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The Essential Course for Beginners

Learn Brazilian Portuguese online without giving up personal contact with a real teacher.

The Essential Course for Beginners
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About the course:

The Essential Course for Beginners offers easy-to-follow lessons and a perfect balance between theory and practice that will guide you to start speaking Portuguese from the first week!

​​This course is suitable for beginners who are studying Portuguese for the first time and learners who have already been studying the language for some time and would like to brush up on their Portuguese.

If you are not a beginner, see the other courses we offer HERE.


Here’s what you get when you enroll:


Comprehensive study material

The course consists of 12 modules, including video lessons, downloadable PDFs, pronunciation exercises, quizzes, and other assignments. All our material is bilingual: Portuguese-English.

Feedback on homework assignments and personalized support

You will have access to an online community where you can post your homework to receive feedback from our teachers. This space can also be used to ask questions at any time and interact with other students.

Lifetime access to the course​

You’ll have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.

Course completion certificate

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate after taking the final test.


The Premium Plan offers everything that is included in the Basic Plan plus:

Group classes via Zoom

Practice your Portuguese live with a Brazilian teacher and a small group of students once a week for 12 weeks (6-10 students per class). Class replays are available for 30 days.

Weekly Q&A Sessions with teacher Virginia 

Have your questions answered by teacher Virginia in weekly Q&A sessions via Zoom for 12 weeks.

Premium plan - tentative schedule

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You can choose your class when you sign up.

Seats per class are limited. We will open new classes if necessary to accommodate all students.

Course Curriculum

Part 1 (4 modules): Learn the essential vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversation skills

  • You’ll get familiar with the most basic grammar, vocabulary, and useful expressions.

  • You’ll learn how to conjugate the most common verbs in Portuguese.

  • You’l