It’s all Brazilian Portuguese to us

Led by translator and social researcher Gitanjali Patel


Students will broaden their ideas about what it means to be a linguist by drawing on their existing language skills to translate a text from Portuguese with no previous knowledge of the language. Taking for its texts a range of Brazilian films and telenovelas, this workshop naturally raises questions how we reflect a range of Brazilian cultural contexts in English, whilst maintaining the texture and feel of the language.

β€œI really enjoyed the workshop It’s all Portuguese to us!, as I could make logical connections through my knowledge of other languages and be able to translate some text written in a language I had never looked at before. That was really empowering.”
– Student, City of London School for Girls

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