The Embassy of Portugal informs that it's possible to attend Portuguese language classes for foreigners at the University of Athens, at its Foreign Language Center, Didaskaleio.
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was founded on May 3, 1837, on the initiative of King Oto I of Greece. It is a Legal Institution of Public Law, with full administrative independence, subject to public law and to the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religions. It operates since its inception in 1837 and is the oldest institution of higher education in the Modern Greek State.
The Center for Foreign Languages of the University of Athens was created in 1931 as a Department of the University Circle. From the outset, its purpose was the teaching of foreign languages, which for many years was limited to teaching English, French, German and Italian, to which later Spanish and Russian were added.
By resolution of the University Council in 1994, the Center for Foreign Languages was declared a fully independent academic unit. Currently, 23 languages are taught at all levels: Albanian, German, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hindi (Hindi-Sanskrit), Dutch, English, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish and Turkish. Specific programs are also offered for those who wish to specialize in language, translation, law or medicine.
Portuguese Language classes have been in operation since 1992 and the following levels are available: Portuguese A1 / A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, Greek / Portuguese translation course, and Intensive Courses and Preparation classes for the Erasmus program.
Classes normally consist of 12 to 25 students (maximum number). Classes take place twice a week for a total of six hours per week.
Courses start in October and end in the first week of June. The prices are accessible for both students and non-students. For more information please see the following link http://www.didaskaleio.uoa.gr (also available in useful links on our website).