27 episodes

Learn Portuguese with teacher Rafael and his student Ava. Each lesson is like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak Portuguese and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way.
Coffee Break Portuguese does not focus on European or Brazilian Portuguese specifically: instead you'll be learning to use Portuguese in a way you'll be understood throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Rafael, our main teacher, is from Brazil, but you'll also get to know Catarina from Portugal in our episodes.
Coffee Break Portuguese is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Rafael explains how the language works, helping Ava - and you - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations. As a learner Ava asks questions, and makes mistakes, so through Rafael's explanations, corrections and pronunciation tips you'll build your confidence and begin to understand and speak the language.
You'll also build your cultural knowledge with the help of our cultural correspondent Catarina who shares information on cultural and linguistic points from around the Portuguese-speaking world.
In the same time it takes you to sit down and enjoy a coffee in your favourite coffee shop, you can make progress with your Portuguese. Our 20 minute lessons are perfect to keep you focused and let you develop your confidence in regular sessions.
You can find support materials for Coffee Break Portuguese in the online course by clicking here here.
Would you like a free Portuguese lesson and language learning tips in your inbox every week? Sign up for the Coffee Break Portuguese newsletter.

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    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

Learn Portuguese with teacher Rafael and his student Ava. Each lesson is like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak Portuguese and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way.
Coffee Break Portuguese does not focus on European or Brazilian Portuguese specifically: instead you'll be learning to use Portuguese in a way you'll be understood throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Rafael, our main teacher, is from Brazil, but you'll also get to know Catarina from Portugal in our episodes.
Coffee Break Portuguese is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Rafael explains how the language works, helping Ava - and you - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations. As a learner Ava asks questions, and makes mistakes, so through Rafael's explanations, corrections and pronunciation tips you'll build your confidence and begin to understand and speak the language.
You'll also build your cultural knowledge with the help of our cultural correspondent Catarina who shares information on cultural and linguistic points from around the Portuguese-speaking world.
In the same time it takes you to sit down and enjoy a coffee in your favourite coffee shop, you can make progress with your Portuguese. Our 20 minute lessons are perfect to keep you focused and let you develop your confidence in regular sessions.
You can find support materials for Coffee Break Portuguese in the online course by clicking here here.
Would you like a free Portuguese lesson and language learning tips in your inbox every week? Sign up for the Coffee Break Portuguese newsletter.

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    CBP 1.25 | Descriptions and appearances

    CBP 1.25 | Descriptions and appearances

    We've reached lesson 25 of our course and today's topic is describing people in Portuguese. We'll be learning useful words and phrases to describe someone's appearance and say what they are like. This means that we'll also be reviewing the basics of adjective agreement in Portuguese. Finally, we'll be joined by Catarina, who has a fascinating cultural segment about a very famous writer from the Portuguese-speaking world.
    If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a video version of each lesson, you can access the full Coffee Break Portuguese course here.
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    • 25 min
    CBP 1.24 | The present tense and the alphabet

    CBP 1.24 | The present tense and the alphabet

    In lesson 24 of Coffee Break Portuguese we're covering two essential topics to help you take your beginner's Portuguese further. Join Rafael and Ava to learn how to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense and learn the Portuguese alphabet. Vamos lá!
    If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a video version of each lesson, you can access the full Coffee Break Portuguese course here.
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    • 29 min
    CBP 1.23 | At the pharmacy

    CBP 1.23 | At the pharmacy

    Welcome to lesson 23 of Coffee Break Portuguese! In this lesson we're covering the transactional language that you'll need on a trip to the pharmacy in a Portuguese-speaking location. We'll be learning how to ask for medicine and ask how to take it, as well as other useful words and phrases on the topic of health. This episode expands on what we learned in the previous episode, so make sure to check out episode 22 wherever you’ve found this episode.
    If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a video version of each lesson, you can access the full Coffee Break Portuguese course here.
    Would you like a free Portuguese lesson and language learning tips in your inbox every week? Sign up for the Coffee Break Portuguese newsletter here.
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    • 27 min
    CBP 1.22 | Aches and pains

    CBP 1.22 | Aches and pains

    In lesson 22 of our course, teacher Rafael and learner Ava are talking about aches and pains, and how to say that you’re not feeling well. We’ll be learning some parts of the body in Portuguese, how to say that we are experiencing a problem with one of these, the vocabulary for some other health problems, and some other useful phrases that you can use if you’re visiting a doctor. We'll also be joined by Catarina in today's Cafezinho com Catarina, in which we'll be learning all about fado.
    If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a video version of each lesson, you can access the full Coffee Break Portuguese course here.
    Would you like a free Portuguese lesson and language learning tips in your inbox every week? Sign up for the Coffee Break Portuguese newsletter here.
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    • 24 min
    CBP 1.21 | The weather

    CBP 1.21 | The weather

    Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Portuguese! We’re now halfway through our 40-lesson course and in lesson 21 we are talking about the weather. We’ll be learning how to ask what the weather is like today and what it is going to be like tomorrow, how to answer these questions to describe various types of weather, and hear a weather forecast for Portugal in today’s Cafezinho com Catarina. We’ll also have a more in-depth look at one particular aspect of Portuguese grammar – the difference between the verbs ser and estar, which both translate as "to be”. Vamos lá!
    If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a video version of each lesson, you can access the full Coffee Break Portuguese course here.
    Would you like a free Portuguese lesson and language learning tips in your inbox every week? Sign up for the Coffee Break Portuguese newsletter here.
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    • 27 min
    CBP 1.20 | End-of-unit review

    CBP 1.20 | End-of-unit review

    We've reached lesson 20 of Coffee Break Portuguese, which marks the halfway point in our beginners' course. In this episode we’re reviewing what we’ve learned throughout the first 19 lessons. We’ll be doing this by listening to a dialogue that incorporates many of the topics we’ve covered so far. We hope you enjoy seeing how much you’ve learned over the past 19 lessons and we'll be back soon with lesson 21!
    If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson notes and a video version of each lesson, you can access the full Coffee Break Portuguese course here.
    Would you like a free Portuguese lesson and language learning tips in your inbox every week? Sign up for the Coffee Break Portuguese newsletter here.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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Beautiful and Relaxing Language Immersion

It’s a joy coming back to Portuguese through my beloved 1-stop cafe of live practice, conversation, easy focus and culture🩵

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