Install Portuguesepedia’s WebApp directly from your browser. Here are the instructions for different devices:

Android Devices

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Similar steps apply to Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers.

iOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Share: Tap the "Share" button (square with an arrow).
  3. Add: Scroll down and tap "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Windows Devices

Using Edge:

  1. Open Edge and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Install: Click the "Install" icon in the address bar or go to the menu (three dots) > "Apps" > "Install this site as an app."
  3. Confirm: Click "Install."
  4. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Start Menu or Desktop.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.

macOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Add: Click the "Share" button > "Add to Home Screen."
  3. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Applications folder.

Linux Devices

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your app launcher.

Using Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three lines) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Click "Add."

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CEFR Levels (A1–C2) Explained

The CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – is an international standard for describing the proficiency level of language learners. 

CEFR uses a 6-point scale – from A1 (beginner) to C2 (mastery level) – to assess and compare language proficiency across different languages and provide a common framework for language education and assessment.

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What Is CEFR Used for?

The CEFR is used for a variety of purposes, including:

  1. Language learning and teaching: it provides a structured approach to language learning and teaching, helping learners and teachers to set goals, measure progress, and identify areas for improvement.
  1. Language assessment: it is used by language assessment/certification entities to develop exams that measure language proficiency across different levels.
  1. International mobility: it is used by employers, educational institutions, and immigration authorities to assess the language proficiency of people who want to work, study, or live in a foreign country.
  1. Curriculum development: it provides a framework for developing language proficiency aligned with the learner’s goals.

In short, CEFR is a useful tool facilitating language learning, proficiency assessment, and international mobility.

CEFR Levels Explained

Here’s what each of CEFR’s six levels entails. 

A1 (Lower-Beginner)

Learners can understand and use simple phrases and expressions related to basic personal information and everyday activities. They can interact at a basic level provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

A2 (Upper-Beginner)

Learners can understand simple sentences and commonly used expressions related to areas within the personal realm (biographic information, family/kinship, personal interests, workplace, and so on). They can communicate in simple terms regarding concrete and everyday situations.

B1 (Lower-Intermediate) 

Learners can understand the main points conveyed by text/speech on familiar matters (workplace, school, leisure, etc). They can interact under topics that are familiar and of personal interest and describe experiences, dreams, hopes, and ambitions in relatively simple terms.

B2 (Upper-Intermediate)

Learners can understand the main ideas of more elaborate text/speech on concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without causing strain for either party.

C1 (Advanced)

Learners can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. They can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.

C2 (Mastery)

Learners can easily understand virtually everything they hear or read. They can summarize information from spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments and accounts in coherent presentations. They can express themselves fluently and differentiate finer shades of meaning even in complex discussions.

Learn more about CEFR at the Council of Europe’s website. 

A1 is not your starting point! Keep in mind that at the outset of your learning journey, you are not at the A1 level, but moving toward it. After reaching A1, you’ll then continue toward A2, and so on.

How Long Will it Take to Progress through CEFR Levels?

Maybe you wonder how long it will take to go from ground zero to A1, A1 to A2, and so on. Well, it will vary enormously depending on factors such as your overall predisposition to learn languages, your self-discipline and ability to practice daily, how related your mother tongue is to your target language, your current level of proficiency, and – in case your target language is Portuguese – your previous acquaintance with other Romance languages.

As a general guideline, it is estimated that moving from one CEFR level to the next higher level requires anything between 120 and 300 hours of language learning practice (depending on the factors outlined above). As your level goes up you might need more hours to get to the next one. For example, if it takes 120 hours to reach A1, it might take 160 hours to go from A1 to A2.

In any case, consistency and regular practice are key to making progress in your target language, thus, try to practice as often as you can and seek out opportunities to use the language in real-life situations.

If you want to dive deeper into this topic, read this one: How Long Will It Take Me to Learn Portuguese?

Language Proficiency Assessment in Portuguese (CEFR-based)

CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação e Certificação de Português Língua Estrangeira) – along with its certified centers around the world – is the only recognized entity for certifying language proficiency in Portuguese.

Accordingly, to get a language proficiency certificate, you need to take an exam at CAPLE. Since the A2 level is a prerequisite for obtaining permanent residency or becoming a Portuguese citizen, most people will take the CIPLE exam (Certificado Inicial de Portugês Língua Estrangeira, which assesses proficiency at the A2 level).

If you want to learn more about how to apply and prepare for the CIPLE exam, read this one: Taking the CIPLE Exam to Get Permanent Residency in Portugal or Become a Portuguese Citizen.

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