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PLE - understanding

Are you confident in your current Portuguese vocabulary level?

In order to pass each level of the PLE exam you need to dominate increasing complex vocabulary in Portuguese.

PLE - grammar

Do you understand all of the Portuguese grammar rules?

You need to learn how to use Portuguese with the correct grammar in order to score enough on each section.

PLE - spoken

Is your spoken Portuguese at a high enough level?

For the PLE exam you are going to have to speak with a native-Portuguese speaker in everyday situation.

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What is the 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.


Who is the PLE exam for?

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

CIPLE

DEPLE

DIPLE

DAPLE

DUPLE

Level

Elementary

Pre-Intermediate

Intermediate

Advanced

Superior


What does the CIPLE level certification involve?

The 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.

A student who passes this level 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:

CIPLE

TIME

READING & WRITING

75 minutes

LISTENING

30 minutes

SPEAKING

10-15 minutes


What does the DEPLE level certification involve?

The 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).

They 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:

DEPLE

TIME

READING

30 minutes

WRITING

60 minutes

LISTENING

40 minutes

SPEAKING

20 minutes


What does the DIPLE level certification involve?

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:

DIPLE

TIME

READING

45 minutes

WRITING

75 minutes

GRAMMAR

45 minutes

LISTENING

40 minutes

SPEAKING

20 minutes


What does the DAPLE level certification involve?

The 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 DAPLE certificate is composed of the following parts:

DAPLE

TIME

READING

60 minutes

WRITING

90 minutes

GRAMMAR

60 minutes

LISTENING

40 minutes

SPEAKING

20 minutes


What does the DUPLE level certification involve?

The 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:

DUPLE

TIME

READING

75 minutes

WRITING

105 minutes

GRAMMAR

75 minutes

LISTENING

40 minutes

SPEAKING

20 minutes


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Pass the PLE exam with help from your Live Lingua tutor

We can personally match you with a tutor who is certified to prepare you for the PLE exams.

Review

Your certified tutor will be able to tell you what level you're at, what you need to do to improve, and how based on your learning style with a personalized study plan.

Track progress

As you're studying for the PLE exam, you will be able to see your progress in all areas in our dashboard to keep you on track to passing your exam.

Resources

Your tutor will recommend additional personalized learning resources that complement the lessons, to improve your grammar and vocabulary.

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