April 15, 2013
The American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese has awarded UF’s Center for Latin America Studies the 2013 Prize for University-level teaching of Portuguese. The Prizes will be awarded at the Brazilian International Press Awards Gala in Ft. Lauderdale on May 3, 2013.
Portuguese was first taught on the UF campus in 1914. In addition to classes on campus, UF students can also study Portuguese in Brazil as part of the UF Study Abroad Program in Rio de Janeiro.
The American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese (AOTP) is a nonprofit organization created by Florida teachers to enhance and promote the teaching of Portuguese, guide teachers in the process to obtain certification to teach in the United States and provide professional development. It’s mission is to promote the teaching of Portuguese in the United States, AOTP wishes to facilitate the articulation between Brazilian and American authorities to plan and implement Portuguese Language courses in public schools.
The AOTP/BIPA press release can be found here; for additional information please contact Dr. Mary Risner.