We recently had the pleasure of participating in the online liveshow, “Pandilha”, where we discussed how Practice Portuguese got started. You can watch the full interview (with English subtitles available). We’d love to have you learn European Portuguese with us, so remember to visit our website to learn more! Thanks to the wonderful hosts Mónica […]
Earlier this year, we appeared on SIC Mulher’s “What’s Up TV” to discuss running online entrepreneurship. We also gave an overview of Practice Portuguese’s learning resources, and how they help Portuguese learners around the world. Just like everyone else, we had to wait for it to air before seeing the final result. To let you […]
Explore the preposition “de” in a variety of contexts as Artur and Diana discuss where they should go on vacation.
Learn about Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. Correction on Line 5: We recorded this as “1933 metros”, but the actual elevation is “1993 metros”.
Learn more about the Boa Esperança, a replica of the early caravels launched on perilous journeys in the 15th century. Adapted and translated from an article by Lena Strang in Tomorrow Magazine.
Anselmo gets the Covid-19 vaccine. Follow along to prepare for the questions you may be asked at your appointment. This episode is longer than usual (a Longy rather than a Shorty!), but it includes lots of useful vocabulary and expressions as the characters discuss medical history, symptoms, and some myths about the vaccine. Members can […]
(Personal note from Joel): Sue Williams and her husband David are long-time Practice Portuguese members. After I read Sue’s sailing memoir about their adventures and hardships while crossing the ocean from Canada to Portugal (and beyond… then back home again!), I enjoyed it so much that we requested permission from Sue and her publisher to […]
Learn about the Mosteiro da Batalha, an emblematic monument in the history of Portugal.
Learn more about the city of Viseu and its fascinating history.
In the final chapter of this series, a woman finds strength in the “new normal” and looks forward to new beginnings.
A woman in quarantine continues to stay positive by focusing on her mind and body.
Olive oil is produced extensively in Portugal and has been an integral part of the history and culture. You’ll be surprised by the number of diverse uses for this precious oil. Here’s a longer Shorty for you (a Longy?) at about 8 minutes!
“Calçada portuguesa”, also known as Portuguese mosaic, refers to the decorative cobblestone patterns you see lining the sidewalks throughout the country. Learn more about this impressive pavement art that has become a trademark of Portuguese cities.
Learn more about Portugal’s response to the outbreak of Covid-19 and how communities are adapting to protect and support each other.
Marie Antoinette was an important historical figure and has become a popular culture icon, being the subject of several books, films, and other media. Learn more about the life of this iconic woman!
The brain is a fascinating organ responsible for the decisions we make and the memories we keep. Have you ever wondered why some people can remember things better than others?
Hear the story of Maria de Bragança, the first woman to occupy the throne of Portugal. Find out what happened during her reign and why she was known as “The Mad Queen”.
Maria do Maria is the most important work of the filmmaker Leitão de Barros and a fundamental point in the history of Portuguese cinema. Learn more about this classic silent film from the 1930s.
For a small country, Portugal has a huge variety of wildlife. Discover some of the common, and not so common, animals found throughout Portugal’s islands, natural parks, and other areas.
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for health and longevity. Check out these tips to help you improve your sleeping habits!
The Knights Templar has fought for the propagation of the Christian faith throughout history. Learn more about the knights of the order and their importance in the Iberian Peninsula, especially in Portugal.
Portuguese forests have been plagued by wildfires due to climate change and irresponsible behavior. Learn some essential tips for preventing these disasters in order to protect our people, our animals, and our natural environment.
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Portuguese language? Throughout history, the Iberian Peninsula was populated and governed by several different nations. This rich and fascinating blend of influences is reflected in both our language and our culture. (Note: This episode is a rare exception to our “Shorty” format, as it is about 5 minutes in duration)
The Portuguese language has completely changed over time as a result of the historical influences of many different languages and dialects. Learn more about its Celtic roots!