Preparation for the CIPLE Exam

The advantages of having a CIPLE certificate

What is CIPLE?

CIPLE is the Inicial Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language. The majority of Portuguese language students take this exam, which certifies their linguistic skills at an A2.2 level. CIPLE is one of the CAPLE exams.

CAPLE (Evaluation Center of Portuguese as a Foreign Language) does several exams of different levels: from A1 to C2 level, following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. CAPLE exams are a requirement for professional, academic, and university purposes.

Our Institute has over 15 years of experience and is officially certified by DGERT (Ministry of Education). Therefore, you can expect a teaching service of excellence.

Why take a CIPLE exam?

The CIPLE exam corresponds to an A2.2 level and it’s one of the requirements to obtain Portuguese citizenship. Therefore, if you are planning to become a permanent resident or a Portuguese citizen, this is the exam you have to take.


How is the CIPLE exam structured?

This exam certifies that the student is capable of interacting and solving day-to-day situations.

The CIPLE exam is made up of different parts: Reading comprehension, Writing production, Listening comprehension, and Speaking production.

Furthermore, this exam has a scholastic version for young students between 12 and 15 years old. In this version, the examination tasks are adapted to the young age of the candidates.

How do we prepare our students for the CIPLE exam?

Our classes for the preparation for the CIPLE exam are aimed to prepare our students to obtain excellent results. Therefore, the program of the course is catered to the students’ needs. In our classes, they can practice the Portuguese language in order to achieve the necessary linguistic skills.


Course overview

  • Complete flexibility in terms of scheduling;
  • All didactic materials included;
  • Model exams are provided;
  • Value for 20 hours of in-person classes: 600 euros
  • Value for 20 hours of online classes: 500 euros

Note: If requested, Português et Cetera helps in the registration process.

Calendar for the 2023 CIPLE exams

– 4th of February
– 11th of March
– 18th of May
– 17th of June
– 20th of July
– 16th of September
– 14th of October
– 16th of November