Camões Centre for Portuguese Language at Leeds

Camões Centre for Portuguese Language at Leeds

Promoting Portuguese Studies and Lusophone Cultures in Leeds and across Yorkshire

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The Camões Centre for Portuguese Language was established in 2007, when a cooperation agreement was signed between the Camões Institute (Portugal) and the University of Leeds. It is based within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. 

The Centre aims to promote and develop Portuguese Studies at the University of Leeds. We host seminar series, academic conferences and workshops designed to promote research in the areas of Language, Literature, History, Cinema, and Portuguese & Lusophone Cultures, within the University of Leeds and beyond. 

The Centre also acts as a reference and meeting point for students, researchers and the general public by organising and sponsoring Fusão - a programme of cultural events including talks with authors, film screenings, exhibitions and more, showcasing the cultures of Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries.  

Our activities are funded by the Camões Institute, and developed in collaboration with other research centres and civic partners. 

The Centre's name pays homage to one of the most renowned poets of Portuguese literature, Luís Vaz de Camões (1524 – 1580), author of the epic poem The Lusiads.

Centre Director: Sofia Martinho 
Funded by Camões, I.P. (Portugal)

View further information on Portuguese courses, scholarships and past contests and awards.

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The Camões Centre celebrates Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures through our exciting Fusão programme.

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If you have any questions about studying Portuguese at Leeds, please get in touch.

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CAPLE - Certificate in Portuguese as a Foreign Language

The Centro de Avaliação do Português Língua Estrangeira (CAPLE) is a system of assessment and certification of Portuguese as a foreign language. It was established through a partnership between the Instituto Camões, the Portuguese Department for Education and the University of Lisbon.

There are five levels of Portuguese as a foreign language and the examinations can be taken by anyone aged 15 or above who wants to prove their competence in Portuguese for educational, professional, and other reasons, in terms recognised by each certificate.

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