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Why study Portugu​ese?​

Portuguese is the ninth-most spoken language in the world and an o​fficial language of 11 countries. Study Portuguese in order to join the large Lusophone community.

Portugal and Brazil are both wonderful tourist destinations.

Portugal is also an attractive place to retire, widely regarded as one of the best in the world. Before heading to one of these countries, learn some Portuguese.

Portuguese is very close to Spanish. If you already speak Spanish, chances are you’ll find learning Portuguese to be a breeze.

Research has demonstrated the cognitive benefits of bilingualism. If you don’t already speak a second language, learning Portuguese will give your brain a boost.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate Portuguese courses.

Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

Portuguese courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.

Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate Portuguese courses into your degree plan.


If you are already proficient in Portuguese and feel that you are ready to skip one or more levels, you may take a placement exam. The placement exam will be used only for placement. It will not give you credit for any courses skipped.

Before deciding whether or not to take a placement exam, please consult with your success coach.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level Portuguese class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.