Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macao, Mozambique, Timor-Leste, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It is ranked sixth among the world’s languages in number of native speakers with over 200 million, and first in South America with 186 million speakers or over 51% of the population. The musical, literary and cinematic culture of Brazil is testimony to the vibrancy of the language.
In 2012, the School of Continuing Studies launched a certificate program in Brazilian Portuguese with Camões, I.P., at the Centro de Língua Portuguesa Camões – Toronto. “Portuguese for Beginners”, the first level of the certificate program, is at the School. Subsequent levels are at the Centro, also in central Toronto.
The Centro de Língua Portuguesa Camões – Toronto also offers European Portuguese lessons on six levels, and Portuguese for business, as well as a variety of cultural activities. See the Centro’s website for details:
SCS 1973 Introduction: Applied Translation Theory – Portuguese (Online)
SCS 1490 Translation – Portuguese: Level I (Online)
SCS 1491 Translation – Portuguese: Level II (Online)
SCS 1492 Translation – Portuguese: Level III (Online)
SCS 2396 Life As A Translator
SCS 2404 Brazilian Portuguese for Beginners, Part I
SCS 2826 Brazilian Portuguese for Beginners, Part II
SCS 0643 Private Instruction in Languages
SCS 2551 Semi-Private Instruction in Languages
SCS 1797 Preparation for Graduate Reading Exam: Languages