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A world of possibilities: Babbel Portuguese courses

Learning a new language is one of the most fulfilling activities anybody can undertake. As anyone who has made friends with Portuguese people in Lisbon, or chatted to Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro will testify, there’s nothing like being able to speak languages like a native. Even so, for many people, studying Portuguese feels like climbing a mountain. But that doesn’t have to be the case. With Babbel’s online, mobile-based language tools, anyone can boost their Portuguese speaking skills, and be ready to dive into communities across the Lusophone world.

The Portuguese language is spoken by well over 100 million people, making it a true global tongue. It’s the number one language in Brazil, a country which offers a vast array of tourist opportunities as well as business contacts and cultural possibilities. And closer to home, Portugal itself is one of Europe’s most vibrant, creative countries. The beaches of the Algarve and Silver Coast attract plenty of visitors, while Oporto and Lisbon are youthful cities which appeal to students, graphic designers, coders, and casual city break fans alike. So learning Portuguese is a valuable skill to have, offering expanded social opportunities and making holidays or business trips much more enjoyable.

Babbel - a new way of learning languages

In the past, learning a language like Portuguese may have been out of reach for potential students. The cost of classroom-based teaching could exclude some people, while the challenge of remembering huge amounts of both vocabulary and grammar. Aware of this predicament, we came up with a more effective alternative. Experts have created mobile-based Portuguese courses which focus on proven learning techniques. Each course can be tailored to your individual interests and needs. So, if you are headed to Lisbon to work for a marketing company, or you are taking up a diplomatic position in Brasilia, there’s a course for you. The actual classes involved are built around conversations. Students learn via real-life dialogues and audio materials, which prepare them for visits to Portuguese-speaking regions. Built-in voice recognition gives specific feedback to improve pronunciation helping users grow in confidence, ready to immerse themselves in the world and begin using their new skill straight away.


An easy introduction to Portuguese: basic vocab, grammar, and pronunciation.

View "Newcomer"

Beginner I

Learn the most important expressions for everyday life and the basics of Portuguese grammar and pronunciation.

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Beginner II

Discover more words and expressions for many different life situations.

View "Beginner II"


Consolidate what you've learnt and start expressing yourself in a more nuanced way.

View "Pre-intermediate"


Improve your skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at an intermediate level.

View "Intermediate"


Ideal for anyone who studied Portuguese a long time ago or wants to test their knowledge.

View "Refresher"


Grammar practice in easy, understandable steps. Drills and exercises with clear and concrete examples.

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Countries and Traditions

In these courses, you won't just learn the language. You'll also gain useful knowledge about Brazil.

View "Countries and Traditions"


Here you'll find courses in which you can refresh your memory and learn idioms.

View "Specials"

Words and Sentences

Improve and train your vocabulary with over 3000 words and example sentences you can use in everyday life.

View "Words and Sentences"

Portuguese pronunciation

With the integrated speech recognition tool you can test and practice your pronunciation. It works directly in the browser. You will only need a microphone and the latest Flash-Player.

Learn Portuguese Vocabulary

Learn online grammar, vocabulary and phrases, practice in optimal intervals: At Babbel, you’ll get the basic and advanced vocabulary for Portuguese. The Review Manager makes sure that you’ll exercise the vocabulary and grammar rules that were hard for you.

iPhone app

You can use the Portuguese iPhone app together with the Babbel website. Your learning progress will be synchronized between them, so you can learn and review anywhere, anytime.