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PORT 388. Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese Conversation. 1 Hour U.

Conversational reinforcement with an emphasis on oral communication skills in a cultural context. Two class meetings per week. Prerequisite: PORT 212 or consent of instructor. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Spanish, the second most spoken language in the world with approximately 559 million speakers, is the official language in 21 countries. Moreover, according to the Instituto Cervantes , the United States ranks second behind Mexico in the number of Spanish speakers. Similarly, Portuguese, the official language in 9 nations, is spoken by approximately 210 million people over the world (the sixth most spoken language). Fluency in more than one language and an understanding of literary and cultural texts create educated citizens who can contribute to the betterment of our society.