Language Centre of the School of Social Sciences (CLECS)


CLECS is guided by the Council of Europe's language policy, in particular in encouraging and safeguarding multilingualism and multiculturalism, offering different language courses during and outside of normal working hours.

Focused on teaching foreign languages (including Portuguese as a foreign language), translation and linguistic services, CLECS concentrates its efforts on the promotion of language courses; the certification of language skills; language training, seminars and workshops; translation and language consulting services to the academic and civilian community; cooperation with other language centres, both in Portugal and abroad, in the design of language courses for e-learning environments, and courses offered through language learning networks, among other activities.


General and intensive courses
Spanish, French, Portuguese as a Foreign Language, English

Other Courses
Preparation for International Examinations, Business Language Courses, Summer Courses

Cambridge English Exams
First Certificate in English (FCE), Cambridge Advanced English (CAE), Preparation for Cambridge English FIRST (FCE-B2) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE - C1)

Under the University Agreement entered into with the University of Évora/Language Centre of the School of Social Sciences (CLECS), Cambridge Assessment English provides First Certificate (FCE-B2) and Advanced (CAE-C1) exams at the University of Évora.

Translation and Language Consulting Services
The Translation and Language Consultancy Office provides internal and external services related to the Portuguese language and foreign languages (German, Spanish, French, English, Italian, including other languages, on request).


Language Centre of the School of Social Sciences (CLECS)