Speaking Portuguese, a job requirement

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Speaking Portuguese, a job requirement

Cracking the job market these days is not always easy.

In Brazil, being a foreigner might count against you when seeking to gain employment.

This is because of the simple fact that many foreigners do not speak Portuguese.

“As in any country speaking the local language is crucial. We believe that in Brazil this is possibly even more important because most Brazilians don’t speak English. The upper social classes do speak English but the majority simply doesn’t. This means that for any job in Brazil you need to speak at least intermediate Portuguese to be able to communicate and be functional in most jobs,” said Bart Bijen, founder of Caminhos Language Centre.

Being able to speak Portuguese means that one will be able to integrate into the culture much more easily.

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