Get to Grips with

European Portuguese

Feel at home in Portuguese!

Free lesson for complete and seasoned beginner

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In this lesson we will:


Before you even enter the 'house' of Portuguese.
Why is European Portuguese considered "difficult"?


Start by training your ears.
Make it sound familiar.
How can the Queen of Portuguese help you?


Why grammar is there to guide you, not rule you.
Learn shortcuts to get to grips with Portuguese grammar.


Find out if there's an Unschooler in you.
Is the Unschooling approach right for you?

Be warned! This is no conventional lesson.

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You'll engage with Portuguese in a completely different way.

By making use of the best language learning methods that polyglots use to learn foreign languages, you will be able to feel first hand what it's like to learn Portuguese à la Unschooling.

These Unschoolers also started with this free lesson

"First #iupiii that I share. My husband had to go into medical center to make two appointments. I was able to understand the clerk and translate from her Portuguese to him in English so he could pick appointment times. Did not have to ask if she could repeat to me nor ask her if she spoke English. Felt like a real win! Thank you, Catarina."

"Earlier this week I had an occasion to be in a share-ride for about 20 mins. A Portuguese driver, of course, spoke slowly for me, but we were able to carry simple conversations, sometimes fragmented and other times picking up the words easily, for the 20 mins ride. He told me about his upcoming vacation to Brazil with his wife. It was an environment that required my spontaneity, and I felt very good afterward."
C., Japan

"After doing the Ted talk exercise, I decided to listen to a few more talks in Portuguese. I didn’t use subtitles, just closed my eyes and listened. I am thrilled to report I recognized many swallowed words and phrases and I understood maybe 1/3 of what was said."
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10 foreign languages.
Now back to the first.

   Olá, sou a Catarina

My dad says I only started talking when I was three, which means I spent three years and a few months (in utero) practically just listening. I continued throughout life with my hyper listening skills and learnt ten more languages*.

Some I can speak better than others (one needs time for daily chores too, right?), but the amazing thing is I can understand some Russian and Macedonian, even though I never studied them. After almost 15 years living abroad, I am now back in Portugal, rediscovering my own language. I'm ready to help YOU find your voice in Portuguese. Shall we?

*before you ask... that's English, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Frisian, German, Mandarin.
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