"Why study Portuguese?Today more than ever before, language skills and cultural knowledge are essential for success and satisfaction in a wide range of careers. Brazil....will host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
"Nowadays the overwhelming majority of Brazilians speak Portuguese as their mother tongue, with the exception of small communities of descendants of European and Japanese immigrants - mostly in the South and Southeast - and Amerindian villages, who make up for an extremely minor part of the population. However, even in those cases, the populations use Portuguese frequently as a means of communication with other people and to understand TV and radio programs, for example". (Marisa Edwards, 2010)