Geared toward Absolute Beginners, this course gives you a solid start and foundation to build upon.
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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This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A2 level.
While listening practice is a key ingredient to becoming fluent in Portuguese, it is not always easy to get hold of TV shows with subtitles, especially if you’re learning European Portuguese.
Today I am sharing with you dozens of Portuguese TV shows with Portuguese subtitles* that you can stream for free (even from outside Portugal).
Let’s get started.
* You’ll see a ‘cc’-button on the upper right corner to turn subtitles on.
Which level are you at?
If you’ve just begun learning Portuguese, you may find watching TV shows in your target language too difficult! Fair enough. Here’re a couple of reads where you can find learning resources specifically designed for beginners:
This series’ main character, Pedro, comes back to his hometown in Portugal after having lived for 20 years in a distant Eastern land with a different culture … This drama series comprises 300 episodes.
Much-celebrated author Mia Couto tells about his upbringing in Mozambique, the country’s independence war, and the civil war that followed that. This program also pictures contemporary Mozambique and its challenges.
This series is 14 episodes long and depicts life at sea. It gives voice to small communities of Portuguese fishermen who reveal the charms and challenges of their trade – a contemplation of the relationship between man and the sea.
This program focuses on the Madeira islands, namely, its history since it was first populated in the fifteenth century until today. It tells the story of how nature, landscape and human society have co-evolved.
Madeira prima is a documentary featuring carpenters, artists, craftsmen and designers, from different generations, who reveal the secrets of their art. They all have one thing in common: wood is their raw material.
This program tells the stories of Portuguese emigrants scattered around the world. In each episode, someone will share his/her dreams, challenges and struggles of living far from home. At the time of writing, the program is in its tenth season.
This program will teach you about Portuguese history, traditions, gastronomy, architecture, and arts. Each episode is a “guided visit” to someplace of interest. There are 10 seasons available but only seasons 2, 3, and 4 have Portuguese subtitles available.
Divided into two seasons of 6 episodes each, these documentary series will tell you everything about Portuguese pop music’s history, from the 1960s all the way up to the present. Only the first season comes with subtitles.
Biosfera is a didactic program focusing on the environment and sustainability issues. At the time of this writing, it is in its eighteenth season. Some of the episodes have subtitles available, others don’t.