Having Portuguese as your mother tongue when you are in a foreign country can be very annoying sometimes. People usually think it’s like speaking Spanish in a funny way. Actually, in many countries people see no reason why to learn Portuguese. But, congratulations to those who try to learn it, and I must say you’re doing a great thing.
Let’s explain why learning Portuguese is a great choice. It’s the 5th most widely spoken language in the world! It’s the main language in 7 countries around the world, including Brazil in South America, Portugal in Europe and also countries in Africa and Oceania. It’s also spoken in Asia as a second language in Macau, and, surprisingly, it’s also spoken in some parts of India like Goa. The wide dissemination of Portuguese in many continents and countries is because of Portugal’s colonial period.
It means that you can go to many countries around the world having only Portuguese as a second language and you’ll be able to easily understand people that, many times, won’t be able to speak English for example. And let’s not forget that Brazil is the greatest Portuguese speaking country in the world and also is the 5th most populated country which makes really easy to find Brazilians in other countries. If you know any Brazilian you’re going to agree with me that we are great people to talk if you have no friends in town or if you’re traveling alone and looking for someone to hang out. Brazilians are very friendly and open-minded; it’s not hard to find a Brazilian friend.
Another great reason to learn Portuguese as a second language is because it can make everything much easier if you try to learn another Latin language. Languages as French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are very similar to each other because they are all derived from Latin.
Being Brazilian Portuguese the newest one of the Iberian languages, it has been strongly influenced by the other ones. If you are interested in learning languages, why not start with Portuguese and make everything easier when learning the others?
So, are you already looking for Portuguese classes?
Why not learning or improving your Portuguese here in Brazil? You can start coming to our International Summer Programme in July!!!
Hope to see you here!!!
If you choose to come for the Summer course you have to subscribe in the link below (there you can also see more informations about the programme):