Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, or Xela (SHAY-la) for short, has a reputation among serious Spanish learners as an ideal location for language study. Despite being Guatemala’s second-largest city, Xela is off the tourist trail and few locals speak English, offering a great opportunity for total Spanish immersion.
Reading in Portuguese is a fun way to improve vocabulary and boost your fluency. Neuroscience shows that we learn best when engaged emotionally, so pick a book that intrigues you. To get started, here’s a list of some of the best Portuguese books for learners.
In April 2019 I attended Caminhos Portuguese school in Rio for three weeks. To get the most out of my Brazilian immersion experience, I began a course of self-study five months before my trip.
Here are the resources I found most useful for learning Brazilian Portuguese. Note that these are just the Portuguese language resources that worked for me personally; it’s not meant to be an exhaustive list!