• Portuguese Language Certificate

    Portuguese is spoken by approximately 200 million people across the globe. Our Portuguese Language Certificate consists of five courses that teach you the Portuguese language while also introducing you to the cultures in which it is spoken.


    You may need to do a placement interview so we can determine your Portuguese language proficiency and which course is most suitable for you to start with. You do not need to do a placement interview if you are registering for our LANG 9045 Portuguese 1 course or if you have already completed the prerequisite(s) for the course in which you wish to register. Otherwise, call 416-415-5000, ext. 2092, to arrange a placement interview.

    Completion Details

    You must achieve a cumulative grade average of B (73%) or better to be eligible to request the certificate upon completion. You are generally expected to complete all the course requirements listed here, but please note these exceptions:

    • If we determine from your interview that you are at an intermediate or advanced level, you may be exempted from some of the courses.
    • If you have completed a Portuguese language course at an accredited post-secondary institution within the last three years, you can apply for a course exemption so that you can advance to the next level.
    • Regardless of your circumstances, you must complete at least our LANG 9082 Portuguese 4 course and our LANG 9083 Portuguese 5 course to be eligible to request the certificate.

    Compulsory Courses (Five)