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You choose what works for you.

ONLINE TUTORING - One-on-one / Group / Conversational lessons

ORIGINAL CONTENT - Free on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube / Premium on our Patreon 

A2 CIPLE EXAM PREP - Private lessons / Group lessons focused on exam practice

EUROPEAN PORTUGUESE FOR KIDS - Private lessons / Group lessons for kids ages 5-17

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES - Book club / Virtual Tour lessons live from Lisbon


I'm Sandra Carapinha, the founder of Learn European Portuguese Online.

A Portuguese American, bilingual in English and Portuguese that has lived on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. I have a BA in Advertising and Marketing from the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social in Lisbon and worked for several years as an Account Executive at various American and Portuguese Advertising Agencies based in Lisbon.

In 2011, I moved to the US with my family and started tutoring Portuguese. It has become a great passion. Teaching a language and sharing your culture with a diverse international group of students is such a rewarding experience.

During 2021, I decided to grow my team and hire the best teachers in Portugal to join me in offering high-quality, personalized one-on-one online lessons. I truly believe that the secret to language learning is consistency and motivation and that the best way to master a language is with a well planned learning routine and a strong teacher/student bond. Learning online gives you the flexibility to stay committed, while one-on-one lessons give you the power to learn faster and focus on what you want to learn. 

I believe each student's needs are unique, therefore, we develop a specific lesson plan based on his or her specific goals. We try to make the lessons as fun and engaging as possible, to keep students motivated and committed. Whatever reason you have to learn Portuguese, we will tailor a lesson plan and teach at your own pace in order to help you achieve your Portuguese language goals.

When I started teaching, one of the most challenging things I faced was the lack of European Portuguese content. So I decided to create my own content platform, focused on high-quality content with a strong creative appeal. Learning a language should be fun and engaging. After working several years in the advertising and branding industry I like to use my knowledge in that field and apply it to teaching a language.



Enjoy a lesson plan based exclusively on your needs and taught at your pace. We have teachers in Portugal and in the US, so we have various time zones covered.

The benefit of learning through private lessons is that we meet you where you are in your learning. We can focus on your strengths and weaknesses and create a lesson plan based on your own interests and goals.


We offer 2 / 3 student group options. Because quality is our focus we prefer to keep groups small to guarantee premium learning. We don't currently create groups, but if you are a couple or have a family group, feel free to reach out. It's a great way to learn!

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In these lessons it's all about the talking. No grammar. We will talk about fun topics while you will make new friends. Available for 2 / 3 students per lesson or one-on-one. For one-on-one lessons, these can be thirty minutes or one hour.


We are true experts in helping students

prepare for this exam. 

If you are planning on taking the this exam, we have a wide variety of services to help you:

- one-on-one CIPLE prep lessons

- CIPLE prep conversational classes

that follow the exam structure

- CIPLE writing workshops

 Also, check-out our CIPLE prep mock tests Volume 1 that includes audios, solutions and transcripts.

Download your files today and make sure to time yourself while doing them!


Until today, most students that took the CIPLE had very few resources and information available to help them prepare and feel confident about taking the exam. Many would study the A2 topics and grammar without knowing what to expect regarding exam structure, type of questions and overall expectations.
Based on our unique experience preparing many students over the years, we decided to share our valuable learnings that will give you a clear advantage when taking the exam.
What we will cover:
✅ CIPLE exam structure and grading.
✅ Tips, tricks, and strategies for each section of the exam.
✅ In-depth look at the Official Model Exam.
✅ Breakdown of each typology of question.
✅ Extra practice exercises so you can test your knowledge.
✅ Step-by-step explanation of the correct answers.
✅ Self-paced - work a speed that fits your lifestyle!


If you are interested in learning Portuguese, you have probably noticed that there are a lot of options to learn Brazilian Portuguese. However, the resources to learn European Portuguese as spoken in Portugal, are very limited.
The differences between Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese are quite significant. Not only in pronunciation, but also regarding grammar and vocabulary.       
So if you are planning on going to Portugal, for leisure or business and want to learn the language, you should definitely try to learn European Portuguese.



Make sure to like and follow our page in order to be  informed of our events and have access to fun, creative posts on your feed.



We have over 180 videos that you can watch for free. These include practical lessons, tips to improve your learning, listening exercises, Portuguese culture and so much more! 



On our Patreon Page you have the opportunity to become our patron and support our work, while having access to exclusive premium content. Become our patron, starting at $1 a month. We have 5 different tiers with various perks, so make sure to check them out. Download the Patreon app and follow our content "on the go".



When we decided to move to Portugal, I knew I needed some proficiency in the language of my new country.  I was living in the US at the time and finding an instructor that taught European Portuguese as opposed to Brazilian Portuguese was not easy, but I found Sandra.  I started my journey with Sandra 5 or 6 years and have studied with her, with some breaks along the way, up until my Ciple Exam in June 2023.  Sandra is a fantastic instructor with great patience for newcomers.  Her approach helped me reinforce my strengths while working on my weaknesses.  She is flexible in her approach so that the lessons were never boring or stale.  In fact our hour lesson generally flew by.  Anyone considering learning European Portuguese could not go wrong with Sandra as your instructor.  I would never have passed the Ciple Exam without her help and guidance.  

Robert Zakem, Portugal


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