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GCSE Portuguese

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The Subject

Spoken by about 230 million people, Portuguese is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world.
It is one of the official languages of the European Union as well as other international organisations such as: African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, Mercosul, the Organisation of American States, the Organisation of Ibero-American States, and the Union of South American Nations.

It will be really useful when looking for an international career.

Learning Portuguese will help you to gain access to a whole new range of countries spread over 4 continents. It has remarkable literature (Jose Saramago, Fernando Pessoa, Jorge Amado, Paulo Coelho, Jose Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto) music (Fado, Brasilian music) gastronomy, places to visit and relax, and warm and welcoming people.  Across Europe there is a large community of Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants in countries such as Luxemburg, Switzerland, France and England. In Africa: Angola (one of the faster growing economies in the world), Moçambique, Guiné-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe.  In Asia: East Timor, Macau, Goa. In the Americas: Brazil is one of the largest economies in the world. There is a large community of Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants in the United States. In many areas of the US Portuguese is commonly spoken.

The Course

The Portuguese GCSE will be perfect for those who aim to master a new language, either to be used on holidays or on a working visit to a Portuguese speaking country.

After the course you should be able to:

  • Articulate experiences and express your thoughts and feelings;
  • Organise and present facts, ideas and opinions;
  • Understand and use a wide range of appropriate vocabulary. This will definitely help you to start a conversation and communicate regarding a vast range of daily topics.

It will be taught by a native speaker which will allow you to learn and experience many Portuguese cultural habits and all with some glimpses of Portuguese’ 9 centuries of history.

Boards: CIE and EDEXCEL

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