Portuguese is a widely spoken global language, boasting over 250 million speakers across Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe. Whether you want to socialize with locals on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach or build professional connections in Porto and Lisbon, Portuguese offers versatile utility and abundant opportunities.

Speak Portuguese efficiently

Learning Portuguese as an English speaker doesn't have to be daunting, especially with the right tools. Babbel provides Portuguese courses catering to all levels and abilities. Our learning app allows you to study Portuguese conveniently, with courses ranging from 1 to 12 months, all centered around real-life scenarios. Ready to get started? Signing up is quick, and you can download the app immediately. Here are some tips to assist you on your journey to mastering Portuguese.

Best way to speak Portuguese: 5 easy tips to start

  • Use repetition - practice speaking, reading and writing the same words over and over

  • Start with useful words and phrases (whatever's useful to you)

  • Listen to Portuguese podcasts

  • Cook Portuguese food

  • Try to speak the language every day

Speak Portuguese the Babbel way

Babbel’s Portuguese courses are affordable, accessible online, and proven to strengthen your reading, listening, speaking and comprehension skills. As a Babbel user, you have access to a diverse program of grammar, conjugation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, and writing exercises. You can practice on our website or via your iPhone or Android device. Whether you're too busy for a language class, needing to brush up before a vacation or business trip, or wanting to re-learn everything you've forgotten since high school, Babbel can be customized to your needs.

Try your first Portuguese lesson for free and discover Babbel’s easy and intuitive course system, which determines your individual level and accommodates different learning styles. You can learn at your own pace, set your own lesson plans, and receive helpful hints whenever you need them. You'll also be joining an entire community of learners. Babbel users can easily share questions, experiences and advice via message boards and chat, and the Babbel support team is always only a message away.

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