If you are learning Portuguese, you are in good company: Portuguese is one of the world’s fastest-spreading languages and is a strategic language for global communication as well as for economic and political development.
With more than 200 million Portuguese speakers in the world, Portuguese is one of the 10 most spoken language worldwide. Portuguese is now the most widely spoken language in South America, is a major lingua franca in Africa, and is an official language of eight countries spanning four of the earth’s inhabited continents.
Portuguese is becoming even more relevant with the FIFA World Cup being hosted in Brazil in 2014 and the Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Vamos falar português!