Destination: Portugal

A Travel Course To Experience Portugal Like A Local

Welcome To Destination: Portugal

Are You Ready To Experience Portugal In A Genuine Way?

Are you planning to travel and/or get to know Portugal at a deeper level?

  • Do you want to plan your trip, but you are unsure what to see, where to stay, or how to experience the country in the best way possible, with the limited time you have to go around?
  • Do you want to know what language you should use, in order to sound more polite, when speaking with Portuguese speakers in your travels?
  • Do you want to know what you should and shouldn't do in Portugal?
  • Do you wonder how you should tip when going to a restaurant?
  • Do you want to know how to order a cab, reserve a room, book a table, buy tickets, and much more?
  • Are you already living in Portugal, but you would like to travel within the country to get to know the "real", nice places and not only the touristy ones?

Then, read on...


If you have answered YES to any of the questions above, then I would like you to check out Destination: Portugal.

This is a travel course, for all of those that are planning to travel to and around Portugal.

In fact, this course will give you all you need to feel comfortable while exploring this amazing country AND it will help you have the local experience, and not only the touristy experience.

You will get to know the country much more in-depth, you will feel more at home while traveling AND I believe you will have a better experience because you will integrate and mingle much more with the locals.

It will be as if you are part of the community!

What do you say? Do you see yourself sitting by the beach, enjoying an amazing sunset in Portugal? Then, check out this course!

What's Included In Destination: Portugal?

CHAPTER 1 - Basic Everyday Phrases

These phrases will get you around in your first interactions in Portuguese

CHAPTER 2 - Restaurants, Food, and Beverages

Learn how to order food, the name of the most common dishes you'll find in a Portuguese restaurant, how to tip, and much more...

CHAPTER 3 - Travelling, Transportation & Getting Around

Learn the vocabulary & phrases you need to buy tickets, get in a cab, rent a car, and everything you need to get around more easily

CHAPTER 4 - Emergencies / Help

After this chapter, you will know how to seek help: who to call, where to go and how to say what are your complaints.

CHAPTER 5 - Accommodation

Explore places to stay & learn all the vocabulary you need to reserve a room in a hotel.

CHAPTER 6 - The Beaches

Discover amazing river and sea beaches in the north, center, and south of Portugal, while enjoying the sun.

CHAPTER 7 - General Infos About Travel / Journey / Restrictions

Get to know what you need before & during traveling, so that you are always prepared.

You Also Get These 5 Amazing Bonuses:

BONUS 1 - 1 Week Travel Itinerary [Done-For-You Plan]

Only have one week in Portugal and you don't know what to see? No problem! With this guide, you will have a plan that fits your timeframe!

BONUS 2 - Quick Travel Guide For A One-Day Visit In Porto [Done-For-You Plan]

Only have one day to visit the amazing city of Porto? With this done-for-you plan, you can be sure not to miss any important places

BONUS 3 - Best Sea And River Beaches In Portugal [Done-For-You Collection]

I did the job for you and compiled this list of the best beaches in Portugal, according to my experience. Like this, you don't have to search, you can just enjoy!

BONUS 4 - Printable Course Handout [Done-For-You Summary]

You can take this handout everywhere. If you don't remember a word or expression, or the name of a certain place you want to visit, you can just check it on the handout, and you will be good to go!

BONUS 5 - How To Introduce Yourself In Portuguese [Done-For-You Template]

This done-for-you template can help you introduce yourself in Portuguese. You will be making acquaintances in no time if you use it, so go ahead and start practicing!

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Who Is This Course For?

  • People that are currently planning their trip to Portugal
  • People that are already traveling through Portugal
  • People that are living in Portugal, but want to travel around the country
  • Anyone who is interested in discovering Portugal and experiencing the country in the best way possible
  • Anyone who wants to have a local experience, and not only a touristy experience

What makes this course special?

You might have thought it would be enough to get a travel book and you would be set to go. Well, while travel books are a valuable item you can also carry with you on your trip, I generally feel like they aren't super genuine (there might be exceptions, of course). What I mean is that they don't help you experience the country as a local, but they are more geared to the typical tourist.

So, if you are ok with just getting the tourist experience, a travel book would probably be ok. But if you want to have a more genuine experience, then I think you should listen to a local.

And mind you, even if you are not just a traveler, but you are planning to settle or you are already settled in Portugal, I still think that this kind of local's insight can be really useful. You will learn so much about the Portuguese culture and the little peculiarities of the Portuguese and of Portugal.

Also, if traveling to Portugal is a dream of yours, but you are still not sure if and when that will happen, maybe having access to this upcoming course will entice you to take the plunge and visit Portugal sooner than you think.

So, this upcoming course can really transform the way you will plan, experience, and perceive Portugal. My goal was to make you feel at home when you come to Portugal. I have traveled a bit in my life, and anytime I was with a local, that's when I got to feel the real experience. I knew where to go, what to do, what not to do, what not to miss and what particular parts of the language I needed in different situations. After some days, I felt at home.

And now I want you to feel like this when you visit Portugal. I want you to have all that you need to feel comfortable when visiting this beautiful country.

What Do Students Say About Destination: Portugal?

"Successfully presented in the supermarket today! Boa tarde, Mia! When I went shopping in the supermarket and buying some prawns I used this phrase. I said, 'Queria um kilo camarões, por favor.' The shop assistant could speak English, but as soon as she heard my 'little' Portuguese she smiled and served me in a very friendly manner. I was so pleased that it worked! Thank you for your useful lecture. Izumi"

- Izumi D.

"Excellent information. I realize that I have to concentrate just as hard on listening to answers as I did when formulating the question! Having both sample questions and answers together is really helpful."

- Lisa K.

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Your Instructor

Mia Esmeriz
Mia Esmeriz

Olá! I am Mia, and I have been teaching Portuguese for more than a decade now. From a young age, I loved languages, and I knew that I wanted to become a teacher pretty early on. So I did. I taught Portuguese and English to children in state schools, but I just knew that was not yet what I dreamed to do.

After coming back from The Netherlands, where I lived for three years, I did not know what to do. I had a master degree in teaching Portuguese as a Second Language, but I had no job and things were not so easy here in Portugal to get one.

I was at a loss, but actually that is when everything started to change: I started teaching one-on-one classes online and soon I realised that people really enjoyed what I did! More and more, I had students coming to me and asking me to give them classes.

So I came up with an idea: I would build my own online school and create courses online, that could reach more people and help students become fluent in Portuguese!

And this is how Mia Esmeriz Academy was created! I studied and studied, I learnt a lot of new skills to be able to teach online and I put together years of experience and hours of commitment that culminated in my online courses!

Just come with me in this adventure and don't forget to have fun while learning Portuguese :)

Course Curriculum

  Introduction - Start Here
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  CHAPTER 7 - General Infos About Travel / Journey / Restrictions
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  CONGRATULATIONS - You Made It... :) So, what's next?
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is the platform easy to navigate? I am not tech savvy.
I have many students from many different backgrounds and professions. Up until today, there were only some minor questions about the functionality of the course, but I never had anyone having major problems to use the platform. It is really easy - as easy as just clicking a button. SO don’t worry!
Why do I have to pay VAT (Tax)?
Depending on the country you are based in, you might be subject to VAT (tax). Unfortunately, we don't have any influence over this and the money goes directly to the state.
Will you be able to help me if I need help?
Absolutely! I am available within our community group to help you out. Just leave a message and you will get an answer soon!
How do I know where to start once I have enrolled?
You will receive a welcome email and also instructions to help you sign in and start your journey. Furthermore, the course is organized chronologically and you will see that you have instructions within the course that will help you find your way. If you still feel lost, though, I am here to help you, don’t forget :)
I don't speak any Portuguese yet. Is this course suitable for me?
Yes, absolutely! This course is perfect for beginner.
My level of Portuguese is already more advanced. Will I still benefit from the course?
If you are interested in traveling through Portugal, I am sure you'll benefit from the topics related to travel. You can also go through the language learning part of the course and maybe there are still some things that are good to hear again.

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