Although I haven't taught Portuguese before, I have quite a bit of experience in languages, since now I'm fluent in English and I also speak a bit of French and Italian. This means I also understand what it's like to learn a language from the student's side - especially since I'm hoping to start learning Dutch in the near future.
I have always lived in Portugal and I did my Psychology Bachelors at the University of Coimbra. I did an Erasmus semester in Italy, where I was also a part of a group of students who were learning Italian and who had weekly lessons to practice speaking Italian and learn new words from an actual Italian girl who studied at the same university as us. Now I'm doing my Master's in Cognitive Neuropsychology, but I have always loved learning and teaching new languages so practicing with you would be a treat!
Portuguese can be easier to learn if you come from the Latin language, but a lot of people pick it up quite fast. To learn Portuguese you need a mixture of lessons and everyday practice to learn vocabulary. So I suggest practicing and repeating the sentence structures and verb formations through exercises and then trying to get yourself out there to speak to people and not be afraid to ask questions and learn new words in different contexts. I've heard about people who have only taken a couple of months to get to a proficient level of Portuguese, which is definitely possible for everyone if you practice long enough and don't give up before you have time to notice your progress!
I would be more than happy to guide you in your studies and spend some time with you for you to practice speaking and also feel more comfortable with the rules of the Portuguese language. Learning from a Portuguese girl will even make it easier for you to get involved with the culture and personality of Portuguese people and hopefully feel at home when you go to visit my wonderful country.
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