Frequently Asked Questions

+ How can I access the free content vault?

You can request access to the free content vault here.

If you already have an account, you can log in here.

Learn more about it here.

+ How do I know what my level is?

  • Beginner (A1-A2)

You have just started learning, or you have been learning for a while, but your Portuguese is still very basic, you understand very little, and you find it hard to have a simple conversation.

  • Intermediate (B1-B2)

You have been learning for some time, and you feel more comfortable with the language. You know the basic grammar and vocabulary, and you can hold a basic conversation, but you want to improve your level and grow your confidence, especially when listening and speaking.

  • Advanced (C1-C2)

You know Portuguese and can speak it well. You can read and hold conversations about a variety of topics, explaining yourself with confidence. You can understand native speakers with ease, even if you don't recognize every word. You're looking for ways to improve your vocabulary, use of idioms and complex grammar structures.

You can learn more about the levels here.

+ I'm a student. Where can I log in to the course?

You can access your course here.

+ I have a question about the language. Can you help me?

I would love to help you! Due to the large influx of emails, I can only help my students with their questions.

So, if you're a student, go ahead and send me an email!

+ What's the difference between the free content and the Master Portuguese course for beginners?

  • The beginners course gives you the structure and sequence you need as a beginner.
  • It's a step by step system; you don't have to guess what to do next.
  • It explores all the language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
  • It includes in-depth explanations about how the language works, so you build a good foundation of the language.
  • As a student, you have access to me. I answer your questions and offer you feedback.
  • You are part of the student's community, where you can learn more from other students.

The free content doesn't offer any of the above.

+ What's the difference between the free content and the Breakthrough Portuguese Academy for intermediate/advanced learners?

  • The membership offers exclusive content not available anywhere else:
    • real dialogues between native speakers, to get you in contact with the authentic spoken language
    • the news, so you can read newspapers, listen to the radio and watch the news on television
    • short stories to tackle a particular grammar point and learn grammar naturally
    • material for speaking practice
  • You work towards small, specific goals by following a step by step system.
  • As a student, you have access to me. I answer your questions and offer you feedback.
  • You are part of the student's community, where you can learn more from other students.