Started -- 13 Feb 2006
Goal -- To meet people who have a desire to learn, improve their, or just talk with others in, Portuguese and have fun while doing it.
Factoid: Portuguese is the 4th most spoken language in the world. Brasilians compromise the largest population of Portuguese speakers with Portugal coming in second. But numerous other countries such as Angola and Mozambique speak it also.
The foreign language most Americans learn is Spanish. As American companies start to invest more in Brasil, why not make yourself stand out from the crowd of Spanish speakers when applying for jobs?
Maybe you are planning a vacation/holiday in Portugal, Brasil or other Portuguese speaking country and want to learn some of language before you arrive there.
OR maybe you just want the fun of learning a new language.
Whatever is your reason, come join us for fun and learning. Check out our group blog to join in the learning outside of our meetings.
Portuguese is fairly easy for English speakers to learn. Many of the words are spelled similarly, although pronounced differently in many cases. Those with a background in Spanish will find it helpful when translating.
The main goal, besides fun, is to learn to talk / hold conversations in Portuguese. Learning from a book or CD is helpful but memorization isn't useful when trying to negotiate a better price on the beaches of Rio.
Come join us. We're looking for some serious, but fun new members.