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LEPO’S CIPLE EXAM PREP PATHWAY

We are very experienced in preparing students for this important Portuguese Exam, a requirement for many cases of Portuguese citizenship. Over 100 LEPO students have taken the exam all over the world and we learn and improve our teaching strategies every day. 

OUR FOUR STEPS TO SUCCESS

STEP 1

One-on-One lessons

STEP 2

Self-paced video

CIPLE prep course

STEP 3

CIPLE prep conversational classes 

STEP 4

CIPLE prep mock tests 

STEP 1

Join our tutoring program and learn the A2 curriculum with one of our experienced instructors. We will meet you where you are in your learning and develop a structured learning plan focused on the 4 components of the exam (reading, writing, listening and speaking).


Check out our One-on-One and Group pages for more information, including pricing.

STEP 2

Purchase our self-paced video CIPLE prep course that is packed with essential study tactics, tips to help you avoid traps, an in depth look at the official model exam with extra exercises for each type of question and detailed answer explanations. 

ALL LEPO STUDENTS HAVE A 20% DISCOUNT ON THE COURSE.

STEP 3

Join our CIPLE prep conversational classes to become familiar with the format, practice speaking CIPLE topics and meet other students to practice role-play exam situations. These classes are a true gem to get you ready and comfortable with the speaking part of the exam.​  We will be starting Group 5 and Group 6 in August. 

Class Format
  • Weekly themed classes.

  • Groups up to 6 students.

  • Class duration 1h15m

  • Study materials sent before class so you can prepare.

  • Class notes sent to students after class.

Schedule
  • Group 5 – 3pm Portugal Time

  • Group 6 – 5pm Portugal time

Dates (Aug - Nov)

21/08
28/08
04/09

11/09

18/09

25/09

02/10

09/10

16/10

23/10

30/10
06/11
12/11

PRICING

Package

Cost

Single Hour Lesson

5 Hour Prepaid Package

10 Hour Prepaid Package

USD $40.00

USD $175.00

USD $340.00

Any extra lesson after 10, will be USD $34
*Payment is required before lessons/non-refundable

STEP 4

Get our CIPLE prep mock tests that include 2 full-length practice tests, studio recorded audios, solutions and transcripts.

CIPLE STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Susan - California, USA

​"I would like the borrow the phrase 'Don’t leave home without this!'  If you are planning to take the CIPLE exam, help yourself by taking some of the aids that Sandra Carapinha has made available to us. I just took the May 16th exam and started searching for help in January. I took advantage of several things that Sandra offers. I bought her CIPLE exam prep test and started to work on that first. That in itself is invaluable as it shows you how the exam is constructed. I have to admit that at first, I thought, “OK i can do this.” As I continued on to the different parts of the exam, most especially the listening components, I realized that I could use some help!I then signed up for some "One on One" classes and was assigned to a wonderful professora by Sandra, Professora Ana A.  She was great and certainly was able to pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses which was invaluable. I also signed up for weekly group classes and was assigned to classes with Sofia R. These classes were specifically aimed at the subject matter of the test which I think made excellent use of the short time I had to study. Sofia is so good natured and patient with our struggles. She made it so much fun, and it was very valuable, in my opinion, to meet others who were doing the same thing that I was doing and to be able to interact with them in conversations….and this is not to mention that I think we all made a few friends along the way. We were all rooting or each other!I am waiting for my results and if I pass, I owe it largely to the aides that Sandra offered to me….If I don’t, well then I will sign up again!"

David - California, USA

"The group CIPLE lessons helped me a lot. Sofia has a lot of patience. She helped students whowere anxious about taking the exam feel calmer. The exercises were just like the exam. I feltconfident when I took the test."

Andrea - Lisbon, Portugal

"I highly recommend anyone preparing for, or simply beginning to think about taking the CIPLE language exam, to sign up for CIPLE preparation classes offered by LEPO. Sofia makes sure all the students have their fair share of time speaking and asking questions, plus she is super positive and patient."

Naomi - New Jersey, USA

"LEPO's CIPLE prep classes with Sofia are hands down, the best there is. After completing this course I felt confident and extremely well prepared in all areas of the test. In fact, after practicing with Sofia and the other students in the class, I was actually over-prepared for the oral part of the exam!"

WHAT IS THE CIPLE?

CIPLE stands for “Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira” and it is the A2 level official exam of Portuguese for foreigners. This exam can be taken in Portugal and abroad.

 

Many take it for professional or educational reasons, but most students that currently take this exam do it to achieve Portuguese citizenship or to get permanent residency in Portugal. An A2 official language certificate in Portuguese is a requirement in many of these cases.

 

The advantage of taking the CIPLE, is that the results are valid for life, while many other certificates are only valid for 2 years.  If you would like to know more about this  exam, visit this link:
https://caple.letras.ulisboa.pt/exame/2/ciple

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