Portuguese Language Certificate

Whether you want to get ahead at work, start a new career or travel with confidence, learning Portuguese will benefit you. Spoken by over 200 million people, strengthening your Portuguese communication skills can provide endless opportunities. Through five core courses and an oral proficiency interview by computer (OPIc), the Portuguese Language Certificate develops the tools you need to read, write and speak Portuguese. Utilizing enhanced textbook tracts, our program delves into both European and Brazilian Portuguese. It uses standards from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to provide a structured learning environment. In this immersive program, work with our experienced instructors to sharpen your Portuguese language skills.

Single courses may be taken without the pursuit of the certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the basic grammar of Portuguese verbs and pronouns
  • Outline the spectrum of Portuguese verb tenses
  • Speak Portuguese with instructors, one-on-one, to strengthen conversational skills
  • Read and write in Portuguese to improve your fundamentals of the language
  • Follow Portuguese oral activities to familiarize yourself with native speech patterns
  • Complete an OPIc and receive an oral proficiency rating

Curriculum Requirements

Earn the certificate by completing 5 courses within 3 years.

Earn the certificate by completing 5 courses within 3 years.

Portuguese I

6 Thu, Sept 10-Oct 15, 2020

Portuguese II

6 Thursdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 19 (no class 11/14, 11/28)

Portuguese III

6 Thu, Jan 16-Feb 20, 2020

Portuguese IV

6 Thu, Mar 19-Apr 23, 2020

Portuguese V

6 Thu, May 14-June 18, 2020