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…as it's spoken in Lisbon, Porto, Algarve and the rest of the country!
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The best European Portuguese learning site
I love your site. It is without doubt the best European Portuguese learning site I have found over the last 10 years that I have been struggling to learn the language... It allows me to go at my own pace and go back when it's useful.
– Graham D. (Portugal)
Brought smiles to their faces
I used your website to learn a little Portuguese before traveling to Madeira, Portimão, & Lisboa. What I learned gave me the courage to say at least a few words in Portuguese, which brought smiles to the faces of the people I spoke to. I'm so glad I found your website... many thanks for all the effort and ingenuity you've put into Practice Portuguese.
– Diane P. (U.S.A.)
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🎓What Is The Learning Studio?
European Portuguese, One Step at a Time
Our members-only course will immerse you in the most useful expressões Play slow audio Play normal audio expressions and vocabulário Play slow audio Play normal audio vocabulary, with addictive, interactive Lessons that make learning fun!
🔁 Lessons that Adapt to You
That's why our Lessons automatically adjust themselves in real-time, based on your individual progress.
Relevant and current
Your website is the highlight of my days ... When I wake up, the first thing I do is go to your site and practice my Portuguese ... I absolutely love your program and I am so thankful that I found it! It feels so personal, and it's so much fun. The topics of the videos and podcasts are so relevant and current.
– Christine S. (U.S.A.)
Thanks for the amazing work on the learning studio. I'm doing A1/A2 at the moment and the ability to hear and read well enunciated European Portuguese is invaluable. I use the speech to text on my iPad keyboard to fill in the written answers where possible which I think is improving my own pronunciation.
– Warren B. (London)
Practice Speaking (beta)
You can even have your pronunciation instantly analyzed, to check your accuracy.
New speaking activity
Finally I have found an online course that really helps me to learn European Portuguese - I find the new speaking activity particularly helpful.
– Chris W.
📚 Get Grammatical… or Not!
Learning Notes are articles that simplify complex grammar concepts, without getting overly technical. They're featured throughout the Learning Studio right when you need them most.
Verb conjugations and using them correctly is a cornerstone of European Portuguese mastery.
- Practice conjugations of over 250 verbs most commonly used in Portugal
- Hover over each verb tense to instantly see all the conjugations and their sample usage.
- Keep track of your progress to focus on your weaker verbs, (eg. the trickiest irregular ones!)
Verb modules are excellent
Recently I have been concentrating on my verbs - because I really needed to do that. I find your verb modules excellent. I like the fact that I have to recognise a verb only from the sound. That has helped me a lot.
– David A.
Bite-sized audio episodes, about 1-2 minutes long
Mini-dialogues are very helpful
These mini-dialogues are very helpful, especially for those of us who have not had much practice in listening to spoken Portuguese and trying to comprehend what is said! I very much look forward to them!
Our flagship audio program that started it all!
Wide range of levels, topics and show formats.
I started using your podcast when I was 22 and I'm 27 now, so it's been a massive part of my learning process. I actually got a chance to go to Portugal and was pleasantly surprised by how well I could communicate with the people there. I had to use it much more than I had anticipated, and in some of the towns we went to it was an absolute necessity. People were visibly stunned when I told them I was American and asked me how on earth I had gone about learning Portuguese.
– Jonathan K. (North Carolina, U.S.A.)
Features animated episodes, as well as candid footage of Portuguese natives in their natural habitat!
This material may be challenging, but it is ABSOLUTELY essential for beginners… [I have] been focusing on hearing/distinguishing the sounds, and I feel confident that practicing this will make it much, much easier to hear – and THEN understand – native speech.
To get the most out of all our audio and video episodes
Sync the transcript to the audio, or scroll at your own pace.
For those who like a printable version for taking notes, or for using offline.
Learn Portuguese slang and expressions, and learn featured vocabulary
Toggle on or off the English translations whenever you need them.
Improve your comprehension and recall skills, and track your progress!
Improve your pronunciation by repeating key phrases from the episodes.
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I was searching high and low for somewhere to learn European Portuguese but options were somewhat limited. I was so impressed with your learning lab and how fun you make your videos that I had to sign up and try this.
– Kris C. (Florida, U.S.A.)
Extensive yet so simple
I think Practice Portuguese is amazing, it is so rich in content and extensive yet so simple to use with the easy units leading up to more complex stuff. I've only just started and am really impressed.
– Matt C. (Somerset)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who We Are
Rui & Joel at Practice Portuguese headquarters in Lisboa, Portugal
Here are a few of our teammates who help make Practice Portuguese possible:
- Joseph (Content, Forum & Support Master!)
- Alex (Developer Ninja)
- Molly (English Support & Admin Goddess)
- Eduardo & Mário (Learning Studio Content Contributors)
- Mónica (Instagram Sensei)
🇵🇹 Rui Coimbra
As you may have guessed, I'm the native Portuguese co-founder!
Learning the language is the best way to understand a culture, and I'm excited to share with you a piece of Portugal 🙂
🇨🇦 Joel Rendall
Proudly born and raised in Ontario, Canada, I moved to Lisbon in September 2012. I quickly realized how difficult it was to find study materials that weren't Brazilian Portuguese, so with some technical skills and first-hand experience learning the language, I quickly found a passion for helping to fill this void. European Portuguese is a beautiful language that deserves to be made easily accessible to learners worldwide, and it's been a privilege to be able to serve this wonderful community.