For Spanish speakers, learning Portuguese is pretty easy. Both sister languages possess Latin roots. Students learning Portuguese whilst perfecting their Spanish will learn to speak both of the main languages of Latin America. Portuguese is the sixth most commonly spoken language.
Studying Portuguese in Madrid is an appealing option, as you are so close to Portugal. SLU also offer an exchange program with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) in Brazil.
Every semester, the exchange program organises weekly talks between students of Portuguese and Portuguese native speakers on campus. These are relaxed chats, where pupils can practice what they have learned in class and at the same time making new friends.
When completing a job application, having an official certificate to verify the level of your language skills is very important because university courses, even majors, are not accepted on their own as valid proof of someone’s language level.