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This page will provide you with information about extracurriculars;  resources for learning Portuguese, give you links to newspapers and magazines in Portuguese language as well as introduce some general information about Portuguese speaking countries.

 

There are several ways you can get involved in Portuguese beyond the classroom. You can participate in a end-of- term dinner; come to a Portuguese film screening during LLCU International Film night participate in many events organized by the Queen’s International Student Centre or get acquainted with Kingston’s vibrant Portuguese community.

Course dinner

Being a university student in Portugal, you would most certainly be invited to participate in a class or course dinner. This is an event which allows people within a certain group to socialize outside of the otherwise formal school or class setting, having conversations, interacting and sharing experiences, while having a meal and drink at a cheaper group price.

In trying to create such a tradition at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) of Queen’s University, past and present students of Beginning Portuguese have socialized and shared wonderful Portuguese meals at Minos Takeout and Dining or at the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Kingston.

Course dinner – Fall 2020

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Course dinner Winter 2021

We had an online videocall for a virtual course dinner in which current and previous students of the Beginning Portuguese course were sent the recipes to cook a menu of authentic Portuguese food.

Appetizers: Melon with prosciutto (melão com presunto); soup: Portuguese green broth soup (caldo verde): entrée: stewed chicken (frango guisado) with cooked white rice (arroz branco seco); dessert: cantaloupe with Port wine (meloa com vinho do Porto).

        

Course dinner- Fall 2019

With the presence of the Head of Department, Dr. Donato Santeramo, members of the Committee of Portuguese Language and Culture at Queen's University, current and former students of the Beginning Portuguese Language and Culture course and some guests.

“costela em vinho tinto” (ribs cooked in red wine), chouriço à bombeiro (flame grilled chouriço sausage), “azeitonas em azeite e alho” olives in olive oil and garlic; “canja de galinha” Portuguese chicken broth soup; “bacalhau à Zé do Pipo” codfish with mashed potatoes and mayonnaise; “rabanadas com molho de frutos secos” (French toast with a special Port wine and nuts sauce), and chestnuts; coffee/espresso

Set Up Table  Food with fire coming off of it Chicken Broth Soup  Pan of food  Food on a table  People lined up to get food Basket filled with food  

Course dinner- Winter 2019

With the presence of members of the Committee of Portuguese Language and Culture at Queen's University, and current and former students of the Beginning Portuguese Language and Culture course.

“moelas” (stewed gizzards), "caldo verde" (Portuguese green soup), “francesinha” (sandwich with varied meat, melted cheese and beer sauce, also served with french fries), “pudim de café" (coffee pudding) and expresso coffee

Francesinha on plates       Pot and ladle with food   Pot and ladle with food

Course dinner- Fall 2018

With the presence of members of the Committee of Portuguese Language and Culture at Queen's University, and current and former students of the Beginning Portuguese Language and Culture course.

“cogumelos com molho de alho” (mushrooms with garlic sauce),  “caldo verde" (Portuguese green soup), “arroz  de pato” (duck rice), “pastel de natas” (custard pie), roasted chestnuts and espresso coffee.

cogumelos com molho de alhoPeople sitting at a long dinner table     People sitting at a long dinner table  Food in metal container   Students eating dinner   Students eating dinner

Course dinner- Winter 2018

With the presence of the Head of Department, Dr. David Pugh, Dr. Donato Santeramo, members of the Committee of Portuguese Language and Culture at Queen's University, and current and former students of the Beginning Portuguese Language and Culture course.

“Chouriço assado com aguardente” (Portuguese sausage flame-broiled on moonshine),  “caldo verde" (Portuguese green soup), “Borrego assado no forno” (oven-roasted lamb), “musse de chocolate” (chocolate mousse), and espresso coffee.

Students eating dinner   Students eating dinner     Food in a big bowl   

 musse de chocolate

Course Dinner- Fall 2017

with the presence of members of the Committee of Portuguese Language and Culture at Queen's University, and current and former students of the Beginning Portuguese Language and Culture course.
“Caldo Verde" (Portuguese green soup), “Arroz de Marisco” (Seafood Rice), and “castanhas assadas” (roasted chestnuts)

Students gathered for dinner   A big plate of food     People gathered at a long dinner table People gathered at a long dinner table

Course Dinner- Winter 2017

with the presence of the Department Head, Dr. Donato Santeramo, members of the Committee of Portuguese Language and Culture at Queen's University, and students from the Beginning Portuguese course.
"Caldo Verde" (Portuguese green soup) and Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Alentejo Pork Meat with Clams)

Faculty eating dinnerStudents eating dinner

Course Dinner – Fall 2016

with the presence of the Committee of Portuguese Language and Culture at Queen’s University
“Caldo Verde” (Portuguese green soup), “Bacalhau com natas” (codfish with cream) and chestnuts

   Students eating dinner          Students eating dinner       

Course Dinner – Spring 2016

“Caldo Verde” (Portuguese green soup), “Feijoada à Transmontana” (bean stew with pork)

Feijoada à Transmontana

Course Dinner – Fall 2015

“Caldo Verde” (Portuguese green soup) and “Bacalhau à Brás” (cod à la Brás)

Students gathered at dinner table

Portuguese Film Night

Films in Portuguese (with English subtitles) are shown throughout the academic year as part of the LLCU International Film Night. These screenings are open to all students and Kingston public

Announcements regarding the film titles and exact times will be made at the beginning of each term. You can also check our news section for the most updated event information.

Queen's International Student Centre

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is an international education support service for students, faculty and staff at Queen’s. Through its activities the Centre promotes an internationally informed and cross culturally sensitive university community.

QUIC programs and services support

  • the academic and personal development of international students, other international members of the Queen’s community, and their families;
  • the academic and personal development of Queen’s students, staff and faculty interested in Education Abroad; and
  • the internationalization of the campus by working with university departments, offices, groups and individuals to enhance and diversify the international learning environment at Queen’s through educational and training activities.

QUIC offers many cultural events and get-together for students, as well as the opportunity to volunteer to support international students with improving their English as they integrate into Queen’s life.  It is a fruitful way to meet other students from other countries, to help and to learn from one another.


 Check QUIC Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information.

Kingston community

Kingston has a vibrant and thriving Portuguese community.

Portuguese Cultural Centre is a cultural heritage group that provides social and cultural activities for the Portuguese community, organizes three soccer teams and participates in Folklore events.

 

Related links

Learning Portuguese
Portuguese Tutorial Basic Phrases, Vocabulary and Grammar from Free Language Tutorials
This tutorial is for Brazilian Portuguese, so if you can speak Portuguese from Portugal, you may notice many differences, but don't worry! We can all understand each other.

 
Easy Portuguese

The website includes the alphabet, phrases in Portuguese and Brazilian with audio files

Learning Portuguese

The website is maintained by a student of Portuguese in the UK. Those who are also students may find learning on this website easier than a more textbook" kind of study. Written in a conversational tone, the 30-plus lessons in grammar are easy to understand and are generally aimed at European and African Portuguese

Reverso Reverso offers you the best tool for learning English, the Portuguese English dictionary containing commonly used words and expressions, along with thousands of Portuguese entries and their English translation, added in the dictionary by our users.
Portuguese dictionary Portuguese dictionary offers word to word translation, as well as other resources for translating and learning Portuguese

General
The International Portuguese Language Institute The International Portuguese Language Institute is an institute supporting the spread and popularity of the Portuguese language in the world. The Institute's headquarters is located in Praia, Cape Verde
Community of Portuguese Language Countries The Community of Portuguese Language Countries is the intergovernmental organization for friendship among lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) nations, where Portuguese is an official language.
Culture of Portugal Culture of Portugal from Countries and their Cultures
Portugal from Encyclopedia Britannica Quickly and easily explore key people, places, and topics associated with Portugal via the world-renowned Encyclopædia Britannica.
Brazil from Encyclopedia Britannica Quickly and easily explore key people, places, and topics associated with Brazil via the world-renowned Encyclopædia Britannica
Brazil from National Geographic Includes Brazil guide, facts and maps.

Newspapers
Correio da Manhã Correio da Manhã is a major daily Portuguese newspaper (tabloid) published in Lisbon, Portugal. It is regarded as the most read general newspaper in the country
Diário de Notícias Diário de Notícias is a Portuguese daily newspaper, founded in Lisbon, on December 29, 1864 by Tomás Quintino Antunes and Eduardo Coelho. It gradually became one of the best known Portuguese newspapers.
The Portugal News The Portugal News is a national weekly newspaper in English for Portugal. Established in 1977, The Portugal News is the longest established English-language newspaper still in publication in Portugal. It is politically neutral and carries current comment on the latest political developments each week
Brasil em Folhas

The Journal Sheets Brazil is a publication that was founded on February 26, 2008. With daily publication, its themes focus on the everyday life of Brazilian cities and their inhabitants. Its key features irreverence, good humor and exclusive stories.

The Correio Braziliense The Correio Braziliense (Brazilian Mail) is a newspaper in Brazil, founded April 21, 1960 by Assis Chateaubriand.The name came from the historical or Post Braziliense Warehouse Literature, published in London from 1808 by Hipólito José da Costa.
Jornal do Brasil Jornal do Brasil, widely known as JB, is a daily newspaper published by Editora JB in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was founded in 1891 and is the third oldest existent Brazilian paper