Learn Portuguese for free? No, it’s not given to everyone! But when you move to a new country and you can do it… It would be a shame to miss it!
As far as I’m concerned, I learned Portuguese this way. By being the worst (15 days on the spot and the others between 4 months and 14 years old in Portugal), I reached a good level of understanding after 2 months.
I used the transport to read the newspapers and pick up difficult terms. After that, working in a youth hostel with a predominantly Portuguese team brought me a lot. After 4 months, my Portuguese was correct, I now speak it fluently.
Here’s how to learn Portuguese for free in Lisbon or at least in Portugal :
Today, it is complicated for expats to benefit from the Português para Todos programme organised by the High Commission for Migrants. Classes are saturated by demand. However, learning or deepening the Portuguese language is an important tool for a life project in Portugal, whether to study, live or work.
To address this issue, the High Commission’s website has set up an online platform to learn Portuguese at home, free of charge and at your own pace. Just click on this link.
This online platform gives you access to hundreds of Portuguese language classes at levels A1-A2, but also B1-B2.
Each level has different sections which are validated by exams.
Good will is now the only ingredient you need to take the plunge ! Get to your phones and bora ! Learning Portuguese for free is now and not tomorrow or you won’t do it.
Agora vou falar um portugues otimo em 2 meses !
Congrats for taking the step and good luck!
Elliot, your guide in Lisbon