Portuguese * : Overview

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Contact Information

Portuguese
College of Arts and Sciences
910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

Phone: 716.645.2191
Fax: 716.645.5981
Web Address: rll.buffalo.edu
Dr. David Castillo
Chair
716.645.0869
dc63@buffalo.edu
Dr. Christian Flaugh
Director of Undergraduate Studies
716.645.0879
cflaugh@buffalo.edu

Overview

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Approximately 200 million people worldwide speak Portuguese. The largest numbers of Portuguese speakers are found in Portugal and Brazil with others in Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, and the United States. Over the years, writers working in Portuguese have made major contributions to world literature. Students will find that mastery of a Romance language (e.g., Spanish, French, Italian) will facilitate development of proficiency in Portuguese.

Updated: 13 Oct 2015 06:27:36 EDT