Centers & Institutes

The Spanish Resource Center

The Spanish Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston has been created to enhance the teaching and study of the Spanish language and cultures throughout the Commonwealth. The center provides support for teachers, professionals, university students and all those interested in the knowledge and promotion of the Spanish language and cultures.

The center has been made possible thanks to an agreement signed by the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain in the United States, and the Massachusetts Department of Education.

The center is located at UMass Boston and houses an up to date collection of printed, audiovisual and electronic resources for teaching Spanish. In collaboration with the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department it will facilitate the offering of teacher development courses and other academic programs.

The Education and Science Office provides the center with bibliographic, computer and audiovisual resources to further its objectives. The Department of Education assists in the promotion of the Spanish language in the Commonwealth, and provides liaison with pre K-12 schools, adult education and institutions of higher education across the state.

Director:  Eva Mª Martín González
Location:  Healey Library 6th Floor, Room 003
Telephone:  617-287-5949

SCHEDULE  Fall 2013

  • Tuesday & Thursday:  9:00-5:00

The Center for Portuguese Language–Instituto Camões

The Center for Portuguese Language-Instituto Camões at UMass Boston was established in 2009 as a joint venture between the the university and the Instituto Camões, Portugal’s preeminent cultural institution.

The Center for Portuguese Language-Instituto Camões, located in Healey Library (6th floor), receives and houses cultural and pedagogical materials and sponsors events and exhibitions that represent the richness and diversity of the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.

The center works in partnership with the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department, the home of UMass Boston’s Portuguese Language Program and of curriculum devoted to exploring the histories and cultures of Portugal and Brazil.

The center for Portuguese Language-Instituto Camões represents UMass Boston’s commitment to the diversity of its student body and curriculum and to community outreach. The university’s collaboration with the center provides an ideal opportunity to further shared goals supporting diversity, enriching the intellectual environment on campus and state-wide, enhancing the appreciation of cultural heritage, and strengthening engagement with multi-bordered local and global communities.

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Director:  Maria Madureira
Location: Healey Library 6th Floor
Telephone:  617-287-3815


  • Monday—Friday 9:00-5:00

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