Learn Portuguese by Reading Portuguese Books on Kindle

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Reading books in Portuguese can be a very effective way of learning the language, and having a Kindle makes it a lot easier to get your hands on Portuguese books – especially if you’re not in Portugal.  This article talks about both the Kindle e-Reader and also the Kindle app, which is available for Android, … Read more

How to Learn European Portuguese

So, you’ve decided to learn European Portuguese (as opposed to Brazilian Portuguese). Maybe you’ve decided to move to Portugal, maybe you’ve fallen in love with a Portuguese man or woman, or maybe you’ve just fallen in love with the language. Regardless of your reasons, congrats! Portuguese is a beautiful and incredibly underrated language. And, it’s … Read more

How to Practice Writing in Portuguese

Like reading, listening, and speaking Portuguese, writing is its own skill. It’s possible to excel in the other three areas, but be terrible at writing in Portuguese. Unless you live in a Portuguese-speaking country, and work in a Portuguese-speaking job, you may not actually do a lot of writing in Portuguese. In Portugal, for example, … Read more

How To Get Better At Speaking Portuguese

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Of all the skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), speaking is one of the hardest to master. The two main components that people struggle with is The act of speaking, especially thinking on your feet. Pronunciation. But, practice makes perfect, and the the more you specifically work on your Portuguese speaking skills, the more you’ll … Read more

Review: Carla’s Babies by Portuguese with Carla

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Carla’s Babies is an online Portuguese course offered by Carla Sabala, of Portuguese With Carla, and her husband, Marlon. Each lesson begins with a scene, and then there are quizzes, listening exercises, pronunciation training exercises, and explanations of the vocabulary and phrases. The content is entertaining, but it also goes into a lot of depth … Read more

How to Learn Portuguese

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Are you ready to learn Portuguese? Improve your Portuguese? Maybe even perfect your Portuguese? Regardless of where you’re at, this guide will give you the resources you need to get to the next level. But first, some jargon Language learning is talked about in different terms. Some people say beginner, intermediate, or advanced. In Europe, … Read more

How to Learn Portuguese Completely Online

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So you want to learn Portuguese, but want to learn it online rather than in a class? Maybe you aren’t living in Portugal yet, or maybe you just live too far from the nearest Portuguese class. Perhaps you prefer to self-study or maybe you like the idea of learning from home or your favourite coffee shop? … Read more

So You Want to Learn Portuguese in Lisbon?

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You’ve decided that you want to learn European Portuguese and, more importantly, you want to learn Portuguese in Lisbon, but where do you begin? There are so many different language schools in Lisbon, how do you know which school is the best? Should you take an intensive course or would it be better to take … Read more

Learning Portuguese to A1 Level

According to the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or CEFL), the ability to speak, write, and understand a language can be broken into six stages: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.  A1 is the first level, and it essentially means absolute beginner. If you have an A1 level of Portuguese, you’ll … Read more

Reviews: Pimsleur’s European Portuguese

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Pimselur is one of the most popular language learning programs in the world, and they’re one of the few companies to offer a course that covers European Portuguese (see the course on Pimsleur.com, US residents can get a 7-day free trial of Pimsleur). It’s also available on Audible.com. If you’ve never tried a Pimsleur audio course … Read more