Portuguese courses and exams

The Portuguese Courses taught at the King Afonso Henriques Foundation are run in collaboration with the Official Language Consortium of Zamora. This allows students interested in studying this language at different levels to do so with quality recognition and take the official CAPLE Portuguese language exams.


 The CAPLE system recognises Portuguese as a foreign language under the agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture of Portugal with the Camões Institute.



 The levels taught also comply with the European Framework of Reference for Languages, being these A1 / A2, B1 / B2 and C1, designated Basic, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

International Certification of Portuguese as a Foreign Language 



 By Protocol signed on 2 March 2009 with CAPLE, the Fundação Rei Afonso Henriques is currently part of the Assessment and Certification System for Foreign Languages, hosting a Portuguese Foreign Language Examination Centre.


The Centro de Avaliação do Português como Língua Estrangeira (CAPLE) was created by an Agreement signed on March 2, 1999, between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education of Portugal, represented respectively by the Instituto Camões and the Department of Basic Education, and the University of Lisbon which agreed to recognize the creation of a System of Evaluation and Certification of Portuguese as a Foreign Language.


 The CAPLE represents the Portuguese language in ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), thus all certificates / diplomas are recognised throughout the European Community.


Aiming at the evaluation and recognition of general language skills, the FRAH Examination Centre will conduct the exams aimed at obtaining the following certificates / diplomas:





Certificates and Diplomas in Portuguese as a Foreign Language Levels
ICPFL Initial Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language A2
EDPFL Elementary Diploma in Portuguese Foreign Language B1
IDPFL Intermediate Diploma in Portuguese Foreign Language B2
ADPFL Advanced Diploma of Portuguese Foreign Language C1
UDPFL University Diploma in Portuguese Foreign Language C2



Get to know the necessary characteristics for the performance of examinations, evaluations and results:




At the following link you can find additional information about certificates and diplomas.


Registration must be done online through the CAPLE website, you can access here below: