Valentim R. Fagim

Category: Teacher and linguistic activist
Birth Date: 9th July 1971
Birth Place: Vigo (Pontevedra)

He took a degree in Galician-Portuguese Philology and graduated in History. In 1996, he founded “A Palavra Perduda” Bookshop in Santiago de Compostela and from 2001 to 2009 he worked as a teacher of Portuguese at the Language School of Ourense. Since 2008 he has been a member of the Galician Academy of the Portuguese Language (AGLP) and since 2009 he has been the president of the “Associaçom Galega de Lingua, AGAL”.

 Work & Activities

In 2001 he published “O Galego (im)possível”, Laiovento.
From 2005 to 2009 he was editor-in-chief of Planeta NH, the web of thematic questionnaires to deepen the Portuguese language and culture:
Since 2006 he has a column called “Lingua Nacional” in the newspaper “Novas da Galiza”.
In 2008, within Galabra Group, he elaborated an online Portuguese course,
In 2009 he published “Do Ñ para o NH, Manual de língua para transitar do galego-castelhano para o galego-português”.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He has coordinated several conferences on language at A Esmorga Social Centre in Ourense, taking part in the stylistic and linguistic correction of several books.