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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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Podcasts for Portuguese Language Learners

The more exposure to Portuguese you get the better. Listening to podcasts is a great way to improve not only your listening comprehension but also your overall language skills in Portuguese.

In this blog post, I will show you a few Portuguese podcasts. For your convenience, I divided the podcasts into 3 groups according to different levels of language proficiency. Let’s go.

Portuguese podcasts for beginners

The podcasts in this group are designed for Portuguese language learners. 

The episodes are short and in plain Portuguese. They often focus on Portuguese grammar and idioms widely used in everyday life.

Portuguese with Carla

European Portuguese Shorties

Portuguese Lab podcast

Portuguese podcasts for intermediate-level students

The podcasts in this group are less than 10 minutes long, and each episode will focus on a concrete topic. 

Given their short duration and topic delimitation, these podcasts are suitable for intermediate-level learners.

Keep in mind nonetheless that these podcasts are not designed for language learners. Thus, it wouldn’t surprise me if you find it tough to follow along. Don’t get caught up in details and try instead to get the gist of it. 

Tips! Learn how to effectively drill your listening comprehension skills: Improve Your Portuguese Listening Skills: Best Practices.

Histórias da história

(Portuguese history)

Um dia no mundo

(Chronicles, world affairs)

1001 razões para gostar de Portugal

(Portuguese culture and heritage)

Vou Ali e Já Venho

(Portuguese culture and heritage)

O Amor é…

(Popular psychology)

Portuguese podcasts for advanced learners

These podcasts are not as topic-delimited as the ones above. Thus, even advanced students might find them challenging to keep up with. It never hurts nonetheless to give it a try.

E o Resto é História

(Portuguese history)

Quinta Essência

(Interview, conversational)

Fala com ela

(Interview, conversational)

Conversas à Quinta

(Debate, current affairs )

Governo Sombra

(Debate, current affairs, humor)

Maluco Beleza

(Conversational, humor)

Hotel

(Fiction, humor)

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