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Do you feel lost on how TO learn Portuguese?

Get it done already!

Get started with the Pronunciation Guide

Get an overview of the European Portuguese Pronunciation with the free PRONUNCIATION GUIDE. 

Start practicing, even before the course starts!

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The complete level A1 for European Portuguese. This means, the basics of the Portuguese language in an extensive way, allowing you to develop a solid base for your future learnings.

The course follows the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) being the A1 level, a level for beginners, the first level of a group of 6 levels.

If you are just getting started with Portuguese, or if you have started already, but you are not sure which way to go, then this course is for you.


Nothing less than great things!

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Clear explanations




[The best aspect of the course is] the very structured way to learn grammar together with the availability of the teacher. I manage to write almost all my text messages in Portuguese to my friends. They say even if I make mistakes, they understand the content.
— Vanessa (Belgium)



The course is a digital course, available for you to follow on its own platform. You can access it from any electronic devices, and you can also download all lessons and materials to use offline.

Video lessons

The course is divided into the most important structures and vocabulary of basic Portuguese.

The course has short 40 video lessons (average 5 minutes/video). Each lesson introduces you to a new and important structure through a dialogue in context (real life situation) followed by a more in-depth explanation and examples

Textbook (PDF)

Each lesson includes a Textbook with the transcript of the video lessons.

Workbook (PDF)

Each lesson includes a Workbook with writing exercises, so you can practice the new structure (solutions included).

Audio exercises (PDF + MP3)

Each lesson includes audio exercises (transcript included).

Vocabulary (PDF + MP3)

Most lessons include a vocabulary list you can use to practice the new structure you have learned. You can also practice comprehension and pronunciation with the vocabulary MP3 files.

Grammar summary (PDF)

The course includes a grammar summary to help you keep track of what you have learned.








Discussion forums

The course platform has available discussion forums for each lesson, so you can ask your questions and also learn from other student's posts.

Work review

The course includes tests (PDF + MP3), so you can review the contents of the course and assess your language level. You can send them my way for correction and feedback. They test your reading, writing and listening skills.

Office hours

You can contact me through Skype during the office hours, ask questions and get immediate feedback! :)


Receive these bonuses, at no cost, by enrolling in the Master Portuguese e-.Course!

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Speaking partner

If you wish you can be paired with another Master Portuguese student who, based on a survey, seems to be a good fit for you in terms of timezone and language level.

What can you and your Speaking Partner(s) do together? 

  • Practice speaking in Portuguese (using guidelines and dialogues made available for you)  via video chat (like Skype or Google Hangouts). 
  • Share your goals for the upcoming months in order to have someone to hold you accountable. 

Everyday Portuguese - recorded workshops (value $125)

You can watch recorded workshops on how to use Portuguese in practical, everyday life situations. The workshops cover the topics:

  • Formal vs Informal treatment 
  • Polite expressions 
  • Making requests 
  • How to write emails and messages 
  • Simple strategies for talking on the telephone 
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Just Imperfeito - mini-course (value $50)

You have access to the mini-course Just Imperfeito. This course covers the verb tense Pretérito Imperfeito, which is one of the most complex verb tenses in Portuguese.

You first come in contact with it at the end of the A1 level, and you continue throughout the A2 level (and more!) since it includes many different uses. Consider this your first step in the direction of the A2 level!

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This step by step program teaches you the foundation of the Portuguese Language in a way you can use it to speak with native speakers.


Lesson 1

I am John. I am an engineer.


Lesson 2

I am at home, and I am tired.


Lesson 3

He is reading a book.

[estar + a + infinitive]

Lesson 4

I work on the weekends.

[present - frequent activities]

Lesson 5

She is going to buy a house.

[ir + infinitive]

Lesson 6

I would like a coffee, please.

[querer + infinitive]

Lesson 7

This computer? It's black and modern.

[article + noun + adjective]

Lesson 8

Where is the car?


Lesson 9

I have a brother and a sister.


Lesson 10

Where are my bags and my shoes?


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Lesson 11

I must work tonight.

[ter + de + infinitive]

Lesson 12

I need to buy the ticket.

[precisar + de + infinitive]

Lesson 13

I know how to play the piano.

[saber + infinitive]

Lesson 14

I am able to open the door.

[conseguir + infinitive]

Lesson 15

It's 3 o'clock in the afternoon.


Lesson 16

I learn Portuguese at 9 in the morning.


Lesson 17

He washes himself every day.

[verb + se]

Lesson 18

She usually watches TV at night.

[costumar + infinitive]

Lesson 19

I have been working since October.

[há / desde]

Lesson 20

You have been feeling tired lately.

[andar + a + infinitive]

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Lesson 21

You probably should do it!

[dever + infinitive]

Lesson 22

There is a pharmacy here,

[haver / existir]

Lesson 23

I am going to the airport.

[a / para / de]

Lesson 24

Do what I tell you!


Lesson 25

I just sent an email.

[acabar + de + infinitive]

Lesson 26

What are you allowed to do?

[poder + infinitive]

Lesson 27

Where is it?

[em cima de / atrás de / etc.]

Lesson 28

I will buy it.

[verb + direct complement]

Lesson 29

These shoes are cheaper.

[mais + adjective + do que / etc.]

Lesson 30

Will you help me?

[verb + indirect complement]


Lesson 31

One feels tired when one studies hard. 

[verb + se]

Lesson 32

I have a book. It's mine. 


Lesson 33

Do you see anything? 


Lesson 34

I want to go with you.

[com + personal pronoun]

Lesson 35

I haven't been there yet. 

[ainda / já]

Lesson 36

I visited many countries. 

[PPS - simple past]

Lesson 37

This is what I think: ... 

[achar + que]

Lesson 38

The book that I bought is bad. 

[... + que / quem / onde]

Lesson 39

I used to live in Berlin. 

[pretérito imperfeito]

Lesson 40

I plan on going to Japan eventually.

[haver + de + infinitivo]



Olá, eu sou a Susana! I am your teacher. :)

You guessed right, I am a Portuguese teacher! I'm an alfacinha (born in Lisboa) with a special love for languages. I have collected a few languages throughout the years (and hundreds of books, as you can see) including English. German, Spanish, French, Mandarin and I am now dedicated to Russian. Every now and then I also play around with Latin and Ancient Egyptian (you never know when that might come in handy...).

Following the true Portuguese spirit, I am curious about the world and other cultures, and I am now reaching out to teach an endangered species, European Portuguese.

I like to push my students, so you can consider me your accountability partner!

<< The top horizontal book is Os Lusíadas. Google it! :)



[The best aspect of the course is] the clear explanations and modular design. It is excellent as a reference source. The diologues are the best examples of the concepts. I have a much firmer grasp of how spacial relationships are expressed.
— Paul (USA)

Get started with the Pronunciation Guide

Get an overview of the European Portuguese Pronunciation with the free PRONUNCIATION GUIDE. 

Start practicing, even before the course starts!

I have learned a lot in two months just by listening and doing recommend exercises.
— Ioan (Romenia)

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What language level do I have at the end of the course?

The course refers to the level A1 (basic Portuguese) but I identify the course as A1+, because the vocabulary present in the course refers to the levels A1+A2. This will already give you na edge in your future learnings!

When you finish the course you should be able to:

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. 
  • introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have. 
  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

+ How long does the course take?

The course has several hours of video and audio, and to it, you need to add the extra time for reviewing and practice. Each student has a different pace when it comes to learning languages. So, you can take as long as you need to finish the course!

You have a lifetime access to it.

But remember that focus and consistency are very important if you wish to achieve your goal.

+ What do I have access to?

Content you can follow sequentially, at your own pace (immediate access):

  • 40 video lessons
  • textbooks
  • workbooks (+ audio)
  • vocabulary lists (+ audio)
  • grammar summary
  • verb tables
  • tests (+ audio)
  • Bonus: Recorded workshops on several topics
  • Bonus: Mini-course about Imperfeito, one of the most complex verb tenses in Portuguese
  • Bonus: Speaking partner (optional)

You will also have access to future course updates and future bonuses!

+ What previous knowledge / materials do I need?

  • You don't need any previous Portuguese knowledge.
  • You don't need any learning materials, they are all included in this course.
  • You do need a computer with internet access. You can also access the materials offline by downloading them.

What format is the content delivered in?

The course materials are shared as video content, written transcripts, and plenty of course PDF workbooks and audio MP3 files. So, whether you prefer to read, write, watch, or listen to the content, you'll be set.

+ How do I have access to the teacher?

You can contact me during the office hours where you can ask questions through Skype and get an immediate feedback.

The course platform also includes a discussion forum available for each lesson, where you can ask your questions, and learn from other student's questions.

+ What is the work review?

There are review tests available in the course platform (PDF + MP3) that you can take and send my way (per email) for correction and feedback. These tests include reading, writing and listening exercises.

How do you choose the Speaking Partner?

The partners will be choosen based on a survey, according to what seems to be a good fit for you in terms of timezone and language level. If you wish you can be paired with another Master Portuguese student, if not, that's also fine! Just don't answer the survey I'll send you, and continue your learning.

+ Is there a money-back guarantee?

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.