Over the years I have bought many Portuguese language books and a few self- study courses and I haven’t enjoyed any of them. I decided to take the plunge and purchased all three of your courses as a package , and was a bit sceptical, however, I have really found the first three classes to be very useful and enjoyable. It has simply put into perspective some of the difficulties I have previously had trying to understand when to use certain words and verbs, and your reasoning as we go along is very useful and helpful. I live with my Portuguese family here in the Azores Islands, the dialect is very strong and it’s very difficult for foreigners to understand the finer points of the language – already you have clarified several aspects of the language for me that I never understood, and I optimistically look forward to the rest of the course. As someone who has lectured at Universities across Europe, I can be a bit critical. It’s very difficult to present classes and engage students from different backgrounds with a difficult subject matter meeting a variety of needs, and I think you have achieved that very well and professionally in a very personal and relaxed manner. Your course is ‘excellent value’ for money and I really recommend it to those serious about learning Portuguese to a good level of fluency. So thank you so much, and keep up the good work.