Tag: Portuguese

500 Million Portuguese Speakers by 2100

According to José Luís Carneiro, Portugal’s secretary of state for Portuguese communities abroad, “By 2060, the Portuguese language is predicted to be spoken by 380 million people, and by the end of the century...

Digital DIY

Kristal Bivona shows how creating their own digital workbooks can enthuse students of all levels and all languages  Teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) spoiled me—the shelves of books at English schools, the textbook...

Fire Destroys Museum of the Portuguese Language

A huge blow to the city of São Paulo and Portuguese-language enthusiasts everywhere, the Museu da Língua Portuguesa (Museum of the Portuguese Language) went up in flames on Monday, December 21. The museum is...

Portuguese Immersion

Talk about tough decisions: Brazil or Portugal? There’s never been a better time to go to Brazil. With the Rio Olympic Games on the horizon in 2016 and the infrastructure already in place from the...

Portuguese from Cape to Cape

Brazil may be the Portuguese powerhouse, but the language is still alive and well in Africa With a population of just 10 million people, Portugal has seen its language go global thanks to the dynamism...

Levi’s Book of Barnyard Animals / Portuguese

Levi's Book of Barnyard Animals Levi's Book of Barnyard Animals presents 21 different animals of the barnyard -- bull, cat, chicken, cow, dog, donkey, duck, fox, goat, goose, horse, mouse, owl, pig, rabbit, rat, rooster, sheep,...

Portuguese President Promotes Language During China Visit

On his sixth visit to Macau, the Portuguese Republic President Cavaco Silva recently emphasized the continued value of the Portuguese language in scientific, economic, business and cultural sectors worldwide. Following an official visit to Beijing...

Overcoming Portunhol: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

U.S. universities have been hip to the unique challenges that Spanish speakers face when they learn Portuguese. Many universities that offer Portuguese also offer a separate section of Portuguese for Spanish speakers, including Harvard,...

The Portuguese Leviathan

Kristal Bivona explores the natural and cultural diversity of Brazil Wake up and smell the cafezinho. The world is finally recognizing that Brazil is half of Latin America and potentially the next world superpower. Students...

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Connection to Portuguese

by Kristal Bivona Portuguese was declared an official language of Equatorial Guinea last year in an effort to create a bond with other Lusophone countries and earn membership into the Community of Portuguese Language Countries...
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