Portuguese Courses


Most Popular Countries for Portuguese courses

Most Popular Language Schools for Portuguese courses

CIAL Centro de Linguas
#1 CIAL Centro de Linguas
Lisbon, Portugal

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 300 reviews
Fast Forward Institute
#2 Fast Forward Institute
Porto, Portugal

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 104 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas
#3 CIAL Centro de Linguas
Faro, Portugal

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 82 reviews

Key facts about Portuguese

Origin of Portuguese: Portuguese is an Ibero-Romance language derived from the Vulgar Latin spoken in the Roman Empire. It can be traced back to medieval times and the Kingdom of Galicia and the County of Portugal, and is one of the largest Romance languages today in terms of number of speakers, second only to Spanish. 

Regional differences: Differences in language among regions

Language family: Indo-European

Native speakers: 223 million worldwide: Brazil (180 million), Angola (18 million), Portugal (10 million), Mozambique (2 million), France (1 million).

Major dialects: Brazilian (Brazil), European (Portugal), Angolan (Angola), Caipira (rural areas in the state of São Paulo and neighboring areas), Mozambican (Mozambique).

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