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Portuguese Language: A Guide: Getting Started

Online Dictionaries and Verb Conjugators


Aulete Digital

Directory of Translation Dictionaries

Web of Dictionaries

Verbix: Portuguese Verb Conjugator

Vocabulário Ortográfico
da Língua Portuguesa (Gratuito)


Electropedia: Multilingual electrotechnical vocabulary

IATE: Search for specialized vocabulary from 24 European languages in a variety of domains, such as agriculture, transportation, and economics.

IMF: The International Monetary Foundation's multilingual terminology database.

ISI: Multilingual Glossary of Statistical Terms

Campus Resources

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Portuguese Studies

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Luso-Brazilian Association - The University of Illinois has a group open to students and residents of Champaign-Urbana interested in learning or improving their Portuguese skills.

La Casa - Hosts many student groups, outreach activities, and cultural festivities around the University of Illinois campus.

Latin American Studies at UIUC Library Facebook Page

In-Flight Portuguese: Learn before you land - Download this audiobook and learn basic conversational Portuguese for travellers. 

Rosetta Stone

The Library subscribes to Rosetta Stone Foundations, which features 30 languages from around the globe. To enter the database, go to Rosetta Stone Foundations/ Alternative link . You can also use Rosetta Stone on a mobile device. To get set up, use the      Tutorial for Rosetta Stone Mobile. If you have trouble entering the database and signing up for an account, contact Paula Carns at If you have difficulties once you set up your account, please use the "Contact Support" option at Rosetta Stone (linked off of the entry page).

General Portuguese Resources

PC5444 .P48 2004 (LLL)
Perini, Mário A. Talking Brazilian: a Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation Workbook. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 2004.

469.8 R618f (Main Stacks)
Rodrigues, Fernando José and Peter Humphreys. Falaré aprender: Português para estrangeiros. Porto: Porto Editora, 1993.

PC5035 .L554 1999 (LLL)
Eberlein O.F. Lima , Emma and Samira A. Lunes. Falar, Ler, Escrever Português: um curso para estrangeiros. São Paolo: EPU, 1999.

469.82421 L348B1998 (Main Stacks)
Lathrop, Thomas A. and Eduardo M. Dias. Brasil! Lingua e Cultura. Newark, Del.: LinguaText, 1998.

Subject Guide

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Learn Portuguese on the Internet

Brazilian PodClass - Weekly Brazilian Portuguese podcast, for all levels with focus on conversation, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and popular expressions. Also available to download through iTunes.

Brazilian Portuguese Podcast - Brazilian Portuguese podcast with lessons designed to improve listening comprehension.

Italki Language Exchange - A collaborative online environment for developing language skills.

Ponto do Encontro - Offers quizzes and activities to test your Portuguese understanding.

Portuguese II through MIT's opensoftware.

BBC Languages: Portuguese - Online resources about Lusophone culture and language. The "Talk Portugal" section provides helfpul speaking and listening tools for practice.

Livemocha - A social language learning community with lessons, games chat and more. Boasts over 8 million members.