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Ola galera! Hi, everyone!

How do you usually passa seu tempo (spend your time) online? Many pessoas (people) like to follow blogs and watch Youtube videos to learn algo (something), get lifestyle tips our simply for diversão (fun).

In Brazil, Youtube is the segundo (second) most accessed website and a very important tool for the democratization of information and entertainment in a country where the mainstream media is concentrated in the hands of few people. In recent anos (years), journalists, artists and many non-media people have gained visibility through their channels. Meet alguns (some) of the cem (100) Brazilian channels with the largest número (number) of subscribers and get the opportunity to practice your Portuguese!


Whindersson Nunes is a piauiense (from the Northwestern state of Piauí) known for his humor videos. At fifteen he começou (started) producing content for the channel, which had no visibility. In 2012, a parody video of the song “Alô, vó, tô estourado”, by Forró do Movimento, went viral and alcançou (reached) five million views em uma semana (in a week), generating great visibility for the channel. In January 2013 his account was hacked and the channel was deleted. After this problem, Whindersson created his current channel, which has mais (more) than 16 million subscribers. In his videos, the Piauí accent , an informal speech and the use of muitos (many) regionalisms stand out.

Porta dos Fundos

Porta dos Fundos (back door) is also a comedy channel, but instead of being personified in the figure of a guy, the crew produces comedy sketches with a cast of actors that has been changing since 2012, when it was created. Porta remained between 2013 and 2016 as the biggest channel in Brazil and currently has 13 million subscribers. In the related Fundos da Porta you can watch the making of and bloopers from the  recording of the main videos. Another great nóticia (news) is that their videos have subtitles in English!

Manual do Mundo

Those interested in learning more about science in an easy and simplified way should conhecer (get to know) the Manual do Mundo (World Manual) produced by the casal (couple) Iberê Thenório and Mariana Fulfaro desde (since) 2008. Most of the videos are about scientific home experiments, curiosities and tips to make their spectators’ everyday life mais fácil (easier). The channel, which currently has over 7 million subscribers, was created with the intention of making science more accessible and attractive, encouraging people to learn not only theory but also practice.


The Desimpedidos (Not Off Side) channel was created in 2013 to cover the Confederations Cup. The idea is to approach football in a relaxed and humorous way, filling a gap left by media coverage. Unlike the previously mentioned channels, Desimpedidos was already thought of as a business since the começo (beginning), with a famous person – Felipe Andreoli – as the main host and player Kaká as a partner since the primeiros meses (first months) of production. Hoje (today), more than three million subscribers follow them on Youtube.


Nostalgia is one of the biggest Brazilian online history channels. Felipe castanhari talks about Brazilian and World History, Science and even Pop Culture in his videos. The videos are long and full of interesting and knowledgeable content. Here you won’t just learn Portuguese, but also a bit of everything.

Did you know any of them? Are there any other Brazilian Youtubers you can name?

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This level is aimed at students who have never had any exposure to the language, or have had some exposure, but never formally learned the language. We – literally – start from the ABC and then start to build and structure sentences. A little bit of vocab is added with every lesson; so you gradually become familiar and competent to deal with predictable and simple everyday tasks.

At the end of this level you will be able to understand, verbalise, read and write short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary including basic terminology. The student will also understand and verbalise clear instructions, commonly used everyday phrases and expressions related to the areas of experience relevant to the student (including basic information about themselves, their families, at work, at home, animals, the calendar, fashion, food and drink, verbs, professions, locations, emotions, asking questions, expressing feelings etc.)

With our structured and easy to follow methodology, you will be able to form your own sentences (in the present tense) from as early as your 5th lesson.

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During this level, the language learning process becomes even more interesting and enjoyable. The Beginners level focusses on the very basics and forms the foundation of the new language. During the Intermediate level – even though still forming part of the foundation phase – sentence structure becomes more elaborate, resulting in better and clearer expression and communication. (Reading, writing and speaking)

During this level, we continue with grammatical studies, but more emphasis is placed on communication.

After this level, the student will be able to describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The student can deal with most situations which are likely to arise when travelling or entertaining. The student can establish social contact in formal and informal situations and understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure.

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The purpose of learning a new language is to eventually speak, read and write the new language. This is the most exciting level when it comes to learning a new language at Mi Casa of Languages, as this level is mostly dedicated to putting what has been learnt thus far into practise during Communication.

After the level, the student will have the ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about various topics, defend an opinion about general topics and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts (provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise – in the case of learning business Vocabulary).

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Communication Levels

The Communication levels consist of three additional levels which range from Basic every day Communication to very complexed Business Spanish / Portuguese.

The Communication levels are presented either in Groups or as Private tutoring and focus on the areas students want to work on / excel in or areas the student struggled with during the initial three levels and require assistance with.

These levels are highly recommended as a method to maintain and keep the language “alive” after students have completed their formal studies; as many students don’t have Spanish or Portuguese friends to talk with afterwards and eventually loose what they have learned due to them not being exposed to the language as frequently as during their courses.

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