Portuguese-Language Instruction

The LAI is committed to the instruction of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) as a means of fostering a greater understanding of Latin American issues and strengthening the capacity of leaders in world affairs. Identified by the Department of Education as a LCTL, the LAI has supported the instruction of Portuguese at UCLA for over 15 years.

The LAI is a supporter of the UCLA’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese that is dedicated to research and teaching related to the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking worlds.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Language Program offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in the Portuguese language and culture. Their approach to language instruction is proficiency-oriented and our method is communicative and task-based. Students have the opportunity to develop communicative competence in all four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as cultural competence.

The following courses are offered:

Portuguese 1-3 are introductory courses in Portuguese language and culture.

Portuguese 11A-11B are accelerated introductory courses in Portuguese language and culture, designed specifically for speakers with proficiency in another romance language.

Portuguese 25 and Portuguese 27 are advanced courses in Portuguese composition, conversation and culture.


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Juliet Falce-Robinson, Ph.D.
Director of the Language Program
Rolfe Hall 4333
jfalce@humnet.ucla.edu