A Portuguese performance is opening this year’s South Caucasus Contemporary Dance & Experimental Art Festival in Tbilisi on the 12th June: TERRA CHÃ/FLATLAND by the Dance Company is CDCE – Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Évora.
This initiative has the support of the Camões Institute/Instituto Camões through the Portuguese Language Center at TSU.
Portuguese language students, to reserve your free tickets, send an e-mail to Vera.Peixoto@tsu.ge

News in Portuguese (Instituto Camões website).

News in Georgian (video from Georgian Television, Rustavi 2)


Check the full program and details below:



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

Clube da Língua Portuguesa | Portuguese Langauge Club FIRST MEETING

First meeting 21.03.2016 at Kiwi-Café, Tbilisi
Thank you, Rafael Jena, for the iniciative! And thank you to everyone who participated! Obrigada!


Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232265390456255/


We are very happy to announce that the LIBRARY at the Portuguese Language Center is officially OPEN! Come visit us and borrow books!

In our library you will find over 300 books, CD and DVD, both in Portuguese and English, written by and over authors from Portuguese speaking countries. There is material about art, literature, didactic, music, grammar, history, etc.

For further details, please visit our TSU webpage/library: there you can download our catalog, see how it is organized, learn how to search books, and find out more about procedures and rules.

Opening Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 to 14:00

Portuguese Language Centre: TSU Building II, room 203

The books in our library have been sponsored by the Camões I.P./Portuguese Government or offered by the Brazilian Embassy in Tbilisi (in the case of Brazilian authors).

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[illustration by Bernardo Carvalho]

Georgia and Portugal: Friends on the Frontiers of Europe [conference]

On Friday the 11th December, at 15:00, Frank Miller presented a conference at the TSU Camões – Portuguese Language Center (TSU building II room 203) on the connections between Georgia and Portugal.

“While Georgia and Portugal might not seem to have much in common on the surface, there are more similarities than one would expect – including linguistic diversity. This presentation will have two parts. The first part will explore the more subtle commonalities between the two countries. The second will take advantage of the fact that there is linguistic variation in both Georgian and Portuguese to segue into a brief exposé on the various Portuguese dialects and accents.”

Frank Miller studied at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and holds a B.A. in Portuguese and Linguistics and an M.S. in Linguistics. Frank has also lived in Lisbon, Portugal, and Tbilisi, Georgia, where he dedicated himself to the study of the local languages. Frank now works as a professional translator and interpreter and is a teacher of English as a foreign language with Teach and Learn with Georgia in Kazreti, Georgia.


This event is part of a second edition of the series of Conferences/Workshops in English titled “Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for Beginners”, taking place throughout the present academic year at the Portuguese Language Center at TSU and is open to anyone who wishes to know a bit more about Portugal and Brazil’s traditions, music, literature, society, cultural heritage, etc..

To keep updated on the various conferences/workshops to come, check the Portuguese at TSU facebook page regularly. If you wish to secure your place or want to learn more, send an e-mail to vera.peixoto@tsu.ge


Dear all,

We are very pleased to announce that the Portuguese group Suest’ Arte will participate in the EU Week of Culture with concerts in Tbilisi (4th November, Wed) and Poti (6th November, Fri)

The program is build around Intangible cultural heritage from the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea, mainly Argentinian tango, Portuguese and Georgian traditional music.

Gonçalo Pescada (accordion)
Joana Godinho (voice)
Daniela Tomaz (axabeba/recorder/adufe/cajon/artistic director)
Jorge Salgado (modern flute / dancer)

Tekla Gogrichiani

This event was co-organized by the EU Delegation in Georgia, the TSU-CAMÕES: Portuguese Language Center at Tbilisi State University, the Lagos Music Academy and the Regional Direction of Culture of Algarve.


Don’t miss it!

For more details, check: www.euculture.ge

Opening of EAST IBERIA – Photography exhibition by Portuguese artist Sergio Rolando at Europe House (17-27.9.15)

17 September 2015 at Europe House Georgia


“East Iberia, indefinable border of a long-gone kingdom and of Europe, a continent that gradually dissipates as it enters the Caucasus. From another European periphery, West Iberia, comes a contemporary visual essay that reflects on the notions of frontier and becoming, documenting Tbilisi and its surroundings. A representation made of universal elements, it offers an on-look into a place as it reinvents itself, forging its new identity. Observing spaces in a specific moment in time, it seeks to translate a dialog with past and future.”

Sergio Rolando, 1978. Sergio lives in Porto, Portugal, where he works as a photographer. He holds a Master Degree in Documental Photography and Cinema. He exhibits on a regular basis and has a great deal of published work.


This event is organized by the Portuguese Language Center at TSU and sponsored by Camões – Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/459692487551604/
In the Camões Institute website (in Portuguese): http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/lingua-e-cultura/sergio-rolando-em-tbilisi