Celpe-Bras is the only official proficiency certification in Portuguese as a foreign language. Businesses and educational institutions worldwide use Celpe-Bras as proof of competency in Portuguese and the certification is required for admission of international students to Brazilian Universities.
What is the Celpe-Bras Exam?
Organized by the Ministry of Education and in cooperation with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Celpe-Bras exam is the only official proficiency certification in Brazilian Portuguese as a foreign language.
The exam tests for the following language levels: Intermediário, Intermediário Superior, Avançado, and Avançado Superior.
Celpe-Bras is not a multiple-choice test. It is a challenging exam that will evaluate your writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. The exam consists of:
- Written part (3 hours): You will write four essays, two based on readings and two based on listening skills (one with audio and one with video)
- Speaking part (20 minutes): Conversations about general interest topics based on pictures and headlines
For information on exam application, dates, and location, please visit the exam’s website.
How Street Smart Brazil Can Help You
Street Smart Brazil offers a professionally created preparation course to help you get ready for your Celpe-Bras certification. A few reasons to learn with us:
- We are a recognized brand. We have been teaching Portuguese via one-on-one video meetings since 2008.
- Learn with expert instructors who are native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, fluent in English, college educated, and trained to help you advance your Portuguese.
- Practice with official past exams and professionally designed exclusive content created in the format of the Celpe-Bras exam.
- Focus on the activities that comprise the actual exam: speaking and writing based on readings and listening comprehension.
- Enjoy one-on-one, personalized learning at affordable rates to make the best out of your investment.
- Classes are 100% in Portuguese
- During your sessions with your instructor you will practice and develop your speaking skills. We use materials from previous Celpe-Bras tests together with our exclusive handouts to keep your speaking practice focused on the Celpe-Bras exam.
- Following each session, you will have an essay for homework. These essay exercises are based on previous Celpe-Bras exams. They use texts, audios, and videos, and ask you to write about the topic.
Requirements to Enroll
Intermediate level is required to enroll in this program. If you are working to achieve intermediate Portuguese skills, please refer to our regular Portuguese lessons.
Though we have used our best efforts in preparing and executing this program, we make no representations or warranties with respect to the actual Celpe-Bras examination and specifically disclaim any implied warranties with respect to your performance in the actual test. Evaluation criteria used by Celpe-Bras is not publicly available. Celpe-Bras is not a multiple-choice test. It will require you to write several essays and prove your oral competency to discuss ideas and opinions in Portuguese. Street Smart Brazil shall not be liable for your test results.