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7th most spoken language in world (250 million speakers)
Recently declared a critical language by U.S. government
Most widely spoken language in South America
3rd most widely spoken language in the LDS Church with 30 Portuguese-speaking missions worldwide
Official language of 8 countries
Rapidly expanding economy in Brazil which currently ranks 6th in the world
Portuguese speakers understand Spanish and easily acquire it as a third language
Spanish speakers excel in learning Portuguese
Utah has a large Portuguese-speaking community

Utah Portuguese Dual Language Immersion Brochure 2014

WHY PORTUGUESE?  Watch this video to find out more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcZ2kDh7TSA