An immigrant publishes a e book to assist youngsters from Portuguese-speaking households in Luxembourg

The e book “About Papagaio Imigrante” by Cíntia Ertel was created to assist the kids of descendants of immigrants from the Commonwealth of Portuguese-Talking International locations to realize better studying success.

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10/25/2021

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The e book “About Papagaio Imigrante” by Cíntia Ertel was created to assist the kids of descendants of immigrants from the Commonwealth of Portuguese-Talking International locations to realize better studying success.

Cíntia Ertel, a Brazilian immigrant who has lived in Luxembourg since 2012, has printed a youngsters’s e book this month to assist youngsters from Portuguese-speaking households succeed in school within the nation.

The e book “About Papagaio Imigrante” was created to assist youngsters of Portuguese-speaking Neighborhood (CPLP) origin to realize better educational success by with the ability to study German “in a extra enjoyable manner”, which is the language they study from studying to writing. defined to Lusie Cíntia Ertel.


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The writer obtained a doctorate from the College of Luxembourg within the subject of Instructional Psychology of Immigrant Kids, and extra particularly on the language difficulties of Portuguese youngsters in Luxembourg schooling.

For 4 years he had direct contact with these youngsters, descendants of the Portuguese, Brazilians and Cape Verdean individuals, and realized that the language was tough as a result of it was the third language they discovered, Portuguese was identified, Luxembourgish was on a regular basis language, and German . and since the kids didn’t “observe the language with their households”.

The book has illustrations by the Brazilian Agnes Antonello

The e book has illustrations by the Brazilian Agnes Antonello

Photograph: DR

After finishing his doctorate, he went to work for a ‘maison relais’ (ATL) and located that Portuguese youngsters, general, have been more and more discouraged from faculty. The writer informed Lusa that she had all the time written, however the pandemic prompted her to start out a “bilingual e book” challenge. The e book can also be accessible in Portugal and has its personal web site.

The plot of the e book relies on a parrot who leaves Brazil along with his girlfriend Ara as a result of dissatisfaction he feels on this nation. Based on the writer, this can be a critique of the present scenario in her house nation, from deforestation to cost inflation.

Based on the info of the Luxembourg statistical institute, Statec, in January 2021, 94,335 Portuguese, 2,604 Brazilians, 2,557 Cape Verde residents, 394 Guineans, 62 Angola, 30 São Tomé and 05 Mozambians formally stay in Luxembourg.


Though he was born in Luxembourg, my son all the time says “I’m Brazilian and German” and by no means “I’m Luxembourgish”. However whereas we’re in Brazil, he asks us to return again to Luxembourg. I’ve lived right here for six years, however nonetheless really feel like an immigrant. Why cannot I name Luxembourg “my house”?


About 5,319 Brazilians have already acquired Luxembourg nationality as a result of they’re the descendants of Luxembourg immigrants in Brazil.

Cíntia Ertel defined to Lusa that there was a second wave of Brazilian immigration in Luxembourg. The primary have been individuals who left Brazil for Portugal, and later for Luxembourg. The second wave is for Brazilians going on to the Grand Duchy.

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