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Portuguese Language Programs

Community Based:

Escola Portuguesa Novos Horizontes
Ontario, Canada

Escola Portuguesa Novos Horizontes is a community-centered school in Toronto, Canada, for students in elementary, middle, and high school. The program concentrates on developing literary skills for students who are heritage speakers of Portuguese. About 80 to 100 students attend the school on Saturdays. In addition to an interactive learning environment that helps foster student awareness of culture and identity, the program helps prepare students for the Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira (CAPLE) examination for certification in Portuguese proficiency.

Higher Education:

University of California – Fullerton
Turlock, CA

The program offers Portuguese as a heritage language in support of the large Portuguese immigrant population close to the university. This allows students to study in close proximity with the heritage language community and pursue a minor in the Portuguese language.

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