Start speaking Portuguese today - First contacts

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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Learn European Portuguese from the beginning with a hands-on approach.

Get immersed in the language and be able to speak from day one and communicate in essential everyday life situations, starting with the first contacts.

How you will learn

  • You will learn through a highly visual course.
  • You will start by being presented with simple structures and vocabulary that build up, step-by-step, into more complex structures that you can use.
  • You will repeat each structure oraly, so that you get confortable with the accent and the structure itself.
  • You will see and hear simple dialogues, understanding when and how to take place in one.
  • You will be given the oportunity to take place in these dialogues, actively speaking.
  • You will solve listening exercises that improve your understanding.
  • You will take quizzes that help you consolidate what you have learned.


  • First contacts (formal and informal):
  • Introducing yourself.
  • Identifying and introducing someone else.
  • Asking closed questions (yes/no answer), and answering them.
  • Asking open questions and answering them.
  • Asking how someone is and answering.
  • Saying goobye in different situations (according to the time of day, day of the week, etc.).
  • Numbers from 0 to 20.
  • Survival Manual (everything you need to get around):
  • Identifying objects.
  • Grammar and phonetics.

What is included in this course

  • 20 lectures.
  • All materials you will need to succeed in learning the language during the course and also practicing by yourself after you finish it.
  • Printable PDFs with structured vocabulary and grammar that you can use as reference.
  • Printable PDFs with extra exercises to keep practicing (key included).
  • Audio exercises to practice listening and comprehension (key included).
  • Tutor available for follow up questions.

How it is structured

  • Each topic has its own lecture, with speaking practice, listening practice, quizz and additional material to further practice and use as reference.

Why take this course

  • Speak from the beginning.
  • Learn in a simple, clear and easy to understand way (step-by-step).
  • Learn in a practical and interactive way that will help you get confortable and speaking with confidence.
  • Learn with a highly visual course that helps you with memorization.
  • Have fun!

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge of the language is needed.
  • You need a desire to speak (loud and clear!) throughout the course, so that you make the most of your learning process.
  • You need a desire to practice, practice, practice! This course aims for a good understanding of the language and, most of all, fluency!
  • You need to be able to read PDF and MP3, so that you can use the extra donwloadable files.
  • You do not need extra manuals or materials.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Speak basic European Portuguese with confidence.
  • Communicate and be understood in simple everyday life situations.
  • Master the foundations of European Portuguese grammar and phonetics.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for true beginners, with no prior knowledge of the language.
  • This course is also for students with little knowledge of the language in need of conversational practice.
  • This course if for students wanting to speak European Portuguese used in Portugal, the Portuguese-speaking African countries, East Timor and Macau.
  • If you wish to learn Brazilian Portuguese you can also follow this course, but keep in mind that there are some differences mainly in accent and spelling.
  • This course is not for you if you want to learn beyond the basics of the language.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start at the beginning

Short introduction on how to use this course, how to speak and practice and types of materials to download.

Section 2: First contacts

After this lesson you will be able to greet informally, formally, and according to the time of day.

Greetings - Quiz
5 questions

After this lesson you will be able to introduce yourself and give your name.

Introducing yourself - Quiz
4 questions

After this lesson you will be able to identify and introduce others.

Introductions - Identifying someone - Quiz
4 questions

After this lesson you will be able to ask closed questions (for "yes" / "no" answers), and confirm someone's name. You will also be able to answer these questions.

Introductions - closed questions - Quiz
4 questions

After this lesson you will be able to produce open questions and ask someone's name, informally and formally. You will be able to answer these questions.

Introductions - open questions - Quiz
5 questions

After this lesson you will be able to ask how someone is doing, informally. You will also be able to answer this question.


After this lesson you will be able to ask how someone is doing, formally. You will also be able to answer this question.

Asking how someone is - Quiz
7 questions

After this lesson you will be able to say goodbye, informally and formally.


After this lesson you will be able to say goodbye according to the time of day you will meet again. You will be able to say the days of the week and also use them to say goodbye.

Saying goodbye - Quiz
6 questions
1 page

This section has downloadable material:

  • Grammar sheets with overview of learned grammar.
  • Exercises covering every aspect learned .
  • Solutions to the exercises.
Section 3: Numbers from 0 to 20

Learn and practice the numbers from 0 to 20.

Numbers from 0 to 20 - Quiz
2 questions
Section 4: Survival manual

Learn how to identify objects and how to ask what something is.

Identifying objects
4 questions
Learn how to ask for the price (and use liter, kg and dozen.
Section 5: Phonetics

After this lesson you will be able to recognize the alphabet, reproduce it and spell words in portuguese.


After this lesson you will be able to speak words with graphic accents and know where to stress the word.


After this lesson you will be able to speak certain letters and conjugations of letters, such as "nh", "lh", "rr", "ch", "qu", etc.


Practice on how to pronounce words. The solution is present at the end of each exercise.

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Instructor Biography

Susana Morais, Language Instructor and Examiner

Hi! I'm Susana and I am a professional language instructor for German and Portuguese as a Foreign Language.

I have the Certificate of Pedagogical Skills and Training Management and started teaching languages at a professional level in 2012. I gathered experience in various language institutes in Lisbon, with groups and individual lessons, and also teaching on-line. I have over 2000 hours of experience teaching.

I lived in Germany a few years where I obtained the Certificate Level C2 for German as a Foreign Language. So I know what it takes to learn this beautiful language and succeed in one of the most challenging exams you can take!

I am a Lincenced TELC examiner for German as a Foreign Language (A1- B2) and have been preparing students to take exams for some years now. So, get all the insider tips you can get, right here!

I also have the Certificate of Proficiency in English Level C2 (yes, I enjoy taking exams).

Because I love what I do, I will always do my best to ensure you have a fun and productive time learning. Ultimate goal: effective use of the language, with confidence!

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