Portuguese Language for Education and Economic Development in Africa
Aria John Saleh
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The thrust of this study is to examine the nexus between Portuguese Language for Higher Education and Economic Development in Africa. The study attempts to identify the number of Portuguese speaking countries in Africa. The study also identifies the language family of the Portuguese language as well as the percentage of Portuguese speakers in each region. Consequently, Africa must operate first in African languages. However, rooms must also be made for learning major world languages as foreign languages are intended to facilitate communication with the outside world but not for communication within. Hence, the Portuguese government should liaise with respective countries globally for the purpose of inculcating the language in their language curriculum at the tertiary level of education.