Hello! Olá! Happy New Year! Bom Ano Novo! I hope you’re excited about the new year. If one of your resolutions is to learn Portuguese, you’re in the right place. In today’s post, I’ll talk about the best way to start or continue your Portuguese learning in 2024. Read until the end to receive a surprise I have for you!
Let’s get started?
1. Establish Realistic Goals
First, let’s talk about setting realistic goals. Instead of wanting to become fluent overnight, set achievable goals. Whether it’s mastering basic phrases or holding a brief conversation, breaking your study into smaller, manageable goals will keep you motivated throughout the year.
2. Immersion through videos, movies, and more
Language immersion is crucial. Start by incorporating Portuguese into your daily life. Watch Portuguese movies, for example on Netflix, TV shows, or listen to music and podcasts in Portuguese. This exposure will help you get used to the sounds, rhythm, and fluency of the language. Plus, it’s a fun way to learn about the culture and customs of the country.
3. Interactive Learning
Interactive learning is another effective strategy. If possible, join a language exchange program, find a language partner, or participate in online forums. Interacting with native speakers and others who are learning will not only improve your language skills but also provide a supportive community to share your progress and challenges.
4. Practice speaking
Don’t be afraid to speak or make mistakes. I once read a quote that said, “Making mistakes in a second language is a sign of courage,” and I completely agree. Practice speaking Portuguese as much as possible, even if you make mistakes. Join language exchange meetings, attend language cafes, or simply converse with someone you know who also speaks the language you want to learn. Regular speaking is crucial for improving your pronunciation and confidence.
5. Enroll in a Portuguese Course
Consider enrolling in a Portuguese course. Whether it’s an online course or a local language school, having a structured curriculum and the guidance of qualified, experienced teachers can significantly accelerate your learning. Look for courses that cater to your skill level and learning preferences.
If you’re interested in enrolling in a European Portuguese course that will provide a solid framework for your Portuguese success, I invite you to check out my online courses. Currently, as an extra incentive for you to learn Portuguese this year, I’m offering a New Year Discount of 30% on all my courses. Just click on the link I’ll leave below, choose the course that makes the most sense for you, and use the code “2024” at checkout: Save 30% on all my Portuguese Courses
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below, and I’ll respond.
And that’s it – if you follow these tips, you’ll certainly see your Portuguese skills improve this year.