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Portuguese Web Links

language laboratory catalog

BBC Languages
Language-learning resource from the British Broadcasting Company with lessons, videos, and media links in various languages. Good for beginners.
   
Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa Portuguese words and definitions by Priberam Informatica
   
Duolingo
“Learn a language for free. Forever.”
This amazingly user-friendly, ever-growing site gives lessons and then quizzes you on the topic, tracking your progress, awarding you along the way, and offering a daily practice reminder. Includes Portuguese-learning programs for speakers of English and Spanish. Corresponding app available at the Apple iTunes App Store.
   
Fohla Brazilian newspaper online in Portuguese
   
Forvo: Portuguese words pronounced Extensive database of audio clips for pronouncing words in various languages, Portuguese included.
   
FSI Introduction Materials U.S. government site with Portuguese texts and audio programs. Though the site is not as user-friendly as others, it has is quality material.
   
LanguageGuide.org
Hear vocabulary with the help of pictures and sound by Language Revolution
   
Learn Portuguese Now! Thorough database focused on beginners’ level Portuguese and Brazilian culture
   
Memrise User-friendly interface with communally-created programs. Particularly useful for learning vocabulary. Also available is a corresponding mobile app on iPhone and Android.
   
Portuguese Tongue Twisters Collection of Portuguese tongue twisters
   
Sonia-Portuguese Sonia Celegatti Althoff’s website for learning Portuguese: includes resources on topics such as grammar, punctuation and the cultures of Portugal and Brazil
   
SCOLA Web Services

Access to 160 countries & 200 languages!

  • World TV Online: 24/7 international broadcast programs on 8 channels, spanning European, Spanish & Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Asian, African, Middle East, Southeast Asia-Far East, and Eurasian countries/languages
  • International Radio in 29 languages
  • On The Street Videos: over 7,000 videos from 90 countries showing informal native speech in everyday situations
  • People & Places: over 29,000 photos from around the world 
  • Foreign Text: 200 recurring newspaper and magazine publications in 70 languages
  • Insta-Class: materials in 52 languages with quizzes and vocabulary already provided
  • Video Editor create your own video clips in the classroom

To access SCOLA Web Services from any computer on the BC network, go to:

http://www.scola.org/scola/ipautologin.aspx

See SCOLA’s Technical Information page to make full use of these Online resources. For more information, including how to access SCOLA Web Services on your iPhone or iPad, contact:

Cynthia Bravo (cynthia.bravo@bc.edu)
Director of the Language Lab