Author Archives: Lauren

The gold standard of online Portuguese education

In the last 6 months, we’ve seen major new content and website relaunches from three of  my favorite Portuguese websites. I think these three resources now constitute the gold standard of online Portuguese education. Throw in a copy of the … Continue reading

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Web roundup: New portuguese resources

Novo Telecurso, dozens of 15-min lessons, completely in Portuguese, with subtitles, on a bunch of different topics from geography to history to science. They seem to be aimed at high school students, so the language is native speed but otherwise … Continue reading

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Semántica’s new Intensivo course is the next best thing to being in Rio

This is James. He lives in Brazil and makes awesome videos for portuguese learners like me. You should be jealous of James, because he gets to live in Rio and follow brazilians around the city with a camera for a … Continue reading

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StreetSmart Brazil has a new website

…and it’s beautiful! You should go take a look.   If I had to recommend just one resource for someone who wants to get serious about learning Portuguese, it’s these folks. I started taking Skype lessons with Luciana, the founder, … Continue reading

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BrazilPod launches Língua da Gente, new series for beginners

We are very lucky to be living in a golden age where high quality portuguese instruction is now abundant on the web. When I started learning Portuguese just 5 years ago, it wasn’t so great. One of the few good … Continue reading

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