Welcome to the Portuguese Program at the University of Washington!
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 are offering a study abroad to Brazil: IT & Business Transformation in the Post-Olympics Era in Brazil, during September of 2016 as part of an exploration seminar. Click here for more information.
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, 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 throught 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:
Please, click here for more information on the FLAS Fellowships.
For course information, please visit our current course listing.
Current Instructors: Eduardo Viana da Silva, Ph.D.
Zambezi River Valley, Mozambique