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Spanish and Portuguese, Deparment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Café Series

The Spanish & Portuguese Program here at the University of Massachusetts is devoted to helping undergraduate students in their development of the foreign languages within our unit. Learning a language can be difficult, but even more so when you don't have the opportunity to practice. The aim of our Café Series is to allow students the chance to put their communication skills to use with native speakers of the language. These sessions are usually run by SpanPort Faculty and Graduate Students in tandem, and usually occur at least once a week for 1 hour. Come practice speaking in Spanish/Portuguese/Catalan and join us for some coffee and some excellent conversation!!!

Click here for the entire semester schedule of the Café Series.

Fem un cafè?

Catalan is one of the four largest languages currently spoken in Spain and UMass Amherst is the only public university in New England to offer it as part of their program.The Catalan Café Session is run by our Catalan Language Program director, Guillem Molla, in conjunction with our current Catalan Teaching Associate, Lola Juan Moreno.

The next Catalan Café will be held:
Fall 2015 Schedule TBA
Herter 4th Floor Lounge

Café Olé

¿Te apetece un café? Come join the Spanish Faculty & Graduate Students while we chat in Spanish about everyday things like movies, books, studying abroad, and much more!!! It's a great opportunity to meet the Spanish Graduate Students and learn more about the options open to you within our program, and after graduation.

The next Café Olé will be held:
Fall 2015 Schedule TBA
Herter 4th Floor Lounge

Café Lusófono

This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to put their language skills to the test. The Café Lusófono is run and directed by Portuguese Graduate Students and include food as well as diverse conversation. Come practice Portuguese and get to know your fellow students!!!

The next Café Lusófono will be held:
Fall 2015 Schedule TBA
Herter 4th Floor Lounge