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



Quality and diversity of content

Name: Jim

I’ve been a paid member for 3 years. Your website has grown exponentially in quality and diversity of content. The energy and enthusiasm you put into your web site is exceptional.

My life line to the Portuguese language

Name: Tommy

Thank you for continuing developing the site. I use it every day and I love it. Since I have emptied the real life evening courses that are available here…you guys are my life line to the Portuguese language.

The way you care for your members

Name: Georges

Thank you Rui & Joel & the team. The more I advance in the course the more I realise the amount of work you have invested to build P P, your dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, and the way you care for your members. Parabens! Bravo. Keep up the good work.

Innovative approach

Name: Lilika

I found your videos by chance on youtube and I was so impressed with the high level of the linguistic knowledge along with the innovative approach of teaching Portuguese! Keep up the fantastic work!!! Muito obrigada!!!!

Amazed I could speak to her in Portuguese

Name: John

Just a word to let you know how much your podcasts helped me during my trip to Portugal last month. The touch screen ticket dispensers in the metro were new to me, but a very kind employee came out of her office and walked me through the steps. My moment of glory came…when I was able to show a little old lady who was just as perplexed by the machines as I had been how to buy a ticket. She was so appreciative! And amazed I could speak to her in Portuguese. You and your team are doing a great job. Know that it is greatly appreciated!

Beats Duolingo any day

Name: Efia

Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying using this program to learn Portuguese. There is a real lack of quality European Portuguese resources for learners, especially beginners, and this site is amazing. Great value for money, I feel that my understanding of Portuguese has improved a lot already. Thanks for all the work put into the explanations within the different units, and the audio conversations w/ the transcription. Surprised this site isn’t more well know, definitely beats DuoLingo any day.

Leaps and bounds

Name: Pruthvish

I’ve been using the site for a few months now, and my Portuguese is actually coming along in leaps and bounds! Thanks for all the continuous hard work!

Well worth the money

Name: Keith

I have switched from Duolingo to Practice Portuguese and I’m very happy I did – well worth the money for an excellent product. Keep up the good work!

I love your verb module

Name: Rose

I love your verb module. Thank you. Hearing the verbs in context is really helpful. I am not quite as bad at verbs as I thought I was! And I even got through the Conjunctivo quiz without too many errors. The team has obviously put a lot of thought into this module and it really helps.

Huge motivating factor

Name: Jeremy

Over the years I’ve attempted to learn Portuguese several times but have always got so far and then given up because I was learning without support. Having Practice Portuguese there to keep me going is a huge motivating factor. When I first became interested in Portuguese in the mid 90’s, before the Internet became widespread, it was almost impossible to find audio-visual learning materials, so today’s learning environment is amazing for those of us who remember sweating over academic grammar texts! Thanks again and best wishes to everyone at PP.

Estou tão feliz

Name: Anne

Vocês são incríveis. Gostaria de expressar meus sinceros agradecimentos a vocês. Estou tão feliz que vocês me ensinam português de uma maneira tão boa e entusiasta. Eu amo os “shorties” com os quiz.

Award for your contributions

Name: Glenn

Rui and Joel, I think the President of the Republic should bestow on you guys some Distinguished Citizenship Award for your contributions to European Portuguese language and culture.

Nothing compares

Name: Karen

I have to tell you that you and your colleagues are doing a fabulous job with this learning platform! As a former teacher, and language learner who has used other language programs in the past, nothing I have used compares to I am referring your site to all of our Canadian friends who are looking to learn European Portuguese.

Everything I have always wanted

Name: Davide

I really want to congratulate you for the excellent work you have done! This is one of the best resources I have ever found for language. It has everything I have always wanted from a language learning program and I could not be more satisfied, so please keep up the good work!

I’m really enjoying the Shorties

Name: David

A quick note to let you know that I’m really enjoying the Shorties section – nice bite-sized episodes that can be wrapped-up in a single-sitting. I really appreciate the additional work that you’ve put into their production: the transcript, the vocab and the bit of fun at the very end, the quiz. I’m finding them a great help in my studies both on the grammar / comprehension level, as well as the variety of subjects covered. Keep up the good work!

I love the video questions

Name: Schuyler

I love the video questions. It’s so great to hear the phrases spoken by different native speakers to help me get used to slight differences in accent and pronunciation. Thanks so much!

The videos are so helpful

Name: Colleen

THANK YOU!!!! I want on to practice this morning and discovered the addition of the video pronunciation option! I find that so helpful. I am a very slow learner-but I am determined…The videos are so helpful!!!

Better than anything I have found

Name: Mel

I am just LOVE, LOVE, LOVING your program. Over the past few years I have dabbled in trying to learn Italian, Spanish and now Portuguese using a whole host of methods, and I have to say that I am enjoying yours better than anything I have found to date & I wish that more people knew about it.

Listening is improving

Name: Alan

I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the Shorties. I find listening extremely difficult and I tend to do everything I can to avoid practising it, even if it means studying grammar! The longer podcasts tended to scare me off, but with the Shorties I can breathe a sigh of relief that it’s only going to be for two minutes, grit my teeth, and listen, and I think my listening is slowly improving as a result. Many thanks!

Well done

Name: Mac

Wow! Clear explanations. Clear hints and tips. Good sensible units. Good usable phrases. I could go on……!

Marked improvement

Name: Roberta

Just wanted to say how grateful I am for this site. The family here have noticed marked improvement in my Pt skills, they are very impressed by this program and are recommending it to others here.


Name: Barbara S.

Gosto muito destas setoriais cortas. Perfeitas para praticar um momento quando ter pouco tempo.

Short conversations

Name: Laura P.

I love the short conversations, it helps to put what I learn into action.


Name: Kirby S.

I understand the process, and it is a process, of learning a foreign language… I want you to understand how appreciative I am for Practice Portuguese and the materials you have provided. They are superior to the texts from which I learned other languages. Your speaking practice app, your videos, and podcasts are very helpful.