Since 1992, the Department of Letters at PUC-Rio has offered the Lato Sensu Postgraduate Course in English. Since then, the course has gained recognition due to its originality, as it presents multiple approaches to the study of the English language. During all these years, the renowned course faculty has been providing students with solid knowledge in their studies of the English language. Many graduates of the course continued their studies in Post-GraduateSstricto sensu programs, several of whom became teachers at higher education institutions, and others have applied their knowledge and background in different segments of the professional market.

The course will be offered in on-line remote access, with synchronous sessions and asynchronous self-study activities. The course load is 260 hours, divided into three academic semesters, with a monograph as a final requirement.


The course addresses theoretical and practical aspects of the English language from three perspectives: formal, social and educational. It also aims to promote the improvement of the English language practitioner for the study and/ or teaching of a foreign language. The student will have the opportunity to deepen theoretical knowledge of the English language and to reflect on linguistic and methodological issues.
Some of the topics covered include linguistics and language studies; written and oral discourse; literary discourse; teaching-learning of English as a foreign language; and research methodologies.

Target Audience

Holders of an undergraduate diploma with proficiency in English, interested in studying and/ or teaching this language.


The modules of the course will be mainly held in remote access, following different synchronous and asynchronous methodologies, including expository and practical classes; oral presentations; debates; written essays; tutorials, online conferencing, study networks and course forums. Specialist advisers provide academic expertise, guidance and feedback to help with the monographic work.

Schedule and Investment

03/08/2021 a 16/12/2021 (1st semester)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Admissions: See the course admissions procedure
Enrollment dates: Until May 30, 2021 . Fee: R$ 50,00
Admissions examination: Written and oral tests
On: June 8, 2021 (Tuesday)
At: 7 p.m.
The entrance examination will be held in remote access, using Zoom and Google Docs.
CCE will get in touch with each candidate to the course.
Results on June 10th, 2021 (Thursday)
Registration: From June 10, 2021 to July 11, 2021
Investment: The course can be paid in 18 installments of R$ 625,00 each. The first installment should be paid on the registration day.
Payment forms: American Express, Elo, Diners, Mastercard e Visa credit cards;debit cards and bank draft (boleto bancário).
Any doubts? Get in touch


Adriana Nogueira Accioly Nóbrega
Marcia Lobianco Vicente Amorim
Maria Isabel Azevedo Cunha

Academic staff

See the academic staff of the course (subject to change).


See the program of the course.


See the description of the modules.


The student who satisfactorily meets the requirements of attendance and performance will be entitled to a certificate.


Limited availability.
The course is subject to the minimum number of registrations.