Brazilian Portuguese

ambiAMBI (Associação das Famílias Brasileiras na Irlanda) is a community group founded in 2010, aiming to support Brazilian citizens living in Ireland, disseminate Brazilian cultural heritage and strength the relationship between Ireland and Brazil.

AMBI’s activities are focused on:

1- Integrating the Brazilian community in Ireland.
2- Promoting the Portuguese language within the multicultural context, its connection with identity and culture itself, using the concept of Heritage Language.
3- Disseminating the Brazilian culture and arts in its multiple dimensions.

We deliver a range of services such as: Portuguese as Heritage Language classes for children, support to families in situation of vulnerability, social events, intergenerational and intercultural activities through the project “Brazil Clowning Project”, workshops in Brazilian Culture themes in schools and information sessions for Brazilians arriving in Ireland.

AMBI works in partnership with Dublin City Council, the Brazilian Embassy in Ireland, the Department of Justice, Cairde and the Immigrant Council of Ireland.


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Helga Rohlfs –
Marina Minussi –
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The POLH (Portuguese as a heritage language) classes aims at expanding vocabulary and consolidating the Portuguese language through the culture. In the classes, children have fun and practice Portuguese through music, arts and games typical of our country. POLH classes are for children from two and a half years old. 

Classes take place on Saturdays 9:30-11:30am, at St. Mary’s College in Rathmines. 

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