We are in June and June is a month of huge celebrations and festivities. Portugal celebrates all the Popular Saints, Lisbon celebrates Santo António (13th of June) by organizing the 'Festas de Lisboa': free events, concerts, street theatre, and a lot of parties.
There are three words you...
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Laura has lived in many places, but luckily decided to settle in our beloved Lisbon - luckily for us, as we had the good fortune to meet her and teach her Portuguese!
Our charming interviewee is from the States and describes herself as geeky. Actually, the first adjective that came to our minds...
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Our student interview today is with Cristina Delgado. She’s 30 years old and originally from Colombia; our always-smiling lawyer came to Lisbon seeking a quiet city where to learn Portuguese.
She was born in Pasto where she lived until she was 17, she then moved to Atlanta for one year and...
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Being located in the city center, our school provides exceptional opportunities to fully enjoy the best of Lisbon.
Our students really adore having their mid morning break in the romantic garden right in front of the school. Is there something better than seating outdoor surrounded by...
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Most of you are probably already thinking about the summer holidays. When it comes down to holidays, we all love to dream about it all year long. But how to make your summer memorable?
We really think that our Portuguese Summer Course has all the keys to turn your summer...
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Every language is rich in idioms, Portuguese being not an exception.
There is no shortage of idioms about food, parts of the body or about nature. Today we want to introduce you to portuguese idioms about nationality.
Every day we deal with students from all around the world but what do...
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During the month of June, the city of Lisbon is transformed into a sardine wonderland. Really.
An entire month of garlands, manjericos, pimba music (see our post about: Famous portuguese songs)...and sardines everywhere.
The smell of roasted sardines invades Lisbon's oldest neighborhoods and...
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After water and tea, the third most popular drink overall is beer. In Portugal, there are many different ways to order a beer...let's say that for the choice of the most appropriate term, beer size matters.
When ordering a beer, you cannot simply ask for a "cerveja"!
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It is always very kind to thank someone in his own language and always effective to ask someone to speak slowly in that language you are not fully understanding.
Whether you are on holidays or you just arrived in Lisbon to stay for a longer period, we suggest to keep this "portuguese...
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Probably you didn’t know about that but once a year, just for a few days and in the heart of Lisbon you can visit underground roman galleries.
Roman galleries? Yes, Romans have been there too and they left a very big heritage: part of it is underground and almost secret, as the galleries,...
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