[www.inewsguyana] – Guyana has now become the first country that will have Portuguese taught in secondary schools.
At present, French and Spanish are being taught in schools; however government felt that it was necessary to introduce this language given the close relations and increased movement of people between Guyana and Brazil.
With this move, Guyana has now become the first country in the Caribbean that has added Portuguese on its list of foreign languages.
The curriculum will be introduced to five schools initially, and will be taken to more schools in the future. Discussions are also underway to have it included at CSEC.
Modern Languages Teacher Candida Williams said with the major problem being the availability of materials, it took government over five months to get this curriculum completed.