Learn Portuguese


"Teaches you Portuguese so much faster than with regular learning methods — in only 17 minutes per day!"
 
Fast and highly efficient learning method:
You can have your first conversation after 3 hours and become fluent after 50 hours – for PCs, smartphones and tablets!
 
 
This is where the Portuguese course differs from other languages:
Learn as little as 17 minutes per day.
You'll never forget Portuguese again in your life with the unique long-term memory learning method.
With the novel superlearning technology, you'll learn 32% faster and can focus better.
The course is designed to teach you Portuguese on autopilot.
The learning methods will make learning Portuguese addictive, every single day.

The most important words in Portuguese:



 
Hello!
Olá!
Bye!
Tchau!
yes
sim
no
não
thank you
Obrigado. (m)/ Obrigada. (f)
please
Por favor./ De nada.
one
um
 
two
dois
three
três
four
quatro
five
cinco
six
seis
seven
sete
eight
oito
 
nine
nove
ten
dez
how much?
quanto?
to get to know someone
conhecer alguém
holiday
as férias
name
o nome
Good morning!
Bom dia.
 
Good evening!
Boa noite.
upstairs
em cima
downstairs
embaixo
young
novo (m), nova (f)
old
velho (m), velha (f)
eleven
onze
twelve
doze
 
thirteen
treze
fourteen
catorze
fifteen
quinze
sixteen
dezasseis
seventeen
dezassete
eighteen
dezoito
nineteen
dezanove
 
 
 
Efficient learning methods:

Using the unique long-term memory learning method you will learn Portuguese in a very short time and be able to communicate fluently in Portuguese.
 
Varied daily tasks and a huge selection of learning methods will motivate you to continue learning every day.
 
The insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages is where you can exchange ideas with other Portuguese learners and make new friends with like-minded people.
 
This is included in the Portuguese course:

  • With the Portuguese course for beginners, you will acquire a basic vocabulary of over 1,300 words and quickly reach the A1/A2 level of the Common European Framework.
    When you choose the complete package in Portuguese, you will learn over 5000 words and reach level C1/C2.
  • You will learn the words in context using numerous idioms and dialogue texts within whole sentences.
  • All words and texts were recorded in our recording studio by Portuguese native speakers:
    This will help you memorise clear, accent-free pronunciation and correct intonation from the beginning.
  • A practical grammar guide, that offers you new exercises every day and builds your language knowledge.
  • The verb trainer and the sentence construction trainer will teach you how to form sentences and communicate fluently.
Multimedia software:

  • For Windows, Linux, macOS, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPad as well as Android tablets.
  • Latest version: The basic course Portuguese was completely revised in 2020.
  • Already more than 540.000 language courses sold.
  • 31 days money-back guarantee:
    Try the language course for yourself, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund you 100% of the purchase price.
 

Speed up learning Portuguese:


Are you looking for a language course that you can use on all your devices and which will teach you the new language not only in a fun but really effective way?
 
This language course will always present you with all contents at the optimal time, according to your learning level.
 
If you choose the basic course, you will learn 1300 words and reach the A2 level.
With the complete package it is whole 5000 words and you even achieve the level C2.
 
In the daily tasks you will first read and hear the vocabulary.
The repetition takes place alternately by fading in and uncovering the translation or by Multiple Choice.
You repeat new words so often in the following days that you never forget them again.
In this way you memorize the translation, the correct pronunciation and the spelling of the words in a playful way.
 
But words alone do not form a language, so you will get suitable texts for reading and listening for the vocabulary.
By a sentence building trainer you practice beyond that to form whole sentences.
 
This course comes with a integrated verb trainer.
This trainer helps you to quickly learn how to build verb forms correctly.
 
And to make it as easy as possible for you, all content is automatically presented to you in such a way that you always continue learning at the optimal point.
Whether you learn three minutes or one hour a day is up to you.
 
In addition, there are many elements that motivate you to continue learning:
For example, there is a sophisticated scoring system for each word you learn.
The longer you learn during the day, the more points you get per word.
And if you learn several days without interruption, you will be rewarded extra.
 
After each course unit, you can compare yourself with other learners and exchange the points for bonuses - similar to a frequent flyer programme.
And every day you learn for a particularly long time, a new surprise awaits you at the end.
In addition, you will be motivated to learn even longer than the day before, because you will also receive valuable additional points and thus more bonuses.
 
The vocabulary is appealingly illustrated and was recorded in the recording studio by professional Portuguese speakers - there is no computer voice as with some other providers.
 
In our Learning Community you can also exchange ideas with others and look for a learning partner.
 
The course is an online course and you can use it any time on your computer, smartphone or tablet and change the device at any time.
And after you have learned actively, you can start the "audio trainer of the new and today not known words".
You will listen to the vocabulary in English and Portuguese and repeat it.
Thus the words will consolidate better.
 
In a short time you will be able to speak fluently with the help of the Portuguese course.
You will understand all words and never forget them again.
It will be easy for you to build whole sentences and it will be fun for you to converse in Portuguese.
 
Order your Portuguese course and get cracking »


 

When you complete this course you will have these benefits:

Build your career!

  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak Portuguese more confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in Portugal whenever you wish.

Meet new people!

  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks Portuguese?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    You can impress your partner by speaking Portuguese!

Unforgettable experiences!

  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to Portugal.
    If you can speak Portuguese, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    You will understand the country and its people better.
  • When you can speak Portuguese, you will be able to easily find your way in Portugal.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.

Make more of your free time!

  • You will be able to watch movies in Portuguese!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in Portuguese!

Stay in great mental shape!

  • Scientific studies have shown:
    Continued learning increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.

 
 

 

The long-term memory learning method of 17 Minute Languages:
Learn and never forget


The Portuguese long-term memory learning method is based on the latest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
 
You learn all the vocabulary of the Portuguese course from the beginning and repeat it in a systematic way until it is stored in your long-term memory.
This way you will remember the vocabulary permanently.
 
 
The long-term method works like this:
 
  1. First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
  2. The program then waits for two days.
    On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
    You then have to translate it correctly.
  3. The program then waits 4 more days.
    On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  4. The program then waits 8 more days.
    On the ninth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  5. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time.

If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
It is permanently stored in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: If you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts again.)
 
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this Portuguese course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.

Daily tasks for learning Portuguese: The quick learning system


The daily tasks will guide you through all lessons of your language course on each learning day – according to your learning level.
Before you start learning, you choose how long you want to learn Portuguese today.
 
With the help of the long-term memory learning method of 17 Minute Languages, all contents of the course are presented in a logical and systematic way:
1
Vocabulary
Using numerous innovative test methods, you will learn and repeat the Portuguese vocabulary until it is stored in your long-term memory.
You will be able to recall these words automatically as they are now stored in your long term memory.
2
Texts, phrases and idioms
The vocabulary is broken down into themes, you will learn sentences in context to each theme from the many authentic set texts and dialogues.
Soon, you can look forward to reading books and watching films in Portuguese in the original language.
3
Sentence construction trainer
With the help of the sentence construction trainer you will learn to build sentences in Portuguese in a relaxed and creative way!
The program automatically corrects your work.
So you will quickly grasp how sentences are build in Portuguese.
4
Verb trainer
It is the verbs that are at the heart of every language.
Here you will learn the most important verbs and their conjugated forms, you will also learn how to use the right tenses in Portuguese.
5
Words stored in your long term memory
After you complete the daily tasks, we'll show you a chart of the vocabulary learned and stored in your long-term memory.
This vocabulary list will give you a clear overview of everything you have already learned.
The visual impact of this list will motivate you and help you revise.
6
Add your own vocabulary to the course
You are interested in a certain topic - but find very little vocabulary in your language course?
No problem!
You can easily enter your own words and their translations in Portuguese into your online course.
Your new words are included in the daily tasks just like the vocabulary in the course.
7
The new content makes the daily tasks tailored to your interests and so becomes even more stimulating and motivating.
Your daily learning experience becomes a joy and makes you want to spend more time learning.
8
Learn Portuguese grammar
We have integrated the rules of grammar into the daily tasks:
With the help of clearly explained grammar, each chapter will take you through what you need to know in Portuguese from the beginning.
Using a natural conversational approach, you will learn grammar in an incremental and systematic way based on context and logic.
 

 
 

17 Minute Languages' exclusive insider learning community:


When you have completed your daily tasks you have the possibility to transfer your score online.
This is free of charge. You do not have to register for this.
 
You can compare your scores with other learners.
Check out who is behind the top scores (of all courses).
Similar to a frequent flyer program, the points you earn can be redeemed for over 50 valuable rewards.
 
The more you learn the more you earn :)
Connect with others!
Share your knowledge and grow together with our insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages.
 
Find a tandem partner from Portugal and support and motivate each other while learning.
 
Make interesting friends with other Portuguese learners or people from from Portugal.

 

 

Varied exercises that are fun and engaging:


Variety is key to learning.
When learning becomes monotonous you can quickly lose interest and become frustrated.
To prevent this from happening, we have made sure to include a variety of learning methods, visualisations and bonuses to keep you wanting more!
You will look forward to learning Portuguese with 17 Minute Languages, we tick all boxes when it comes to achieving fluency and in record time.
1
Our software cleverly presents new vocabulary according to a sophisticated system.
You will repeat them as long as it takes to know them in your sleep.
The program is designed to grow as your knowledge grows.
You will be presented new words between repetitions within a variety of daily tasks.
2
Varied learning methods (eye catching illustrated vocabulary, multiple-choice exercises, assignment games, translation from and into the foreign language, dictation) guarantee you lasting pleasure while learning.
3
You will receive points for all the vocabulary you have learned - and the longer you learn, the more points you earn.
Of course what use is there in earning points if you can't redeem them for rewards.
That's why you can gradually exchange your collected points for valuable rewards.
4
We have implemented detailed statistics that will tell you exactly how extensive your knowledge is in Portuguese.
You can choose to compare your scores with other learners time and time again.
5
Verbs are at the heart of every language.
We have a developed a verb trainer for you.
This training program will teach you frequently used verbs and all their tenses.
6
Typical everyday dialogues are narrated by professional native speakers and set to music to give you that authentic feel of real situations you are very likely to encounter.
7
We have implemented the popular super learning music in all our language courses, this aid to mental calmness is the optimal condition for you to learn with ease.
(Of course you can also learn without this music).
8
You have the opportunity to do a guided meditation after each learning day, the perfect companion to keep you calm and help consolidate everything you've learned.
The meditation practice offers you the space and calmness you need to learn.
9
Become part of our learning partner group:
If you wish, you can network with tandem partners in the learning groups and learn the new language together, supporting and motivating each other.
10
During the course we will introduce you to Portuguese grammar.
Step by step, the course introduces you to all the important rules of the language and gives you an understanding of the grammar with entertaining exercises.
 
 

 

Learn Portuguese 32.9% faster with Super Learning music


Your learning will be accelerated by next generation super learning meditation music.
You will hear music that will deeply relax you.
 
Within a very short time you will become very focussed:
You will be completely calm, breathing slowly and deeply and be able to concentrate completely on the Portuguese vocabulary.
 
You will also be able to concentrate on the Portuguese course longer than without super learning music, as you will be less distracted.
 
The super learning music includes 'binaural beats' (a sound wave) known for it's health benefits: increased memory, relaxation and reduced anxiety.
 
You must wear headphones in order to experience the benefits.
 
You can use the super learning music any time!
You might like to try it when you're working or studying for exams.
 
And of course you can switch the super learning music off at any time, if you would prefer to learn without music.

 

Vocabulary:
Obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary


The most important thing in learning a new language is the vocabulary.
 
In this course, you will obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary.
Building from this, you will quickly be able to form and understand simple sentences.
 
You will learn the most important words from the following topics:
Fruit – Vegetables – Grocery shopping – Countries – Crime – Clothing – Fashion – Pronouns – Time – In a hotel – The most important verbs – Sports – Shopping – Cooking – Organising trips – Household items – Family – Babysitting – Sightseeing – Wandering around town – Visiting a museum – Animals – School and university – Entertainment – Weather report Regularly used adjectives and their comparative forms – Days, months, and seasons – Communication – Telephone conversation – Writing a letter – Ordering online – Handicraft – Money – At a restaurant and asking for the bill – Reading and understanding a menu – Transportation – Traveling by bus, train, airplane – Buying transit tickets – Traveling by car – At the gas station – Book a flight – At the airport – Ask for directions Making new friends – An evening at the cinema – Greetings – Polite phrases – Numbers – Learn to count in Portuguese – In case of an accident – The human body – Injuries and illnesses – In the pharmacy – And much more !
 
With this course, you will learn over 1,300 Portuguese words.

 

Versatile dialogues and useful phrases:


All vocabulary and dialogues have been recorded by a Portuguese native speaker.
From the very beginning, you will learn clear, accent free pronunciation and correct emphasis.
 
The texts and phrases were developed through the cooperation of a linguist and a Portuguese native speaker.
In this course, you will learn how Portuguese is really spoken in Portugal.
 
 
On holiday
De férias
I am twenty-six.
Eu tenho vinte e seis anos.
Nice to meet you. My name is Mônica.
Prazer em conhecer-te. Eu chamo-me Mónica.
Where do you come from?
De onde és?
From Portugal. I was born in Lisbon.
De Portugal. Eu nasci em Lisboa.
Welcome! Are you here on holiday?
Bem-vindo! Estás aqui de férias?
Yes, I am. Do you live here?
Sim. Vives aqui?
No, I am also Portuguese.
Não, eu também sou portuguesa.
 
At a café
Num café
He goes to a café and sits down at a free table.
Ele vai a um café e senta-se numa mesa livre.
The waitress comes over to him.
A empregada vai ter com ele.
What would you like to drink?
O que o senhor deseja beber?
A cup of black tea and a glass of water, please.
Um chá preto e um copo de água, por favor.
Would you also like something to eat?
Deseja também comer alguma coisa?
Do you have sandwiches?
Têm sanduíches?
Yes, certainly. But we also have salad!
Sim, claro. Também temos saladas.
 
I like the way you‘ve furnished the rooms.
Uau, está muito bem decorado!
Everything looks bright with these big windows.
As janelas grandes dão muita claridade.
Thanks. I‘m very pleased I found this flat.
Obrigado. Eu estou muito feliz por ter encontrado este apartamento.
It wasn't easy at all.
E não foi nada fácil.
I would also prefer to live in a flat on my own.
Eu também preferia morar sozinha num apartamento.
Well, I can understand that.
Pois, entendo.
I hate the small dirty kitchen in the accommodation where I live.
Eu detesto aquela cozinha pequena e suja da residência onde eu moro.
 
The letter
A carta
Dear brother,
Querido irmão,
How are you? I haven't seen you in a long time.
Como estás? Já faz muito tempo que eu não te vejo.
I hope grandpa is okay. Is he healthy again?
Espero que o avô esteja bem. Ele já está melhor?
I have some good news for you. I‘ve met a girl.
Tenho grandes novidades para ti. Eu conheci uma rapariga.
Her name is Mônica and she's from Porto.
Ela chama-se Mónica e é do Porto.
We met on holiday.
Nós conhecemo-nos nas férias.
After sending this letter, I'm going to buy a plane ticket so that I can visit you.
Depois de enviar esta carta, vou comprar uma passagem aérea para te poder visitar.
 
Renting a car
Alugar um carro
They rent a car in order to drive there.
Eles alugam um carro para irem até lá.
Hello. I'd like to rent a car for two weeks from next Saturday.
Boa tarde. Eu gostaria de alugar um carro a partir do próximo sábado por duas semanas.
Do you have a car free at this time?
A senhora ainda tem um carro à disposição para este período?
You're in luck. At this time there are still two cars available.
O senhor está com sorte. Para este período ainda temos dois carros à disposição.
Would you prefer a small sports car or do you want a big car?
O senhor prefere um carro desportivo pequeno ou deseja um carro grande?
We want to take our bicycles with us. So a more spacious car is better.
Nós queremos levar as nossas bicicletas. Então é melhor um carro espaçoso.
Very good. Then I'll reserve the bigger of the two cars.
Muito bem. Então eu reservo o carro maior para o senhor.
 

The verb trainer will take you through all the verbs and their conjugated forms step by step:


At the heart of every language are the verbs.
You will begin with the most frequently used verbs and all their conjugated forms.
When you recognise and form verbs correctly, you have already learned the most important part of grammar and can now form meaningful sentences.
 
With the verb trainer, you will learn how to conjugate the most frequently used verbs, how to use the verbs in constructing sentences and apply the tenses correctly in Portuguese.
 
When you master this you have already learned the essentials of Portuguese grammar.
You will understand sentences and confidently have your first conversations in Portuguese.
 
The verb trainer will systematically teach you all important verbs in all tenses within the first few days.
The playful exercises build on each other making it very easy for you to follow.
 
See how verbs are formed in Portuguese here:
 
to have
ter
I have
eu tenho
you have
você tem
he has
ele tem
we have
nós temos
you have
vocês tem
they have
eles têm
to be
ser
I am
eu sou
you are
você é
he is
ele é
we are
nós somos
you are
vocês são
they are
eles são
to be (estar)
estar
I am (estar)
eu estou
you are (estar)
você está
he is (estar)
ele está
we are (estar)
nós estamos
you are (estar)
vocês estão
they are (estar)
eles estão
to go
ir
I go
eu vou
you go
você vai
he goes
ele vai
we go
nós vamos
you go
vocês vão
they go
eles vão
can
poder
I can
eu posso
you can
você pode
he can
ele pode
we can
nós podemos
you can
vocês podem
they can
eles podem
to do
fazer
I do
eu faço
you do
você faz
he does
ele faz
we do
nós fazemos
you do
vocês fazem
they do
eles fazem
I have had
eu tive
you have had
você teve
he has had
ele teve
we have had
nós tivemos
you have had
vocês tiveram
they have had
eles tiveram
I have been
eu estive
you have been
você esteve
he has been
ele esteve
we have been
nós estivemos
you have been
vocês estiveram
they have been
eles estiveram
I have gone
eu fui
you have gone
você foi
he has gone
ele foi
we have gone
nós fomos
you have gone
vocês foram
they have gone
eles foram
I have done
eu fiz
you have done
você fez
he has done
ele fez
we have done
nós fizemos
you have done
vocês fizeram
they have done
eles fizeram
I will have
eu terei
you will have
você terá
he will have
ele terá
we will have
nós teremos
you will have
vocês terão
they will have
eles terão
I will be
eu serei
you will be
você será
he will be
ele será
we will be
nós seremos
you will be
vocês serão
they will be
eles serão
I will go
eu irei
you will go
você irá
he will go
ele irá
we will go
nós iremos
you will go
vocês irão
they will go
eles irão
I will do
eu farei
you will do
você fará
he will do
ele fará
we will do
nós faremos
you will do
vocês farão
they will do
eles farão
Is there ... ?
Há ...?
May I ... ?
Posso ...?
I need ...
Eu preciso ...
Where is ... ?
Onde é ...?
What is ... ?
O que é ...?
How much is ... ?
Quanto custa ...?
I would like to have ...
Eu gostaria ...
Can you ... ?
Você pode ...?
          

 

Professionally recorded texts and vocabulary:


All vocabulary and texts are spoken by a Portuguese native speaker.
You can listen to and repeat each of the 1,300 words as well as the 42 dialogue texts as often as you'd like.
 
In all the learning methods and tests, the vocabulary and lines of text are played for you.
You constantly repeat the correct pronunciation.
 
You learn clear and accent free pronunciation with the correct emphasis!
Aufnahmen
 
 

One online course suitable for all your devices: laptop, tablet and smartphone


You can use the Portuguese online course on all your devices and switch back and forth between them as you like.
 
The course can be used with any smartphone (Android, iPhone), any tablet (iPad, Android or Windows) and any computer running Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP), Linux or Mac OS.
 
You can pick up where you left off, regardless of the device.
Practice Portuguese in the morning on the train using your iPhone or Android smartphone.
You can pick up where you left off during your lunch break on your laptop, using Windows, Linux or on a Mac.
In the evenings, you can kick back in your favourite spot and learn while you relax, whether it's on your iPad, Windows or Android tablet.

Bonus: Additional Audio-Trainer


As an extra to the Portuguese learning software you get the Portuguese audio trainer.
 
The audio trainer teaches you in blocks of 5 minutes, which you can play manually or via autoplay function - ideal if you don't have a free hand.
You will be able to consolidate what you have learned and learn new words.
 
You can listen to the Portuguese audio trainer on your mobile phone or run it on your PC.
 
To help you remember the words even better, we have added super learning music to the background of each track.
With the audio trainer, you can listen and learn Portuguese while doing something else, for example:
...when doing physical activity or riding a bike
...while driving
...while sitting comfortably on the sofa at home
...on the train or bus
...in between breaks or waiting periods

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Questions...
about the Portuguese language course


Questions...
about 17 Minute Languages' software


Questions...
about ordering my Portuguese language course


I have more questions about the Portuguese language course!


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What do our clients say
... regarding the learning methods of the language courses


"It is a more fun approach than other courses.
I like the repetition rhythm of words I do not know. I need a visual approach to support aural learning."

   (Andrea Matrosovs)
 
"I am very content with your language course and I really enjoy learning with it. I like the well-structured way of the course and the wide-ranged possibilities which makes learning so much easier and varying as well. Besides I think it's great you can choose listening to the language as often as you want to as well as being able printing the vocabulary on flashcards. In any case I would love to thank the experts who developed the course very much! It's fun to learn a new language with this course!"
   (Gillian Smith)
 
"Early days yet but ... I like the challenge created by the various ways of presenting the words / expressions presented in the learning process.
Both passive and active recall are interspersed following your own system and the dynamic variation keeps the experience 'fresh'.
I'm old and have a problem with short-term memory but I notice that the repetitions and 'recycling' are paying off.
Recognition is simple but recall of the target item from the English is slow. I'll get there in the end!
By combining this course (for vocabulary) with other input, I am making fair progress."

   (Piet Wade)
 
"It speaks the words so I can hear pronunciation instead of just guessing how written words might sound.
I also like the multitude of ways the words are presented: written words, pictures, fill in the blank sentences, spoken dialogue, etc.
This allowed me to speak more authentically and to learn the words more thoroughly.
This is the best program I have used."

   (Ashley Crust)
 
"The vocabulary trainer is jut awesome!!! This is how you motivate people to learn!
Words have to be repeated until you spell them correctly.
Also, I think its great being tested in both languages. Either one way or the other, it's up to you.
I'm pretty sure this how you will remember your vocabulary! The texts are chosen very well, directly taken out of every day life, very understandable for everyone, meaningful and very helpful for general use.
I also like being able listening to the texts line by line and listening to the vocabulary particularly as often as you want to. This programm is super easy to handle. Thumbs up!"

   (Doro Graham)
 

What our clients say
... about the long term memory learning method


"I've been mostly impressed by the long-term method for learning new vocabulary, since I didn't expect knowing the vocabulary after a pretty long break. The explanation of the psychological backgrounds and the systematics of the memory performance respectively makes the learning methods much more comprehensible."
   (Scott Wilkinson)
 
"I've been using this language course for 4 months intensively. I think it's really convenient having the possibility to repeat the vocabulary regularly with the long-term memory learning method. I really enjoy this programm for it keeps asking until the correlate word is typed in correctly. Moreover the digital speech of the respective vocabulary is also great."
   (Gautam Kumars)
 
"I'd learned this language already basically before but I couldn't remember hardly anything about my basics, nevertheless I was able to reaccess the language. For this I'm sure the clear and logical structure of the language course is crucial and also the opportunity to operate within the program in so many different ways."
   (Jean-Baptiste Novak)
 
"Every day before I go sleep I'm practising my vocabulary with the long-term memory learning method. By purchasing your software I've made a good decision since it's fun learning and gives me a sense of achievement most of the time. As far as I'm concerned this course enhanced my linguistic knowledge because it's design is varying. Another great advantage is the course being suitable for all kind of operating systems. This is what I really like about it since I'm a Linux user and therefor limited concerning software."
   (Chris Worthingham)
 
"The long-term memory learning method for keeping vocabulary in long-term memory is, in my opinion, particularly efficient. Thereby you are developing ambition which keeps you going. Also the pages which hide the vocab are tremendously good to get a quick overview and are very suitable to repeat in fast track. I find the displaying of the last seven wrong inputs in the long-term memory learning method very supportive."
   (Frank Collins)
 
"I really really like the vocabulary training method. Here, I'm especially using the long-term memory learning method. I mostly prefer multiple choice and input. This method makes me build up on my vocabulary knowledge quickly. I'm able to connect proper spelling as well as the right pronunciation by the audio output. To get a quick learning success this is essential to me.
The distinct lessons are prepared well and are really easy to access. Here its especially useful having the possibility playing the particular sequences."

   (Lauren Grey)
 
"I was especially amazed by learning with the longterm-method. The records of the entire vocabulary and dialogues sound very natural and realistic since they were all spoken by native speakers. Putting it in a nutshell, it's a well-made language course."
   (Marcus Großkautz)
 
"I really do like learning using the long term memory learning method. Using the pc is much simpler than writing manually. Moreover using the pc is much more efficient since you can not betray yourself - The system is correcting every single mistake also including emphasis which are also registered. Storing the different levels makes repeating the vocabulary and the texts based on the flashcard principle possible and thereby more effective. Learning foreign languages has become a hobby to me - for me, personally, not is it only learning by heart but a leisure pursuit."
   (Emily Snyder)
 
"I liked the logical structure of my language course. The dialogues are easy to follow and very comprehensible. The further possibilities which can be chosen to learn vocabulary by different styles and ways both verbally and written are very well-suited for keeping them in the long-term memory. Even after several months they are still available. My basic understanding of languages has been broaden by this course."
   (Anthony Hockner)
 
"It's very beneficial being able to organize your individual schedule and also being able to print out the entire course. The variety of the teaching materials is also great.
When it comes to learning vocabulary by using the long term memory learning method you only decide once how long you would like to learn per day. Once you've decided on how long you want learn a day, this will be happening automatically afterwards. So, once you get started you will pull trough.
This is also very helpful when having a hard time with motivation. Being able to decide on your own how long you want learn makes this course "feasible"."

   (Henry Smalls)
 
"The long term memory learning method makes sure the learned language remains "available". In comparison to other language courses the vocabulary are spoken and recorded by native speakers thus it's possible to speak virtually accent-free. The vocabulary being taught makes you capable to communicate with native speakers easily. People who struggle to organize themselves when it comes to learning a language are given the opportunity to work on daily exercises. What has made me choose your course is being able to determine by yourself how much and when you want to learn. The course provides a great variety of different learning aids. They really have something in store for everyone."
   (Joseph Holmes)
 

What our clients say
... regarding the daily exercises of the course


"I enjoy the daily exercise program because it's easy to work on and it's varying. Mostly I use the long term memory learning method and the quick repetition. This course allows me to continue my studies on a daily basis and I feel really really motivated to learning another language."
   (Jason Big)
 
"The daily exercises are the greatest thing about this learning software. In this way I'm able to learn in a structured way. Thereby, I can learn both the vocabulary training and text exercises quickly and continuing. Moreover I'm convinced by the different methods of vocabulary training and different learning methods. Above all the text input and the automatic testing of your knowledge gives me a quick and really good result."
   (Chris Osborne)
 
"I like the interval repetition, the division in levels and the monitor how much time is left to achieve a level, I like the reward system, when it is possible to get other courses in other languages, I like the meditation mysic."
   
 
"I find the daily exercises very encouraging. Having the possibility to exchange information with others and also motivate each other online helps me staying motivated. In general the program is designed logical and very comprehensible. "
   (Mason Spooner)
 
"I am given the possibility to determine the learning rate myself. The daily exercises are giving me the pressure necessary I need to do them.
Apparently different brain areas are getting activated by different learning methods of the program. In my own case, the learning success seems to be lasting."

   (Craig Miller)
 
"I especially enjoy the daily exercises since they really enhance the quality of learning new languages. I'll try learning a new language every year. I also like being constantly encouraged by the program and getting learning tips. Without the learning tips it would definitely take me longer to learn a language and also the feeling of success wouldn't be as huge (as it is now)."
   (Claudia Sawitsch)
 
"The daily are exercises learning method seem very effective. It gives you a well-structures schedule that guides you trough the program.
And if there is time left you you could additionally use further training methods."

   (Gunther Rummel)
 
"To me the daily exercises are awesome and be given the possibility to continue right where I stopped by the repetition.
Not a day goes by without me working with the program and working on my vocabulary knowledge at least.
Within almost 100 days I've stored about more than 1000 words in the long term memory.
I would like to thank you so much for this course. I'm enjoying it so much and it really helps me staying on track."

   (Victoria Statham)
 

What our clients say
... in regard to structure and content of the programme


"I like being drilled - and measured against A1/A2 proficiency. I also like the dialogs. I go back over them again and again. (Occasionally the dialog translations are not real accurate but they do give the meaning.) After reading dialogs, I will also type them into my own document, give me a good practice writing. I also like the dictation."
   (Ira Lund)
 
"This course has broadened my vocabulary knowledge tremendously.
For me personally, listening to texts and thereby improving my own pronunciation was particularly helpful. Of course this is really motivating, helpful and is giving me a feeling of getting more and more confident when communicating with native speakers. The method by which you acquire vocabulary is excellent - at the same time it's a fantastic exercise to train my brain."

   (Bill Green)
 
"I appreciate the course' systematic regarding the structure, the clarity regarding the titles you can click on.
I also like being able to print out whatever I like and having the correcting aid at my disposal. It's very beneficial having the opportunity to listen to the appropriate vocabulary. This course is definitely meeting my expectations!"

 
"I like the learning units being split in small very achievable units. The vocabulary being taught is very applicable especially for beginners - that's what I really like since I want to learn this language only on a "vacation" kind of level. Additionally I want to point out the learning monitoring and the opportunity given to print out the vocabulary which makes learning a lot easier for me."
   (Mark Curtis)
 
"The lessons are very versatile. This program also provides the possibility to print out cards which I think is very crucial. Since we're getting ready to move these lessons are great to get prepared.
This course is great!"

   (Tess Carlson)
 
"I'm very pleased with this course and it helps a lot with my studies. This course is especially helpful when it comes to learning vocabulary and a proper pronunciation. I'm pretty sure I would have given up learning this language if it wasn't for this course. I like the lessons being short and therefore clear. Also the flashcards which can be printed out are great for taking with you and learn whenever I feel like studying."
   (Holly Wilkinson)
 
"I'm really motivated by the short and not too challenging lessons. They encourage me to hang in there because they are easy to process by the self-learning principle. I really like the versatile testing options. Each term or sentence can be repeated - this way the pronunciation can be memorized much better."
   (Christen Nixon)
 
"The program is well-structured and clearly represented. The vocabulary tests are also tremendously effective since you cannot cheat. They are repeated over and over again until each vocabulary can be answered perfectly from every point of view."
   (Dorothy Blake)
 
"I was positively surprised by the many lessons. The lessons aren't stuffed full and contain an appropriate amount of vocabulary. The dialogue texts are well-chosen and the basic vocabulary is extensive.
The flash cards which can be printed are a good learning method - it really worked out for me."

   (Nicki Chestnut)
 

What our clients say
... about the price/performance ratio of the language courses


"What I like most about the course is the long term memory learning method. This way it's possible to learn vocabularies which you consider to be essential. Moreover I was surprised my the price... I think is a very fair price! Kudos to you!"
   (Sebastian White)
 
"I don't think there's a better program to learn vocabulary fast and effective."
   (Emma Cooper)
 
"I've tried bunches of language courses and this one is the best so far! The price-performance ratio is absolutely justifiable. The course' navigation is easy to handle whereas the course is both visually and acoustically orientated. This way learning is easy and progress can be seen very soon. This course is highly recommendable - especially for beginners."
   (Daniel Robinson)
 
"I would like to thank you for the excellent price/performance ratio. "
   (George Murphy)
 
 

 

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P.S.
A summary of the learning outcomes of the basic course Portuguese:
  • Learn over 1300 words with the unique long-term memory learning method and acquire a solid Portuguese basic vocabulary.
    If you choose the 17En0 complete package, you will learn even more than 5000 vocabulary words.
  • You will be given countless phrases and texts grouped by themes.
    You will learn the words in context and in whole sentences.
  • Detailed grammar explanations and exercises give you a well rounded knowledge base to progress from.
  • With the varied daily tasks, all exercises are given to you according to your learning level and pace, in order to achieve the highest possible efficiency in learning.
  • Thanks to the verb trainer, which is also presented to you in the daily tasks, you will learn to conjugate the most common verbs and how to apply the tenses in Portuguese.
  • With the help of the sentence construction trainer you will learn in a playful way the sentence structure in Portuguese.
    Soon you will be able to form correct sentences in Portuguese.
  • In the 17 Minute Language's insider learning community you can exchange ideas and make new friends with other highly motivated learners of your foreign language as well as native speakers of Portugal.
  • Effective learning methods tailored to each type of learner offer enormous fun.
  • The course requires no prior installation, is particularly user friendly – great news for new comers of online learning courses.
  • Latest version – the Portuguese basic course was completely revised in 2020.
  • For Windows / Linux / Mac OS / iPhone / Android Smartphones / iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets.

 
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What makes this language course stand out from the rest?


Fortschritte

Rapid progress:

This software program will make learning Portuguese fun and easy in breathtaking time.
Software

Sophisticated software:

We first released this software in 2002.
Our developers revise it every year and with the greatest attention to detail.
Tagesaufgaben

Varied daily tasks:

Varied daily tasks and a huge selection of learning methods will motivate you to continue learning every day.
Lernmethoden

Unique learning methods:

With the long-term memory learning method and daily tasks tailored to you, you will learn Portuguese in record time.
Kundensupport

Premium customer support:

If you have any questions, our service team will help you in record time.
Community

Exclusive learning community:

Make connections with like minded people in our learning community.