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Free Portuguese Language Courses

Are you learning Portuguese, and you want to find the best free online Portuguese language lessons?

You’ve come to the right place!

See our Top Online Learn Portuguese Language Websites

  • Brazilian Portuguese 101 –iTunes Video Free
    • 45 lessons by Semantica.
  • Duolingo Portuguese – Online
    • A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
  • Livelingua.com Portuguese Programmatic Course – Vol 1 and Vol 2
    • Two volumes including textbooks (PDF) and audio lessons (MP3).
  • Língua da genteiTunes Free – Web site 
  • Ta Falado: Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation for Spanish SpeakersOnline
    • Created by the Texas Language Technology Center in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT-Austin.
  • BBC Talk PortugueseOnline
    • A video introduction to the language in 11 short parts with audio clips for key phrases.
  • Learn Portuguese with Rafa
    • Rafa does give away a lot of very useful information for free, and this site is well worth a look. The tone is conversational and easy to follow, and unusually, both European and Brazilian Portuguese is taught.
  • Practice Portuguese
    • A mixture of free and paid for tools, podcasts, videos, and an app, specifically for European Portuguese
  • Sonia Portuguese – there is a paid-for course and grammar book available, but Sonia also provides lots of free content, specialising in Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Basic Portuguese Language Tutorial – mostly vocabulary lists, but also some short grammar lessons. Brazilian and European alternatives are given, but it is not always made clear which is which.
  • Facebook Portuguese Tips – Bite-size lessons delivered straight to your Facebook newsfeed. Emphasis on European Portuguese (yay!), but the frequency of posts is not as great as it used to be.
  • Portuguese Langauge Guide – Tips and tools for learning Portuguese, with a verb conjugator and language tests to check your progress.
  • Online Courses – This site links through to various openware courses from different universities – at the time of writing there is one course listed for Portuguese from MIT, which is mainly Brazilian. Check out the other subjects on onlinecourses.com too – lots of good stuff!
  • Easy Portuguese – a collection of lessons in Brazilian Portuguese. Audio files available. Lots of adverts though!
  • Portuguese Lab – Portuguese Lab has a number of videos that cover basic phrases for eating out, shopping, etc. There are quite a few videos for beginners, as well as some videos aimed at intermediate and advanced Portuguese learners.
  • Memrise Portuguese Flash Cards

Portuguese Language Podcasts

Portuguese with Carla is a great little podcast that includes free tr-anscripts of the audio. Each episode includes a transcript as well as a lesson explaining the vocabulary used.

Say it in Portuguese What are your best free online Portuguese resources? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Hi Sally,

    that’s a great post about free Portuguese language courses 🙂

    In the last couple of years I created a lot of free content about European Portuguese as well as several online courses, focusing on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, etc. I would appreciate it if you could add my website to your resource list, so more students can find the free content: https://learn-portuguese.org/

    Thank you and best regards,


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