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    The Best Resources for Learning European Portuguese

    Sitting in class and flipping through grammar notes will only get you so far when you are learning a language. To become truly proficient in any target language, you have to practice. Every. Damn. Day. I’m often asked by my students: where I find more online resources for learning European Portuguese? Frustratingly, in comparison to what’s available online to help you learn Spanish, German, or even Brazilian Portuguese, there’s precious little that can help you learn Portuguese as spoken in…

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    Learn Portuguese from the Streets of Lisbon!

    One of my missions when I set up Talk the Streets was to make more video content in European Portuguese available with subtitles. When I learnt both Spanish and Portuguese, music videos (Shakira Shakira) and online news were invaluable…

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    How to Order Coffee in Portugal

    Your first “oh my God I’ve got to speak Portuguese in public” moment is probably going to happen in a coffee shop. It feels like a running a gauntlet. What are the options? What is a meia-de-leite? Can I…