Application Update

The Portuguese School online program is now full, and we are no longer accepting applications.

The Portuguese School 6-week online program for this summer includes:

  • An energetic and vigorous online curriculum that includes both synchronous and asynchronous class time and live and virtual activities.
  • Placement and exit tests.
  • Workshops including Portuguese Language for the Professions, Sounds and Variants of Portuguese, WhatsApp Language and Slangs, and Drawing and Creative Writing.
  • Live music, lectures, demonstrations capoeira movements, samba dance, typical musical instruments, and how to make masks.
  • Virtual performance of one of the most influential writers in late Brazilian modernism’s poetry both orally and in form of modern dance performance.
  • Virtual tour to the best-kept secrets of Brazil’s landscape and cuisine.
  • Connection with E-pals from the Lusophone world.
  • Specific guidance and preparation for those interested in taking Celpe-Bras. Exam will be available.

Dates and Fees

Dates June 22–July 31 (6 weeks)
Credits 9 semester hours (3 Middlebury units)
Tuition and Fees $6,600


Days Monday–Friday
Hours 3.5 hours a day
Time Block  Class and activities: 4:00–7:30 p.m. EDT


Level 1: Beginning Portuguese

Level 2: Intermediate Portuguese 1

Level 3: Intermediate Portuguese III

Level 4: Advanced Portuguese


Name University
Luci Moreira De Biaji Moreira (Director) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Ph.D.; teaches at the College of Charleston
Irene de Amaral University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Ph.D.; teaches at Rhode Island College
Claudia Lyra San Diego State University MA. Oversees and teaches at Portuguese and Arts School in San Diego (BRAPA)
Márcia F. Negri Universidade Federal de São Carlos Ph.D.; teaches at University of Miami
Alan F. Parma Ph.D. and teaches at Florida State University
Regina Santos University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Ph.D.
André Zampaulo The Ohio State University Ph.D.; teaches at California State University, Fullerton

Additional Information

  • Electronic check-in and orientation sessions are scheduled prior to June 22.
  • Please see additional information on our Accepted Student website.
  • Levels offered will be based on meeting course enrollments. Enrollment is capped to ensure high quality instruction. Please apply early to secure a spot. Should it become necessary to cancel a program or cap the enrollment, we will notify students and refund the deposit.


Laura Bachand

Assistant Director, Portuguese School

Sunderland Language Center 208