Portuguese is a language of world importance, spoken in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific. The Australian National University is a leader in teaching languages and maintaining access to language learning for Australians, and the School of Language Studies at ANU is proud to offer Portuguese. This wonderful opportunity has been made by possible by the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil. An endowment has been established with seed funding from an anonymous donor. Our aim is to reach $1million, which would support a half-time lectureship.