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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Program Homepage: http://spanport.cla.umn.edu/
Institution: University of Minnesota
Address: Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota
34 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street S.E.
City: Minneapolis
Zip/Postal Code: 55455-0124
State/Province: MN
Country: USA
Contact Person: Carol Klee , Chair

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Phone: 612-625-5858
Fax: 612-625-3549
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Portuguese
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota serves some 6000 students per year and offers degree programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels -- B.A. degrees in Spanish Studies and Spanish/Portuguese Studies, M.A. degrees in Hispanic literature, Luso-Brazilian Literature, and Hispanic Linguistics respectively and a Ph.D. degree in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics.
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