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Most Popular Cities for Portuguese courses

Rating: 4.7

(386 reviews)
Top Destinations: Lisbon (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.7

(180 reviews)
Top Destinations: Porto (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.3

(97 reviews)
Top Destinations: Faro (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.5

(66 reviews)
Top Destinations: Sao Paulo (city thumbnail)
Top Destinations: Olinda (city thumbnail)

Most Popular Language Schools for Portuguese courses

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

Rating: 4.2

| 311 reviews
CIAL Centro de Linguas
#2 CIAL Centro de Linguas
Faro, Portugal

Rating: 4.4

| 97 reviews
Portuguese Connection
#3 Portuguese Connection
Lisbon, Portugal

Rating: 4.9

| 24 reviews

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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: The two main branches of Portuguese is the Brazilian and the European dialects. In many ways these two dialects of Portuguese can be compared to the differences between British and American English with the main difference being the pronunciation and phrases. The vocabulary might differ between the dialects, but this is mainly found in less frequently used words and grammar and spelling are largely the same in both dialects. 
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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