The official language of Portugal, Brazil, and several African countries including Angola and Mozambique, Portuguese has more than 240 million speakers around the world. More than one-third of Latin America speaks Portuguese, making it the most widely spoken language in the region. For this reason, at the YMCA International Language School, we have decided to focus on Brazilian Portuguese.
A truly emerging country, today Brazil is the world’s sixth economic power. The future host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics, Brazil is certain to be the centre of international attention for many years to come.
Brazil is recognized worldwide for its music, dance, and its legendary fondness for revelry, which culminates every year in the many carnivals around the country.