Why learn Portuguese in a Portuguese Language School?
Why learn Portuguese in Portugal?
- Over 200 million people all around the world speak Portuguese.
- Students are really fascinated by the charming sound of the Portuguese language.
- Portuguese is one of the most spoken languages all over the world, it has a high potential for the future.
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Portuguese is a Romance language that came from what is now present day Galicia in Spain and northern Portugal. It was derived from the Latin spoken by Romanized Celts about two thousand years ago. The Portuguese language was spread worldwide in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries when Portugal set up its colonial and commercial empire which extended from Brazil in South America to Goa in India and Macau in China. During that period, many Creole languages based on the Portuguese language also appeared in other parts of the world including the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. These days, Portuguese is one of the major languages in the world with over two hundred million speakers. It is spoken by more than fifty-one per cent of the South American continent’s population and it is also a major dialect in Africa. It is the official language of nine countries and co-official language in four nations. The Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes once referred to Portuguese as “the sweet language” while the Brazilian author Olavo Bilac depicted it as “the last flower of Latium, wild and beautiful”. Learn to speak Portuguese in Portugal and be convinced that it is indeed a beautiful language!
Portugal is a country located in the southwestern part of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by Spain to the north and east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The islands of the Azores and Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean are also part of Portugal’s territory. The land within the margins of modern day Portugal has been always settled into since the prehistoric era. Some of the earliest civilizations have settled in the land and over the years it became a kingdom and eventually a global empire that included wealth in Asia, Africa and South America; and was one of the world’s major cultural, political, and economic powers. Later on potential economic growth and political stability came about in the country during armed conflicts with other nations. Today, Portugal is a developed country with a high Human Development Index rank and it is among the world’s highest rated countries in terms of quality of life. Portugal is a member of the United Nations, the European Union and is a founding member of the EU’s Eurozone, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Learn Portuguese in Portugal and be in awe of this wonderful country!
Portugal has cultivated its culture while being influenced by the many civilizations that crossed its path. Portuguese cuisine is varied and the natives love bacalhau or dry cod and fish recipes like caldeirada and grilled sardines; meat recipes containing lamb, pork, chicken or beef such as cozido à portuguesa, a stew with a variety of meat and vegetables; feijoada, a stew with beans and meat; and frango de churrasco which is grilled. Portuguese literature is one of the earliest Western literatures which have developed through song and text. Portuguese music includes a wide range of genres having a type of melancholy urban music known as fado as the most popular. Portuguese art has a rich history especially in the field of painting and over the years some known painters like Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, have been influenced by Modernism.
Portugal is a country with a glorious past and a promising present. Its culture, people and language have endured the tests of time. Start Learning Portuguese in Portugal and have one of the most beautiful experiences of your life!