That’s why was created back in 2013, and quickly became the most popular method for learning European Portuguese online.

Combining Canadian native Joel Rendall’s practical estrangeiro perspective with Rui Coimbra’s passion for helping foreigners overcome plateaus as they learn his native language, these young co-founders have struck a balance between making online learning effective, while keeping it humourous, relatable and engaging.

Their online platform helps learners master the practical elements of European Portuguese, while improving comprehension skills using short, addictive bursts of practice, with their 1-2 minute “Shorties”; or their new video clips feature, featuring Portuguese natives of all ages speaking thousands of useful phrases.

“We know that there’s no one-size fits all approach to language learning”, explains Portuguese co-founder Rui Coimbra. “Everyone has different reasons for learning the language, different interests, and learning styles. That’s why we provide a wide variety of material for all of our members, and we strive to keep things simple and approachable.

We empower the adult learner by letting them go at their own pace, on their own schedule, all while choosing their own unique path. For example, if you’re buying a Portuguese property, then your language learning needs will be very different from someone who is vacationing for a week. That’s reflected in the flexibility of our platform.”

Based in Lisbon while serving the globe, Practice Portuguese is currently offering 15 percent off their monthly and annual subscriptions, at