When I first began learning Portuguese, it seemed odd to many people because few American schools, if any, offer Portuguese language classes. Brazil’s economy is growing an incredible rate. Foreign investment is flowing in, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Brazil and foreigners want to get a piece of the action in Brazil. So they are learning the language. Here are some perspectives from people at the San Francisco Brazilian Portuguese MeetUp about learning Portuguese.