Category Archives: Portuguese

Brazilian movies

There is an YouTube channel with over a 100 Brazilian movies, including a lot of classics from the 60s and 70s.

Modal verbs

Useful Expressions

New sessions starting next week

Beginner B 

El Segundo – Thursdays at 6:30pm

Downtown – Mondays at 7pm

Intermediate A 

Eagle Rock – Tuesdays at 8pm

Advanced (Grammar)

Eagle Rock – Tuesdays at 6pm


Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation

Onde, Donde, Aonde


I was resistant at first but I just restarted teaching online classes. I have done it before when I worked at Berlitz but we couldn’t see the person. With video calls, there’s a better interaction. 


Essential sentences for beginners

Practice, practice, practice

I always tell my students to use as many tools as you can to practice Portuguese. Watch movies, watch novelas, watch videos on YouTube, read online newspapers, blogs, read stuff out loud and of course, listen to music.

Brazilian music is famous for its different rhythms. You can find slow songs such as chorinho ou bossa nova; and fast ones like frevo. Find a song and the correspondent lyrics and sing along even if you don’t understand the meaning.

Videos – In the beginning, do not worry about understanding the whole content. Start with easy videos and gradually move to more difficult ones. Repeat words that you already know because it helps to memorize more vocabulary.

Basically, get your ears used to the language and recognize words you are learning.

There is an App on iTunes that offers lots of Brazilian radio stations. It’s called TuneIn Radio. Image



After a long search for a place to teach, I have found a perfect room for our beginner group in Downtown.

Every Monday at 7:30

Starting on August 13th.