Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Do you want to communicate with 400 million speakers? Do you want to learn about the languages, cultures and peoples of over 25 countries? Take advantage of the benefits of being bilingual!

Our department offers a wide variety of options for students interested in studying Spanish and Portuguese!

Explore our website for opportunities in Study Abroad, Translation & Interpreting, Talks and Lectures, Career and Academic Opportunites and many other programs.

¿Preguntas? Questions? Please contact us if you have any questions regarding courses, majors/minors or if you are just interested in learning a new langauge.

Faculty Publications



  • Spanish and Portugues is awarded an NSF grant for a workshop on bilingual morphology that will take place as part of the International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB 10), May 20-24, 2015
  • Mac Wilson has accepted a tenure-track position in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University. Congratulations!
  • Joseph Agbnenyegah, Aaron Lacayo and Crystal Marull received a pre-dissertation award from the Graduate School for research in Ghana, Nicaragua and Argentina respectively. Congratulations!


  • Mónica Ríos has won a fellowship for the Institute for Research on Women (2013-2014)
  • Summer Study Abroad programs in Perú y Spain (2014)
  • Juan Pablo Cominguez, Alena Kirova and Silvia Pérez-Cortés will be presenting at the Linguistic
    Symposium on Romance Languages.    
  • Marcy Schwartz has been awarded the prestigious ACLS and NEH felllowships (2014-2015)

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Carpender House -Douglass Campus
105 George St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414

P  848-932-9323
F  732-932-9837