Rui and Joel invite you to explore some of the feedback we have been receiving from our listeners and members.

This is the kind of support that keep us growing Practice Portuguese! What do you think of our work so far? 

Note: Positive listener reviews and ratings from each country are vital to growing our community, and allows us to continue growing this project. If you happen to have any constructive criticism or suggestions for improvement, please email us instead of leaving a negative review, so we have a chance to respond to your concerns. 

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148 Ratings in 19 Countries

Updated: 08.04.2018



With your method I finally started to improve

Name: Aysegul

I wanted to congratulate you for your website. I am very good with languages, I learned Italian myself without a language school but I was having huge difficulties with Portuguese even though it’s a Latin language. With your method I finally started to improve and it’s much less painful!

Well paced, organized, and fun!

Name: Justin

Just started using this site, after my husband has been using for a few months, and we LOVE IT! It is well paced, organized, and fun! Thank you and keep up the great work!

Sad we didn’t stumble across you earlier

Name: Hayley

I just wanted to say how great I think your learning studio is – my husband and I have been trying to find good European Portuguese resources for ages and I’m sad we didn’t stumble across you earlier!

So excited to continue learning

Name: Devin

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say how thankful I am of you guys for creating and operating this site as an amazing resource to learn Portuguese. I have been struggling trying to find the proper resources for learning European Portuguese, as the majority is Brazilian Portuguese. I hope to be able to hold a conversation in Portuguese with my grandparents soon thanks to you guys. I’m so excited to continue learning from here. Blessings to you both!

Love the whole programme!

Name: Katarina

Love the whole programme! I am a language teacher myself and I just love the way you guys have built up the concept!

Useful and interactive

Name: Irfan

I have just begun learning Portuguese and I find your teaching tips to be very useful and interactive. Thank you

Ticking all the boxes

Name: Margaret

Enjoying the structure of the course, especially the clear pronunciation. As an aside, my background is curriculum development and instruction. You are ticking all the boxes 😊

My confidence and fluency is improving rapidly

Name: Jennifer

And thanks for providing such an invaluable learning resource. My confidence and fluency is improving rapidly ☺

I learned things I didn’t know in the first 2 lessons

Name: Brian

Just joined Practice Portuguese and, though I speak some Portuguese, thought I’d start from the beginning. Surprised to learn things I didn’t know even in the first two lessons, which is great.

It is important to me to speak the language where I live

Name: Diana

I have been working with Duolingo to learn Portuguese for the last 3 years but was very aware that it was very Brazilian but could not find anything else with the same amount of learning capacity – until of course I found Practice Portuguese. As we live most of our time in the Algarve now I really wanted to get the pronunciation correct…there are so many differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese and it is important for me to speak the language where I live. It is absolutely brilliant and I love working on it – so keep up the good work.

The best Portuguese website I have found!

Name: Malcolm

I have been a language teacher and teacher trainer for many years so understand a little of what you have created here and I just wanted to let you know that this is the best Portuguese website I have found!

Heartfelt and beautiful work

Name: Parvati

I have been listening to your podcasts and videos for quite a few years now and I have to say I am really enjoying them a lot. Thank you for all your heartfelt and beautiful work!

Explaining the intricacies of European Portuguese pronunciation

Name: Michael

These podcasts where you critique pronunciation are great! And more than any other teaching source online, I think you guys do the best job of explaining the intricacies of European Portuguese pronunciation. For a beginner like me, this is extremely important, because as a trained interpreter and a comparative linguist, my ears pick up on things, but you guys really explain the how’s and why’s.

Exceptional feature

Name: Ver S.

I have tried various language courses (for other languages) like Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, FluentU etc. but what I love most about your course so far is being able to hear my recording and compare to the speaker. It really helps with my intonation. Exceptional feature.

None come close

Name: Heidi

I hear versions Spanish and Portuguese, from around the world, spoken all day. Over the last few years I have studied Spanish from Latin America. My communication is good until I encounter someone from Argentina or Spain. Then suddenly I no longer speak Spanish. Portuguese has been a bit easier to pick up, it is a big help that many of the verbs and the conjugations are the similar to Spanish. That said, your program is excellent. I tried many different learning methods while studying Spanish, and none come close to giving me to the value I have received from your program.

Pure genius

Name: Geraldine

I just wanted to say that I have just noticed the Smart Review facility. It’s a great idea! Just to go back and refresh what’s gone before in a series of 15 or so questions is pure genius. Well done on another invaluable addition to the program.

The more I progress, the more I love it

Name: Ana

The more I progress in your course the more I love it. I like a lot the new addition Smart Review. I understand why the repetition is used and it definitely works and is necessary to learn the material. Thank you for everything, I am learning so much, your course is amazing.

Learn through observation

Name: Batul

The way you add new words in a subtle way not only helps build my vocabulary but also helps me understand the rules of grammar with ease. Rather than imposing, you help us learn through observation and that is brilliant! muito obrigada!!!

You know what a Portuguese language learner needs

Name: Miroslava

I have been learning Portuguese for several months now using different apps and even a tutor who is a native Portuguese but I am truly fascinated with your learning studio. You know what a Portuguese language learner needs and you just provide it – different pronunciation speed, clear and simple grammar explanation, audio recordings of different native speakers and I absolutely love the videos with Joel’s hilarious experiences in Portugal. I signed up in your platform just a few day ago and I enjoy spending as much time as I can in it. Thank you for this remarkable learning experience.

Just what I was looking for

Name: Alison

This is just what I was looking for. After a year learning with Duolingo I had quite a lot of grammar and vocabulary, but was quite unable to understand the language in Portugal, or to be understood. I think your website is very professional as well as being user-friendly

Very clear and fun

Name: Nathalie

I love your YouTube videos. Very clear, informative, useful, fun and great energy. Happy I came across them!

Characters that depict Portuguese culture

Name: Vanessa

Thank you for your amazing videos! They are really wonderful. Not too long, funny characters (that really depict the Portuguese culture!), captivating images, best sound ever, really professional (with useful topics!) and among all this… your podcasts are so, so funny! Congratulations for this awesome initiative! I wish there was more material like yours.

So cleverly executed

Name: John

The website [is] concise, informative and inviting. I am so happy with all of your material. It is so cleverly planned and executed. You have a great sense of humor and it’s obvious how passionate you are about teaching Portuguese.

Even for a new beginner like me

Name: Rodrigo

I Love it so much in the way you Folks have structured this site, even a new beginner like me ENJOYS LEARNING FROM ALL THESE!. I am learning Brazilian Portuguese, BUT the PORTUGAL SOTAQUE, PRONUNCIATION is much more harder to pick up = IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE.