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"I wish all my teachers were like Fernando, he makes learning fun!   He uses a mix of modern and traditional techniques of teaching. He crafts the class to you, and what works best for you. He is very creative, knowledgeable, and communicative. And if that doesn't pique your interest - for us
non-grammar people, he makes grammar bearable!"

Carlsbad O. 

"Prior to my discovery of FWBP, I had tried learning Portuguese through apps and books but made little useful progress. Now with Fernando's help, I am steadily and measurably increasing my understanding of Brazilian Portuguese, not only vocabulary and grammar skills but, far more important to me, listening comprehension and conversational ability.  Fernando is patient, fun and enjoyable to work with. Under Fernando's guidance, my ability to have meaningful conversations with native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese has developed far more quickly than I could ever have expected."

William L. 

"I started classes with Fernando in January 2022, as a personal challenge. Fernando has a lot of patience and knows how to keep the attention of his students, so my classes have been interesting and fun. He uses IG and YT to help his students and make learning much easier. Today and after 25 sessions, I can read texts, make videos and write in Brazilian Portuguese independently. I recommend Fun with Brazilian Portuguese and Fernando for a delightful learning experience!"

Anne J.

"I have tried many classroom courses, apps, but in a busy day, I could not set aside enough time to really get into it. I dropped out of the classrooms and started to feel particularly stupid about learning languages. I enrolled to Fernando private classes and met a very nice, professional and patient teacher. He encouraged me, and actually made me want to prove myself. For the first time I am confident that I will master the language to the extent of my needs. I always look forward to my lessons with Fernando. If you are thinking of learning Brazilian Portuguese with Fernando, my advice is do it! It is definitely worth it!"

Jan T.

Fernando really does make learning Portuguese fun! Using engaging teaching styles we cover a mix of reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking in each session, which is improving my proficiency and confidence immensely. He is also happy to tailor classes to address any specific areas I want to focus on. If you're thinking of learning Brazilian Portuguese I can't recommend him enough!

Warren M.

"Fernando is an excellent teacher, both of practical, day-to-day conversational Portuguese and of more technical grammatical or literary aspects of the language. I unreservedly recommend him for any level of students."

Matthew M.

"I studied Brazilian Portuguese with Fernando as my tutor for just over a year. Lessons were always structured and gave focus to reading, writing, conversation and form/structure. If I had specific questions or areas that I wanted to focus on, he was happy to accommodate that. I can't recommend him highly enough!"

Russel A.

Customised Lessons

Lessons are customised to your learning needs, which means you take control of your learning


During the lessons, I will be constantly giving you tips on how to improve your pronunciation. Feedback is also giving on homework


My teaching is based on communication in practical situations. This means you will be learning useful phrases and structures

Virtual Classroom

I use Zoom for my lessons, which offers the best video and audio quality. There is no need to download any software

Fernando Nonohay Nonohay

My name is Fernando and I'm a Brazilian Portuguese Teacher, Translator & Interpreter based in London, UK. I was born in Porto Alegre, the capital of the Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul State. After I graduated from university, I visited London as a tourist and liked it so much that I moved back to train to be a teacher, translator and interpreter. In my 20+ years of experience I have helped many people on their journey to learn Brazilian Portuguese. Teaching is my passion and I am proud to have taught Brazilian Portuguese to staff of British Airways, BBC, Sotheby’s, Fine Line Film Distribution, among many others.