It’s easier to make friends and function in a country if you are fluent in their language and shows respect to your new country. It will open a big part of the world to the children.

Naomi from Alentejo

EDITOR, Well done Portugal. I actually learnt Portuguese because back in 1989 nobody understood me when I travelled around. It was a great experience soaking up the country and language. I made some friends mainly through ham radio. I only wish Portuguese were taught in English schools as I find it more colourful and interesting than Spanish or French. My daughter learnt Spanish and we are always looking at the differences being very close languages

Bob Battersby, UK