Here you will find tips, quizzes, books and courses to help you learn fast and easily, improve or refresh your Portuguese.
All books and courses are designed for self-study with clear explanations, followed by example sentences.
How good is your Portuguese? Take these quizzes to test yourself and find out now. Practice makes perfect!
A variety of topics and tips will help you better understand Portuguese and improve your communication skills.
Airport & Air Travel Vocabulary was designed to make it easy for you to learn and increase your vocabulary related to Airport and Air Travel.
Brazilian Portuguese Phrases is a handy and practical reference guide to small talk and simple conversation.
Word of the Day was designed to make it easy for you to learn, revise, retain, improve or refresh your Portuguese.
50 Essential Portuguese Verbs & Tenses covers 50 essential verbs and the most common verb tenses used in everyday conversation by Brazilian Portuguese native speakers.
Portuguese Verbs covers all the essential aspects of Portuguese verbs. It is divided into four chapters: introduction to Portuguese verbs, verb tenses; table of verbs and a list of approximately 850 verbs.
Portuguese Grammar is a self-study grammar book. It is intended for students who are learning Portuguese as a second language and need a complete, clear, simple and practical grammar handbook for reference.
Common Portuguese Proverbs & Sayings is good for learners who want to increase their knowledge of the Brazilian culture.
Coronavirus Vocabulary is a handy guide to help you learn some common vocabulary related to the coronavirus.
Useful Phrases & Sentences is a miniguide for beginners who want to learn some useful phrases just to get by
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Focus on contemporary Brazilian Portuguese as spoken in Brazil.
Common words, expressions and sentences taken from everyday conversation.
Portuguese made easy with clear explanations and bilingual example sentences.
Native speaker with a Bachelor degree in Languages (Portuguese/English).
Over 20 years of experience teaching Portuguese to foreigners of different ages, backgrounds, nationalities and cultures.
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