Cancellation Policy

The following applies after that you’ve registered and paid for the intensive course. 

  • Cancellations up to 5 weeks before the starting date lead to a 90% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations up to 3 weeks before the starting date lead to a 60% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations up to 1 week before the starting date lead to a 30% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations made within 6 or fewer days before the starting date lead to no reimbursement.

There are plenty of interesting options for our accommodation. It will most likely be a countryside house near Tavira.

I haven't booked it yet because I want to get a better idea of the group's composition (how many couples/singles) and your preferences before I do so. That will for instance help me understand how big a house we might need.

I look forward to soon talking to you about this and much more. Até breve, p

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Portuguese tongue twisters are a great way to work on your tongue’s muscle memory and improve your pronunciation skills. Put another way, tongue twisters help you overcome those thorny sounds and sound transitions that you might be struggling with. 

By the way, tongue twisters in Portuguese are called trava-línguas in case you wonder. Here’re the sounds you’ll be working on. Let’s get started.

1 – 3/R/, /r/ (guttural and tap r-sounds)
4 – 9/p/, /b/, /k/, /g/, /t/, /gr/, /tr/, /pr/ (plosives)
10 – 16/s/, /z/, /ʃ/, /ʒ/ (sibilant and hushing sounds)
17 – 19/f/, /v/ (labiodental)
20 – 21/ɲ/, /ʎ/ (palatal)
22 – 23 (diphthongs)/ew/, /ej/ (eu, ei)
24 – 25 (nasal diphthongs)/ãw̃/, /õj̃/, /ãj̃/ (ão, õe, ãe)

! The symbols enclosed in forwarding slashes are IPA symbols (IPA stands for International Phonetic Alphabet) and each of them represents one specific language sound. Learn more about the IPA symbols (and respective sounds) that apply specifically to Portuguese phonology and spelling patterns:  European Portuguese Pronunciation – Complete Guide to Portuguese Phonology and Spelling-Sound Patterns.

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Sounds of Portuguese
1. O rato roeu a rolha da garrafa do rei da Rússia.
2. A aranha arranha a rã, a rã arranha a aranha. Nem a aranha arranha a rã, nem a rã arranha a aranha.
3. Larga a larva, lagartixa. Lagartixa, larga a larva.
4. Um tigre, dois tigres, três tigres.
5. Traga a tinta em trinta taças.
6. O Pai do Pedro prega um prego na parede do prédio.
7. O padre pouca capa tem, porque pouca capa compra.
8. Percebeste? Se não percebeste faz por perceber para eu perceber que tu percebeste, percebeste? 
9. Pinga a pia apara o prato, pia o pinto e mia o gato.
10. A vida é uma sucessiva sucessão de sucessões que se sucedem sucessivamente sem que sucesso suceda.
11. O sabiá não sabia que o sábio sabia que o sabiá não sabia assobiar.
12. Azar ou sorte existe? Existe sorte sim, sim existe azar também. Seja azar a minha sorte, azar que sempre acabe em bem.
13. O estado gastador gasta excessivamente em excesso e espera que o povo persistente o sustente.
14. A chave do chefe Chaves está no chaveiro.
15. Casa suja, chão sujo. 
16. Gente gira come gelado de gengibre à janela mesmo em tempo de geada
17. O Fábio Fifas fiador fica fulo e faz faísca quando o fio fiado que fia se finda.
18. O Vasco Vara vai à vila num Volvo vermelho e veloz.
19. O Vasco, o Filipe, a Vera e a Fátima vão no Volvo à festa da vila e ficam felizes de ver o povo na farra e cheio de vida.
20. A mulher olhou para a filha e viu uma abelha junto à sua orelha.
21. Amanhã de manhã cedinho ponho o linho aqui no cestinho
22. Eu, o Abreu e o Bartolomeu vimos o Tadeu Galileu que tudo prometeu e nada deu.
23. O Pereira da Beira come aveia à lareira junto com o bombeiro Malheiro mais o cabeleireiro da Eira.
24. Um limão, dois limões, meio limão.
25. As mães do João e do Simão vão a Tenões comprar pães e melões. 

Reading tips! Other reads you may find useful to work on your pronunciation:

Portuguese Connected Speech for Enhanced Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension
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