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Study Portuguese this Winter

November 19, 2018

 PORT 105 (Portuguese for Spanish Speakers) Offered in Winter 2019

Enroll in PORT 105, an accelerated course for Spanish speakers which covers the content of three quarters of Portuguese (PORT 101, 102, and 103) and focuses on the similarities and differences between Spanish and Portuguese. We follow a communicative approach in class and we connect students with Portuguese speakers in the Seattle area for conversation practice.

PORT 105 will be offered at 11:30 am, Monday to Friday, in Loew 115 (WINTER 2019).
Please contact Eduardo Silva at if you have taken Portuguese before or if you have any questions about the class. Visit the Spanish and Portuguese Studies website for more information. Download the PORT 105 course flyer.


  • Portuguese is an important global language for business and international relations, spoken by approximately 260 million people.
  • Portuguese is considered a critical language by the United States Department of Defense.
  • Brazil is the 8th largest world economy.
  • Portuguese is the official language of eight countries, including Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, and Angola.

Students taking PORT 105 are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) – Deadline: Jan 31, 2019

Center for Global Studies

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle WA, 98195-3650