Portuguese


Aprenda Português você também!
For speakers of Spanish, learning Portuguese is relatively easy. They are two sister languages; both have Latin roots, and thus have a lot of similarities. Studying Portuguese in Madrid is an attractive option, as you are close to Portugal, making it an easy travel destination. By learning Portuguese while perfecting your Spanish, you will also speak both of the main languages of Latin America. The variety of Portuguese taught at SLU-Madrid is that of Brazil. We also offer an exchange program with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC). Portuguese is the sixth most widely spoken language, and Brazil is the largest Portuguese-speaking country, with over 180 million inhabitants. There are approximately 250 million Portuguese speakers in the world, so you have 250 million reasons to learn Portuguese!

Messages from students that have taken the Portuguese class: 

Campus events:

  • ¡Bate-papo! Every semester we organize weekly talks between the students in the Portuguese classes and with Portuguese native speakers from the Campus. These are relaxed chats, where you can practice what you learned in class, while having a good time and making new friends.

Further links:

http://www.brasil.gov.br/
http://www.visitportugal.com/Cultures/en-US/default.html
http://www.rioguiaoficial.com.br/
http://www.ciberduvidas.com/index.php
http://www.infopedia.pt/espanhol-portugues/libro
http://www.infopedia.pt/pesquisa?qsFiltro=27
http://www.infopedia.pt/pesquisa?qsFiltro=15
http://www.infopedia.pt/pesquisa?qsFiltro=16
http://www.infopedia.pt/pesquisa?qsFiltro=29
http://www.infopedia.pt/pesquisa?qsFiltro=14
http://www.infopedia.pt/pesquisa?qsFiltro=21

Official Language Exams

When applying for a job, having an official certificate to corroborate the level of your language skills is increasingly important since university courses, even majors, are not always accepted as valid proof of language level.

The CELPE-BRAS is the Official Language Exam for Brazilian Portuguese. For Information, dates and location of the next exams, go to http://portal.inep.gov.br/celpebras-estrutura_exame and follow the instructions.

If you need help or advice, please contact rqueiroz@slu.edu.

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