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Intermediate B1

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the B1 level. The language of instruction is Portuguese. I will speak in English only if need be.

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My suggestion for these two weeks is to focus on*:

  • Conversation
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Compound tenses (Ter auxiliary) / Personal Infinitive / Imperative Mood / Present Subjunctive
  • Prepositional usage

*There's always room to adjust the course according to the group's preferences:

After this course, you'll have come closer to the B1 level and have the tools and strategies to get there and beyond.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A2 or B1 course?

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Beginners A2

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A2 level. The language of instruction is English/Portuguese typically in a 30/70 ratio. (I always speak with you in Portuguese as much as possible.)

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My suggestion for these two weeks is to focus on:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral interaction
  • Past tense (Perfeito vs. Imperfeito)
  • Prepositional usage
  • Any other aspects according to your preferences as a group

After this course, you'll have come closer to the A2 level and gained the tools to take it further all by yourself.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A2 or B1 course?

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Beginners A1

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A1 level. The language of instruction is English/Portuguese typically in a 60/40 ratio. (I always speak with you in Portuguese as much as possible.)

If you've just started your learning journey, it may be that you will find this course a bit challenging. Nothing wrong with that. However, if you want to take it easy, consider enrolling for the Clean Slate A0 instead (if available).

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This is an all-round course, which means that we’ll work on all aspects of language learning according to the A1 level*:

  • Pronunciation
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Conversation
  • Grammar

* There's always room to adjust the course according to your preferences as a group.

After this course, you'll have come closer to the A1 level and gained the tools to take it further all by yourself.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A1 or A2 course?

Take this placement test

Any questions?

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Clean Slate A0

Geared toward Absolute Beginners, this course gives you a solid start and foundation to build upon. The language of instruction is almost entirely in English.

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This is an introductory course to the Portuguese language as spoken in Portugal. Throughout the course, we will focus on the Portuguese sound system and basic Portuguese grammar.

You will also learn how to introduce yourself and day-to-day, useful phrases. Finally, we will discuss learning resources and strategies to support your learning journey.

After the course, you will have a basic understanding of European Portuguese pronunciation and grammar. You will also be capable of engaging in simple, short oral interactions. Last but not least, you will be aware of a variety of learning resources and strategies to help you succeed at learning the language.

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Learn Portuguese – Tips to Get You Started

Portuguese is spoken by over 250 million people worldwide, making it the sixth most spoken language in the world. If you’re interested in learning Portuguese, but don’t know where to start, here are some tips for you.

Start with the basics

Before you dive into complex grammar rules and advanced vocabulary, it’s important to get a solid foundation in the basics. This includes things like learning the alphabet, pronunciation, and basic sentence structures. There are many resources available online and in libraries that can help you learn the basics of Portuguese.

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Listen to Portuguese music and podcasts

One of the best ways to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in it as much as possible. Listening to Portuguese music and podcasts is a great way to get used to the sound of the language and pick up new vocabulary and phrases. There are many Portuguese music genres to choose from, so you’re sure to find something you like.

Watch Portuguese movies and TV shows

Another great way to immerse yourself in Portuguese is to watch Portuguese movies and TV shows. This will help you see how the language is used in real-life situations and pick up on new expressions. 

Read Portuguese books

Reading Portuguese books written especially for language learners is a great way to improve your vocabulary and comprehension skills. You can start by reading short stories or nonfiction texts on topics that interest you. As you get more comfortable, you can move on to more challenging material.

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Practice speaking Portuguese with native speakers

One of the best ways to improve your Portuguese speaking skills is to practice speaking with native speakers. Several language exchange apps can connect you with native speakers from around the world – Tandem is one of them. You can also find Portuguese language meetups in your area.

Use language learning apps

There are many language-learning apps available that can help you learn Portuguese on the go. These apps offer a variety of features, such as vocabulary lessons, grammar exercises, and pronunciation practice. One such app is Practice Portuguese.

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Make it fun

Learning a new language should be fun, not a chore. Find ways to make Portuguese learning enjoyable for you. This could include exploring the Portuguese music scene or making friends with native Portuguese speakers.

Here are some additional tips for incorporating Portuguese into your daily routine:

  • Set aside some time each day to practice Portuguese. Even a few minutes of practice can make a big difference over time.
  • Start doing your grocery lists in Portuguese. This will help you learn and retain vocabulary used in day-to-day life.
  • Change the language settings on your phone and computer to Portuguese. This will automatically increase your daily exposure to Portuguese.
  • Find a Portuguese language partner or tutor. This will give you someone to practice with and help you stay motivated.
  • Enroll in Portuguese language courses. This is a great way to learn from a qualified instructor and meet other people who are learning Portuguese.

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