In July 2016, the Brazilian Cultural Center (CCB) in Tel Aviv met up with all the Israeli Paralympics athletes that will be in Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Paralympic Games. During the meeting, the CCB's teachers talked about aspects of the Brazilian culture as well as gave some basic notions of Portuguese.
Teacher Márcia Vinha gave a lecture about history, society, and the cultural identity of Brazil. After that, teacher Laís Rosal gave a Portuguese language short course, by teaching greetings, numbers and usual expression of basic communication. A simulation of a conversation taking place in a bar was also tried, with typical food vocabulary, Portuguese menu and Brazil's national coin representation.
The athletes showed great enthusiasm about Brazil, and some of them even wanted to improve their Portuguese language skills, just to be ready for Rio 2016.