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Spanish Language Resources

Conversation Exchange
Spanish Levels : All Levels 
Description: Conversation Exchange is a website in which people can find others to chat with in the language they are practicing. They can become penpals or set up some kind of video chat to have a conversation.

Easy Language Exchange
Spanish Levels : All Levels
Description: People can input the language they speak fluently and the language they are learning and find others who are looking for the reverse. It offers a wide range of speaker options. 

Resources in Washington D.C.

DC Language Exchange (Spanish and Portuguese available)
Address: Beacon Rooftop Lounge
Spanish Levels : All Levels 
Description: They provide a location where people can meet and break into groups based on language. These meetings entail language as well as cultural exchanges.

Spanish Language DC Meetup
Address : 1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Spanish Levels : Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
 Description: A D.C. based group that holds meetings for various levels of Spanish speakers.

Free Duolingo DC Spanish<>English Intercambio
Spanish Levels: All Levels (unless otherwise indicated)
Description: These language exchanges are hosted by Duolingo to provide a space where people can practice their Spanish.

Español/English Intercambio-Language Exchange
Spanish Levels : All Levels (unless otherwise indicated)
Description: Native Spanish speakers learning English and native English speakers learning Spanish meet in order to practice with one another.

Spanish Conversation at Takoma Park DC Library (moved to Shepherd Park DC Library
Address : 7420 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Spanish Levels: Intermediate
Description: Meet with other intermediate Spanish speakers on the first and third Tuesday of the month to converse in Spanish.

Resource in Virginia

Spanish Meetup in Tysons Corner
Address: McLean, VA
Spanish Levels: All Levels 
Description: It’s an open space where people of all levels can go to practice their Spanish with other speakers.

Resources in Maryland

World Languages Café (Spanish and Portuguese Available)
Address: 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
Spanish Levels: All Levels
Description: This is a group that you can join to speak in a language that you already know or one that you’re learning. The goal is to increase fluency while learning about other cultures.


Portuguese Language Resources

Test Your Portuguese

Test your Portuguese by doing these interactive exercises. No translation is provided as this is a test to assess your level. Portuguese Levels (Ex. Intermediate): All

Portuguese Magazines Online

Welcome to our online magazine pages, featuring online magazines, journals and other electronic print formats from countries all over the world! For those who are expanding or refining their knowledge of a language, or those who want to keep up their skills at a certain level of proficiency, the availability of texts in another language is a prerequisite. Online magazines and journals fill this need in a useful manner, for they present modern prose with a more challenging vocabulary than that found in newspapers, presenting ideas and information with more depth and analysis, and using greater vocabulary and stylistic fluency. Portuguese Levels (Ex. Intermediate): Intermediate/ Advanced

Portuguese LingQ Podcast

PortugueseLingQ has about 40 different podcasts. They are rather short, so they’re good for a gradual introduction to Portuguese. Each episode introduces new phrases to listen to and learn. This site is only for beginners. Portuguese Levels (Ex. Intermediate): Beginner/ Intermediate

Semantica Portuguese

Our video MINI-SERIES will teach you Portuguese step-by-step. After each episode we break it down, present the grammar rules, and train you on the pronunciation.
Portuguese Levels (Ex. Intermediate): Beginner/ Intermediate

The European Portuguese Series

Are you an early beginner? Then this playlist of animated European Portuguese videos is going to be right up your alley. They’re quite simple and visual, covering all your essentials like the alphabet, numbers and directions. Again, these aren’t part of a structured language program, but they’re a good place to start learning some of the basics. Portuguese Levels (Ex. Intermediate): Beginner

Verbalplanet

Once registered you can pick a tutor to discuss your goals or get a free learning plan. Contact your chosen language tutor and ask any questions you have before booking lesson time. Select a teacher from anywhere in the world for all major languages and more besides. Choose by availability, price, profile, feedback from previous students and more… Portuguese Levels (Ex. Intermediate): All

Conjuguemos

If you want to practice your verbs and vocab, Conjuguemos is a great option. The site is a verb conjugator with a clever twist. It features thematic online games, flashcards, crosswords and printable lists for Portuguese learners created by qualified language instructors.

If you want to test your writing skills, try the Splatman game: the objective is to write the Portuguese words that correspond to the given clues without getting splatted. For something that can be played with a friend, try the Tug-of-War challenge—you’ll need an account to access it, but it can be a good way to see how your vocab fares against like-minded classmates.
Portuguese Levels (Ex. Intermediate): Intermediate

Bate-Papo: Portuguese Coffee Hour

Looking for an informal way to practice Portuguese? Attend a Coffee Hour hosted by the Spanish and Portuguese Department in ICC 400 every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm! Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided! Location: Georgetown University, ICC 400 Portuguese Levels : All

Portuguese Lessons in Washington D.C.

Our native speaker qualified Portuguese language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time that suits you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon, or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not suitable, you can take your classes at the trainer’s office. Lesson books are provided.
Portuguese Levels: All

Tavira Restaurant

Spend a night with a friend eating a delicious authentic Portuguese meal and practicing the language. Location: 8401 Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Portuguese Levels: All

Fellowships

Spanish Fellowships


Fellows for Peace: The Vision of Kathryn W. Davis
Proficiency Level Required
Length of Fellowship: Summer
Country(ies) of Fellowship: US
Other Rewards Provided (ex. Housing): Room and Board
Description: Each summer, the program provides funding for over 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to attend the Middlebury Language Schools and programs at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace receive the very best training in foreign language or policy studies and go on to use their skills for the greater good—in peace-related professions and initiatives all around the world.



Fund For Education Abroad
Proficiency Level Required: N/A
Length of Fellowship:  Min 4 weeks
Country(ies) of Fellowship: Anywhere that university offers study abroad for credit, and it is offered for both Portuguese and Spanish Languages.
Amount Provided:  FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year; up to $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall or spring semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (with a minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during summer.
Other Rewards Provided (ex. Housing):Description: The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

Portuguese Fellowships

Boren Awards
Proficiency Level Required: None
Length of Fellowship: Minimum of 12 weeks 
Country(ies) of Fellowship: Varies (Brazil for Portuguese)
Description: The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

Critical Language Scholarship
Proficiency Level Required: Requires at least one academic year of prior target language study or the equivalent 
Length of Fellowship: Summer (8-10 weeks)
Country(ies) of Fellowship: Florianópolis, Brazil
Other Rewards Provided (ex. Housing): Housing, Academic credit through Bryn Mawr College
Other Rewards Provided (ex. Housing): Housing, Academic credit through Bryn Mawr College
Description: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Internships

Embassy of Peru Intern in the Political Section/Economic Section/Public Diplomacy Section/Trade Commission Offices

Internships at the Embassy of Peru are designed to provide the intern an educational environment to learn the main tasks of a foreign mission by supporting the different activities performed by the sections of the Embassy. Among other tasks, the work of interns includes: writing reports on specific topics; performing clerical work in the office; developing and managing databases; making calls and creating contacts for the embassy; assisting in meetings and conferences and preparing briefs on their content; translating documents; writing summaries of news reports; supporting the organization in various activities (expositions, shows, conferences, electoral processes); establishing contact with NGOs and think tanks; and supporting diplomatic officials in various official activities.

Organization: Embassy of Peru

Location: Washington DC

Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid

Requirements:

  • Be Peruvian or son or daughter of a Peruvian citizen or an American student presented by an accredited academic institution.
  • A minimum of 20 hours per week and a maximum of 40 per week, during a stay of at least two months.
  • Excellent handling of Spanish and English
  • Be at least a junior or senior at a college or university, or a graduate student.
  • Intern’s major must be related to the fields of diplomacy (international relations, political science, law, history, international business), public diplomacy (cultural promotion, NGOs and think tanks), commercial promotion, translation and interpretation or other similar field.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.50
  • An excellent ability to work in groups and independently.
  • Have an excellent understanding of information programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Office, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook) and the internet.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) International Development New Business Assistant

 The Intern will assist with new business development in Latin America including:  Assistance with new business opportunities currently being pursued in Latin America and the Caribbean involving correspondence with current partners and planning for upcoming events; Research on potential new business opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The intern will specifically research the private sector’s involvement in social initiatives in the region. The Intern will maintain a database that contains information about Ministries of Education, private sector companies, and international donors interested in the ELA programs. The Intern will assist with translating documents as needed by the English for Latin America programs or other relevant projects. This may include a variety of program-related documentation such as presentations, brochures, concept papers, proposals, or spoken word.

Organization: Education Development Center

Location: Washington, DC

Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid

Requirements: 

  • Student enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program related to International Education;
  • Some experience desirable including correspondence written and spoken correspondence in English and Spanish;
  • Experience in maintenance of simple database experience desirable;
  • Native fluency in Spanish and English, both written and spoken. Portuguese a plus.
  • Ability to conduct extensive research and present conclusions
  • Ability to assist with marketing including via social media
  • Ability to correspond with high level Ministry officials as well as private sector executives in written English and Spanish

CNNE Intern

  • In production, the CNNE intern will become knowledgeable in learning how to set up a show rundown, coordinate with reporters, and search for show elements using CNN’s database.
  • Pitching political news stories for digital
  • Logging interviews
  • Interns may book and greet show guests and assist in basic administrative tasks.
  • May have the opportunity to participate in how show ideas are developed, how tape is gathered and edited, the show creation process, and how a newscast is built from an editorial and production perspective.

Organization: CNNE (CNN en Español)

Location: Washington, DC

Paid or Unpaid: Paid

Requirements: 

  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
  • Seeking a career in broadcast journalism with an interest in US politics
  • Basic video editing skills
  • Social Media savvy
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task
  • Have a good attitude
  • Able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects

Argentine Politics and Policies Intern

  • Monitor key developments in Argentine politics and policies.
  • Help provide targeted research for clients and prospective new clients on Argentina  in Mexico, Colombia and other Spanish speaking countries.

Organization: Eurasia Group

Location: Washington, DC

Paid or Unpaid: 

Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of Latin American politics, especially Argentina.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to perform research and analysis using primary local sources
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Legal Intern Working with Spanish-speaking Asylum Seekers

The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Translating from English to Spanish and vice versa
  • Assisting clients with the completion of initial intake forms
  • Helping the legal staff to conduct interviews with the clients to gather information and prepare them for USCIS interviews and Immigration Court hearings
  • Attending conferences and events with the staff
  • Contacting clients to follow up on documents, payments, appointments, and other necessities as instructed by the staff

Organization: Woodward & Avestaei PLLC

Location: Washington, DC

Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid

Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge, interest, and experience with immigration issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously under pressure
  • Attention to detail – proofreading and ability to incorporate edits
  • Logistical and time management skills

Account Summer Analyst, LatAm

Account summer analysts support client servicing professionals to ensure delivery of the highest level of service to our Latin America institutional & retail clients.  Analysts gather, analyze and discuss economic and fixed income trends, evaluate portfolio structures, and deliver attribution analyses to investment professionals and their clients. In addition to client servicing responsibilities, most members of the group participate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program through the CFA Institute.

Organization: PIMCO

Location: New York, NY

Paid or Unpaid: 

Requirements: 

  • Undergraduates with an expected graduation date of Dec 2020 – June 2021
  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative collegiate grade point average, on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent, at an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese and English (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Strong interest in the financial markets, macroeconomics, and investment finance
  • Ability to articulate ideas/strategies clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Personable, ability to develop client relationships into strategic partnerships
  • Ethical, collaborative, organized, flexible, high energy, self-starter, accountable, humble
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Finance/capital markets coursework is recommended

OAS Intern

Internship with OAS, which is an international political organization that aims to resolve and prevent conflicts. Internships help to support Democracy, Human Rights, Multi-dimensional Security and Integral Development in the Americas.

Organization: Organization of American States

Location: Washington, DC

Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid

Requirements: 

  • GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the American scale or equivalent. This means to be in the 25% top of the class.
  • Undergraduate students must be completing their second year of studies.
  • Be proficient in two of the four languages of the Organization (Spanish, English, French and Portuguese).
  • Two letters of recommendation

Brazil Institute Internship

Interns will provide administrative and research support for Brazil Institute activities, including event logistics, research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and other duties as assigned. Interns will also help manage the Brazil Institute’s digital presence, including the development of multimedia products and content for our social media accounts and our blog, Think Brazil. 

Organization: The Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Location: Washington, DC

Paid or Unpaid: Both available

Requirements: 

  • Interest in Brazil, including coursework and/or work experience
  • Fluency in both English and Portuguese
  • Strong research and writing skills, detail-oriented, ability to work independently and collectively as part of group
  • Translation experience will be considered an asset.

Resources for Visiting Scholars

Visiting Researcher Program

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosts a limited number of visiting researchers from around the world each year.  As program participants, Visiting Researchers have the unique opportunity to be a part of the Georgetown community with access to Georgetown University libraries, programs, events, and other valuable university resources.  With Faculty permission, Visiting Researchers may also audit Georgetown University courses free of charge.  

Typical applicants are either researchers with PhDs or current doctoral students. Visiting researchers are required to give at least one lecture on their research to our master’s degree candidates.  Whenever possible, they work with faculty or graduate students in teams and provide advice and support, a valuable benefit to our students.

Please note that due to limited funds, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese does not provide financial assistance or office space to visiting researchers; however, limited printing is available.

For further information about the Visiting Researcher Program at Georgetown University, please click here

Application Process 

Visiting Researcher applicants must provide the following application materials:

  • Visiting Researcher Application Form
  • A 1-page description of the research
  • A complete curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • If the applicant is a graduate student doing dissertation research, a supporting letter from the student’s department Chair or Dean is also required.
  • For international researchers needing J-1 visa status, J-1 Scholar Request Form with all supporting documents listed on the form:
    • Date, city, and country of birth;
    • Country of legal residence and country of citizenship;
    • Dates of arrival in and departure from the United States;
    • Source of funding while in this country;
    • Names of any family members who will accompany the Researcher as well as their dates of birth, country of birth, legal residence and citizenship.

All the information requested above must be provided to the department at least 8 weeks prior to the Visiting Researcher’s arrival on campus. However, a longer lead time is strongly recommended, particularly if you need a visa.

Please note, all application materials submitted must be in English.

Fees

The base Visiting Researcher Fee is currently $400 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). This supports researchers’ university affiliations as well as access to Georgetown University faculty and resources.

Please note that there is an additional fee of $450 for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  Graduate students are exempted from the Departmental Fee; senior researchers may qualify for a fee reduction at the discretion of the Department.

Visiting Researcher Fees should be paid when the Researcher arrives on campus.  Fees can be paid by cash or money order made out to Georgetown University.  Please set up an appointment with the Department’s Financial Administrator, Haley Lentz, to check in with the Department and pay the fees. 


Event and Room Requests

ICC 440 Reservations

Reservations for ICC 440 are made through Google Calendar. Please find instructions here.

Event Request Form

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Event Request Form.

Room Request Form

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Room Request Form.