You want to learn European Portuguese but you think to yourself, I can’t do that, it’s too hard, it’s dull, and it’s tedious.
Here’s the deal. It doesn’t have to be.
Language classes, that emphasize grammar and theory are not only boring, but they are also NOT EFFECTIVE. They leave most students thinking, “when do I get to the fun stuff?”
The answer is: The fun stuff starts NOW!
When you join The Journey you’ll discover how fun, entertaining, and fully engaging learning European Portuguese can be.
You’ll join Carla (and the hubby) on an exciting journey around Portugal to unravel a family mystery while discovering something new about the Portuguese language in every chapter.
Every video clip will teach you something you didn’t know about the European Portuguese language, whether it’s grammar, pronunciation, terms, or phrases.
You’ll actually ENJOY learning so much, you won’t even realize you’re doing it!
Sure, you’ll learn conjugations and theory, but not in a boring way. Grammar is presented in an engaging context so that the rules are memorable, and you’ll understand how each of them applies.
It’s not always what you say, but how you say it. Along with vocabulary, you’ll learn natural, native European pronunciation. The right pronunciation will help you communicate with confidence.
What’s the point of learning textbook words and expressions no one actually uses? Everything you pick up on The Journey will be current, and colloquial so you can hit the ground running and communicate like a local.
A full-lenght movie, visually interesting grammar lessons, personalized homework and extra entertaining sketches that are meticulously written and artfully produced to teach you every aspect of the language.
Your progress maps will help you visualize where you are on your learning path. You’ll also earn learner badges and move up in rank as you complete every stage and progress along your journey.
You’ll get access to forums for European Portuguese learners, and one-on-one support from Carla and the team in case you get stuck somewhere along the way.
The Journey comes with a one-week FREE trial. Sign up and try it out. If you don’t like it, simply cancel before the end of the week, and you won’t be charged at all. No questions asked.
The journey has helped hundreds of students start speaking European Portuguese, and it will help you too.
If you’re ready, your journey to fluency starts here.
Well, 2 reasons. First, because it aludes to the “journey” the learner will take from knowing, perhaps, next to nothing of the language to fluency by the end of it. And second, it’s the name of the movie we shot that serves as the backbone for the program.
In this program you will follow our 2 main characters on their travels around Portugal (mainland and islands) as they try to unravel a family mystery.
As you do, we will use each scene to teach you something new about the Portuguese language, either grammar, pronunciation or something else.
We do this initially by means of over 80 induction video lessons. This is then supplemented with extra exposure through video sketches and quizzes tailored to cover specific points.
We then consolidate the whole thing by giving you lesson-specific assignments.
This is just scratching the surface of what the program has to offer. There is a lot more side material that covers things like idiomatic expressions or the portuguese culture for example.
On top of all that, you have access to myself and Márlon in case you get stuck somewhere along the “road”.
You can start the program with 0 knowledge of the language, as we will cover all the basics. However, from the get go, we offer you video explanations for our sketches not only in English but in Portuguese. As a result, even intermediate students benefit from starting at the top. Of course you can spend as much time on each section as you wish.
In technical terms, we cover material up to, what textbooks normally associate with C1 and C2 levels. Things like conjunctive tenses or other more complex grammar aspects of the language. Of course, we are constantly adding more material.
I am happy to answer questions students have about the language. Perhaps a particular thing they are struggling to understand. However, the program does not include one-on-one lessons with me. It is mainly a “self-taking” program.
That really does depends on how much you can dedicate to it. Learning a language up to fluency point will likely take many months, even if you can dedicate a lot of time to it.
There is absolutely no limit to the amount of time you can spend on the site. And you can certainly keep yourself very busy with the program on a daily basis. After each “chapter”, which contains multiple lessons, you generally have a 3 day gap until the next chapter is unlocked. This is done on purpose so as to give you time to consolidate the points learned. During this period, we give you homework and also unlock side content to keep you busy and motivated.
Sim! All our subscriptions come with a 1 week free trial. Simply cancel before the end of the week, and you won’t be charged at all.
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We do not accept Paypal at this point.