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When the Locals Respond in English…

August 31, 2020

One comment we hear from many of our members is that they are having trouble finding opportunities to practice conversation in Portuguese out in the real world. They get off to a great start: eagerly working through the units, doing regular reviews, memorizing verb conjugations, and spending time studying Shorties and Podcasts. Then, when they […]

Shortcuts for Learning European Portuguese

August 18, 2020

This guide will focus on how to learn European Portuguese fast! Did you know that each Portuguese verb can have over 50 different forms? 😱 With so many different tenses and moods to account for, not to mention learning both regular and irregular verbs, it can feel like a never-ending task. Luckily, to communicate comfortably […]

Overcoming a Plateau in Your Portuguese Learning

July 23, 2020

Hitting a plateau with learning Portuguese? This guide is all about how to get back on track by focusing on realistic goal-setting for language-learning. Do any of these statements sound like you?: “I’m just not getting it” “I study all the time, but I’m not getting any better” “I’ve been living here for years, I […]

Olá! Tudo bem? …NOW what?

July 23, 2020

Overcoming Conversation Hurdles in European Portuguese Perhaps you’ve lived in Portugal for some time or spend prolonged periods here for holidays. You’ve acquired some basic vocabulary and want to try to communicate in the language. All well and good, but how do you take the next steps to becoming conversational in Portuguese? How do you […]

Updates!: Smart Review, Global Search, & Background Images

June 9, 2020

All this social distancing sure has kept our team productive these last couple months! We’re always busy creating new lessons, recording new episodes, and making improvements, thanks to your support! ❤️  We decided we’d better take a break and share a few of those updates with you, including the much anticipated Smart Review! So without further […]

Portugal News: How to Stay Motivated Learning Portuguese

June 5, 2020

Check out our article in the Portugal News about how to stay motivated as you learn European Portuguese. Learning a new language comes with so many rewards. It’s the key to experiencing the world in a new way and making deeper connections with the people you meet. But there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to learning Portuguese. We […]

Spaced Repetition to Master European Portuguese Vocabulary

April 23, 2020

You can think of spaced repetition as a tool that keeps you from losing your hard-earned Portuguese skills. After putting so much effort into understanding the grammar behind possessive pronouns, learning that irregular verb conjugation, and finding the most useful European Portuguese phrases, it can be frustrating when something you used to know has suddenly […]