I'm an experienced native Portuguese teacher, born and raised in Portugal. Currently I’m living in Hong Kong. I have been teaching European Portuguese in Asia since 2016. Most of my students prepare for the Portuguese exam, levels A1-A2 and the majority of them have so far succeeded. My classes are directed to support Asian students acquiring Portuguese language foundations necessary to speak Portuguese in everyday life situations specific to Portugal, required to pass the exam. Classes are therefore communicational, covering reading and writing, listening and speaking in topic areas. My teaching materials are indicated by the Portuguese examination center which I adapt to each of my students own linguistic roots and culture, strengths, learning preferences and age group. Most of my classes are now online and my teaching materials are available in digital format.
First of all make sure you are learning Portuguese from Portugal not from Brazil if your intention is to pass the exam or move to Portugal. How difficult it is to learn depends on two factors, your language routes and your commitment.
If you know Spanish, Italian, French or English it's easy to learn Portuguese. For example, English has 5 thousand words in common to Portuguese! If you know Spanish you have a head start. You will understand most of what you read in Portuguese and in no time you will be speaking it!
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