Across 20 countries, 480 million people speak Spanish natively, with another 90 million speaking it as a second language, making it the world’s second-most-popular language. Speaking of seconds, Portuguese is the world’s second most-spoken Romance language with 270 million native speakers. Here, you can read all the latest happenings from Temple University’s Spanish and Portuguese Department. Please contact us if you have a story to share about Temple Spanish or Portuguese students, alumni or faculty from the classroom or beyond.