Caminhos Language Centre believes the best way to learn Portuguese is by having a qualified teacher and good materials by your side to guide through your journey. However, we also believe you should use other tools to help you make progress in your studies. And that’s why we have created this amazing free eBook with 40 special tips for you to learn Portuguese like a pro.
That being said, one of the greatest ways to learn a new language is by having a few apps on your phone so you can practice during your free time. Apps are easy, fun, and practical. Some of the best apps for learning Portuguese are also free, so there’s no excuse!
First, make sure you book your classes with Caminhos and start learning Portuguese right now! Our native college graduate teachers will make sure you not only learn Brazilian Portuguese but also immerse yourself in the Brazilian culture. You can choose from online Portuguese classes, intensive group classes, and private lessons.
After that, download the apps below and improve your skills!
The 5 best apps for learning Portuguese:
Duolingo is one of the best apps for learning Portuguese and probably the most popular one. It is the most used language-learning app worldwide, with more than 300 million users around the globe. It works like a game — you are able to earn virtual coins and unlock new levels as you learn new things. The lessons are fun sorted in a way to improve your listening, speaking, and reading skills. It makes you learn while having fun!
Babbel is free for download but you need to subscribe to a subscription plan to use it. The app focuses your lessons on your personal needs. For example, if you want to learn Portuguese because of your job or because of an upcoming trip. This app offers you a customer-tailored experience and gives you access to interactive dialogues and reviews to help you with past lessons.
Busuu promises users to learn fast through personalized study plans, speech recognition, and instant feedback. You can set daily goals to advance your language skills. Their support team is available 7 days a week by email, webform, and live chat — the app won’t leave you hanging if you have any problems. The app also allows you to practice your speaking skills with native speakers, which is great for getting that daily conversation vibe.
MindSnacks teaches you a new language while you play games and solve puzzles. You gain access to new games after each new topic learned, which makes it a fun useful way for students to retain the information. The app promises to personalize the curriculum based on your performance, helping you to improve your vocabulary, grammar, and context understanding.
Memrise is most useful as a way to increase vocabulary. It uses a gaming system with flashcards that rely on repetition to make you memorize them. The app also provides you with thousands of video clips of native speakers speaking, bringing the real-life language to your studies. Founded in 2010, Memrise has quickly grown and has now more than 40 million users.
FluentU is a great app for language learning. The Brazilian Portuguese course isn’t available on the app yet, but the company is already working on it. It is just a matter of time. FluentU is a paid app that offers you a 14-days trial. You can try it first before committing to a paid plan. The app offers video dictionaries, audios, flashcard sets, and more. You are able to do quizzes based on the things you have already learned and can personalize your own flashcards.