Why learn brazilian portuguese?

Portuguese is a language spoken by more than 240 million people around the world. “Lusophony” — the set of languages, cultures and identities developed over the base of Portuguese — spreads over four continents.

In Brazil, the exam CELPE-Bras (similar as TOEFL in English) show us that the number of people interested in learning Portuguese has tripled in a decade (from 2006 to 2016).

Growth graph for CELPE-Bras participants from 1998 to 2016: 200% growth over 10 years (2006–2016).

Indeed, the interest in learning Portuguese is basically in the worldwide known cultural and artistic aspects of the Lusophony associated with the very rich intellectual production, especially in human sciences. But, speaking specifically of Brazil, a powerful investment in the internationalization of the Brazilian university has enabled the emergence of numerous partnerships between Brazilian and European institutions in recent years, giving more opportunities to students and researchers.