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Guide to Living and Teaching English in Brazil

June 25, 2013

Language

Well known as the only South American country not to have Spanish as its official language, Brazil is actually home to an estimated 210 languages, of which about 180 are indigenous. But Portuguese is spoken by about 99% of the population and despite the size of the country the language is spoken very uniformly. English is the most widely used second language among the educated population, but the role of Spanish in facilitating international exchange with the rest of Latin America means a lesser motivation to learn English.



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