Trying to learn Portuguese on your own can be a little lonely. How do you get the feedback you need to improve your accent and choice of words? And who’s there to pat you on the back for a job well done when you finally manage to put together a complete sentence?
To help language learners with this need, in 2010 I
organized weekly conversation groups in San Diego,
Grupo de Conversa na praia do
Leme, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
California, and Rio de Janeiro through the
organization meetup.com. Actually, in Rio we
practice both Portuguese and English at the
same time. These groups have been meeting
regularly for a little over two years.