How difficult would it be to learn Portuguese as an English speaker? I know Spanish is generally considered to be one of the easier languages for an English speaker to learn (relatively speaking), would Portuguese come within that too? Is Portuguese grammatically any harder than Spanish? All I know is that European Portuguese is generally considered to be harder to pronounce than Spanish. I primarily want to learn European Portuguese, however, it seems to bulk of the material available is for Brazilian Portuguese - how much of a barrier would this be for conversing in Portugal? I know a lot of foreigners when learning to speak English learn from material that is based on American English, and watch American TV programmes, so they end up developing an American accent, pronounce their words in a more American way and end up using certain words that we wouldn't use over here in the UK - yet we still understand them fine, probably just as well as if they had have learnt from a course that uses British English. Could the same be said for using Brazilian Portuguese in Portugal? Also, are there any particular courses you would suggest? I actually have a copy of "Teach Yourself Brazilian Portuguese", which I brought a couple of years ago when I was toying with the idea but never got around to it - that was at the time I didn't realise there was a significant difference between the 2 dialects. Thanks for any advice.