Learn to listen, speak, read, and write fluently in Portuguese! Our Portuguese language program examines various aspects of verbal and written communication - including vocabulary, sound patterns, and sentence structures - thus building proficiency and refining conversational skills in Portuguese. Students will explore the culture and social conventions of Portuguese-speaking regions and have the opportunity to participate in interactive, practical lessons designed to help advance their personal and professional development.

Note: Students may not use Portuguese as a course credit towards a diploma or certificate if Portuguese is her/his first language. Seneca College reserves the right to remove students from courses if the student possesses Portuguese language abilities above the level of enrolment.

Placement Assessment

Students with prior knowledge of Portuguese must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact the students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.


Introductory Portuguese Level 1

This is an introductory course appropriate for students with minimal or no previous exposure to the Portuguese language. Participation in interactive classroom activities will enable students to acquire the basic skills of fluency to communicate in Portuguese. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique customs and characteristics of various Portuguese-speaking countries of the world.

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Portuguese Language Skills 2


LGE105 or permission of the instructor

Portuguese Language Skills 2 continues the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Portuguese within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate greater fluency in the Portuguese language and an awareness and understanding of Portuguese culture throughout the world.

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Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant
416-491-5050 ext.22513

Iole Millescamps
Part-time Program Coordinator
416-491-5050 ext.24109

Sara Potkonjak
Academic Program Manager
416-491-5050 ext.22682

For more information about this program, fill out the following form.