Arquivo da categoria: Free Resources

Listen to stories told by native speakers of European Portuguese

Listening to stories is a really nice way to do some studying 🙂

Here’s a link to a site where the speakers are European Portuguese.  Some of the stories have the text too for you to follow if you like.

Text to Speech convertor

Here’s a link to a site where you can set the ‘speaker’ to European Portuguese, then you type in the word/ phrase you want him or her to say, you can choose from Amália, Eusébio, Joana and Madalena.

Great for when you are unsure as to how a word is said!

Avoid the frustration

If Portuguese is the first foreign language you have learnt and you’re not making the progress you’d like to be then take the time to watch this video. Steve shares his insights into why you may have trouble achieving what you want and find the learning process frustrating.

Christmas songs in Portuguese

Bom dia! Tudo bem? Tenho um computador novo, which is good, mas… dá muito trabalho também… so still not a lot of time for posts aqui.
Ok, for those of you who like Natal (=Christmas) and canções (=songs) here’s a site with some Portuguese Christmas songs and the lyrics.

Mistakes to avoid when learning a foreign language

Some good ideas here…

Online games

Some games for you to practise essential vocabulary and basic verb conjugation. Aproveite!

Keep at it :)

Stick with it! It takes time to learn… some good tips here for you.

Not wanting to put you off here… This is an interesting quote from this article that emphasises the commitment it takes to get to a good level in any language.

‘US military personnel and State Department personnel who enroll in intensive language courses study 8 to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week (and often on the weekends too). It still takes them six months to a year and a half, depending on the language, to get proficient.’

Coffee… café

Vai um café?

Um contra o outro

Um pouco de musica para si

Greetings – BBC

Meeting and greeting people, you’ll find yourself doing this a lot as a foreigner in Portugal, os portugueses gostam de conhecer novas pessoas the Portuguese like meeting new people)

BBC Languages – Learn Portuguese in your own time and have fun with Talk Portuguese. Learn Portuguese with BBC Languages. Talk Portuguese is a free online video course for beginners. Portuguese phrases with sound, quizzes, video clips and a handy pronunciation guide. This unit is about greetings.