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Learning Portuguese with Practice Portuguese

Learning Portuguese with Practice Portuguese

If you are moving to Portugal then learning Portuguese is an absolute must. I know that there are plenty of immigrants who don't bother beyond learning to order a couple of bottles of beer in the bar but if you want to integrate into society then it's important to...

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An Introduction to The Portuguese Language

An Introduction to The Portuguese Language

Portuguese is a Romance language (originates from Latin similar to Spanish, French, Romanian and Italian) and it is the sole official language of Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Brazil, while having co-official...

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WWOOF your way abroad

A few people have asked me recently about how they can go abroad (short or long term) with very little money. The answer I have been giving is something that I have never tried but so desperately want to. That is WWOOFing. What is WWOOF? WWOOF stands for World Wide...

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Love in a foreign climate

Love in a foreign climate

One of the best things about living abroad is all the new people you meet. If you happen to fall in love with one of them then expect some fireworks! What with the language barrier and other problems you might encounter, the first few dates might be the only few. To...

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The 5 best ways to learn a language

The 5 best ways to learn a language

Learning the language is always one of the most daunting challenges about living abroad. Luckily it is also one aspect of living abroad that we can start to conquer before we leave. Here's my top 5 ways of becoming proficient in another language: Number 5: Teach...

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5 reasons to learn the language

5 reasons to learn the language

One of the main fears of an expat (or future expat) is learning the language. This is especially true for those people whose native language is English.   Why do I say this? Traditionally, Brits and probably Americans too, do not learn other languages well because...

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