Tag: Portuguese

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 are looking to learn Portuguese to either compliment their Spanish and Latin American studies, or simply because there has never been a more exciting time...

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 (CPLC). While membership into the CPLC is still under review, Equatorial Guinea signed a Covenant of Technical Cooperation in February with the CPLC’s Instituto Internacional...

Demand for Portuguese on the Rise

Influx of Portuguese Learners Reveals Hole in Market As language departments are downsized, or cut altogether in U.S. universities, the demand for Portuguese is growing. Although Portuguese has always been an important world language, it has only recently been recognized as an important language for business and international relations. The profile of today’s Portuguese student is quite different from the humanities...

Portuguese

Portuguese ( português (help·info) or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated from a fusion of the dialect spoken in what is now Galicia and northern Portugal with closely related dialects spoken in territories to the south which had not yet been reconquered by the Christians to the Arabs by the time Portugal was born as a Christian...
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