Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. Brazil covers one half of the area of South America; and is the 2nd industrial power of the Americas and is the 8th economy of the world. 1.3 million Americans are native speakers of Portuguese.
Portuguese is spoken in Portugal and is the official language of several new African Republics. It is the 6th language of the world and the 2nd most geographic European language after English. Portuguese is the sister language and similar in culture to Spain and France. Portuguese is easy to learn for speakers who know English and for students of Spanish and French.
If you learn Portuguese, you can communicate with people from every continent, you can speak a truly global language, and you can discover the rich cultural diversity the Portuguese-speaking world has to offer, including history, music, literature, cinema, and sports.