Tag: Portuguese

Portuguese in Africa

While Nigerians of Brazilian heritage in Lagos are embracing Portuguese, speakers of the language in Guinea-Bissau say they are being discriminated against, as employers...

Portuguese Museums Rise North and South

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth is in the planning stages for a new Museum of the Portuguese-Speaking World to...

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Portuguese Museum Arises Like a Phoenix

Six years after it went up in flames, Brazil’s Museum of the Portuguese Language has reopened at the Estação da Luz station in the...

Shortening Distances

This past year added a new layer to the challenges that language teachers perennially confront with the pivot to online learning. In this article,...

Portuguese Exam Record in U.S.

The U.S. online Portuguese exam, part of the National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL), had its highest number of registrations (345) this year. “Despite...

Call to Make Portuguese Official Language of UN

Ahead of the celebration of Portuguese Language Day on May 5, Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, said that Portugal is continuing...

Reimaging/Reimagining America’s Oldest Language Association

Last summer’s civil unrest, BLM protests, and the inequities laid bare by the pandemic forced much reevaluation. The teachers of Spanish and Portuguese were...

Elite Language Students Focus on Community Service

Even during these challenging times, language students contribute to the greater good. I recently attended (via Zoom, of course) the award ceremony of the...

Call to Protect Portuguese in Macau

Macau was a Portuguese territory until 1999 and is Portugal’s only ex-colony which is not a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries...
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