With 236 million Portuguese speakers across the world, a whole world of friendship, culture, business and travel opens up when you learn this beautiful language.
Depending on your goals and whatever your motivation is for learning, there are different routes to study the Portuguese language.
Free content exists online, but most people prefer to pay for a quality language instruction course.
Millions of students have chosen to learn one or more new languages rapidly and effectively with Babbel. It’s the modern way to learn on the go - in just 15 minutes.
Discover a world of Portuguese today
Challenge your brain
Learning a new language is a fantastic way to keep your brain sharp and active - and research shows that it staves off neurodegenerative disease too. Portuguese may be the seventh most widely spoken language, but students in the UK tend to overlook it in favour of Spanish. Add it to your resume to really stand out! And the good news is that if you learn this Romance language, you also have a head start on other languages in the same family, including Italian and French, as well as Spanish.
Expand your worldview
Yes, Portuguese is spoken in Portugal and Brazil, but did you know that it is also spoken in countries as diverse as Angola and Cape Verde, as well as in large sections of India, Sri Lanka, Goa and even China. Learn this language and you could find opportunities opening up across South America, Europe, Asia and Africa! Whether you aspire to travel to the Brazilian rainforests or follow the passionate football coverage in Portugal… to find a job in the world’s eighth-largest economy (Brazil) or learn to cook “Caldo Verde” with ease, it’s time to immerse yourself in a wonderfully diverse culture and make plenty of new friends in the process.
Choose the best way to learn
Weighing your options
If you’re wondering whether to learn Portuguese free, then remember that you will get what you pay for! Free online content can be useful for overall awareness or to learn more about Portugal and the culture, but it will usually be heavy on the ads and you’ll have no guarantee of quality. Traditional classes suit some, but you’ll usually just have one a week and progress may not be fast. Language partners are very useful to have as you develop your skills and wish to have conversational practice, but it helps to have your Portuguese basics in place first.
Babbel has helped millions of students to learn a language - or several - successfully across the world. Research shows that 15 hours of language instruction on the app equates to an entire semester of university-level classes! The app combines the best teaching techniques with innovative tech delivery, and it supports rapid progress with maximum enjoyment.
How does Babbel work?
Simply download the app, choose your level and begin your lessons. You’ll be encouraged to speak your first Portuguese words from the first lesson, and will cover content that covers speaking, reading, writing and listening successfully in Portuguese. Your personal lesson plan evolves according to your progress and needs and you can check your personal dashboard at any time to see how you are getting on. Got a spare 15 minutes? Just do a quick lesson on the go, and enable prompts to keep your new language skills fresh in your mind for rapid recall!
Main features of the Babbel app
- Bite-size, interactive lessons with content that matches your interests and needs
- A personal dashboard to record progress and flag up focus areas
- Voice recognition software for pronunciation feedback
- Completely free from advertising
Ready to begin your language journey?
If you’re keen to start learning Portuguese for free today, then why not give the Babbel app a go? You can download it instantly to try your first lesson for free, whatever your level is. If you like what you see, there is simply an affordable monthly subscription charge to pay - and a world of languages, resources, multimedia and community just a few clicks away!