Why learn Portuguese?
Only five languages have more native speakers than Portuguese at 223 million. The vast majority of Portuguese speakers live in Brazil – the world’s eighth largest economy. It is an official language in nine countries, including Angola and Mozambique, as well as in the Chinese autonomous territory of Macau.
It’s easy to learn
Portuguese is a relatively easy language to learn for English speakers, although the pronunciation can be challenging. It tends to be studied less frequently in English language countries than Europe’s other major languages, increasing its value to employers.
Fast growing economy
Brazil was the world’s eighth largest economy in 2017 according to the International Monetary Fund. Along with Russia, India and China, Brazil is one of the BRIC economies that most economists agree will drive global economic growth in the coming decades.