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PLE Exam

The PLE (Portuguese as a foreign language) exam is the official exam developed and given by the Portuguese government. The PLE qualification is required by all those who are looking to live or work in Portugal. PLE is the primary reference for businesses and educational institutions to assess applicants level in Portugese language. The exam is offered twice a year. PLE classes with Live Lingua ensure students develop abilities in all the areas tested. So how do you know if you are ready? Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to decide.

  • Are you confident in your current Portuguese vocabulary level?
  • Do you understand all of the Portuguese grammar rules?
  • Is your spoken Portuguese at a high enough level?
  • Do you understand the structure of the PLE exam?
  • Are you comfortable using the expert tricks on the PLE exam?
  • Can you confidently write an Portuguese essay?

If you answered 'no' to any of those questions, you may want to speak with one of Live Lingua's PLE tutors. The first trial PLE class is absolutely free. You can speak with the tutor to see if they think you are ready for the PLE test and they can propose a study plan for you. No credit card required, and no commitment.

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PLE Exam

The PLE certificate is designed to assess a participants' degree of fluency of the Portuguese Language. The exam provides certification for 5 different levels ranging from Elementary to Superior. The PLE certification is one of the most recognized Portuguese certifications in the world. The possible levels are as follows:

PLE LEVELS

LEVEL

CIPLE

Elementary

DEPLE

Pre-Intermediate

DIPLE

Intermediate

DAPLE

Advanced

DUPLE

Superior

Do you have any questions about the PLE exam? You can speak to one of our PLE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The PLE CIPLE certificate (CIPLE – Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira) accredits that the candidate can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences, which relate to the satisfying of concrete needs. Can introduce him/herself and others as well as ask others about themselves and can respond to questions of this nature. The exam to obtain the PLE CIPLE certificate is composed of the following parts:

PLE

CIPLE


TIME
PERCENTAGE

SECTION 1

READING AND WRITING COMPREHENSION
75 minutes
45%

SECTION 2

LISTENING


30 minutes
30%

SECTION 3

SPEAKING


10-15 minutes
25%

Do you have any questions about the PLE CIPLE exam? You can speak to one of our PLE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The PLE DEPLE certificate (DEPLE - Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira) accredits that the candidate can understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings). Can make him/herself understood in simple, routine situations dealing with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics. The exam to obtain the PLE DEPLE certificate is composed of the following parts:

PLE

DEPLE
TIME
PERCENTAGE

SECTION 1

READING
30 minutes
25%

SECTION 2

WRITING
60 minutes
25%

SECTION 3

LISTENING
40 minutes
25%

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
20 minutes
25%

Do you have any questions about the PLE DEPLE exam? You can speak to one of our PLE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The PLE DIPLE certificate (DIPLE - Diploma Intermédio de Português Língua Estrangeira) shows that the candidates can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school, leisure time, etc. Can deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region. Can express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Can report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals. The exam to obtain the PLE DIPLE certificate is composed of the following parts:

PLE

DIPLE
TIME
PERCENTAGE

SECTION 1

READING
45 minutes
20%

SECTION 2

WRITING
75 minutes
20%

SECTION 3

GRAMMAR
45 minutes
20%

SECTION 4

LISTENING
40 minutes
20%

SECTION 5

SPEAKING
20 minutes
20%

Do you have any questions about the PLE DIPLE exam? You can speak to one of our PLE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The PLE DAPLE certificate (Diploma Avançado de Português Língua Estrangeira) shows that the candidates can understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics; also understands specialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization. Can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side. The exam to obtain the PLE DAPLE certificate is composed of the following parts:

PLE

DAPLE
TIME
PERCENTAGE

SECTION 1

READING
60 minutes
20%

SECTION 2

WRITING
90 minutes
20%

SECTION 3

GRAMMAR
60 minutes
20%

SECTION 4

LISTENING
40 minutes
20%

SECTION 5

SPEAKING
20 minutes
20%

Do you have any questions about the PLE DAPLE exam? You can speak to one of our PLE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

The PLE DUPLE certificate (Diploma Universitário de Português Língua Estrangeira) proves that the student can understand a wide range of challenging, longer texts and also grasp implicit meanings. Can express him/herself spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words frequently and noticeably. Can use the language effectively and flexibly in his/her social and professional life or in training and studies. Can make clear, structured and detailed statements on complex topics and apply various means of text association appropriately in the process. The exam to obtain the PLE DUPLE certificate is composed of the following parts:

PLE

DUPLE
TIME
PERCENTAGE

SECTION 1

READING
75 minutes
20%

SECTION 2

WRITING
105 minutes
20%

SECTION 3

GRAMMAR
75 minutes
20%

SECTION 4

LISTENING
40 minutes
20%

SECTION 5

SPEAKING
20 minutes
20%

Do you have any questions about the PLE DUPLE exam? You can speak to one of our PLE tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.


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