Yesterday I wrote about how to improve your listening comprehension when learning a language. I promised you a list of Portuguese radio and tv stations on the internet to help you with your studies so here goes. These are all European Portuguese stations.
First stop is RTP which is a major site for television and radio in Portugal. For television, go to TV at the top of the page. On the next page click ‘TV Em Direito’ which is in the list on the left of the page. You then pick your chosen channel to watch live. If you prefer, you can also watch ‘on demand’. There’s a huge list of programmes available. One of my favourites is A Conversa dos Outras which is a documentary series featuring people from different neighbourhoods in Lisbon.
I quite often come to this site to watch Portuguese news. Watching the news is one of the best places to start because much like English news, the news-readers tend to pronounce their words very clearly and therefore it’s much easier to understand than perhaps a movie or general drama would be. Radio is also available on the site as well as podcasts.
This site has a range of videos available from topics such as science, technology and culture. There is a large video archive and many videos have a transcript as a PDF file to download as well as the video itself.
A major station in Portugal. I listen to this one a lot as it’s similar to Radio Four in the UK and has a lot of interviews and general talk shows. Just click ‘Em Direito’ just under the main navigation bar on the top left side of the page to listen live.
One of my favourites for Portuguese pop, rock and indie. Basically an excellent independant station that’s pretty popular from what I’ve seen. They play music from the UK and US as well as current chart hits in Portugual and European hits. A good way of getting to know what’s hip in the Portuguese music scene. Click on Ouvir Emissão and it’ll play through your windows media player.
A huge list of Portuguese radio stations
Another list of radio stations
So, that’s plenty to get you started, I hope you find these useful.