Here is what the Portuguese Lab is all about


You are in the right place if you...

... want to learn European Portuguese.

... have been unsuccessfully searching for European Portuguese content online.

... want to learn at your own pace, wherever you are and whenever you have time.

... want to learn with new and interesting content every week.

... need help on how to learn better.

... want to know more about Portuguese culture.

Olá! My name is Susana Morais.

I am Portuguese, a true alfacinha (from Lisbon).

I am your teacher for the Portuguese language, the European kind. I help everyone wanting to get to work and start speaking!

If you feel like taking action, you are at the right place.

I have a degree in Industrial Design, but while living in Germany and learning the language, I decided I wanted to follow my passion for languages. I am presently doing my Master's Degree in Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language.

Motivated or unmotivated, shy or outgoing, technical or emotional, calm or stressed, I welcome all types of students! And because I have learned several languages myself (English, German, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian) to different levels of fluency, I know what an emotional roller coaster learning a foreign language can be. But it's fun and very gratifying. :) 

Feel free to ask for help if you need it!


How can the Portuguese Lab help you?

With the Portuguese Lab's materials you'll be able to improve your overall knowledge of the Portuguese language so that you can use it to communicate with your neighbors, friends, family members and co-workers.

You can learn the basics for your next trip to Portugal or delve deep into the language until you start thinking like a native! :)

You can practice pronunciation, vocabulary, listening comprehension, grammar, speaking and also learn about the culture of the country.

How the Portuguese Lab is helping people like you!

I’d just like to express my deep gratitude to you for making this content available. The podcasts and notes are so great. I am trying to learn European Portuguese as quickly as I can and I’ve found your site one of the best resources out there. I would highly recommend you to any of my interested friends.
Thank you again for all that you do.
— Jesse Sandhu
I wanted to give a ‘BIG THANK YOU” for the podcasts and resources you have shared to many like us. I have learned a lot from the videos and other resources, and I am sure this cant compare to any other site or language to learn. Keep up the good work and keep adding to the list.
— Monica Hemrajani
Best for listening. Excellent study materials. Wow. This course is simply superb. The audio podcasts are well arranged AND supported with nicely arranged printed materials. Enjoy your walk or your trip with the audio, then go to the supporting web page for that episode and get even more material to try out. This is better than using a tourist guide approach. I use this with my young kids, and their native Portuguese speaking mother (and my wife) fully approves of the pronunciation and vocabulary choices. No accidental Brazilian variants here.
— Computer Help Cherry Creek (on iTunes)
The best European Portuguese learning site. This is by far the best Standard European Portuguese language learning site available on the web. The modules are highly absorbable in length - you don’t get overwhelmed. Variety is the engine that makes the Portuguese Lab so enjoyable as a learning tool. [...] Susana fully supports the Portuguese Lab by making herself accessible via email to questions about anything in the modules. Her dedication to this project is evident in its excellent production quality. Her love of the Portuguese language is obvious from the care she puts into teaching it.
— PGD1 (on iTunes)
Perfect! I have found this to be a great way to learn the sounds and patterns of everyday speech and vocabulary in an enjoyable easy way. The first 100 verbs are especially useful very efficient way to start out quickly, even if you can conjugate on paper nothing is better than an audio for listening to, and speaking these words regularly in the beginning. The lessons are well thought out and content is released consistently. Great job!
— flea (on iTunes)
Very high quality European Portuguese material. Podcast author Susana Morais is obviously very dedicated. The materials across her series of podcasts are very high quality, with a mix of vocabulary, stories, and grammatical information. There are also supplementary materials for each podcast on the Portuguese Lab website, including transcripts of the podcasts and exercises. Anyone interested in European Portuguese should be subscribing, this is a very valuable resource for learners.
— John O'Meara (on iTunes)

Support the content creation! 

Are you wondering how you can support and show your appreciation for all the free content I create? 

Become a patron and support the Portuguese Lab on Patreon

If you enjoy the contents I create, they help you improve your knowledge and keep your motivation in place, then Patreon is the place you can support my work. 

Your support allows me to fund the podcast and videos I publish every week. 

Your support also gives me the mental space to focus on other projects that can take your learning to the next level! 

How it works

If you like my work, and you want to support it, just choose how much you want to pledge per month (even $1 makes a difference!). 

And don't worry! You can edit or cancel your pledge at any moment. 

I appreciate you! 

A big thank you to my Patrons! :) 

  • Abhay Devasthale 
  • Leslie Alperin 
  • Dennis Barnes 
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