The Portuguese Language Week 2016 (3rd to 7th May) was very eventful and we would like to share some moments here with you.
I would like to thank, first of all, Marietta Chikhladze, the Portuguese Language Center Coordinator – my partner in crime – for her hard work and great ideas.
Thank you to all the students who participated, gave ideas, who helped out, came to the events, who learned and rehearsed songs and performed at Zoestan on the 4th – without you this week would not have been nearly as fun!
Thank you to Rafael Silveira, for bringing such a breath of fresh air to the Portuguese Language Center this year: thanks to his enthusiasm and ideas, we have now a Language Club and we started singing together in Portuguese – the result was the performance at Zoestan on the 4th May. As well as for the very interesting conference on the 7th May.
Thank you to Cátia Alhandra and José Alegre of Fad’Nu, for the sung conference on the 4th and the Fado concert on the 5th – for bringing a bit of Portuguese soul & magic to Georgia! Thank you, Daniela Tomaz, for being great at your job as artistic director of the Lagos Music Academy, for recommending Fad’Nu to us and for your support even from a distance.
Thank you to Frank Anthony Miller for selecting the wines, for the presentation and overall support; to the Portuguese Honorary Consul in Georgia, Dr. Kakha Sharabidze, for the bureaucratic and financial support.
Thank you to the Brazilian Ambassador in Georgia, Dr. Cícero Martins Garcia, and the Deputy Rector of TSU, Professor Josef Salukvadze.
And thank you to Zoe Perret, from Zoestan, for receiving us once again for the Portuguese Language and CultureS Night.
Most of all, thank you to everyone who came and celebrated the Portuguese language and cultureS with us!

Vera Peixoto

[Director of the Portuguese Language Center]

For the whole album, please check the Portuguese at TSU facebook page.

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All the info on the Camões Institute Website (in Portuguese).

Scroll down till “G” for Georgia in the list of countries and you’ll find us here! One of the many – over 50! – countries around the world celebrating the Day of Portuguese Language and Cultures.



In May the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) celebrates the International Day of the Portuguese Language. Georgia obtained the status of Associate Observer of the CPLP in 2014, and this year the CPLP also commemorates its 20th Anniversary. For all of these reasons, the TSU CAMÕES – Portuguese Language Center at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University is organizing a week-long program (3rd through 7th May) with cultural activities ranging from conferences to film screenings and concerts.


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Tuesday 3rd May
18:30 – FILM SCREENING of “Aniki Bóbó” (Manoel de Oliveira, 1942) | TSU Building I, room 217

Wednesday 4th May
18:00 – SUNG CONFERENCE “History of Fado” by Cátia Alhandra and José Alegre (Fad’Nu) | Portuguese Language Centre – TSU Building II, room 203

20:30 PORTUGUESE NIGHT | Bar – Event Centre Zoestan

Thursday 5th May
17:30 – Portuguese Language Day | TSU Event Hall
* FADO CONCERT – by Fad’Nu
* Portuguese WINE TASTING introduction by Frank Anthony Miller; sponsored by the Portuguese Honorary Consul in Georgia
* Official Reception

Friday 6th May
“Museums and Cultural Heritage from two European frontiers: Georgia and Portugal” presentation by Luís Raposo (Portuguese National Museum of Archaeology) | National Museum of Georgia Auditorium

Saturday 7th May
14:00 – CONFERENCE “The influences of Tupi and African languages on Brazilian Portuguese” by Rafael Silveira (University of Jena, Germany) | Portuguese Language Centre – TSU Building II, room 203