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Reflections on Teaching in Portuguese in East Timor

Categories: East Asia, Timor-Leste, Education, International Relations, Language

Valdir Lamim-Guedes, a Brazilian biologist, who blogs at Na Raiz [1] [pt], shared [2] an article he published together with Carlos Junior Gontijo-Rosa on the Global Education Magazine [3] about their experience as visiting professors at the National University of Timor-Leste in 2012, focusing on the challenges of teaching in Portuguese. Despite being one of the official languages [4], the majority of the population doesn't speak it.