Welcome! Bem Vindos!
Welcome to the website of the Silicon Valley Portuguese Portuguese Education and Culture Foundation. We are so happy that you are visiting.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We, the Silicon Valley Portuguese Education & Culture Foundation, are dedicated to supporting the
Teaching of the Portuguese language at San Jose State University,
scholarships to students taking Portuguese language courses,
Sponsoring cultural activities to support the language and culture acquisition of students and the community in general.
We Need Your Help!
Spring 2021 Portuguese courses are in danger of being canceled.
We need to raise $6000 to continue courses. SJSU does not
provide enough funds to continue all courses.
Can you donate $50 to help students continue their Portuguese studies? Any amount will help!
SILICON VALLEY PORTUGUESE EDUCATION & CULTURE FOUNDATION
1115 East Santa Clara Street, Suite 7
San Jose CA 95116
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation. Donations are fully tax deductible.
1) Portuguese is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, with more than 250 million speakers. It is the most spoken language in the southern hemisphere.
2) Portuguese is the official language Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé e Príncipe and is also widely spoken in Chinese Macau and Indian Goa.
International House, SJSU
Why learn Portuguese?
Courses for obtaining the Portuguese Minor at SJSU
PORT 001A. Elementary Portuguese
PORT 001B. Elementary Portuguese
PORT 020A. Intermediate Portuguese
PORT 020B. Intermediate Portuguese
PORT 101A. Advanced Portuguese
PORT 101B. Advanced Portuguese
PORT 102A. Special Topics in Lusophone Cultures
PORT 102B. Brazilian Culture
Students also have an option to continue to obtain
a special BS in Portuguese Studies.
Where is Portuguese spoken?
Board of Directors
Steven Mattos, Chairman
Jose Resendes, VP
Emanuel O Sousa, Secretary
Yvette Sousa, Treasurer
Francisco Lomelino Alves
Dr. Manuel Bettencourt
Right; Monument to the Discoveries overlooking the Tagus River in Lisbon. Celebrating the Golden Age of Portuguese expansion globally.