CAPLE Evaluation Program

Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira

The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rhode Island College, by agreement with the Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon), and the Instituto Camões, Portugal, is an authorized site in the United States accredited to administer Portuguese language examinations for certification.

Examinations in Portuguese as a Foreign Language (PFL) at five levels of difficulty may be taken by anyone over the age of 15 who desires to document their level of competency in the Portuguese language for academic and/or professional purposes, such as: interpreters, translators, medical, legal, government and business professionals.

Complete information is available on the CAPLE website:

For more information, please contact:

João Carlos Nunes Caixinha
Consulate General of Portugal - Coordenação Ensino Português
699, Boylston Streeet, 7th floor
Boston (MA) 02116

Phone: (617) 536-8740
Fax: (617) 536-2503

Marie R. Fraley, Interim Director
Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies
David E. Sweet Center for Public Policy
Forman Center 201
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

(401) 456-8496; Fax: (401) 456-8832

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Page last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011