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Portuguese Program

Welcome to the Portuguese Program at the University of Washington!

We offer a Minor in Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Studies in collaboration with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.  The Portuguese Program at UW offers many ways to study Portuguese and the cultures of Brazil, East Timor, Portugal and Lusophone Africa: Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe.

We offer a study abroad program, Afro- and Indigenous Cultures of Brazil: A Contemporary Examination of Racism, during September of 2019 as part of an exploration seminar.

We offer first, second, and third year Portuguese language classes. Our language program follows the theoretical and pedagogical guidelines developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the World-Readiness for Language Learning, whose main goals of instruction are as follows:

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Communication: Communicate effectively in more than one language.
Cultures: Interact with cultural competence and understanding.
Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information.
Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture.
Communities: Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

In our efforts to promote the standards above, we work in partnership with the local community and other educational institutions to provide students with opportunities to connect with Portuguese speakers and to experience the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries. We are currently offering real-time classroom interaction with Brazilian university students through the Teletendem Program and with the local community through the Seattle Portuguese Meetup group.

We also encourage students to take part in events in the Seattle area involving the arts and cultures of Portuguese speaking countries:

Portuguese is considered a critical language in the US. The Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are US citizens or residents at UW.

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition,$5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition,$2500 living stipend

More information on FLAS Fellowships may be found on the Jackson School of International Studies website.

Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

For course information, please visit our current course listing.

Please contact Eduardo Viana da Silva, Portuguese Program Coordinator, if you want to know more about the classes offered in the Portuguese Program at UW at evsilva@uw.edu

Current Instructors:

Mozambique - Zambezi-River-Valley

Zambezi River Valley, Mozambique

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