Improve Your Portuguese Listening Skills Today with 5 Practical Tips


I concur with David Nunan when he calls listening “the Cinderella of second language learning.”

It’s always been lying in the shadows of her older stepsisters—speaking, reading and writing.

While there’s undoubtedly value in being able to communicate in your …

10 Fab, Famous Portuguese-language Singers from Portugal and Brazil


Do you know who’s who in the Portuguese-speaking world?

Which singers are setting native speakers on fire?

Which singers are thought of fondly by people of all ages?

Which melodic hits will you hear on an infinite replay loop in …

The 10 Best Brazilian and Portuguese Movies for Authentic Language Learning


Luzes, câmera, ação! 

That’s the Brazilian Portuguese version of “lights, camera, action!”—and you’re about to need it.

Prepare yourself for a Portuguese-language movie night of epic proportions.

We’re going to introduce you to some of the greatest hits of Portuguese-language …

The 5 Best Brazilian and European Portuguese Textbooks for Any Learner


For most Portuguese learners, a major focus of the adventure is a textbook or self-learning guide.

You can think of a great textbook as a guide into the wild jungle of the Portuguese language—a guide who knows all of …

6 Portuguese Dictionary Apps for Your Smartphone That Are Hella Handy


Need to look up an intriguing word you came across at a marabenta party on a beach in Mozambique?

Heard cool new vocabulary at a samba rock dance in São Paulo, or a fado concert in Lisbon?

Just snuggled up …

The 9 Key Online Tools for Your Portuguese Learning Adventure


If you want to learn Portuguese, you should really hop on a plane to São Paulo, pop over to Vila Madalena, and immerse yourself in endless wild evenings of great food, caipirinhas and samba rock.

You’ll be fluent

The 13 Snazziest Podcasts from Brazil for Improving Your Portuguese


Want to make your staid subway ride into Manhattan a bit more like a journey on the São Paulo metro?

First, close your eyes.

Pretend that the platforms are a bit cleaner and that there are fewer hipster beards and …