Dear teachers, friends:

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you APPEUC/NAPTA (Associação de Professores de Português dos Estados Unidos e Canadá/North American Portuguese Teachers Association).  Established in 1994, APPEUC/NAPTA has been fostering the teaching of the Portuguese language and culture in our communities all over the North America.  We have promoted educational conferences, teacher training workshops, seminars, roundtable discussions, debates, forums, book presentations, summer courses for young students and many other cultural and educational activities.  We pride ourselves in working diligently to establish bridges between our Portuguese language communities (with immigrants and descendants from the eight Portuguese speaking countries in the world) and the North-American mainstream.