Mobility and language: the motivations and sociological profiles of young people seeking certification in Portuguese in the world

This project is carried out under the CIES / CAPLE Protocol, materializing the development of studies related to sociological and sociolinguistic profiles in the fields of evaluation and certification of Portuguese as a foreign language (PLE).

It aims to identify sociological profiles and motivations of young people seeking the certification of Portuguese as a foreign language (PLE), based on sociodemographic data (sex, age, place of birth, nationality, level of education, work situation, occupation). It also seeks to understand how the certification in Portuguese language is part of an individual mobility project, and how linguistic learning is one of the factors favoring the emergence of this project. The analysis will be supported in the international database of CAPLE, and will include young candidates for certification in Portuguese as a foreign language, between the ages of 18 and 30, in a period of 5 years (2010-2015).


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CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
Centro de Avaliação e Certificação de Português Língua Estrangeira
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