Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Portuguese Language Journal (PLJ) was founded in 2006 to promote and improve the teaching of Portuguese as a world language. PLJ also aims to provide a venue to encourage collaboration, research, and exchange of ideas among Portuguese language instructors.
April 30th, 2021
The PLJ is a collaboration between the AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese, the Center For Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico, and the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.
PLJ invites the submission of original, unpublished manuscripts on Second Language Acquisition, Methodology of Foreign Languages Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Literary Criticism, Pedagogy, and also reviews of books, multimedia and other pedagogical material connected to the teaching and learning of Portuguese.
January| Call for papers
April 30th | Deadline for submissions
September| Publish PLJ #15
The Portuguese Language Journal is continuously looking for volunteer peer reviewers. If you are interested in this opportunity, send an email to with a description of your areas of expertise or the subjects you prefer to review.
PLJ is available to members of the AOTP – American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese in print and electronically. The AOTP is a nonprofit, non governamental organization . It aims to enhance and promote the teaching of Portuguese in the United States and provide professional development to its members.