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The Applied Foreign Language (LEA) undergraduate degree is one of the founding programs of the Faculty of Human Sciences.
A national pioneer in the university provision of this field of study, the LEA degree contains an international transdisciplinary vocation and remains innovative and relevant to an increasingly complex employment market demanding professionals able to produce multidisciplinary, integral and rigorous responses based on solid scientific and ethical grounds.
Aggregating the learnings of different Faculties, the multidisciplinary degree program rests on three fundamental pillars:
- Learning languages and their complex cultural frameworks;
- Theoretical reflection on cultural, juridical and economic contexts within ever more globalised societies;
- Knowledge of the most functional type and able to orient students towards diverse labour contexts (geographically and culturally diversified) in which they develop specialised professional practices.
Why choose Portuguese as a Foreign Language ?
This specialist option seeks to meet a need within the scope of the first national cycle of university education that otherwise does not provide for training in Portuguese as a foreign language.
This specialisation focuses upon the broad and thorough learning of language as a cultural phenomenon that spans borders and adopting Portuguese, for historical and current reasons, as a language for encountering distinct and different realities and geographies whether at the level of cultural exchanges (linguistic, literary, artistic, behavioural, etcetera) or in terms of business and international relations.