Your one-stop shop to improve your Brazilian Portuguese.
Put your Portuguese on autopilot with unlimited content, members-only material and a vibrant community of Brazilian enthusiasts.
Level up your Brazilian Portuguese
With our extensive catalogue of high-quality resources, exclusive members-only content, and weekly live classes — your Brazilian Portuguese will be on a fast-track to fluency.
Brazil is amazing, but it can be stressful...
You are learning Brazilian Portuguese and want to...
- Understand Brazilians in fast conversations
- Speak with confidence & clarity
- Learn real Portuguese that you will actually use
- Have deep connections with Brazilian friends & family
- Travel to Brazil and be fully immersed in the culture
But Brazilian Portuguese is difficult and...
- You can’t seem to find the time to study consistently
- You get anxious when speaking with Brazilians
- You feel stuck and unmotivated
- You can’t understand fast conversations
- You’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start
Sound like you? If so, come join the Club! 🎉
What’s included in the Carioca Connection Club?
All of Carioca Connection
Access to our entire catalogue of 200+ episodes and worksheets, early access to new seasons, members-only courses - plus weekly live classes. Put simply, you get everything we've ever produced in exchange for a small monthly fee.
Our completely reinvented worksheets contain annotated transcriptions with the most important vocabulary you need to know, essential expressions and slang, grammatical and cultural explanations, and much more.
We are always creating new resources to help you with your Portuguese. Most of this doesn’t end up on the podcast. Our member get full access to special projects, unpublished material, and entire courses only for members.
We host a variety of member-only events each week. Our workshops, member meetups & conversation classes provide a safe space to practice and will motivate you to consistently improve your Portuguese.
Meet Carioca Connection
We are a couple (in a variety of senses) of language lovers and the hosts of the Carioca Connection podcast.
We’ve been teaching and learning languages online for almost decade. Our passion is teaching Portuguese and sharing the beauty of Brazil and Brazilian culture with our students.
“Absolute best podcast to learn Portuguese…”
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“There really aren't many other apps or podcasts out there that will help you as much as Carioca Connection. It is a pleasure listening to and learn not only the language but also about the culture and history of Brazil. It never gets dull, they always cover interesting topics. Which is kind of important when you as a language learner have to listen to it over and over again ;-)
I highly recommend buying the pdfs they offer on their website. If you are like me and have difficulties in the beginning understanding spoken Portuguese, the pdfs will help you tremendously connecting the visual with the spoken word in your brain.
Another plus of this podcast is that it is entirely in Portuguese. As I said above, you need to know the basics of the language. But together with the pdfs you don't "waste" time on listening to the English translation and make your learning time much more efficient.
I had a private teacher twice a week for over three years. While this certainly helped me to learn the basics of the language, the effect of this podcast in regards to my listening comprehension is incredible.
Sure, you have to be dedicated and listen to the episodes over and over again, but you will notice after a while that you will be able to comprehend Portuguese much better.
Thank you Alexia and Foster for putting together such a wonderful und useful podcast.
Adventures with Alexia!
To give you an idea of our in-depth members-only content — look no further than Adventures with Alexia.
These exclusive episodes are real-life conversations between Brazilians, so they are more advanced than our usual episodes — perfect for ambitious students looking to reach fluency even faster.
“I speak three other languages and can say that for me this is one of the best language instructional programs around!”
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“It's exactly what I've been looking for to learn real Portuguese, including all sorts of slang expressions and the little conversational fillers and cues that are part of normal conversations.
The podcasts and worksheets are high quality...hosts Alexia and Foster provide a great look into how a Carioca and an advanced and improving non-native speaker relate to the language.
The mix of topics includes just about anything you can think of in daily life, from ordering in metric units in a supermarket to European Portuguese to Giselle's role in Brazilian life to unique Brazilian expressions to elections and much more.
The episodes about Brazilian music, especially the ones with guest Renato, are worth the cost of the audio and transcripts by themselves. I speak three other languages and can say that for me this is one of the best language instructional programs around. It's a lot of fun!"
The Fundamentals of Brazilian Portuguese
A 4-week course covering the providing a solid foundation for your Brazilian language, conversational & cultural skills.
Great for inspired beginners looking to kick-start their Portuguese as well as more advanced students needing some review.
"I've fallen more in love with Brazil's music, culture, language through this podcast!"
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“I've been listening to Carioca Connection for one and a half years—since I began my Portuguese-learning journey, and I absolutely love listening to their podcast.
My understanding of the spoken language has expanded through hearing their fun and interesting conversations. The best part is how listening to this podcast has played a role in how I've been able to deepen my relationships with my Brazilian friends here in the U.S.As a language teacher who comes from a bilingual upbringing, I've also appreciated Alexia and Foster's eye to linguistics and language acquisition.
I've fallen more and more in love with the music, history, and culture of Brazil through their thorough and broad topics. I can't wait to keep training my ear to speak with the unique Carioca "sotaque" (my favorite accent from Brazil—the Rio accent), and to keep opening my heart to more and more knowledge about the people and culture of Brasil through Carioca Connection.
I hope they record a thousand more seasons ;) Muito obrigada Alexia e Foster! Tudo de bom para vocês!"
Learning is better together
Join us for weekly meetups, workshops and conversations classes. We offer a safe space to practice your Portuguese and have fun at the same time.
We use breakout rooms to accommodate all levels of students. Everyone is welcome and we always have a good time!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can cancel your subscription at any moment by accessing your account and selecting the “cancel” option. When you do this, you will keep your access to the membership or the remainder of the period you paid for, but you will not be charged again when that period (monthly or annual) is over.
All card payments are processed with Stripe. Everything is secure. We don’t see your payment information. It’s all locked away in high-security digital vaults on billion-dollar company servers.
If you choose the monthly subscription you will automatically be charged monthly. If you chose the annual subscription, you receive a substantial discount and you will be charged automatically annually. Your membership fee is locked in for the lifetime of your membership. This means the price does not change, even if there’s a price increase for new members.
If you are a fan of our our podcast, you are a perfect fit for the membership. We created this for listeners of our show. With that said, the membership will be especially valuable if you:
- Are serious about taking your Brazilian Portuguese to the next level
- Are motivated and willing to dedicate time and effort to study
- Want to visit or live in Brazil and truly connect with the culture
- Know that the best way to learn a language is by making friends
Most of our materials are in Portuguese — so we recommend some basic knowledge of Portuguese for members. If you can understand at least half of our podcast — you are good to go. If you are not sure, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
First of all, congratulations! Many of our members are very advanced speakers and find enormous value from the nuances of our worksheets, our advanced special projects (like Adventures with Alexia), and the opportunity to speak Portuguese on a regular basis.
Of course! You can get a free sample (and a nice little tutorial of our worksheets) using this link — What's in a Worksheet?
We like old school. If you purchased the worksheets in the past, you will still have access to them and they are yours to keep forever. If you would prefer PDF's for the new material — you can print PDF versions of the new worksheets as well.
Students use the worksheets in many different ways, depending on their language level, learning preferences and goals. Throughout the membership, we provide a variety of strategies to make the most of our high-quality resources.
Yes, the Carioca Connection podcast is free and will be for the foreseeable future. The paid material in the Club includes but is not limited to:
- Worksheets for all episodes!
- Early access to new material
- Behind the scenes access to Carioca Connection Labs
- Exclusive participation in Special Projects like Adventures with Alexia
- Live events like workshops, monthly meetups & conversation classes
- And of course, you're supporting our work so we can continue providing free material
No worries at all. We seriously doubt that will be the case — we think you're going to love it. We are so confident in the quality of the material that we offer a 14-day money back guarantee. No questions asked. If you're not happy, we're not happy.
First of all, thank you! You are awesome. Secondly, you will continue to have access to the original PDF copies of the worksheets and we are giving all of our existing students an exclusive offer on the membership. If you have not received an email about this — please get in touch with us at email@example.com
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“As an English speaker I benefit from listening to both Foster and Alexia speak.
Foster’s accent is easier for me, but the goal is to be able to understand native speakers, so I love being able to experience both in one short episode. I read the transcript and listen to one episode a day. I love picking up on the colloquialisms so when I go back to Brazil I will be able to speak and interact naturally with people.
Thanks Foster & Alexia!”
“I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast and it has helped my Portuguese so much!”
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I’ve never been to Brazil, but after listening to these episodes, I can now listen to the news in Brazilian Portuguese and mostly understand what’s going on! I especially love some of the more recent episodes where the hosts really open up about issues that are important to them, like mental health.
Obrigada, Alexia e Foster!”
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“Fantástico!! Que Legal queridos!”
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I grew up in São Paulo a long time ago. I hadn’t been back in 35 years and I fell in love with Brazil all over again.
While I had retained a good deal of Portuguese over the years, it was a struggle. Reading a lot helped of course, but understanding the spoken word was difficult. Especially for me. I’m deaf and wear hearing aids and English is tough. You guys helped a lot!”