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Newsletter April/2015

School News

  • Portuguese Connection welcomes a new team member !
April is the first month of Laurie, our new executive and administrative secretary. She comes from Belgium and arrived in Portugal last Summer. She thought that she would only stay for a couple of months, but fell in love with Lisbon and could not find the strength to leave. She is still learning Portuguese, but she definitely knocked on the right door, we are going to take care of that!
  • A new look for the school
In two weeks, the school will be unrecognizable. If you are still around, come and visit us to see the changes, you will not believe your own eyes...
  • We are always opening new classes for Erasmus and Extensive Portuguese Courses!!!
The price is incredibly cheap! You didn't think that was possible to learn Portuguese for just 190€, didn't you? Portuguese Connection has not only very affordable prices but also a funny and efficient teaching method!!!
For further information, please visit our website here!
  • Reading Club - "Quem Conta um Conto"
On May 5th, we are launching the first session of our new reading club. From now on, every month, we will meet to talk about the most famous Portuguese writers and their works. We will start with "O Banqueiro Anarquista" by Fernando Pessoa. Don't miss this exciting event and bring your friends, everyone is welcome ! If you want to participate and would already like to know what other novels we have selected, click here

  • Surf and Portuguese Language Course
With the arrival of Spring, the ocean is slowly warming up. It is the perfect time to start taking surfing lessons. Portuguese Connection has a special surf classes program especially made for our students.  Follow this link to know more.

Lisboa: What's happening?

This month we leave you the city guide so you can see by yourselves what you can do in Lisbon in april. And there is a lot to do!!! click!
Upcoming Events

4-12 April

Street food festival em Cascais

10-19 April 

Lisbonweek 2015

25th April
41th anniversary of the Dia da Liberdade

23/04 - 03/05

Indie festival
Cinema independente


Grammar Quiz

Quiz answers of March:
1. Resposta: Os capitães alemães dão pães aos cães
2. Resposta: A letra L.
3. Resposta: 
 - Apanhar chuva/ sol;
 - Apanhar um transporte público;
 - Apanhar frutos/ flores;
 - Apanhar uma doença;
 - Apanhar trânsito;
 - Apanhar um objeto do chão ou o ar   - Apanhar = compreender

Este mês trazemos-te mais 3 novas perguntas sobre a língua portuguesa. Estás preparado/a para testar o teu Português?

1. Agora que sabes os diferentes significados do verbo "apanhar", tenta descobrir os vários significados do verbo TOMAR.

2. Adivinha:
Sete dias tem a dama,
Seis trabalham com ardor.
De manhã até à noite,
Reza o sétimo ao Senhor.       O que é?

3. Quais são as formas verbais do verbo FAZER no Pretérito Perfeito Simples?

Boa sorte! 
Follow our page "Grammar Quiz" on facebook, and you will have more Portuguese grammar quizzes on a daily basis.

Portuguese Grammar Free Resources

Don't miss out the opportunity to learn Portuguese in the most enjoyable and entertaining way. Check our page of contents.
We have new grammar resources and much more will be posted about many, many interesting subjects.

False friends/Falsos amigos - Part IV Exercise

Portuguese Rules of pronunciation - Part I

Portuguese Rules of pronunciation - Part II

Soon we will post a new resource wich will help you on learning Portuguese. Don't lose it!

Students' Birthday

Enrique Costoy - 03/04
Marija Barlovic - 05/04
Joana Paiva - 05/04
Stewart Prescott - 08/04
June park - 10/04
Andrea Franchini - 14/04
Matt Handle - 16/04
Vladimir Bobetic - 20/04
Mariko Tamura - 22/04
Fidel Montaner - 24/04


New Students' Testimonials

Richard Campbell, United Kingdom 2015-03-30

I really enjoyed my week learning Portuguese with Joana at Portuguese Connection. Joana is a great teacher and a great person to spend a week chatting with, mostly in Portuguese but with the benefit of Joana's excellent English to call upon as back-up when required. I had studied Portuguese semi-intensively in 2009 for a few months while living in Lisbon but had rarely used even a few words since then. Joana quickly assessed my level and speed of learning to tailor our lessons perfectly to my requirements so that I could progress quickly and leave Lisbon (sadly) really pleased with my achievements and the improvement in my conversations with waiters, taxi drivers and anyone else that would let me speak Portuguese with them. Joana and Marco were both incredibly friendly making me feel very welcome from the start - I quickly knew that I had made a good choice! My week studying with Joana has re-awakened my interest in learning Portuguese and I will soon embark on further language tuition in London. I would not hesitate to recommend Joana and Portuguese Connection to anybody wanting to study Portuguese in Lisbon. If you are thinking about it go ahead and book it - you won't regret it!


Paula and Eddie, United Kingdom 2015-03-16 

We loved every minute of our time with Joana at Portuguese Connection. The lessons were varied and full of fun but at the same time disciplined, a very difficult objective to achieve. Each class was fitted to our needs and if Joana felt we needed help in a particular area a few hours later a bespoke lesson covering that particular area was produced. Joana and Marco make the whole experience thoroughly worthwhile. It was a joy and a pleasure to study with Joana. Unfortunately we are suffering from withdrawal symptoms now as we miss our classes so much. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Portuguese Connection to anybody. We are in our 60s and 70s and studied for 6 very enjoyable hours everyday. Our confidence in our ability to communicate has increased dramatically.

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