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Aquarela Consulting and Publishing (Buriti Inc.) is your best Portuguese textbook publisher choice for acquiring an excellent, practical, and user-friendly Portuguese textbook in the market and for receiving the highest quality linguistic services. We also offer tailor made lessons matched to your individual goals. 

We hope you find our company and products to be your best source for learning Portuguese and culture of Brazil.


Aquarela Publishing (Buriti Inc.) was founded in 2007 by the author Tarcisio Buriti. We are located in Washington, DC, United States. Over the past years we have grown tremendously due to the success of our textbook, Aquarela Portuguese for Foreignersand exceptional customer service. We have focused our vision on doing what is best for our customers by providing excellence quality textbook. We know that by providing our customers with the product and customer service they deserve that our company will continue to strive and grow in this industry.

About the author

Author Tarcisio Navarro Buriti was born and raised in Brazil. In 1992, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he taught Portuguese and Brazilian culture for many years.  His experience and dedication to second language acquisition gave him opportunities to work for the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State - US where, for seven years, he instructed Foreign and Civil Service Officers preparing for overseas posting. He also worked for The Graduate School-USDA, international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The World Bank, and many private foreign language schools located in Washington, DC. Buriti earned his MBA at Johns Hopkins University.

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Buriti has over fifteen years of experience and track record success across all areas of language program/project management, tranlsatiing and interpreting, localication, curriculum development, testing, coaching, and instructing for US Federal Government agencies, military, diplomatic corps, and private corporations.

In addition, Buriti has been managing Aquarela Publishing and Consulting Company since 2007.


Buriti has a strong passion for developing Brazilian Portuguese training materials because he loves to share the language, history and culture of Brazil with others. He hopes that through his book, students can gain insight into the language and traditions of this unique and inspiring country.  


Our Mission

Our mission is to teach, create and exchange knowledge about the language, literature, music, and culture of Brazil. 


Our vision is to unlock the full potential of each Portuguese language learner.

We accomplish this by creating intuitive, engaging, efficient, and effective learning experiences — grounded in years of experience in the education industry. We're helping create a brighter future for students worldwide by applying our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops.

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