Want to learn Portuguese ? I did ! There are many good sites to choose from but I recommend that you go straight to ‘StreetSmartBrazil’ run by Luciana Lage and her team. Together they have built an evolving content and media rich learning environment and nurtured a supportive community into being. In so doing, they have created a personalised and effective Portuguese language learning experience which I think is unique in its breadth and depth.
A little over three years ago, I started out as a mature learner with no second language learning experience, no natural ability and no confidence! However, I did have time and a great desire to be able to talk with the people we were partnering and to understand a little more their day to day life. This interest has since grown into a curiosity about the culture, politics and geography of the country, in fact to all things Brazilian and ‘StreetSmartBrazil’ is a key supporter in this wider learning.
It is difficult to be concise about the distinguishing element of StreetSmartBrazil but it is for me the expertise, passion, and warmth which pervades the teaching and the notion of ‘no mistakes just learning opportunities‘. Which for a late newcomer is a huge confidence builder.
So whatever your language requirement… check out StreetSmartBrazil.