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HALL OF FAME

Meet some of the graduates of the Portuguese Pro program who have completed the final milestone -- holding a ten minute conversation with a native Portuguese speaker! Are you next?



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Can't yet string a sentence together? 

Need to start from ground zero?

Got a few pieces of the puzzle but they are not "clicking" to form a full picture?

That's how these guys all felt before joining Portuguese Pro.

Now, after diligently following my program and completing all the practical challenges I set, they can hold their own in conversations with native speakers!

While many courses will promise you will reach an A2 level (the ability to hold basic, practical conversations) I wanted to make sure my course truly delivered on that promise.

The final milestone of Portuguese Pro is to submit a 10-minute recording of a conversation with a native speaker.

Not only do these guys have the satisfaction of knowing they can now navigate everyday life in Portugal with joy...

They also get the money-can't-buy "Sou Pro" mug and are immortalized in this hall of fame!

Meet the Pros - are you next?

When I joined Pro I knew some basic grammar & lots of words, but I was petrified of speaking - I couldn't string a sentence together. This program was just like turning the key in the lock. All of a sudden I was speaking Portuguese and understanding it. I’ve got two language partners on the go and I can now happily listen to Portuguese radio and tell you what they're talking about. It’s fantastic.

Debbi F. UK

I've been living in Portugal for two months and I was starting from zero. Everything was so fast and I was really clueless. I needed something to start right from the beginning. This course helped tremendously - I started to actually understand what people were saying. Now I feel hope, I'm absolutely comfortable in everyday situations. I'm so happy it exists because it was exactly what I needed.

Toni L. Canada

When I started the program my Portuguese was nonexistent. Just nine weeks into it, I'm blown away by the progress I've made and the amount I can understand. I'm speaking with native Portuguese speakers consistently, every time I speak with them it gets easier. The program is digestible, it's interesting, but it doesn't feel like work. It's fun! Being able to speak a new language is so liberating.

Heather R. US

I'm so thankful for this wonderful program and community. When I started, I wanted to be able to understand and speak about the daily interactions I would encounter here in Portugal. My biggest breakthrough has been my ability to self-correct! Now, I feel that I can have interactions with native speakers and my confidence has grown. This program is perfect to be successful in a new language - Sou Pro!

Iyana B. Canada

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The proof is in the pudding

My boyfriend is Portuguese; we've been together for 25 years. I'd tried several times to learn Portuguese without success. When I discovered Liz, it was a revelation! When I joined Pro, I was only able to answer yes and no - now I can answer & elaborate afterwards. I'm proud to finally be able to talk to my boyfriend in Portuguese & I feel much more confident. He says my Portuguese has improved 400%!

Anik L. Canada

When I started, I didn't know any Portuguese. It's one of the hardest things to learn a new language but you just can't wipe off the smile on your face when you're reminiscing about your progress. When I got here, I'd only speak to my friend in Spanish, but now I only speak in Portuguese. I'm just so thankful for this program and excited to keep learning, it really helped build my confidence.

Megan S. US

When I started learning Portuguese I had a hard time speaking. As the weeks went on I became more confident - I sounded like a native speaker! You can tell how much love and passion Liz has by the time and dedication she put into making this course. She's friendly and energetic - you don’t have to be nervous. If you want to learn Portuguese and speak like a native you NEED to join Portuguese Pro!

Derek S. US

I joined Portuguese Pro because I wanted to be able to communicate with my Portuguese neighbours as soon as possible. Liz offers more encouragement to speak compared to traditional approaches. My biggest breakthrough was when I started to chat with a language learning partner, it made a big difference. Today, I get the idea of what my neighbours are saying, even if I don't understand the details.

Claus O. Germany

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Portuguese Pro is brilliant, from start to finish. Liz has taken me from olá and obrigado to being able to communicate with native speakers - and I am understood, too - which is a major achievement for me!

As a bonus, Liz creates what she likes to call a community... I feel it is more like a family, lots of committed folks all there to interact and help each other. I certainly feel I have gained friendships via the weekly sessions and through the group interaction. I would recommend Liz 100%.

Kim N. UK

I now realise being older is not a hindrance to learning a new language - I am 66 - in fact it is one of the best things you can do to stimulate the mind. That and to make a better life for yourself should you choose, like us, to move to this lovely country, Portugal. I feel I have made huge improvements in reading, understanding and speaking Portuguese. The more work I put in the more I get out of it, as with everything, but Liz’s enthusiasm and encouragement helped to keep me going and I really felt a sense of achievement at the end.

Gillian L. Ireland

I have made many breakthroughs during this course! I'm now able to understand and join in on conversations my partner has with his parents. I used to just sit and nod whereas now I can actually join in! It has been so wonderful for me to be able to build a closer relationship with his family. It's clear how much Liz put into creating this course and the resources and I just want to say thank you, it really is the best language learning experience I've had!

Erika D. UK

Liz is very supportive and provides an inclusive, "you can do it" atmosphere. As a retired teacher myself, I can recognize a caring professional who has the best interests of her students in mind. I was a bit anxious about taking on the work of learning a language, a situation I had little success at a long time ago. She has shown me that I can learn Portuguese and I hope to visit both my grandfathers homeland in the Azores next year! I continue to go back and review the class materials to keep learning. I am so happy to finally be learning Portuguese and would recommend her course enthusiastically!

Steve S. US

I have made the most progress ever with learning a new language. So many of the other tools, courses or tutors I have signed up for in the past I did not stay on track with or complete. In Portuguese Pro, the variety of tools and resources shared, the frequent group interaction, the personal feedback and having the course material available to repeat is invaluable. I believe that finally I will be able to speak and understand Portuguese with this one-of-a-kind program.

Carol C. US

Before this course I could utter the usual phrases to order a coffee, or a beer (badly). And, I could barely read a word of Portuguese. Now, though, I am confident that I can carry out conversations in the shop, cafe, restaurant etc, and my reading comprehension has improved dramatically. I can now read a lot of Portuguese text and understand 90% of it. That figure was about 10% prior to taking the course.

An unexpected side to the outcomes from the course is my greater understanding of grammar terms, and not just in Portuguese. My understanding of English grammar has improved on the back of this. All in all a thoroughly well produced and delivered language course!

Brian S. UK

With Liz's program, I’ve gone in leaps and bounds in such a short time. Liz has a wonderful way of teaching, she really simplifies complex topics and manages to explain them in a way that just makes sense - that has been phenomenally helpful for me. Because she is a native English speaker herself she has a really good understanding of what I’m struggling with. And she doesn’t sound boring, ever! I’m thrilled I joined the course and would highly recommend it to anybody.

Jonathan H. UK

The course has wildly exceeded my expectations. This is the first time since seventh grade I have been learning a language and the program has made it very accessible. I’m blown away by the professional content delivery, coupled with the personal feel of the course. I like the lecture format, the pacing is excellent and digestable. It’s been a huge breakthrough and confidence builder for me.

Scott G. US