How much Russian can you learn in 30 days?

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Have you ever wondered how much of a foreign language you can speak after a month? I’ve been learning Russian for about a month now, and have been making decent progress with the language. Don’t take my word for it though, here, here is a video of my progress after 30 days. In this post […]

How to Pick The Right Teacher on Italki


In the previous post I mentioned three places where you can find online teachers to help you learn Portuguese. One of the suggestions was Italki, the language learning social network that connects teachers and students. One of the advantages of Italki is that it is an open marketplace that any qualified teacher can join and sell their […]

Where to Find Online Portuguese Teachers

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A lot of people who visit this site email me and ask me where they can go to find a good Portuguese teacher. Regardless of where you are in the world right now, I would recommend that you begin your search by looking for an online Portuguese teacher. There are several advantages to using an […]

What’s going on behind the scenes at Brazilian Gringo

Like many Brazilians I was confused by Brazil's loss in the World Cup and started asking what it all meant.

I want to take a moment here and address the elephant in the room that the so called Brazilian Gringo is not in Brazil. To complicate things further I’ve been intensively studying Russian recently, which draws into question where my allegiances really lie. For the past few weeks I’ve been taking Russian classes at a […]

Five Quotes For A More Successful Life in Brazil


There’s this phenomenon on Youtube called tagging, where someone makes a video about a specific topic then calls out other Youtubers to do the same. I was recently tagged by Elen Fernandes of Experts School Online to make a video about 5 quotes in Portuguese. Well it was supposed to be 5 quotes in English […]