Portuguese language will be taught in 32 countries

Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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The government plan set a goal for the next school year, a plan to expand the teaching of the Portuguese language.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, wants the Portuguese language to be integrated into the curriculum of 32 countries, in a project of expansion and consolidation of the Portuguese language.

According to Luis Faro Ramos, president of the Camões Institute, Algeria and Turkey are two countries in which a pilot project is under way to teach Portuguese in secondary education. He also said that other countries are being considered. "Cuba has also expressed interest in having the Portuguese language as an option in its public curriculum, since last year we have Venezuela and we have also spoken with Colombia. These are projects being studied", he assumed.

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