Undergraduate Programs in Spanish

Learn to speak Spanish.  Read about the New World.  Minor, major or even specialize in Spanish.  There are so many great ways to be involved in one of the most active and exciting undergraduate programs in Spanish in the country!


Undergraduate Programs in Portuguese

Portuguese is spoken by more than one hundred and seventy million people on four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. Twenty percent of all residents of the Western Hemisphere are Brazilians, who attest to the truth that one out of every five Americans - North, Central, South - speaks Portuguese as his or her native language.



1. I am new to the University and speak some Portuguese; in what course should I enroll?

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Ask the Associate Chair, Undergraduate

The undergraduate coordinator welcomes any questions you have about your program, no matter how specific or general they may be. The coordinator can be contacted at the information listed below:

Office: Room 208, Victoria College

Phone: (416) 813-4082

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The Undergraduate Coordinator, Prof. Yolanda Iglesias, will hold office hours on Mondays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Student Organizations

The undergraduate student body at the University of Toronto is a vibrant, welcoming community.  The two student organizations described below are a great way to be involved, meet people and learn new things (like how to dance salsa!)


Prospective Students

With a practical knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese (or both), you make yourself valuable in a whole spectrum of commercial, diplomatic, or academic career options. Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world, and Portuguese is spoken by more than 100 million people on four continents.


Independent Study

Independent studies are not a regular offering.  These are courses set up by special arrangement between a professor and a student who wishes to further pursue an in depth study on an area beyond those covered on our courses but still related to our program.


Message from the Associate Chair, Undergraduate

Dear Undergraduate Students:

If you are interested in declaring a degree in Spanish and / or Portuguese languages, literature and culture or linguistics (Specialist, Major, Minor), you should plan your studies early on. Early consultation is advisable in meeting your graduation expectations.