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



such great stuff

Name: Gyongyi S.

I just want to say thank you for creating such great stuff for Portuguese language learners. It makes learning much more fun.

Seriously amazing

Name: Amanda C.

Seriously amazing. I’ve been using this website for 2 days (…) and I already feel like I have a good grasp on the basics. This website will allow me to speak to my Portuguese friends and family with ease. Obrigado Rui e Joel!

fabulous website!!

Name: Anne B.

Wanted to tell you how much I absolutely LOVE your podcasts and that you have begun this venture in bringing European Portuguese to all!!! (…) Joel, you (and Rui) have really inspired me to keep trying! I am also learning so much about Portugal it self (…) thank you, thank you, thank you so much for starting this fabulous website!! Keep up the great work!

posso falar Portugues um bocadinho melhor

Name: Richard B.

Eu só queria escrever para agradecer. (…) acho que posso falar Portugues um bocadinho melhor, graças ao seu podcast. Obrigado!

a labor of love

Name: Michelle I.

Not only do you know I love this site but I am also eternally grateful that in only 7 weeks I’ve become proficient enough to understand your podcasts quite well. (…) I love this site and just want to throw this out there. (…) I can tell that this site is a labor of love.


Name: Rosalinde D.

Your site is great – thank you.

loads of useful vocabulary

Name: Joanna P.

I must say this verb section is fabulous value and a great exercise with loads of useful vocabulary. If I kept doing it over until I got it 100% right, I’m sure I would be fluent!

Built up my confidence

Name: Lynda C.

Built up my confidence immensely- speaking and understanding Portuguese. (…) I was not confident speaking until I started listening and enjoying your podcasts. Keep up the interesting classes.

best thing going in European Portuguese

Name: Michelle I.

I dare to say that this site is far superior to MT Portuguese, Pimsleur and even better than the MIT open courseware textbook European version. (…) The constant high-quality audio is phenomenal I don’t know how you do it on what must be a shoe string budget. You reinforce reading, speaking listening and writing. You engage students in an auditory, visual and kinesthetic way which helps students to learn. This site is so far the best thing going in European Portuguese and I can see it becoming even better. Did I mention that it is fun and interesting? (…) You guys seem truly dedicated to this task (…) Great Job.

I love the site

Name: Sally B.

I love the site and really appreciate all the hard work you, and Rui’s family put in.

realmente uma boa plataforma

Name: Sofia G.

O seu website é realmente uma boa plataforma para me melhorar a escuta, ao mesmo tempo para conhecer a cultura portuguesa na qual tenho muito interesse , e já recomendei este website aos meus colegas que também sabem falar português mas não conseguem falar fluentemente.

best platform

Name: Elroy F.

I think this is the best platform for learning Portuguese at the moment.

I love your approach

Name: Nicky W.

Thank you it is so hard to find european portuguese material (…) so well done. I love your approach.

very easy and interesting

Name: Suja R.

I simply love your work.It is very easy and interesting to learn.

Keep up the good work

Name: Jacob D.

Thank you for setting this up, I started learning European Portuguese just a year ago and it has been hard to find the resources to keep up with the European dialect specifically. Keep up the good work!

Adoro a avó Odete!

Name: Christine H.

Adoro a avó Odete! Ela é “a legend”. (…) Muito obrigada, rapazes.

awesome podcast!

Name: Laura D.

I found your podcast and listened almost all the videos (some of them , more than once 🙂 ).
I really had to say to both of you how much I like and appreciate your PracticePortuguese. (…) Keep up with your awesome podcast!

Very happy

Name: James C.

Very happy to renew for another year to support your work (…) I decided to take Portuguese lessons as a birthday gift to myself, so I will make time to check out the podcasts and the learning studio.

podcasts have been great for me

Name: Matthew C.

Thank you for creating something that has helped me so much. The podcasts have been great for me and I love seeing how I can understand podcasts now that a year ago were too hard for me. I also really like the new 100% Portuguese podcasts.

It’s a vital resource

Name: Chad N.

(…)the one thing I could listen to and always learn from, and build confidence with, was Practice Portuguese. I can’t stress how important it was to have it as a resource. I want to continue to develop my Portuguese, so we’ll keep our membership and continue to support your important project! It’s a vital resource considering os desafios específicos that Portuguese presents.

Great website

Name: Gav N.

I’m very happy with your site and I appreciate the amount of effort you guys have put in!

Great website you both have here. I started learning last month and it’s been a great amount of help with your “unit” modules.

helped me enormously

Name: Kevin E.

Your program helped me enormously. So thank you.

fun way to learn Portuguese

Name: Bettina M.

I really enjoy the learning material and especially your podcasts. It is a fun way to learn Portuguese, you are very professional and funny. (…) thanks for your great work! Obrigada.


Name: Darya S.

This website is addictive. I “procrastinate” by listening to the podcast or going through videos. On a more serious note, I think this is by far the best online resource I found for learning European Portuguese. It is both informative and very entertaining. Thank you guys for putting it all together!

Avó Odete is so adorable

Name: Cathy D.

I love how you always come up with new ideas to help us learn while having fun. Avó Odete is so adorable – she’s a grandma we would all have liked to have!
Thank you so much for all your continued dedication to making this such a great site!
You guys are the best!

feels like I am learning with friends

Name: Roberta P.

(…) you two are such great teachers and so welcoming, feels like I am learning with friends. Obrigada.

best part of my days

Name: Lani A.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your podcasts, they’ve honestly been the best part of my days these past 2 months or so. (…) seriously, y’all are awesome and I’m so incredibly happy to have found this resource, it’s been absolutely wonderful. <3
Thank you!!

really appreciate

Name: Sherri S.

I just wanted to tell you I really appreciate what you guys are doing.

uma lufada de ar fresco

Name: Cidália C.

Adorei, (…) vocês são uma lufada de ar fresco.
Bjs aos meninos, avó Odete e Elza.

my daughters enjoy the interface

Name: Steven W.

I use your site with my daughters 5 and 8 yrs old. They enjoy the interface and my Portuguese speaking wife appreciates your clear audio.

awesome and extremely useful

Name: Sofía O.

I really love what you are doing. (…) I find your podcast and your website awesome and extremely useful.
Muito obrigada!

terrific website

Name: Carol L.

Firstly, many thanks for creating this terrific website. (…) it is wonderful to be able to access lessons in European Portuguese. The content of both sections is excellent. I especially like the fact that you create learning modules on such a wide range of topics. (…) I have been recommending your website to everyone. This is such a wonderful place to learn and to improve our Portuguese.


Name: Julia Y.

The work both [of you are doing] is wonderful. I’m a teacher (…) and the format with English explanations is wonderful. Thanks.


Name: Cherie F.

Adoro todas as coisas que oferecer pelo site. Em particular gosto o novo “imersão” método no podcast. Muito obrigada e abraços!

I admire both construction and devotion

Name: Robert S.

I benefited immensely from your podcasts during my trip to Portugal last year, and admire both the construction of your site, and your devotion to teaching European Portuguese. (…) Thank you for introducing to me this fascinating language, and keep up the good work.

seriousness and creativity

Name: Jean-Pierre T.

Parabéns on your seriousness and creativity. I must admit I look forward to seeing the new exercises.

muito importante para mim

Name: Cecilia W.

Vosso projeto é muito importante para mim e muitas pessoas, eu acho. Teu português é fantástico, eu adoro ouvir. (…) eu aprendo um pouco mais todos os dias.

estou aprendendo muito.

Name: Dawn B.

Eu realmente gosto de seu produto e estou aprendendo muito.


Name: Alice B.

Thank you for your amazing updates and your care in every little aspects of this project!

I have no words!

Name: Shana B.

I have no words, in any language, how grateful I am for you both and all the effort you have put into this informative site! Thank you! Obrigado! (It is a lot of information and I am a slow learner but too excited about it and wanted you to know how perfect it is!)

wonderful podcasts

Name: David & Lesley B.

Thank you also for the wonderful podcasts which have become an integral part of listening activity in preparation for our exam next year. Please continue, the podcasts are invaluable!

It is getting better

Name: John H.

It is getting better, more useful, all the time. I particularly like the translation option in the Transcriptions which in turn makes the change to comment afterwards in Portuguese that much more workable.

All I can say is WOW!

Name: Wayne W.

This is my first chance to really use the Learning Studio. All I can say is WOW! I like the way I can answer in English sometimes, sometimes in Portuguese, the pair matching, and the writing. (…) This is absolutely THE BEST European Portuguese learning tool on the planet! Best of all, it is really FUN–Every time I finish a unit, I want to do more—it’s addictive! I can only keep learning more. (…) Wonderful job, Guys!


Name: Judy H.

I think your site is incredible and I am so impressed with it’s continuing stride toward more and more exciting ways to learn Portuguese; mainly by being really fun and interesting! (…) I love what you are doing. Thank you so very much.

awesome job

Name: Emil C.

I’d like to say that you guys have done an awesome job with the site! Although I’ve been following you and visiting the site for a bit, I just signed up for the premium version this week and think it’s great. So, thank you, and keep up the good work.