Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
 
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, one of the oldest programs of Peking University, currently has a faculty of twelve. It also hires three to four foreign professors on a regular basis. The department offers Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish and Portuguese, Master of Arts and PhD in Spanish and Latin American literature.

The department's language courses are designed primarily to help students acquire practical language skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and translating. Undergraduate majors are encouraged to take advantage of the academic resources of the university by taking courses in other fields of their interest. Students are also provided with opportunities of overseas study through exchange programs with universities in Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Columbia, Peru and Brazil. The program's curricula have proven successful in preparing students for business, law, international relations, government service and further academic research.