Edition V19N04 | Year 2014 | Editorial Editorial | Pages 13 to 14
“To have a new language is to have a new soul.”
Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet.
Globalization and internationalization are terms of the corporate world. In this scenario, mastering the English language is indispensable and with Brazilian science is not different. CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) and CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) have encouraged postgraduate programs and scientific research to effusively enter into the international scenario. However, the Shakespearean language is the foundation of this building. CAPES and CNPq programs have advanced and are good examples, despite Brazilian one-legged basic education system. Science without Borders is a nationwide scholarship program funded by the Brazilian federal government and is a good example we should be proud of. The program has expanded and, nowadays, includes not only postgraduate, but also undergraduate programs. Nevertheless, supply exceeds demand, especially because most undergraduate and postgraduate students do not master the English language. The solution was to establish the program English without Borders.