Learn Portuguese at the TUM Language Center

Bem-vindos à área de Português! 

Portuguese is a Romantic language and is the native language of over 140 million people. It is the official language in eight countries: Portugal, Brasil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé, Príncipe and East Timor.

Courses during the semester

We offer Portuguese courses from level A1 to B2.1 following the CEFR.

Program overview in TUMonline

Courses during the semester break

  • Intensive courses take place during the lecture-free period in spring and fall.
  • You will find the program in TUMonline towards the end of every lecture period.
  • As soon as the registration period has been set, the information will be published on our homepage.


Tandem Learning

TUMtandem brings TUM students together for structured intercultural conversation.

Read more about TUMtandem here.

Feel free to contact us via tandem@tum.de if you should have any questions.

Experience report on the tandem programs

Cooperation with Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, Portugal:

The TUM Language Center and the Portuguese Instituto Camões are working closely together in the field of Portuguese. A corresponding cooperation agreement was signed in January 2020. Within the framework of this cooperation, the Instituto Camões will finance teaching through language courses and advanced training over the next three years, and support special offers of the TUM Language Center, such as the film series "DIVERSITY" and the Global Minds Portugal event, which took place for the first time in January 2021.
More information at www.instituto-camoes.pt


Cooperation with the Brazilian partner university UNESP

Through a strategic partnership between the Portuguese department of the TUM Language Center and the German and Spanish departments of the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP São Paulo), the TUMtandem Portuguese-German and Portuguese-Spanish online program has been implemented since the beginning of 2020. 
This collaboration enables students from both universities to participate in bilingual online courses (Portuguese-German and Portuguese-Spanish). Starting with the winter semester 2021/22, further collaborations with Brazilian and Portuguese universities are planned as well as new formats for our B-level language courses where the online tandem concept will be integrated into the course.

Rosane Werkhausen

Coordinator of Portuguese Program
Coordinator of TUMtandem

Office Hours
On Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 211, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29339


Photo Credits: Photos 1-3 are released under Creative Commons CC0 and freely available in the public domain at www.pixabay.com. Photo 4 Werkhausen: Eckert, Astrid und Heddergott, Andreas / TUM