There are few of us who didn't dream of meeting an astronaut when we were little (hell, I'd be excited to meet one today). And now, through Skype in the classroom's inspiring new partners, learning about living and working in space is now a real possibility. NASA's Digital Learning Network™ is just one of the many new partnerships that we are launching today; we're also collaborating with British Council, the National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, Action Aid, Woodland Trust,  Verbalizeit, Education through Expedition

All these amazing new partners are helping us deliver more dynamic and engaging content to more classrooms around the world. Currently, Skype in the classroom has over 38,000 teacher members from 218 countries–it's a truly global platform with innovative teachers delivering new lessons every day. And from today, the site will be live in Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Russian and Japanese. Wherever teachers are, they can take part. It's on days like today, I wish I was back at school; don't you?

Jim Ara

For years, I struggled learning the Portuguese language mainly due to my busy schedule and tight budget. My goal is to speak and comprehend Portuguese like a native, and to find the best Portuguese teacher on Skype. I am really pleased that a website like exists to help them find Portuguese teachers online. I get to learn 1-to-1 Portuguese lessons and converse with a very good teacher. I don't have to be physically present to go to a class. All I need is internet access and get online through Skype (free!). I want you to experience this. Check it out and see for your self :)

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