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CIPLE - Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira


Our expert instructors will help you achieve the results you need.


CIPLE – Certificado Inicial de Português Língua   Estrangeira



A2 - Elementary


May / November


must be made via the CAPLE website


University of Porto




Reading comprehension + Writing:   75 mins = 45%

Listening: 30 minutes = 30%

Oral: 10-15 minutes = 25%


Pass (Suficiente): 55%-69%

Good (Bom): 70% - 84%

Very Good (Muito Bom): 85%-100%

(There is no minimum grade for each section)


Reading + Writing: 15h00

Listening: 16h30

Oral: contact inlingua to check exam times

Reading Comprehension

Public signs and notices + short texts

Multiple choice / true-false / matching exercises


A short message or post card. A   short letter.


Listening to texts related to   public, professional or educational areas.

Multiple choice / true-false /   matching exercises

Oral (3 parts)

The oral test is done in pairs   (two candidates + 1 examiner)

Part 1: interaction between   examiner and candidate about personal identification

Part 2: Role play simulation

Part 3: interaction between   examiner and both candidates about a topic of current interest.