Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Set by Brazil's Ministry of Education, the Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese for Foreigners (Celpe-bras) examination is the only one of its kind which is officially recognized by the Brazilian Government. The Celpe-bras may also be required by certain institutions in the Brazilian professional and academic sectors.
Foreign students must provide proof of Portuguese language proficiency in order to study either undergraduate or postgraduate courses at Brazilian universities. Foreign professionals may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency if they wish to work in Brazil or to register with professional bodies such as the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine.
There are four levels of certification: intermediate, higher intermediate, advanced and higher advanced. The exam consists of listening, reading, oral and written exercises. In the United Kingdom the exam takes place twice a year, generally in April and October.
Before sitting the exam, candidates must fulfil the following requirements:
King's College London is the only institution accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education to administer the exam in the UK.
The second Celpe-Bras examination of 2017 will take place from 17 to 19 October. In the morning of 17 October, candidates will take the written exam. On 17 (afternoon), 18 or 19 October, the candidates will take the oral exam (20 minutes each candidate).
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Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
General Public: £90