Officially presented last week, in Technological Portugal, the Portuguese Language Cyber School is now available for those who want to try the exercises designed to test knowledge of the Portuguese language, in areas such as grammar, writing or vocabulary. User registration should also be accessible in the next few hours.
The service is free and starts with an initial offer of 250 exercises, but these are expected to increase to 1,400 by the end of this year, Lusa said.
The platform is the responsibility of the Ciberdúvidas portal, whose executive director assured the agency that «all interactive exercises were originally done for this platform».
To take advantage of all the potential of the site, «a simple registration and no software installation is necessary», added Ana Martins.
Contacted by TeK, the official explained that the availability of this registration was scheduled for today, but a computer problem with the system that allows the recovery of the password (when forgotten by the user) led to postponing the entry into force of this functionality – which, according to Ana Martins, should be accessible «during the next hours».
Although it is possible to try the exercises without the user registering on the portal, the person in charge emphasizes the importance of the registration so that the student has his «folder, where he can consult the exercises he has already done», being then advised on those he should do next.
After completing an exercise, if the number of correct answers exceeds 75 percent, a new task is suggested to the student. If the answer is wrong, you are presented with the correct solution.
Presenting several degrees, which adapt to the user’s level of learning – from the 5th year to the 12th year and two levels aimed at foreigners, who do not have Portuguese as their mother tongue (and for which there are very few resources of the kind, according to the official) , «the platform will also serve for students to systematize knowledge at home», defends Ana Martins. Teachers will be able to use it «in the classroom, on interactive whiteboards or in computer rooms», he exemplifies.