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Portuguese Language not Maternal - Information on discipline

Last update on 06-08-2015
To promote the educational success of new migrant pupils - arrived at the Portuguese education system, the Ministry of Education and Science is implementing educational policies to support learning Portuguese as an object of study and as language of instruction by offering the curriculum area of Portuguese Language Maternal No (PLNM), from the 1st cycle of basic education to secondary education.

This measure aims to provide a rapid and effective response of the system to the pressing needs of these students, who are at a disadvantage relative to students who are native speakers of Portuguese and accompanying the national curriculum.

In the implementation of a national strategy outlined, the aim is thus to ensure equal opportunities to all students with another native language than Portuguese, by creating fair access to the curriculum and the educational success, regardless of their language, culture, social status, origin and age.

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