Possibility of Portuguese from Portugal?
I love that Duolingo offer an option to learn Portuguese, but is it possible to get an option to learn the Portuguese spoken in Portugal, as well as the one spoken in Brazil. Although they are both Portuguese, but they're both spoken very differently, and have different names for different things.
Anyone else agree?
Check out Memrise for European Portuguese
It will help you with the accent and grammar. Keep doing Duo once you have the accent solidified.
They won't because then there would be requests for British English and Spain's Spanish.
Former moderator Luís Domingos from Portugal made a formal request to the headquarters in Pittsburgh for a course focused on EuPt (different grammar and vocabulary), but the request was denied (probably due to limited resources).
Duolingo is based in the US with American investors. It is to be expected that the Portuguese taught is Brazilian, the Spanish is Latin American, and the English is American English.
I believe that there are European companies teaching language courses with an emphasis on the language as it is spoken in Europe. The audio on the web site "Reverso Context" is definitely EuPt. This is an excellent course for EuPt: https://www.practiceportuguese.com
You can do the FREE 100days PT EU/Portugal course www.50languages.com (I only tried PT BR!) with native speaker recorded MP3s.
www.Mondly.com has two course variants, but I am only doing PT BR right now.
It definitely helps to have finished the DuoLingo EN-PT tree with all grammar skills before.
On www.Memrise.com you can also find PT EU courses.
Have you already tried "Michel Thomas" for PT EU?
Yes, I hereby confess I'd love that too. However, I'm extremely happy about being offered the PT-BR course and in no way do I see Brazilian Portuguese second to European Portuguese. I love them both, really.
By the way, could it be that the ghost in "Três desejos" from Duolingo Stories speaks PT-PT? Or am I mislead by my hearing? :)