Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Portuguese.
MORE FAVOURITE COURSES & APPS TO GIVE YOUR PORTUGUESE A BOOST
PortuguesePod101 – This is my favourite Portuguese audio course. This course is much better value than more famous audio courses, and in my opinion it’s way better!
Semantica Portuguese – an excellent step-by-step course that teaches you Portuguese through videos. This system does a great job of teaching you “real life” Portuguese, with videos recorded in Rio.
HelloTalk – is a smartphone app that connects you with native Portuguese speakers for free. You can use it to send text messages and audio clips. After you sign up, message the team with the code “Fi3M” to get the premium features free for three months!
PORTUGUESE SPEAKING TOOLS: PRACTICE WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS
Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:
Italki – connects you with native Portuguese speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Portuguese tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner! This link takes you right to the Portuguese tutors on the site.
PORTUGUESE LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION RESOURCES
Mimic Method Portuguese – Accent training with Idahosa Ness that’s designed to help you sound more like a native Portuguese speaker.
Glossika – Learn through sentences and repetition. Glossika uses the “mass sentence method” combined with an advanced spaced repetition system to teach you Portuguese in context. Best for upper-beginner to intermediate learners.
PORTUGUESE LEARNING WEBSITES YOU MUST BOOKMARK TODAY
You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Portuguese study sessions.
Forvo – find out how any Portuguese word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Portuguese!
Wordreference – A dictionary with a difference, as all words include a discussion thread about their subtle meanings.
START SPEAKING PORTUGUESE NOW
Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:
Conversation Countdown – Have your first conversation in Portuguese in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.