Learn colloquial Brazilian Portuguese in short, fun sessions!

 Brazilian Portuguese Essentials will teach you the structures and vocabulary you need to be able to communicate in everyday  situations in Brazil.

You will learn the tricks to speak in a more natural and confident manner and also how to understand the way Brazilians really speak in colloquial conversation.

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"In a few minutes I have learned nearly as much as I've learned using DuoLingo for 1.5 weeks. What's better is there is more emphasis on pronunciation and explaining every day phrases which DuoLingo does not do well."

Brett Gilbert


People going to Brazil on holiday or for work and need to learn the basics to be able to get by in everyday situations.​

People who love Brazilian culture and would like to start learning the language.

People who have Brazilian partners, family or friends and would like to be able to speak Portuguese with them. ​

People who already have some knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese but would like to revise the most common structures and vocabulary.​

what you will learn

Phrases and vocabulary you need to be able to communicate effectively in everyday situations in Brazil. ​

Pronunciation tricks to speak in a more natural and confident manner​

How to understand the way Brazilians really speak in colloquial conversation.

"Clear, succinct and practical. I'm thoroughly enjoying watching the video lessons and learning a new language! Professor Fernando explains each point very patiently. The slides are cool, and there are notes after each video, so I don't need to jot down anything, just print them and revise for the next lesson."

Marina Petrovik

Units and Lessons

1. Making Social Contact

  • Greetings
  • Asking how someone is (Part 1)
  • Subject pronouns
  • Asking how someone is (Part 2)

2. Asking and Giving Personal Information

  • Introducing yourself
  • Introducing your family
  • Saying your nationality
  • Saying where you’re from 
  • Saying where you live
  • Talking about language
  • Talking about your job
  • Likes and dislikes

3. Basic Strategies for Communication

  • Attracting someone’s attention
  • Asking how to spell and pronounce a word
  • Making sure you understand what is being said to you
  • Showing that you are listening
  • Conversation fillers
  • Apologising
  • Expressing gratitude
  • Expressing wishes
  • Saying goodbye

4. Miscellaneous

  • The alphabet
  • Pronunciation of vowels
  • Pronunciation of consonants
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week, months, seasons
  • Telling the time

5. Transport

  • Airport check-in
  • Forms of transport
  • Public transport
  • Getting a taxi

6. Accommodation

  • Booking a hotel
  • Complaining at the hotel

7. Out and About

  • Asking for directions
  • Saying what you are going to do (Part 1)
  • Saying what you are going to do (Part 2)
  • Inviting someone to do something
  • Food and Drinks (Part 1)
  • Food and Drinks (Part 2)
  • Ordering food and drinks
  • Shopping
  • Brazilian currency
  • Exchanging money
  • Health emergencies
  • On the beach
  • Sightseeing
  • Entertainment
  • Flirting

"Great! I love the focus on the spoken language instead of pure grammar! Exactly what I need for my upcoming trip. Thank you so much!"

Jonathon Green


Lifetime Access

Once purchased the course is yours to keep forever. No time limit and no recurring payments.

Video Lessons

48 video lessons with a total of approx. 6.5 hours. 

Members-only Facebook Group

Catch up with me and other students, supporting each other’s learning journey. 

downloadable Lesson Notes

Every lesson is accompanied by downloadable notes, which explain the subject in more detail and help you consolidate what you’ve learned.

Questions Area

For each lesson students can ask questions if anything is unclear. 


Learn some funny (and bizarre) expressions with the bonus PDF ‘Show de Bola – 100 common, everyday words and phrases in Brazilian Portuguese’!

This method is very impressive and very effective. There is just the right amount of grammar and phonetics that one needs to learn and progress in Brazilian Portuguese. The lessons are not too long, not too short - just the right length. Most importantly, they cover the basic situations one needs to master to become functional in Brazil.

J. Francois Carle

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  • 1 Unit (4 VIDEO LESSONS)
  • Lifetime Access
  • Downloadable Lesson Notes
  • Questions Area


$ 74
  • All 7 Units (48 VIDEO LESSONS) - approx. 6.5 hrs
  • One-off Payment - Lifetime Access
  • Downloadable Lesson Notes
  • Questions Area
  • Members-only Facebook Group
  • Bonus PDF - 'Show de Bola - 100 common, everyday words and phrases in Brazilian Portuguese'


Sure! You can access UNIT 1 of Brazilian Portuguese Essentials completely free, as part of the Brazilian Portuguese – Making Social Contact course.

It’s a one-off payment and you have lifetime access to all course materials related to the chosen membership.

In order to protect the videos from being illegally distributed they are not downloadable, they are only accessible when online, either on a computer, mobile phone or tablet. However, all PDF lesson notes are downloadable.

Sure! You can ask me any questions about the subject being covered in any particular lesson, using the ‘comments’ box, located at the bottom of the lesson page. The forum is also available to Sugarloaf Club Members, where they can ask me and fellow students questions about the course, Brazilian culture, grammar, learning resources or any other aspect of the language learning process.

Yes, gift-vouchers are available. Please contact me on vouchers@funwithbrazilianportuguese.com

Skype lessons are not available at the moment.

If, after you purchased the course as part of the Sugarloaf Membership, you have the right to request a refund within 14 days from the you purchased it, provided you haven’t downloaded over 50% of the downloadable lesson notes. Refund requests should be sent to membership@funwithbrazilianportuguese.com.

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