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The most common mistakes… of native speakers! (part 1)

 16 de November, 2020 |    |  No comments

The most common mistakes… of native speakers! (part 1)
We've talked about common mistakes that students do but… how about natives speakers? Yes, unfortunately they can make mistakes as well and some of them can even shock students! Introduction If you use to communicate with native speakers, especially to type or if you like to read what they write on social media, you must be aware. Please, don't do the same mistakes! In this article we will expose the most common mistakes of European Portuguese native speakers. We will…

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Describe places and talk about what you like in Portuguese

 30 de September, 2020 |    |  No comments

Describe places and talk about what you like in Portuguese
When you return from a new place that you went to visit, the first thing your friends and family ask is: "did you liked there?" or "how it was there?". Let's answer these questions in Portuguese. Verb "to like" First of all, let's meet the verb "gostar" (like). It is a regular verb, ending in -ar, so we should conjugate it like the other ones that we learn in the previous lessons ("chamar-se", "falar", "morar", etc.) eu gosto Tu gostas…

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The most used verbal tenses in Portuguese

 20 de July, 2020 |    |  No comments

The most used verbal tenses in Portuguese
Here we will talk about the four most common and useful verbal tenses. We will show why they are so useful and, the most important, in which cases we use them. Presente do indicativo We think you don't need a long explanation for the Present tense. It's important because everyone lives now and it's used for regular actions and current facts: Estudo português. (I study Portuguese) – regular action Sou professor. (I'm a teacher) – current fact We can also…

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The Portuguese holidays

 22 de May, 2020 |    |  No comments

The Portuguese holidays
Have you ever thought about that Holidays are full of culture? You know something about Portuguese holidays? We are not talking about Christmas, Easter or Halloween, but our specific holidays. If you want to know more about it, take a deep look! Freedom day (Dia da Liberdade) Let’s start with the most important and iconic holiday for us. On April 25th we finally ended the Portuguese dictatorship and achieved our freedom! If you are thinking that it was a long…

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What is this in Portuguese

 12 de February, 2020 |    |  No comments

What is this in Portuguese
Olá! Today we will learn the indefinite articles, the plural of the nouns and some new vocabulary and expressions related with the classroom. We will also learn to identify objects in Portuguese, the colors. Finally, you will also learn how to express the possession with the preposition DE (of). Indefinite articles: You already learnt the definite articles. Now the indefinite ones: Artigos indefinidos Singular Masculino Feminino UM UMA Plural Masculino Feminino UNS* UMAS* * = The meaning of the words…

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Learn to speak Portuguese in Leiria

 15 de January, 2020 |    |  No comments

Learn to speak Portuguese in Leiria
Olá! This month we opened a new school in Leiria! This is the perfect time to tell you a little bit more about our city and region and what you should do here while you are learning Portuguese with us. Leiria and surroundings Leiria is a place full of history and Portuguese culture. For example, you can't visit Leiria without seeing the sanctuary of Fátima, the biggest religious place here in Portugal. Its magnitude and relevance have long been consensually…

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The accents of Portugal

 2 de December, 2019 |    |  No comments

The accents of Portugal
Did you know that even in a country as small as Portugal, not everyone speaks the same way? There are a few different accents and even different words between the north, the south and the islands! This is what we're going to talk about today! Lisboa (Center)   Let's start with the Lisbon region, the capital of Portugal. As such, the speech of Lisbon is considered the Portuguese standard, because it is the one that has popularity inside and outside…

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E-Learning And B-Learning: Differences, Advantages And Disadvantages

 17 de October, 2019 |    |  No comments

E-Learning And B-Learning: Differences, Advantages And Disadvantages
Have you ever thought about studying Portuguese with native teachers without leaving your country? Which way would be the best for you to learn through the distance learning? We have some answers for you! E-Learning and B-Learning: How they work? You can learn by E-Learning (Electronic Learning) and B-Learning (Blended Learning). Both are types of online education but there are a few differences between them. E-Learning On the one hand we have the E-Learning. The E-learning is a distance learning…

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The new Standard Online Course by Caravela

 10 de September, 2019 |    |  2 comments

The new Standard Online Course by Caravela
Olá, amigos! We always do what we promise, so today we will present you our brand new Standard Online Course. From now, there’s no excuses to learn Portuguese. What is the Standard Online Course It is a course in an online platform where you can log in, sit and learn. Every day you get a new lesson. Each lesson takes about 60 minutes. It consists of 60 lessons, that is about 60 hours of study. It includes 6 lessons of…

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Online lessons: yes or no? – The Advantages and Disadvantages

 12 de August, 2019 |    |  No comments

Online lessons: yes or no? – The Advantages and Disadvantages
If you don’t have a Portuguese school in your town, probably you already think about the possibility to have online lessons. Today we will talk about the differences between school and online lessons, plus and minus, and types of courses. School vs. internet First of all, let’s see the differences between both considering several aspects: - Materials: at school teacher can use difference “physical” materials in order to engage the students in the activities, but in the second case these…

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