O Homem que Falava com as Flores – Lançamento

11080954_913512768711234_6098979278516172726_nManuel Carvalho: um escritor de Montreal em Toronto.
Lançamento do livro “O Homem que Falava com as Flores” e exposição de pintura por Maria João Sousa
Casa do Alentejo
sábado, 11 de abril
Entrada livre


20 palavras semanticamente diferentes em Portugal e no Brasil


safe_image1. Acostamento (no Brasil) – berma (em Portugal)
2. Apontador (no Brasil) – afia-lápis (em Portugal)
3. Aposentadoria (no Brasil) – Reforma/pensão (em Portugal)
4. Bombeiro (no Brasil) – canalizador (em Portugal)
5. Bonde (no Brasil) – eléctrico (em Portugal)
6. Bunda (no Brasil) – rabo (em Portugal)
7. Camiseta (no Brasil) – camisola (em Portugal)
8. Cavanhaque (no Brasil) – pêra (em Portugal)
9. Descarga (no Brasil) – autoclismo (em Portugal)
10. Esparadrapo (no Brasil) – adesivo (em Portugal)
11. Estepe (no Brasil) – pneu sobresselente (em Portugal)
12. Fila (no Brasil) – bicha (em Portugal)
13. Goleiro (no Brasil) – guarda-redes (em Portugal)
14. Grampeador (no Brasil) – agrafador (em Portugal)
15. Ônibus (no Brasil) – autocarro (em Portugal)
16. Parada (no Brasil) – paragem (em Portugal)
17. Privada (no Brasil) – retrete (em Portugal)
18. Sorvete (no Brasil) – gelado (em Portugal)
19. Terno (no Brasil) – fato (em Portugal)
20. Trem (no Brasil) – comboio (em Portugal)

UMinho: 25th Summer PLE Course




The registrations are now open for the 25th Summer PLE Course at BabeliUM – Language Centre, which will run from July 1st to July 24th. The course has 72 hours of classes and various cultural activities, such as field trips or discussion groups. The course comprises three different levels (A1/A2, B1/B1+ and B2/B2+) and the students will acquire not only language skills, but also cultural ones.

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Spring Courses

European Portuguese


Beginners – Class A  –  April 24th        

Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. 

Module 2 – 36 hours

Beginners – Class B –  April 7th

Tuesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. 

Module 2 – 36 hours

Elementary – Class A – April 16th     

Thursdays, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Module 2 – 36 hours

Elementary – Class B – April 2nd         

Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m.

Module 2 – 36 hours

Intermediate Conversational – April 20th       

Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Portuguese Culture – 18 hours

Brazilian Portuguese

Intermediate Conversational – April 7     

Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

24 hours

Elementary  – May 4

Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m.

24 hours

CALL FOR PAPERS – IV International Conference

September 11-13, 2015 – University of Toronto, Canada





The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto organizes the IV International Conference on “The voice of grandparents: identity, memory, and cultural patrimony” which will take place on September 11, 12 and 13, 2015, at the ROBARTS library, located at 130 St. George Street, on the University campus.

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2015 Rainbow Caterpillar Multilingual Kid Lit Award

Attention: parents, schools and teachers! Consult the regulations and inspire your students or children to participate. The Portuguese language must be present in this competition!



NeMLA – 46th Annual Convention


NeMLA’s  (Northeast Modern Language Association) annual convention is an opportunity for scholars across the range of modern languages and literatures to gather for four days of intensive scholarly inquiry and discovery. The 2015 convention will be held from April 30-May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario.




European Book Club


Axolotl Roadkill

by Helene Hegemann

Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street





Please register by email

Copies of the book can be ordered online or ask at your local bookstore. We also carry English and German copies of “Axolotl Roadkill” in our library.