Cambridge School prepares students for the following Portuguese exams:
CIPLE A2 (Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira)
Tests basic ability to deal with a limited number of predictable everyday communicative situations. Whether in the workspace or studying, holders of the CIPLE are expected to deal with communicative situations requiring very limited use of Portuguese
DEPLE B1 (Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira)
The gramatical and lexical structures to be used at this level are those necessary for successful production and comprehension of written and oral texts. Language users are expected to deal with a number of situations in everyday life, in the workplace and while studying which require mostly predictable use of the language.
DIPLE B2 (Diploma Intermédio de Português Língua Estrangeira)
At this level, users gain the independence that allows them to deal with a variety of communicative situations. They have already developed linguistic mechanisms of communication, which allow a certain degree of flexibility. Their understanding of oral and written texts goes beyond mere understanding of factual information. They are able to produce texts of various types. This level allows users to function in situations in which Portuguese is the language of work. However, there may still be difficulties in situations in which Portuguese is simultaneously the language of work and the language of communication. At this level, users may attend courses, including academic ones (e.g. within the framework of exchange programmes between universities).
DAPLE C1 (Diploma Avançado de Português Língua Estrangeira)
Corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe, the DAPLE represents an advanced level of knowledge of Portuguese. One is able to use the language in a creative and flexible way with the ability to respond appropriately in both predictable and unforeseen situations. This level allows users to work in contexts in which it is only the language of work. This level also allows users to follow academic courses.
DUPLE C2 (Diploma Universitário de Português Língua Estrangeira)
At this level, users have communicative competence which allows them to use the language with much confidence and ease. Users are able to extend their active and passive vocabulary and improve their command of register in both written and oral texts. Candidates can increase the cultural component of their Portuguese as well as follow academic courses and work in situations in which Portuguese is the medium of communication.