target Group
Mobility participants and other foreign students and citizens, aged 16 and over, for whom Portuguese is a foreign language.

Duration
The entire Portuguese language course (4 Levels) lasts 60 hours, will give the A1/A2/B1/B2 level and will award Students 4 ECTS.
Even though, the course is divided by levels so Students can attend each level separately (each level award Students 1 ECTS).
Courses will start in the end of September/beginning of October (for those students arriving in the first semester) and in the end of February/beginning of March (for those arriving in the second semester). Each course has 6 teaching hours per week (2 x 3hrs per week).
Please note: Enrolment in each level does not imply prior enrolment in previous level, as long the student demonstrate to have the knowledge required to the previous level.

Reference Levels of Learning
The proficiency levels are organized according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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