About us – TSU Camões

A Portuguese Language Center opened at TSU (Tbilisi State University) in September 2013 – an initiative of TSU and the Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language, for the promotion of Portuguese language and culture abroad.

In this blog we share information about courses, cultural activities and news from the Portuguese speaking world.

You can also find us on Facebook or on the TSU website

For further details, please contact: vera.peixoto@tsu.ge

TSU Camões TEAM:

Vera Peixoto – director

Marietta Chikhladze – coordinator

Where to find us: TSU Building 2, room 203

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DID YOU KNOW…?

* The Portuguese language is at least 800 years old.

On the 27th June 2014, the 800 year-anniversary of the Portuguese language is symbolically celebrated, as it is the date of its oldest written document: the testament of the third king of Portugal, D. Afonso II (1214).

* Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world & the official language in 9 countries.

With more than 250 million speakers, Portuguese is not only the 6th most spoken language in the world, but also the 3rd most spoken European language – after English and Spanish –, the 5th most used language on the Internet and the most spoken language in the southern hemisphere. Spreading through four continents, Portuguese is an official language in Europe (Portugal), America (Brazil), Africa (Mozambique, Angola, S. Tomé & Príncipe, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau) and Asia (East Timor and Macau). A Portuguese-speaker is called a Lusophone.

* Georgia is an associate observer of the Portuguese Speaking Community.

The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) was created in 1996, with Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, S. Tomé & Príncipe, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and East Timor. Georgia gained the Associate Observer status of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) in 2014, in order to strengthen cultural ties and foster joint enterprises.

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