Portuglish, Language Speed-Dating in Rio

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Forget classrooms and textbooks; a new and innovative approach to learning and improving one's grasp of Portuguese or English has arrived in Rio, presenting a fun and sociable alternative to traditional language study. ‘Portuglish’, was set up by U.S. expatriate Margaret Miller and her Brazilian partner Thiago Verdini after it became apparent that one of the main problems language learners face is not being able to get enough practice with native . . .

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