Welcome to the University of Alabama CLC Portuguese Class!

About Portuguese Language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Romance language and the sole official language of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; and in Malacca in Malaysia.

Portuguese is a part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia. With approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers and 260 million total speakers, Portuguese is usually listed as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers, and a major language of the Southern Hemisphere. It is also the most spoken language in South America and the second-most spoken in Latin America after Spanish, and is an official language of the European Union, Mercosul, OAS, ECOWAS and the African Union.

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Ao homem amado a fortuna lhe dá a mão.

Fortune favors the bold.

Portuguese Lessons and Videos

Greetings
Learn how to greet others in Portuguese
Self-Introduction
Learn from our staff how to introduce yourself in Portuguese
More Videos
Check out more of our Portuguese language videos

Useful Resources

Essentials-learn Portuguese provides you useful phrases with pronunciation help.

Learning Portuguese with Rafa contains many free Portuguese lessons.

Need a little bit help with grammar and vocabulary. Check learning Portuguese. 

Everything you want to know about Brazilian culture is here. Check Brazil.