Welcome to Portuguese Studies at UCD
With approximately 260 million speakers in the world, Portuguese is a global language with growing significance in areas like diplomacy, business, social sciences, culture, history, and much more. At UCD, we offer exciting academic opportunities.
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- Why study Portuguese?
- Study Abroad
- Portuguese as Major
- Portuguese Elective Modules
- Academic Staff
- Our Connections
Why study Portuguese?
Choosing an elective or structured elective in Portuguese will help you connect to the rich and diverse cultures of the Portuguese speaking world and enable you to connect with approximately 260 million speakers of Portuguese in countries on four continents.
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Portuguese as Structured Elective
Over the course of three years, this elective will take students from beginners’ level in Portuguese language to upper intermediate level. In addition to language skills, including speaking, reading, writing and listening skills, students will be introduced to various aspects of Lusophone culture and history to emerge from this elective equipped with knowledge that will open the gateways to Portugal, Brazil, Portuguese-speaking countries and territories in Africa and Asia.
Staff in Portuguese
Romeu Foz holds a Ph.D. in Studies of the Portuguese-Speaking World. He is especially interested in 20th- and 21st-century Portuguese literature, as well as its relations with Lusophone literatures and themes. In the past, Romeu taught at The Ohio State University, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, and middle and high schools all over Portugal. He also spent two years in East Timor training teachers. He has published poetry (2017) and short stories (2018) in Zona de Carga, as well as academic articles in Hispanic Journal (Spring 2019) and Transmodernity (Spring 2019).
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