Filter Podcast Episodes By Level, Format and More
Filter by Difficulty
Anytime you see the episodes listed, you can click on one of the difficulty levels to only see episodes from that level.
Just like real-life conversation, our episodes use grammar and vocabulary that may fall into multiple levels. However, we've assigned estimated difficulty levels to help you guide your practice. They are based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels, which are used to categorize language proficiency.
From easiest to hardest, the levels are: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Filter by Episode Type / Format
Shorties: These are 1-3 minute dialogues and articles spoken by native European Portuguese speakers. If you're a member, they come with synchronized transcripts, vocabulary and expressions lists, and a quiz to check your understanding. The English translation of each episode can be toggled on or off.
Podcast: The podcast episodes come with the same features, but these are usually longer and more unstructured. The podcasts usually feature Joel and Rui speaking in both Portuguese and English to offer pronunciation tips or take a deep dive into the grammar or vocabulary of our other episodes.
- Artigos: Non-fiction pieces covering a variety of topics, from history, to culture, to popular spots in Portugal, to current events, and much more.
- Diálogos: Fictional audio sketches featuring 2 or more people having a conversation.
- Narrativas: These include short stories, diary entries, short bios, a description of a daily routine, or anything fictional that isn't a conversation!
- Lendas: These are something of a mix between an Artigo and Diálogo. They are scripted and based on famous Portuguese stories from the times of Kings, Queens and Castles. Almost as exciting as Game of Thrones, but with slightly less production budget. 😉