Best Portuguese Language Learning Resources

Best Portuguese Language Learning Resources

Here are my most highly recommended resources for learning the Portuguese language.

I frequently refer to them in many of the articles I write on this site because I know they’re fantastic and they’ve been crucial to my own learning.

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Learn Portuguese with podcasts


This is an excellent Portuguese course in the form of audio podcasts and downloadable lessons.

As well as podcast-style lessons, you’ll find videos, a vocabulary database and dictionary, grammar explanations and various other useful features.

Available in Brazilian Portuguese.


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Best comprehensive Portuguese courses

Rocket Portuguese

This is my favorite Portuguese course which has some of the highest quality Portuguese dialogue material available.

Rocket Portuguese doesn’t follow a ‘cookie cutter’ approach like other well-known programs such as Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur, and it has a tonne of excellent audio content for all levels ranging from beginner to advanced.


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Available in Brazilian Portuguese.

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Portuguese Uncovered

An extremely well-made and very unique Portuguese course aimed at teaching Portuguese (Brazilian) through the unique "StoryLearning" method.

If you’re looking for a full Portuguese curriculum that leads you all the way through to fluency, and are facing difficulties getting your head around how Portuguese works, this resource definitely help you.

Portuguese Uncovered
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Ouino Portuguese

Ouino's a standalone software course (downloadable) that covers every aspect of Portuguese (Brazilian). It's easily the best-designed language software I've ever seen and goes into great detail.

The only downside is that you need to download and install the software on your computer. Other than that, Ouino is a phenomenally good Portuguese course.

Ouino Portuguese
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Best web and mobile apps to learn Portuguese

Mondly Portuguese

Mondly is a beautifully designed learning platform (also available as a mobile app) in 33 different languages including Portuguese.

It also teaches conversation in a Rosetta Stone-style way.

Mondly Portuguese
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Learn to speak Portuguese with music

Rapid Portuguese

This is the most unique and effective Portuguese phrasebook alternative I’ve ever seen and one I frequently recommend on this site.

Based on solid research into memory and ‘stuck song syndrome’, Rapid Portuguese teaches you the language over the top of highly repetitive tunes that cause the phrases to ‘get stuck’ in your head. It’s surprisingly effective and is so enjoyable that it doesn’t feel like study at all (read my Earworms review).

Also available in Brazilian Portuguese.

Rapid Portuguese
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Portuguese fluency courses and guides

Glossika Portuguese

This is another very unique product that improves your fluency through a highly repetitive ‘listen and repeat’ approach.

It is, in my opinion, one of the the most useful tools I’ve seen for training Portuguese listening comprehension (read my Glossika review). Definitely not a conventional course but you’ll be amazed at how effective it is at improving your Portuguese fluency if you use it daily.

Available in Brazilian Portuguese.

Glossika Portuguese
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Inexpensive online Portuguese lessons via Skype


Not too long ago it was really difficult or impossible to practice Portuguese without actually traveling to Portugal or Brazil.

Thankfully, tools like italki have made it possible to connect with native speakers from all over the world to practice or to take personalized lessons over Skype.

The great news is, Portuguese lessons over Skype through italki are incredibly cheap compared to most teachers in person. All the frustration of payments and scheduling is handled brilliantly by italki too which makes it very easy and stress free to arrange sessions.

See my extensive italki review for more info.

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Learn Portuguese online with video resources


LingoPie is an outstanding library of high quality, interactive TV shows in 6 major European languages, including Portuguese.

If you enjoy learning from your favorite sitcoms and other genres, this is your best option.

Visit LingoPie


This is a fantastic tool for learning Portuguese using subtitled video (check out my FluentU review).

It has many of the same features as Yabla (which currently does not offer Portuguese) but a wider array of video content to choose from.

Visit FluentU

Other free tools and resources to help your Portuguese

Memrise: This is an outstanding online vocabulary training tool that lets you select Portuguese ‘courses’ to study (or create one yourself). Many of the courses also include audio.

AnkiSRS: A highly versatile flashcard app.

Forvo: If there’s ever a Portuguese word or expression that you’ve seen written but don’t know how to pronounce, you can search for it here (or request it) and hear a native speaker pronounce it for you.

Duolingo Portuguese: Duolingo is a fun, free and effective way to study Portuguese grammar.

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