Breakthrough Portuguese Academy
A membership community for learners who want to improve their comprehension skills with regular and engaging resources.
Get all the input and support you need here!
Levels: pre-intermediate to advanced
Levels: pre-intermediate to advanced
You start by learning the basics, and soon enough you can communicate your basic needs with simple sentences.
But what people say to you doesn't sound like Portuguese at all! Have you been learning an entirely different language all this time?
I feel your pain. I've been there myself before, and I'm going through it now with the language I'm currently learning.
Native speakers speak fast, they connect words and eat letters all the time. And that's the way all languages work!
The focus on listening and reading is part of the input-based method for language learning. This means that it is the constant contact and exposure to audio and text that deepens your knowledge of the grammar, grows your vocabulary, and improves your pronunciation. Without you even being aware of that!
Learning a language is a long process. Being in constant contact with the language is what guarantees your success in the long run.
New weekly content so you can choose the most interesting and motivating content for you.
From fiction to authentic dialogues, chats and other topics, such as the use of idioms and expressions.
Ask questions and share experiences in the forums and the private Facebook group.
Real conversations between native Portuguese speakers.
Practice the sounds of the Portuguese language.
Chats about anything and everything.
Idioms and expressions.
Speaking and writing are as important as any other language skills. If you want to get comfortable at speaking, you should definitely speak! That's the only way to lose any fears you might have. The same goes for writing.
Notice, however, that your capacity to speak and write beyond the beginner's sentences depends on how much input you have been exposed to. Only due to listening and reading will your comprehension grow, and with that, your ability to express yourself (in speaking and writing).
If you only focus on speaking and saying what you already know, you'll be really good at... saying what you already know!
Grammar is important when you want to make a conscient effort to understand how or why some sentence or expression is the way it is. Knowing the rules helps you to identify patterns in the language and express yourself with more confidence.
But there's no need to memorize rules! This doesn't mean that practicing with grammar exercises is a futile task. Not at all! I'm a grammar lover myself, and I'm fully aware grammar has helped me enormously in taking my languages to the next level; in being correct and precise when I speak and write.
This course available in the Breakthrough Portuguese Academy guides you through the Portuguese grammar structures and verbs from intermediate to advanced so that you can better understand Portuguese and enrichen your own use of the language.
100% European Portuguese!
No, it's a membership site. To become fluent it's not enough to take a course or read a book! You need constant access and exposure to input that is interesting and a little above your level.
The membership platform also includes a complete intermediate-advanced grammar course, besides the new weekly content.
No. A course is more appropriate for beginners. It gives you the right sequence and structure to build a solid foundation of the language. Once the walls are in place, the marathon begins!
If you're a beginner, or you want to revisit the basics, please see the beginner course.
There's no set period of time to reach fluency. Every learner learns at a different pace. But I can guarantee you it's a long process!
The content is in Portuguese (that's the whole point!). But don't worry! I won't let your questions be unanswered. There's a specific forum for comments in English.
The grammar course available in the membership platform has English explanations.
You certainly can! This membership site is designed to give you all the flexibility you need. So you can learn whenever, wherever you want.
The membership platform includes discussion forums, where you can ask your questions, and learn from other student's questions. I personally reply to all comments aquestions. You also have access to a private Facebook group.
Of course! I genuinely want you to succeed, which is why I offer a generous 30-day money back guarantee. Simply let me know within 30 days if you’d like a refund, and I’ll give you one, no questions asked.
You can cancel the membership yourself whenever you want. I'll be sad to see you go, though!