Why study Portuguese?
Portuguese is the official language of Portugal and Brazil: while East Timor and Macau recognise Portuguese as a co-official language. Two hundred sixty-one million people speak Portuguese in 5 continents, and by 2050 there will be 380 million, one of the world’s fastest-growing languages.
A Portuguese-speaking ability offers opportunities in almost every sphere of activity such as: Diplomatic Services, International Relations, Journalism, Professional Translation, Education (Teaching), and Arts.
And combines well with the disciplines of: Political Science, International Relations, Media Studies, Translation and Interpretation, Drama, and Music.
Moreover, the demand for Portuguese teaching and translating in the South African Development Community (SADC) and West African states increases. In addition to this, Portuguese is the working language of numerous international organisations worldwide, such as the African Union (AU), the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).