3 Reasons for Learning Portuguese

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Nathaly Silva英语
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Have you ever thought about learning a foreign language that sounds beautiful, that is spoken by millions of people, and that is rich in history and culture? You can't get this wrong with Portuguese! In this article, I will list 3 reasons why you should learn Portuguese. Bora lá!

  1. Portuguese is spoken by approximately ‎215 million!
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, and many other countries! If you want to connect with people from these countries, or even visit these places as a tourist, knowing Portuguese is definitely a way to enjoy your trip without big misunderstandings.

  1. Portuguese will help you master other languages.
If your goal is to become a polyglot, Portuguese is a romance language that has a lot of similarities with Spanish, Italian, and even French. If you already speak any of these languages, learning Portuguese won't be that hard, and you can train your brain into not mixing up all these languages. Besides that, Portuguese is a language that has an array of both consonant and vowel sounds that can help you master different sounds of many languages. For example, Portuguese and Slavic languages share many similar sounds, especially the "r" and consonant clusters like "pr" and "gr" (but of course, Portuguese and Russian, for instance, are very different languages!)

  1. The Portuguese language has fascinating art and culture.
There are several books, poems, and songs that were written in Portuguese and that nowadays are well known all over the world. Knowing Portuguese can help you thoroughly appreciate different musical genres, poems, and other kinds of written art. That way, you do not have to only appreciate the rhythm or the melody of a song, for example. Knowing Portuguese enables to understand the lyrics, and the whole poetry behind each stanza.

These are the most compelling reasons for learning Portuguese as a foreign language that I can think of. Write in the comments below if you can think of any other good reason for learning this gorgeous language!
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My name is Nathaly, I'm from Brazil, and I'm really passionate about language learning. Portuguese is my native language, but I also speak fluent English and I can communicate well in Spanish. In 2017, I started making Portuguese video lessons for my American friends that visited Brazil for some weeks and since then I've been assisting them with their Portuguese learning process. In the same year, while enrolled in the Academic English Program at the University of Texas at Austin, I was part of the Portuguese Language Partnership Program through which American college students of Portuguese and Brazilians could practice conversational Portuguese. I majored in English Language and its Literature at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and I'm currently working as an English teacher, besides teaching Portuguese here on Verbling. I've been teaching English for about 5 years, to all age groups, and I've received positive feedback from my students and coordinators for my creativity and special attention to the minimum details in each lesson. I also love phonetics and phonology and have done research into the field of language acquisition. In my lessons, a special attention is given to pronunciation and communicative real-life situations. I also adapt my lesson plans to different learning styles, as well as focusing on the difficulties Portuguese learners may encounter due to interference of their native language I'm looking forward to teaching you! Até logo!
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葡萄牙语
globe
巴西
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英语
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西班牙语
B1
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My name is Nathaly, I'm from Brazil, and I'm really passionate about language learning. Portuguese is my native language, but I also speak fluent English and I can communicate well in Spanish. In 2017, I started making Portuguese video lessons for my American friends that visited Brazil for some weeks and since then I've been assisting them with their Portuguese learning process. In the same year, while enrolled in the Academic English Program at the University of Texas at Austin, I was part of the Portuguese Language Partnership Program through which American college students of Portuguese and Brazilians could practice conversational Portuguese. I majored in English Language and its Literature at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and I'm currently working as an English teacher, besides teaching Portuguese here on Verbling. I've been teaching English for about 5 years, to all age groups, and I've received positive feedback from my students and coordinators for my creativity and special attention to the minimum details in each lesson. I also love phonetics and phonology and have done research into the field of language acquisition. In my lessons, a special attention is given to pronunciation and communicative real-life situations. I also adapt my lesson plans to different learning styles, as well as focusing on the difficulties Portuguese learners may encounter due to interference of their native language I'm looking forward to teaching you! Até logo!

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