Reading in Portuguese is a fun way to improve vocabulary and boost your fluency. Studies show we learn best from content we enjoy, so pick a book that intrigues you. To get started, here are some of the best Portuguese books for learners.
Learning Portuguese in Brazil at Caminhos Language Centre (2019)
In April 2019, I attended Caminhos Language Centre in Rio de Janeiro for three weeks and had a great experience. If you’re interested in learning Portuguese in Brazil, Caminhos is an excellent option.
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Learning Brazilian Portuguese: Practical Resources
In 2018 I began an intensive course of Portuguese self-study to achieve my dream of fluency. I did most of my learning independently, but also attended Caminhos Portuguese school in Rio for three weeks.
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18 Best Brazilian TV Shows on Netflix (2023)
Watching Brazilian series on Netflix is a great way to practice vocabulary and listening skills and gain cultural insights. Fortunately, Netflix is rapidly adding new binge-worthy original Brazilian shows.
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Top Brazilian YouTube Channels to Learn Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese YouTube channels are an amazing free learning resource. Here are some of the top Brazilian YouTube channels to teach yourself Portuguese.
I’ve included a mix of educational channels for learners as well as native content for advanced students.
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Best Portuguese Podcasts for Language Learners
Portuguese podcasts let you get Portuguese listening practice on the go. I listen at the gym and while walking, doing household chores, or driving. Portuguese-language podcasts also help me survive long hours on planes and buses!
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Best Brazilian Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime (2021)
Watching Brazilian movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime is a great way to practice Portuguese vocabulary and listening skills. Brazilian films also allow you to learn about the culture and gain exposure to different regional accents and slang.
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Best German TV Shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime (2022)
Watching popular German TV shows online is an excellent way to gain cultural fluency while honing vocabulary and listening skills. Luckily for language learners, Netflix and Amazon Prime are quickly adding German TV series to their streaming lineups.
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Learning Basic Russian for Travelers
In fall 2018 I visited Russia solo. Since English is not widely spoken in Russia, I dedicated myself to learning basic Russian for travelers prior to my trip. Here are the free beginner Russian resources I found most useful.
13 Best Spanish YouTube Channels for Spanish Learners
YouTube’s become an indispensable free Spanish learning resource. Short YouTube videos are better for a learner’s concentration span than Spanish-language movies or TV shows.
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