Learning Portuguese from Mistakes

  While looking through Street Smart Brazil’s blog archives, I rediscovered the article on Tips to Overcome Language Learning Frustration. In it, there’s the phrase, “Tell your Brazilian friends that they don’t need to correct every detail of what you say.” As it happens, it evoked memories of my own experience learning Portuguese from mistakes […]

Interview with our Student Greg Starr – Tips for Portuguese Learners

Greg Starr has been learning Portuguese with Street Smart Brazil for about five months. Greg is in Florida and learns with us via webcam. The picture above was taken during our lesson yesterday. 

Greg started with a few scattered words. Now he is conversational and my best source of novela updates. Greg likes to watch Brazilian novela on TV, and I love his emphatic and detailed accounts of all the drama in each episode :) I was curious to ask Greg about his learning strategies – besides his wonderful teacher, of course ;) I feel other learners will benefit from Greg’s experience. Below is our interview. Obrigada, Greguinho :)