images of Lisbon and map of Portugal

With about 260 million speakers worldwide, Portuguese is one of the top ten most spoken language in the world and an official language of Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor. Studying this language will give you something unique to add to your resume since relatively few students in the US learn it.

Knowing this language will open doors for you in international markets, as Brazil alone represents the largest economy in South America. It will also help you to understand the beautiful music of samba, fado, batuko, and kizomba; the martial art of capoeira; the festive performances of carnaval and much more.

If you already know another Romance language, such as Spanish, French, Italian or Romanian, you will find many similarities in Portuguese vocabulary and grammar. People who speak English also find this language a joy to learn.

If you have any questions about this course, contact Professor Laurie Lomask at llomask@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Elementary Portuguese I

Modern Languages Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room S-601
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8105

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m