We invite you to explore some of the feedback we have been receiving from our 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 so we have a chance to respond to your concerns. 

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Relevant and informative

Name: Ruth

The service and the content you provide are excellent. The personal ‘touch’. It has been refreshing to know there are humans working so hard to provide relevant and informative learning materials.

Thoughtful approach

Name: Andrew

Appreciate your thoughtful and analytical approach which simplifies not complicates

Productively focused

Name: Heidi

Languages have never been a strength for me, but this program has made learning a fun activity. In my mind, I have been pretending that I am still 19 and in school… Practice Portuguese has helped me stay productively focused while working on something that supports my retirement intentions.

All the work that has gone into your site

Name: Marvin

The more familiar we become with Practicing Portuguese, the more resources we find, and the better we like it. We are continuing to appreciate the advantages and all the work that has gone into your site.

Muito satisfeita

Name: Alessandra

Só queria dar o meu feedback de que estou muito satisfeita com o Learning Studio e que me estou a divertir muito a aprender com o conteúdo! A minha mãe é portuguesa e migrou para a Alemanha, por isso nasci e fui criada na Alemanha. O Learning Studio ajuda-me a falar melhor português e a matar as saudades de Portugal.

Would have given up without you

Name: Don

Thanks for a great method, I likely would have given up without you

Love you guys

Name: Julie

There is nothing like kicking off your shoes and sitting down to a good dose of European Portuguese with Joel and Rui! Love you guys!

Fun and easy

Name: Lenita

You guys have made learning so fun and easy. Obrigada!

Made such a difference

Name: Alison

I’m so pleased I have found this website and just wish I had thought about accessing lessons online earlier! I have only been learning your language for 3 months but it has made such a difference and I am enjoying the process. The learning notes are extremely useful.

Grateful for the approach

Name: Gerald

I’m very grateful for the approach you take. I feel like I was getting no where fast on some other sites. I especially appreciate the pronunciation work.

Keeps getting better and better

Name: Heidi

This program keeps getting better and better. I aggressively pushed through all of the units last year. Then the video’s and this year the pod casts. There is a huge amount of material. I have decided to go back and review the units. I love the updates and am getting through the material in a fraction of the time it initially took. Thank you for putting this great program together!!

Our number one resource

Name: Ron

If the pandemic cooperates we hope to take our first trip to Portugal in the fall, and Practice Portuguese has quickly become our number one resource in planning that trip.

A great resource

Name: Neil

Thanks very much for your site. This language learning is a bit challenging (to say the least) for an old dog like me, but I am really finding your site a great resource.

Comunicar com a familia

Name: Valerie

Ola ! So queria dizer que eu muito gostei do ultimo podcast em português. Parabens pelo seu sucesso ! Estou muito feliz porque é possível com practice portuguese estudar português de Portugal . Sou francesa, este verão, minha filha vai se casar em Portugal , seu marido é do Portugal . E muito importante para mim comunicar com a familia.

Language in context

Name: Scott

Practice Portuguese’s informative, interactive exercises on offer are well thought out and structured with the beginner/intermediate student in mind. I especially appreciate the effort you’ve taken to provide examples of the language in context, spoken by native speakers. I have learned a lot about European Portuguese thanks to PP’s exercises and videos. Additionally, I have really enjoyed learning about you and Rui, and Rui’s family and, of course, your beautiful daughter Clarinha 😊 Thank you for letting us share in the joyful moments of your life.

Feeling more confident

Name: Sue

I have to say I’m very impressed with your site, am thoroughly enjoying using it and feeling more confident with pronunciation. I love that it feeds back what it’s heard. The variety of topics and methods of covering them make for an interesting time at the computer and I find my daily hour quickly disappears. The videos are great, especially that there is noise in the background and a good variety of voices and accents.

A tremendous help

Name: Cornel

My wife and I are really enjoying PracticePortuguese.com. We plan on moving to Portugal by the end of August/early September, and the site is a tremendous help!

As vossas explicações são excelentes

Name: Ana

As vossas explicações são excelentes e eu, sendo professora de Portuguese Language Acquisition, no currículo IB de uma escola internacional, tenho alguma dificuldade em encontrar quem explique a teoria gramatical tão bem quanto vocês.

Constantly improving features

Name: Jessica

This is the best website out there for learning European Portuguese! I love how interactive you/your staff are with everyone. I love that you are constantly seeking feedback and improving features.

Depth of understanding

Name: Chod

Every time I come back to these studies, I am impressed once again in the depth of understanding that you offer us.

Tão útil

Name: Jay

Estudar as regras gramáticas num livro é importante, mas e tão útil ver a gramatica usada nas conversas quotidianas. Obrigado.

Launchpad for learning

Name: Maureen

We ( husband and I) listen to a shortie everyday. Apart from listening practice they form the basis of lots of other learning. Thank you for all the time you put into designing these shorties and for making them so entertaining and launchpad for other learning.

Simply brilliant

Name: Kevin

Just love this website, for a 57 year old non-linguist this is simply brilliant. Love you guys!

The best single source site for European Portuguese

Name: Michelle

First, this site is European Portuguese which is much more difficult to find. Second, it isn’t just video lecture based. There are some good ones out there but the exercises here are far more helpful with reading Portuguese. Also, the structure actually pushes the user to learn more words that are likely to be used. The explanations are clear and the pronunciation is excellent in that you get 2 voices on most, one slow and clear. This is the best single source site for European Portuguese.