Both destinations have positive points and so deciiding where to go can be difficult.

If you are currently weighing up your options let our guide help you make that decision.


Questions to Ask Yourself 

Answering these questions will help you to decide where to go:

  • Why do you want to learn Portuguese
  • What is your budget
  • What type of language course are you looking for
  • Are you open to any destination
  • What level are you at
  • How adventurous are you


Top Reasons to Choose Brazil

Copacabana beach

  • Vibrant culture
  • Friendly locals
  • See incredible sights like the Amazon or Pantanal
  • Explore more of South America
  • The world famous festivals like Carnival are legendary
  • Depending on where you study the cost of living can be high
  • You can find Portuguese language courses in Brazil in the large cities and smaller towns
  • You can apply to join a volunteer project in Brazil to practise your language skills
  • Once you have picked up the basics you might want to choose to teach in Brazil


Top Reasons to Choose Portugal

Algarve, Portugal

  • Portugal is a cheap destination to get to
  • You can find some of the best language schools in Portugal
  • Safety - generally Portugal is safer to live and study than Brazil
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Cheap cost of living
  • Close location to mainland Europe perfect if you would like to see more of the region
  • Amazing cities like Porto and Lisbon to live and study
  • You could combine learning with applying to work in Portugal


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