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Learn to speak Portuguese in Porto

 18 November, 2018 |    |  No comments

Learn to speak Portuguese in Porto
Bom dia, amigos! This month we opened a new school in Matosinhos (Porto)! So, this the perfect time to tell you a little bit more about our city and region, and what you should do here while you learn Portuguese with us. Porto and surroundings Welcome to Porto! As you probably may know (or not) Porto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon! It’s a city of good tastes and flavors. For example, you can’t visit Porto without…

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Communicative Method

 7 November, 2018 |    |  No comments

Communicative Method
Bom dia! Today we will talk about the Communicative Method, the method used in Caravela School. You will know what it is about and how it works. We also will talk about other methods and approaches. Brief History (1450-1960) The first method of teaching language was Grammar-translation Method (from 1450). This method consists in learn grammar and translate texts. Teacher uses the student’s mother tongue and there’s no focus on oral communication. Consequently, this method creates students unable to communicate…

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Learn Portuguese in Portugal

 30 October, 2018 |    |  No comments

Learn Portuguese in Portugal
Olá a todos! Today we will talk about why you should learn Portuguese in Portugal and how to make this experience richer and more interesting. Homogeneous groups versus heterogeneous groups When you study in your country, probably your Portuguese class will be made of students who have the same mother tongue (homogeneous groups). This has positive and negative aspects. Let's start with the good ones. First, you can discuss with your classmates in your mother tongue, which is comfortable. Second,…

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Is Portuguese a hard language to learn?

 15 October, 2018 |    |  No comments

Is Portuguese a hard language to learn?
First of all, before we answer to this question, there are three things you have to know. The first one is that the difficulty of the Portuguese language will depends significantly on your mother tongue and in a certain way, on the languages you speak. Second, we will need a referential language to answer this question. We will use English as a referential language. Lastly, the third point, it will also depends on your motivation and method. For whom does…

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Portuguese lessons – Learning Portuguese on Portugal Silver Coast

 26 September, 2018 |    |  No comments

Portuguese lessons – Learning Portuguese on Portugal Silver Coast
Olá, amigos! In this post we will share with you our experience about the process of learning Portuguese and how to get the maximum results. We will also talk about the Silver Coast, which is where we are. If you’re interested in Portugal and Portuguese language, you can’t miss this! The Silver Coast area and what you must do and see! First of all, there is some discussion about the exact location of the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata in…

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