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Intermediate B1

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the B1 level. The language of instruction is Portuguese. I will speak in English only if need be.

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My suggestion for these two weeks is to focus on*:

  • Conversation
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Compound tenses (Ter auxiliary) / Personal Infinitive / Imperative Mood / Present Subjunctive
  • Prepositional usage

*There's always room to adjust the course according to the group's preferences:

After this course, you'll have come closer to the B1 level and have the tools and strategies to get there and beyond.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A2 or B1 course?

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Beginners A2

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A2 level. The language of instruction is English/Portuguese typically in a 30/70 ratio. (I always speak with you in Portuguese as much as possible.)

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My suggestion for these two weeks is to focus on:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral interaction
  • Past tense (Perfeito vs. Imperfeito)
  • Prepositional usage
  • Any other aspects according to your preferences as a group

After this course, you'll have come closer to the A2 level and gained the tools to take it further all by yourself.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A2 or B1 course?

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Beginners A1

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A1 level. The language of instruction is English/Portuguese typically in a 60/40 ratio. (I always speak with you in Portuguese as much as possible.)

If you've just started your learning journey, it may be that you will find this course a bit challenging. Nothing wrong with that. However, if you want to take it easy, consider enrolling for the Clean Slate A0 instead (if available).

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This is an all-round course, which means that we’ll work on all aspects of language learning according to the A1 level*:

  • Pronunciation
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Conversation
  • Grammar

* There's always room to adjust the course according to your preferences as a group.

After this course, you'll have come closer to the A1 level and gained the tools to take it further all by yourself.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A1 or A2 course?

Take this placement test

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Clean Slate A0

Geared toward Absolute Beginners, this course gives you a solid start and foundation to build upon. The language of instruction is almost entirely in English.

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This is an introductory course to the Portuguese language as spoken in Portugal. Throughout the course, we will focus on the Portuguese sound system and basic Portuguese grammar.

You will also learn how to introduce yourself and day-to-day, useful phrases. Finally, we will discuss learning resources and strategies to support your learning journey.

After the course, you will have a basic understanding of European Portuguese pronunciation and grammar. You will also be capable of engaging in simple, short oral interactions. Last but not least, you will be aware of a variety of learning resources and strategies to help you succeed at learning the language.

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Speak Portuguese with confidence by really learning its sounds.

Portuguese Sounds is an in-depth course in European Portuguese pronunciation for anyone who wants to improve pronunciation and overcome insecurity when speaking.

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Starting off on the right foot

If there is any language skill often neglected by language learners, it’s pronunciation. Yet, pronunciation matters a great deal!

Actually, it is decisive whether or not you get past the fluency threshold and how quickly you achieve that milestone.

The clearer you speak, the more confident you become when talking Portuguese. This puts you on the fast track toward fluency.

Portuguese Sounds is designed to help you master the Portuguese sound system.

No stone is left unturned

  • Basic phonetic features
  • Vowel sounds
  • Consonant sounds
  • Word stress
  • Connected speech

Complete List of Contents

1. Basics

  • Main phonetic features
  • Portuguese alphabet
  • International phonetic alphabet
  • Speech articulators and basic sound properties

2. Vowel sounds

  • Oral vs. nasal vowels
  • Vowel a → /a/•//ɐ/
  • Vowel e → /ɛ/•/e/•/i/•/ɨ/
  • Vowel o → /ɔ/•/o/•/u/
  • Oral diphthongs
  • Vowel i → /i/•/j/
  • Vowel u → /u/•/w/
  • Nasal vowels → /ɐ̃/•/ẽ/•/ĩ/•/õ/•/ũ/
  • Nasal Diphthongs → /ɐ̃j/•/ɐ̃w/•/õj/
  • Wrapping up

3. Consonant sounds

  • Consonant pairs vs. single consonants
  • /b/⛓/p/
  • /d/⛓/t//
  • v/⛓/f/
  • /z/⛓/s/
  • /ʒ/⛓/ʃ/
  • /g/⛓/k/
  • /n/•/m/•/ɲ/ (Nasals)
  • /l/•/ɫ/•/ʎ (Laterals)
  • /r/•/R/ (Rhotics)
  • Silent H & Tricky X
  • Wrapping up

4. Word stress and accent marks

  • Accent marks
  • Word stress 1
  • Word stress 2

5. Connected speech

  • Why does it matter?
  • Neighboring values
  • “S” in between vowels
  • Nasal sounds followed by vowels
  • Common drops

6. Complementary read

  • European Portuguese Pronunciation (in-depth article)
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Hear from my students

This course was a game-changer for me. I trust my pronunciation better these days and feel more confident when I speak Portuguese. Pedro has it right. Pronunciation is a physical thing and one needs to drill those sound bites to develop enough muscle memory. Only then will you start hitting the right notes with less effort. It’s well worth it. Buy it.

Marianne Scott /USA

Before I bought this course I couldn’t really hear the sounds of this language, let alone reproduce them. I clearly see that in hindsight. Like with a radio device, you’ve got to fine-tune it into the right frequencies to get a cleaner signal. Thanks to Sounds of Portuguese, I am now more in tune with Portuguese pronunciation and feel much more comfortable speaking it.

Alfred Miller /Australia

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