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Your Last Chance! 30% Savings & Portuguese Thanksgiving Gifts for ALL Our Members

Ends Tonight! Get 30% OFF, Learn Portuguese with Our Fast, Easy Lessons!

Hello Listener,

We’re one day away from Thanksgiving, our favorite American holiday of the year! In the spirit of the holiday, we’re giving you three Thanksgiving gifts: a FREE video lesson that will teach you to say “Thank You” in 31 languages, a Thanksgiving Vocab Lesson and 30% OFF ALL of our subscriptions so you can learn MORE Portuguese for LESS! Keep reading to learn more!

Inside this month’s newsletter:

  1. Last Chance! Learn Portuguese with 30% Savings. Up to $72% OFF!
  2. Free Video Lesson! 31 Ways to Say “Thank You” for Thanksgiving
  3. Free Thanksgiving Vocab Lesson for Portuguese Learners


1. Ends Tonight! Get 30% OFF, Learn with Our Fast, Easy Lessons!
Ready to start speaking Portuguese with lessons made by real teachers? Now’s your chance to get 30% OFF and start learning! Save on any subscription before we end the sale tonight! Unlock 140+ hours of audio and video lessons, lesson notes, exclusive apps, study tools and more. As low as $2.80/month and up to $72 OFF! Ends 11/25/2015!

Ends Tonight! Click Here to Save Up to $72 & Learn Portuguese!

2. Your Free Video Lesson: 31 Ways To Say “Thank You”
It doesn’t take long to learn to say “Thank You” in 31 languages. In fact, it takes about 3 minutes! And anywhere you are in the world, saying this crucial phrase is always appreciated. In this special video lesson, you’ll learn how to say “thank you,” in 31 languages…from Arabic to Vietnamese. Sit back, listen and repeat. It’s our gift to you just in time for Thanksgiving.

Click Here To View Your Thanksgiving Video Lesson!

3. Free Vocab Lesson: The Must-Know Portuguese Thanksgiving Words
Thanksgiving will be celebrated tomorrow in the United States, and there’s no excuse for skipping your Portuguese Thanksgiving vocab practice. If you want to talk about Thanksgiving in Portuguese, these words are a must-know! Review the words, listen to the audio pronunciation and see how they’re used in sample sentences.

Click Here to Get Your FREE Portuguese Vocab Lesson Now!

Happy (upcoming) Thanksgiving,
Team PortuguesePod101

P.S. Final Day! Get 30% OFF, Learn Portuguese with Our Fast, Easy Lessons!
Get a BIG 30% OFF before our Thank You Sale ends, tonight, 11/25/2015. Get an instant discount and start speaking Portuguese with our fast, easy lessons made by real teachers. You unlock 140+ hours of audio and video lessons, ALL lesson notes, exclusive apps, study tools and more! Just $7/month and $72 OFF with unlimited Premium access!

Click Here to Get 30% OFF & Learn Portuguese with our Fast, Easy Lessons!

Click Here to Get 30% OFF & Learn Portuguese with our Fast, Easy Lessons!

3 Ways to Fully Master Portuguese Conversations. It’ll Feel Like Cheating

Click Here to See 3 Ways to Fully Master Portuguese Conversations!

Hello Listener,

Today, we have 3 ways to help you FULLY understand Portuguese conversations…simply by listening and reading along. In fact, it works so well, it’s almost like cheating.

Imagine listening to a new Portuguese conversation: Oh! A word you know! Tons of words you don’t know. And…you’re lost. But, what if you had the lines and translations – everything that’s being said – to read along with? Simply by listening and reading along…

  • You understand 100% of the Portuguese that you hear.
  • You stay laser-focused. It’s easy to get distracted with reading or listening alone. Here, you’re much more engaged by 2 senses at the same time.
  • Result: You learn Portuguese faster. New words. New phrases. They’re all translated for you. Your listening improves. If you read out loud, your speaking improves.

How can you do this at PortuguesePod101? There are 3 ways…
You already learn conversations with every lesson. But here’s how you apply this “listen and read” strategy to truly improve your Portuguese. If you’re a Basic or Premium user, check these 3 methods out! If not, take advantage of the 31% OFF extension on ALL Premium plans by Nov. 2nd.

1) Brand New Feature! Get Your Lessons in Writing with Lesson Transcripts.
This is a simple but powerful tool. You get the entire transcript of a lesson, word for word. It’s our newest feature. Everything teachers say – dialogues, explanations, tips – from beginning to end, is here for you to read. Find it in the Download PDFs section of any lesson.

Print it out or save it and read along with a lesson!
Click here to check out the new Lesson Transcripts.

Get Your Lessons in Writing with Lesson Transcripts.

2) Read in Portuguese or with English translations!
This breaks the conversation down so you can hear each line as much as you want. However, it’s just as useful for reading and understanding everything 100% with translations.

Find the Line-by-Line Audio inside the Lesson Materials section.

Read in Portuguese, with transliterations or with English translations!

3) Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes
Your lesson notes also carry the conversation in Portuguese and English. Find them in the Download PDFs section of any lesson. On top of this, you also get in-depth notes on grammar, culture and bonus sample sentences.

Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes

4) Sneak Peek Bonus! Captions for Your Video Lessons!
Surprise! There’s a fourth tool, but it’s not quite ready yet. Soon, you’ll be able to read along directly on the screen as you watch your favorite video lessons. Currently, this feature is being tested on several SpanishPod101 video lessons.

Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes

Simply by listening and reading along, you’ll master all of the Portuguese conversations you hear. You’ll never miss a word. You’ll understand everything with instant translations. It’s almost like cheating! Try it out for yourself.

If you’re a Basic or Premium user, start mastering Portuguese conversations with these 3 study tools. If not, take advantage of the 31% OFF extension on ALL Premium plans by November 2nd and unlock our entire Portuguese learning system.

Stay tuned for even more great learning tools, strategies and features to come!

To your fluency,

Team PortuguesePod101

P.S. Get Up to 53% OFF on Apps, Subscriptions, Audiobooks & more!
Our 10-Year Anniversary Countdown is 10 days of the BEST Portuguese deals of 2015. Want to learn Portuguese for the price of a coffee? Each deal lasts only 24 hours, then it’s gone FOREVER! Grab the best Portuguese deals of the year before the Countdown ends December 18th, 2015!

Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

5 Ways To Never Forget Portuguese Words with the NEW Word Bank

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

Hello Listener,

How easy is it to forget new Portuguese words and phrases?

First you learn ‘em. Two days later, you forget ‘em.

Stopping to note them down takes a lot of time. You can write every word down on 100s of flashcards or in a notebook. That’s the time-consuming part of the battle. But wait! You STILL have to review them all!

So here are 5 ways to never forget new Portuguese words with the Word Bank.
It’s your personal, ever-growing collection of vocab. Come across a new word in a PortuguesePod101 lesson? Want to master specific vocab list? Save ‘em with 1 click and review ‘em in 1 spot – the Word Bank.

And it’s just been updated with new features! If you’re a Premium user, be sure to check it out! If not, take advantage of our upcoming 500 Million Celebration Sale and get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS (click here) with this sneak peek.

1) Never Forget New Words from Lessons. You’re listening (or watching) a PortuguesePod101 lesson. And you come across a new word. But hearing it once isn’t enough. Find the word in the lesson’s vocabulary review list and click on “Add to Word Bank” to save it.

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
(You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

2) Save New Words or Phrases from Vocab Lists. Know those “Free Portuguese Bonus” word and phrase lessons we send out? You can save these to your Word Bank as well for future review. Select your words, click on “Add Selected Words” and choose “Word Bank.” Done!

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

3) New! Review Quickly and Easily. Ready to review? You’ll find all your saved words in the Word Bank. We’ve updated it so it’s a lot cleaner and easier on the eyes. Review the words and meanings at a glance. You can also hear the native audio pronunciation.

And, you can even enlarge the words as you hover over them.

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

4) New! Organize and Label your Words. Maybe you want to see just the adjectives. Or just the questions. Or…the words you learned this past month. Just add a custom label of your choice to a set of words. Then, review just the ones you’re interested in.

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

5) Bonus! Print out your Word Lists as Physical Study Sheets! Want to have your words and phrases down on paper? This tactic is a favorite for some of our users. Just export your Word Bank entries into a PDF file and then print it as a physical study sheet. Add notes, create a notebook of word lists and much more!

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
(You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

With the PortuguesePod101 Word Bank, a Premium Study Tool available for our Premium and Premium PLUS learners, you can…

  • Save words from any lesson or vocab list with 1 click
  • Review all of your words quickly in 1 spot
  • Organize them by custom labels and see the words you want
  • Send your words to Flashcards to drill and master them fast
  • Access the relevant audio and video lessons that introduce the word
  • Export your words to PDF and print them out as physical study sheets
  • Export your words to Excel or CSV files (for advanced users)

Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
(You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

This is your personal, ever-growing collection of words. Save with 1 click, review them all in 1 spot and never forget Portuguese words again.

Stay tuned for even more great learning tools and features to come!

To your fluency,

Team PortuguesePod101

P.S. Get Up to 53% OFF on Apps, Subscriptions, Audiobooks & more!
Our 10-Year Anniversary Countdown is 10 days of the BEST Portuguese deals of 2015. Want to learn Portuguese for the price of a coffee? Each deal lasts only 24 hours, then it’s gone FOREVER! Grab the best Portuguese deals of the year before the Countdown ends December 18th, 2015!

Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

5 Ways To Improve Your Portuguese Speaking Skills

5 Ways To Improve Your Portuguese Speaking Skills

Speaking is usually the #1 weakness for all Portuguese learners. This is a common issue among language learners everywhere. The reason for this is obvious: When language learners first start learning a language, they usually start with reading. They read online articles, books, information on apps and so on. If they take a class, they spend 20% of their time repeating words, and 80% of the time reading the textbook, doing homework or just listening to a teacher. So, if you spend most of your time reading instead of speaking, you might get better at reading but your speaking skills never grow. You get better at what you focus on.

So if you want to improve you speaking skills, you need to spend more of your study time on speaking. Here are five tips to help you get started:

1. Read out loud
If you’re listening to a lesson and reading along, read out loud. Then re-read and speed up your tempo. Do this again and again until you can speak faster. Try your best to pronounce the words correctly, but don’t obsess about it. Read swiftly, emote and put some inflection on the sentences. Reading aloud helps to train the muscles of your mouth and diaphragm to produce unfamiliar words and sounds.

Read out loud!

2. Prepare things to say ahead of time.
As you may know from experience, most learners run out of things to say. But, if you prepare lines ahead of time, you won’t be at a loss for words in conversations. This will help you not only to learn how to say the words, but how to say them in the right context. A good way to prepare yourself before conversations is with our Top 25 Questions Series, which teaches you how to ask the most common conversational questions, and how to answer them, in Portuguese:

Click here to learn the top 25 Portuguese questions you need to know.

3. Use shadowing (repeat the dialogues as you hear them).
Shadowing is an extremely useful tool for increasing fluency as well as improving your accent and ability to be understood. Shadowing helps create all the neural connections in your brain to produce those words and sentences quickly and accurately without having to think about it. Also, as mentioned in tip #1, shadowing helps develop the muscle memory in all the physical parts responsible for the production of those sounds. Depending on what your primary and target languages are, it’s quite likely that there are a lot of sounds your mouth just isn’t used to producing. Shadowing can be done, for example, when watching TV shows or movies or listening to music.

Each one of our lessons begins with a dialogue. Try to shadow the conversation line by line, and you’ll be mastering it in no time.

Click here to for a FREE taste of our Absolute Beginner series!

4. Review again and again.
This is the key to perfection, and we can’t emphasize it enough. Most learners don’t review! If you review and repeat lines again and again, you’ll be speaking better, faster and with more confidence.

Review again and again

5. DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES!
You’d be surprised by how many people try to avoid talking! The more you speak, the faster you learn – and that is why you’re learning Portuguese. Practice speaking every chance you get: whether it’s ordering coffee, shopping or asking for directions.

Sneak Peek: Review More Portuguese with This Feature, Badges & Your 26% OFF

Click here to get 26% OFF + A FREE Audiobook!

Hello Listener,

You’ll want to know about these 2 new Portuguese learning tools and features. They’re great for reviewing, motivation and progress. One is an unofficial sneak peek.

So what are they? The brand new Achievement Badges and the Word Bank! And… if you want to master Portuguese, unlock our proven learning system at 26% OFF and get a Bonus 6.5-hour Audiobook!

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. 72 Hours Left! Click here to get 26% OFF + FREE 6.5-Hour Audiobook
  2. New Feature! Achievement Badges Now Available for Premium PLUS
  3. Sneak Peek: Save & Review Vocab with this Study Tool



1. Ends Friday! Learn Portuguese with 26% OFF & a FREE Audiobook!
No school. No stress. Learn Portuguese at your pace and start speaking in minutes with effective lessons! ‘Til Friday only, get 26% OFF any 1- or 2-year plan and a BONUS Portuguese Audiobook as a 2-for-1 deal. You get access to 130+ hours of audio and video lessons by teachers, lesson notes, motivational progress stats, apps, study tools and more. Just $2.96/month and up to $62.40 OFF. Hurry! Ends Friday, 8/28/2015!

Click here to learn Portuguese and get 26% OFF. Up to $62.40 in savings.
(The free 6.5-hour Portuguese audiobook will be inside your welcome email)

2. NEW Feature! Learn and Stay Motivated with NEW Achievement Badges
Learning Portuguese? You deserve recognition and motivation. So, if you’re a Premium PLUS member… you can now unlock new badges as your Portuguese improves. Your Premium PLUS teacher will give out badges as you complete weekly assignments. The result? You master more Portuguese, unlock badges for your progress, and stay motivated to keep going.

Click here to learn about the Premium PLUS Achievement Badges!

3. Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Newly Redesigned Word Bank!
We haven’t fully announced this yet… but here’s a sneak peek! The Word Bank – your personal collection of words and phrases – is better than ever. What’s new? First, a shiny new design. You can sort and manage your vocab and phrases with custom labels. And feel free to print out your entries as physical study material or export them as files! Not a Premium member? Take advantage of the 26% discount by Friday.

Premium Users: Click here to access the New Word Bank!
(Note: You must be logged in to access this)

To your fluency,
Team PortuguesePod101

P.S. We’re giving you a BONUS 6.5-Hour Audiobook. Get 26% OFF by Friday!
No school or textbooks necessary to learn Portuguese! In fact, you get a FREE Audiobook when you get 26% OFF any 1- or 2-year plan. Master Portuguese in LESS time with this 2-for-1 deal! Unlock our learning system – over 130 hours of audio and video lesson by real teachers and more! Just $2.96/month and up to $62.40 OFF. Hurry! Ends Friday, 8/28/2015!

Ends Friday! Click here to learn Portuguese and Get 26% OFF!
(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email)

Click here to get 26% OFF + A FREE Audiobook!

You’re Too Cool for School: Master Portuguese at 26% OFF & Get a FREE Audiobook

Click here to get 26% OFF & a free Audiobook!

Hello Listener,

Did you start this year out with a resolution to learn Portuguese? Haven’t found time to make it happen yet? Well, with students everywhere going back to school this month… Now’s a perfect time to renew your dream of truly learning Portuguese.

Even if you’re a complete beginner. Even if you’re out of school…
You can and will learn Portuguese with 130+ hours of lessons from real teachers. The Too Cool for School Sale at PortuguesePod101 starts today:

Click here to get 26% OFF & a free Audiobook!
Click here to get 26% OFF & a free Audiobook!

Start speaking Portuguese from your very first lesson and get our entire Portuguese learning system at 26% OFF! That’s just $2.96/month with Basic or $7.40/month with Premium and up to $62.40 in savings. So if you upgrade now, you instantly receive:

How does it work? And how will you learn Portuguese?
Learning Portuguese in a class simply isn’t an option for most of us with work, family and busy schedules. Between the excessive costs and the inconveniences of getting to class and working around someone else’s schedule, classrooms aren’t realistic.

But at PortuguesePod101, you get fun, effective and proven lessons from real Portuguese teachers. The entire learning system was designed to help you overcome the obstacles of traditional classes, because:

  • PortuguesePod101 is a Mere Fraction of the Cost of Classrooms
  • You Get 130+ Hours of Audio & Video Lessons from Real Portuguese Teachers
  • You Access Lessons & Study Tools With Your Computer or Any Mobile Device
  • You Learn at Your Own Pace and When It’s Convenient For You
  • There Are No Extra Textbooks To Buy (But you do get a FREE Audiobook!)

Click Here to Get 26% Off Any Annual Subscription & A Portuguese Audiobook FREE!

That’s right: You learn whenever and wherever is convenient for you and at a pace you choose! And during the Too Cool for School Sale, just sign up for any annual Basic or Premium subscription by clicking on any link and we’ll instantly discount the price by 26%!

And with a Premium plan, you’re unlocking the entire system….

  • Exclusive! App for the iPhone, iPad or Android
  • Full Lesson Library Access: 730+ Portuguese Lessons
  • Read Along with Every Lesson with PDF Lesson Notes
  • Get Instructor Feedback & Comments on Each Lesson
  • Stay Motivated & See Your Progress Grow with Progress Tracking
  • Know Which Lesson to Study Next with Learning Guidance
  • Hear the Conversation Line by Line with the Line by Line Dialogue
  • Get Full Lesson Transcripts, Translations & Review Tracks
  • Get Extra Practice with Review Quizzes for Every Lesson
  • Master Portuguese Words Fast with Smart Online Flashcards
  • Reach Conversational Fluency with the 2,000 Top Portuguese Word List
  • Save Words & Phrases for Later Review with the Word Bank
  • Perfect Your Pronunciation with Voice Recording Tools
  • 24/7 Access via Any Device with Internet Access
  • Get All the Vocab from a Lesson Season with Season Vocabulary
  • Exclusive! Create Your Own Word Lists with the Custom Lists App
  • …and much more!

Click here to get UNLIMITED access for just $0.24/day or $7.40/month!
(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email.)

So for the next few days, that means you gain full access to our Basic plan for as low as just $2.96 per month or our most popular Premium plan for just $7.40 a month – a mere fraction of what you would pay for traditional classroom instruction!

Don’t Forget Your FREE Portuguese Audiobook!
Get the best of both worlds with real-life conversation and the in-depth explanations of a textbook! Listen to over 6.5 hours of lessons and read along with 200+ pages. You’ll get your free Audiobook instantly when you upgrade, inside the welcome email.

Click Here To Learn Portuguese At 26% OFF & Get Your Free Audiobook!

And Upgrading is Risk-Free.

Remember, you get a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee so if plans change or you are anything less than thrilled with our language learning system – we’ll promptly refund your entire order without any hassles or questions.

But hurry: Although it’s never too late to make a fresh start and realize your dream of learning Portuguese, the Too Cool for School Sale ends soon, so….

Click here to learn Portuguese with 130+ hours of Portuguese lessons & save up to $62.40
(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email.)

To Making a Fresh Start,

Team PortuguesePod101

P.S. All subscriptions are fully backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee meaning you can lock in your savings now and if you later decide that you’re not learning Portuguese as fast as you’d like, then we’ll refund your entire subscription amount. You have nothing to lose but you have to ACT NOW before this Too Cool for School Sale ends!

Click here to get UNLIMITED Portuguese learning for just $0.24/day or $7.40/month!
(Your FREE Audiobook will instantly be available in your welcome email.)

NEW! Complete Portuguese Assignments, Earn NEW Badges, Level Up Your Portuguese

New Feature! Level Up Your Portuguese and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Hello Listener,

(This is all about new achievement badges at PortuguesePod101. Keep reading!)

Let’s say you JUST finished a Portuguese lesson. For example, an assignment like…

  • You write a self-introduction in Portuguese
  • You record your self-introduction via audio or video
  • You send an image to your teacher that’s related to Portuguese
  • …or you complete a weekly writing task

Then, you send it over. Your PortuguesePod101 teacher checks it. Approves it.

Ding! You get a new achievement badge for your hard work. It’s your mark of progress. It definitely sends a burst of Portuguese learning motivation into your brain!

What does this mean? It’s proof that your Portuguese is improving, as confirmed by a real Portuguese teacher. Real proof that you’re well on your way to mastering the language. And it’s an awesome way to stay confident and motivated in your learning journey.

It also means achievement badges are now available at PortuguesePod101. You’re learning Portuguese. You deserve recognition and motivation. So, if you’re a Premium PLUS member, you can now unlock badges as you level up your Portuguese. Your Premium PLUS teacher will give out badges as you complete new assignments!

Click here to visit My Teacher at PortuguesePod101!
(For Premium PLUS users: Complete assignments and get badges from your teacher)

New Feature! Level Up Your Portuguese and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Listeners, this is something many of you have been asking for.

Alright, how does this work and how can you unlock badges?
PortuguesePod101 Badges are currently available to Premium PLUS subscribers. Don’t worry, more are on the way for other users! Here’s how it works!

With Premium PLUS, you learn with your own Teacher. You stay in 1-on-1 contact via My Teacher – whether the mobile app or directly on the PortuguesePod101 site.

Your teacher gives you Portuguese assignments. That’s right, you’re not learning alone! You get various assignments. Your teacher will correct your Portuguese and give feedback. You can do this via text or audio or video recordings.

And you earn badges for completing assignments – from your teacher. This is how you know you’re mastering Portuguese.

You’re getting feedback from the one person that knows best.

A real Portuguese teacher.

Find your unlocked badges in My Account. Once you’re there, go to the “My Report” Tab and click on “Your Badges.” So, if you’re a Premium PLUS user, get in touch with your teacher on PortuguesePod101. Then, start earning badges and leveling up your Portuguese.

Click here to see your badges inside My Account!
(For Premium PLUS users only)

If you’re new, you might be asking “What’s Premium PLUS?”
Premium PLUS combines 1-on-1 learning with your own teacher PLUS our learning system. You get the best of both worlds – unlimited PortuguesePod101 Premium access, which includes 730+ audio and video lessons, PDF lesson notes, study tools and more – plus, you get a teacher who creates a personalized learning plan and guides you along the way.

If you want to unlock Premium PLUS at 30% OFF, take advantage of our discount. Click on the link below. This quick discount ends October 2nd, 2015!

To earning badges and learning Portuguese!

Team PortuguesePod101

P.S. 500 Million Celebration! Get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS
Join the celebration and start speaking Portuguese with our proven and fun lessons for less! Get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS and unlock our entire learning system – ALL lessons, lesson notes, study tools, apps & more! That’s just $7/month or $0.23/day but only ‘til 10/2/2015!

Only 500 spots! Click here to get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS!

Get 30% OFF Premium and Premium PLUS!

3 Consistent Ways You’ll Learn Portuguese Fast: All New Lessons, Word Lists & 29% OFF!

Get a hot 29% OFF!

Hi there Listener,

When you’re learning Portuguese and want real progress…look for the consistent method. One that’s non-stop and keeps you going. What’s a good one? PortuguesePod101 Lessons – free audio and video lessons, every week. In fact, a new season of lessons has started this month that you can grab. Anything else? Vocab lists, where you learn new words and phrases all the time. And don’t forget that our 29% OFF Summer of Portuguese Sale ends Friday!

In this month’s newsletter…

  1. Sale Ends Friday! Click Here to Get 29% OFF Basic or Premium!
  2. A New Season Has Started: New, Free, Weekly Portuguese Lessons
  3. Free Feature Alert: Speak More Portuguese With Word & Phrase Lists

1. Summer of Portuguese Sale ends Friday! Get a HOT 29% OFF!
Want to speak and understand Portuguese like a native speaker? Get 29% OFF and start speaking Portuguese with lessons by real teachers. Unlock our entire Portuguese course and learning system – 130+ hours of audio and video lessons, mobile apps, lesson notes, study tools and more! Just $2.84/month and up to $69.60 OFF! Ends 7/31/2015!

Click Here to Save up to $69.60 on the Most Effective Portuguese Course!
(Discounted prices ONLY available until Friday, July 31st, 2015!)

2. New Lessons Started this July – Here’s the 2015 Lesson Schedule!
Now, we know that you want more lessons. They’re non-stop, free and get you speaking more Portuguese in minutes. So, you should know that new lessons and seasons started on July 6th. What kind of lessons? And what days do they come out on? Check the publishing schedule. And if you want to get our entire system – over 130+ hours of lessons – grab the 29% discount above!

Click Here to See the New Lesson Publishing Schedule!

3. Free Feature Alert: Speak More Portuguese with Word & Phrase Lists
Here’s another non-stop way to boost your Portuguese – Portuguese Word and Phrase Lists. They’re based on holidays, current events and all-around useful topics. Our listeners learned how to talk about their summer plans in Portuguese with a recent list! Just click below, access any list and review with definitions, sample sentences and audio pronunciation.

Click Here to Access the Free Portuguese Word & Phrase Lists.

To your Portuguese fluency,

Team PortuguesePod101

P.S. Ends Friday! Get a HOT 29% OFF the Most Effective Portuguese Course!
Ready to master more Portuguese this summer? Get 29% OFF any plan and start speaking Portuguese with lessons by real teachers. Unlock our ENTIRE learning system – 130+ hours of audio and video lessons, mobile apps, lesson notes, study tools and more! Just $2.84/month and up to $69.60 OFF! Ends 7/31/2015!

Click Here to Get 29% OFF the Most Effective Portuguese Course!
(Discounted prices ONLY available until Friday, July 31st, 2015!)

Get a hot 29% OFF!

Your Summer of Portuguese Starts Now! Get 29% OFF Lessons from Portuguese Teachers

Get a hot 29% off!

Hello Listener,

The Summer of Portuguese is in full swing at PortuguesePod101. That means we’re helping thousands of people like you to learn Portuguese this summer! Yes, we are helping to make your dream of learning Portuguese easier and more affordable with a LIMITED TIME 29% OFF Basic and Premium.

Up to $69.60 in savings! Click here to get a BIG 29% OFF!
Click here to get 29% off!

Ready to learn Portuguese? During our Summer of Portuguese Sale, you gain full access to our ENTIRE learning system – 130+ hours of Portuguese audio and video lessons from real Portuguese teachers, exclusive apps, plus loads of additional study tools and resources for just…

But you might be wondering: Which plan do I choose?

Great question. The answer depends on your goals, budget and situation but here are a few guidelines to help you choose. People choose the Basic plan when:

  • Budget is a primary issue
  • They have plenty of time and want to learn at a comfortable pace
  • There’s no pressing need to learn Portuguese by a set date

With Basic, you get just the Basics of PortuguesePod101 – the effective lessons and on-the-go mobile access. You can learn at your pace with:

  • Full Access to 730+ Audio & Video Lessons
  • Full Access to PDF Lesson Notes for Each Lesson
  • Instructor Feedback & Comments on Each Lesson
  • 24/7 Access via Any Media Device with Internet Access

Click here to save 29% on Any 1-, 3-, 6-, 12- or 24-month plan!

People choose the Premium plan when:

  • They’re low on time but truly want to learn
  • They want to learn Portuguese faster than traditional methods
  • They want UNLIMITED access to the entire learning system

With Premium, you get unlimited PortuguesePod101 accessAll lessons, lesson notes, study tools, smart flashcards, apps and more – and dramatically reduce your learning time. Premium is our most popular plan and is the fastest track to learning Portuguese.

  • Exclusive! App for the iPhone, iPad or Android
  • 730+ Audio & Video Lessons from Portuguese Teachers
  • PDF Lesson Notes for Each Lesson to Read Along With
  • Premium Study Tools: 2,000 Portuguese Words List, Smart Flashcards, Word Bank, Lesson Checklists and More!
  • Voice Recording Tools to Perfect your Portuguese Pronunciation
  • Line-by-Line Dialog Translations & Review Quizzes
  • Progress Tracking & Guidance For Your Portuguese Lessons
  • Feedback & Comments From Our Portuguese Instructors
  • 24/7 Access via Any Media Device with Internet Access
  • All Resources Available in Electronic Downloadable Format
  • Exclusive! Custom Lists App to Create Your Own Portuguese Word Lists
  • …and more!

Click here to unlock unlimited Premium access for just $7.10/month or $0.23/day!

So essentially, if you are in no rush and want to learn Portuguese, then select Basic. But, if you want full access to more than a dozen time-saving tools and resources so you can learn Portuguese as quickly as possible, then Premium is best for you.

But no matter which plan you choose, you get a full 29% off any length Basic or Premium plan during the Summer of Portuguese sale. Don’t delay. This ends July 31st, 2015.

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5 Tips To Motivate Yourself While Learning A Second Language

5 Tips to Motivate Yourself

1. Schedule your time.

One of the most important factors in keeping your motivation up is developing it into a habit. Whether it be 20 minutes or 3 hours, schedule time to study every day and stick to it. Regular exposure solidifies what you learn and keeps you progressing. To make sure you stick to your routine, a great idea is to build a schedule for your day and decide that every day/Monday/weekend, you study from 6pm to 8pm. Just remember that 30 minutes a day, every day, is better than a binge 8-hour study session at the end of the week (though it’s obviously better than nothing).

2. Learn a word a day with our great Word of the Day learning tool.

Trying to learn everything at once and getting overwhelmed by the sheer number of words in your new language is not a good idea. Sometimes, even if you do learn new words, you forget them quickly because you haven’t heard them enough in context. As mentioned above, daily exposure to new words is an important factor in solidifying your target language. Our Word of the Day tool delivers you daily words and phrases, shows you how to pronounce them and use them in different contexts. Since you can get the WOTD via email, Facebook, or Twitter, this is a passive way of learning a language that fits into your existing daily social media routine. It only takes 3 minutes to review a word and practice its pronunciation, so you can do it on the way to work, in the gym, or even before you go to bed.

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3. Make friends!

Make friends!

If there’s a community of people who speak the language you want to learn in your city, start attending those events! Friendship is the easiest way to get comfortable with the slang, intonation, and mannerisms of a new language. The key to learning any language is speaking a lot, so try to find a native speaker who can be your conversation partner. Having friends that speak your target language means that you will find yourself in situations where you have no choice but to speak that language. But since they are your friends, you will be doing things you enjoy with them. So these situations will probably have little or no stress. These friendships will also mean that you have someone you can ask about language, culture, and so on.

4. Take a break!

Break time

If you’re having an off day or if your brain is already tired of studying, see if you can take a break and do something fun AND useful. Comic books, illustrated stories, and cartoons are a fun way to keep learning while reducing the target language text load for weary eyes. Plus, the images help you plant lasting seeds of memory, as researchers say humor opens up cognitive doors. This is a way to keep the target language active in your brain without the strain of studying a textbook.

Don’t get stuck with the same content though. When things start to bore you, move on. Change up your books, movies, anime, music, dramas, and so on when they start getting old.

5. Don’t give up!

As with any goal, there are going to be pitfalls along the way. You’d have to be incredibly determined to never have an off-day or consider giving up. And when you do it’s ok, but the important thing is to pick yourself up after this temporary setback and keep going. Knowing you’ve overcome a few obstacles is only going to make the moment you have your first conversation in another language that much sweeter. Like the Portuguese proverb says, ‘Fall down seven times, stand up eight.’

If you need more motivation, check out this list of the Top 10 Inspirational Quotes in Portuguese.