Expand your horizons and gain an appreciation for Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) language, literature, and culture around the world through diverse courses in Portuguese Studies at UBC Vancouver.
With more than 250 million speakers across every continent, Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the world. In Canada alone, there are over 400 thousand citizens of Portuguese descent and, due to Brazil’s prominence on the global stage, Portuguese is considered one of the most strategically significant languages on the international scene.
The Portuguese program at UBC Vancouver offers a variety of courses for students at many levels of language proficiency and understanding. UBC offers first-, second-, and third-year Portuguese language courses, as well as Brazilian literature and culture courses taught in English. The Portuguese program is designed to enhance active communication skills and to develop an appreciation of the various cultures of the Portuguese speaking world.
Not sure which language course level to begin with given your previous experience with Portuguese?
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