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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?

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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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Learn Portuguese Quickly and with Joy

Are you eager to embark on an exciting journey to learn Portuguese? 

Whether you’re planning a trip to Brazil, Portugal, or any other Portuguese-speaking country, or simply want to expand your linguistic horizons, learning this beautiful language can be an incredibly enriching experience. 

To make your learning process enjoyable and effective, here are five fun ways to learn Portuguese that will help you achieve your goals.

1. Immerse Yourself with Language Apps

In the digital age, language learning apps have revolutionized the way we acquire new skills. 

There are several apps specifically designed for learning Portuguese, offering interactive lessons, vocabulary games, and pronunciation exercises. Apps like Duolingo, Babbel, and Rosetta Stone provide a convenient way to learn on the go. 

Notice that the aforementioned apps do not offer content in European Portuguese. If your goal is to learn European Portuguese, try Language Drops or Mesmerise

Also, if you are serious about learning European Portuguese, take a look at All-round Beginners A1 or Portuguese Sounds.

2. Embrace Portuguese Culture Through Movies and Music

Immersing yourself in Portuguese culture is not only entertaining but also an effective way to learn the language. 

Watch Portuguese movies or TV shows with English subtitles, gradually transitioning to Portuguese subtitles as your comprehension improves. 

Additionally, listening to Portuguese music and singing along will enhance your pronunciation, vocabulary, and idiomatic feel for Portuguese. Here are a few suggestions for you to get started:

3. Practice Speaking with Native Speakers

Engaging in conversations with native speakers is invaluable when learning any language. 

Join language exchange meetups, online forums, or social media groups where you can connect with Portuguese speakers. 

Websites like Tandem and ConversationExchange facilitate language exchange and allow you to practice speaking and listening. Besides, native speakers can correct your mistakes, offer helpful tips, and provide cultural insights, thus making your learning journey more authentic, effective and enjoyable.

4. Explore Portuguese Cuisine and Cooking

Who says learning a language can’t be delicious? Explore the world of Portuguese cuisine by trying out traditional recipes. 

Cooking dishes like Bacalhau à Brás (a salted codfish dish) or Pastéis de Nata (custard tarts) not only connects you with the culture but also provides an opportunity to learn food-related vocabulary. 

You can listen to Portuguese cooking shows or read culinary blogs in Portuguese. This multisensory experience enhances your language retention and makes learning Portuguese a mouthwatering adventure.

5. Travel and Practice in a Portuguese-Speaking Country

If the opportunity arises, travel to a Portuguese-speaking country. Immersing yourself in the language and culture firsthand accelerates your learning process. 

While traveling, do your best to interact with locals in Portuguese whether you are ordering food or asking for directions. The real-world practice will boost your confidence and reinforce what you’ve learned. 

Conclusion

Incorporating these fun and effective approaches into your language-learning journey will not only help you learn Portuguese but also ensure that your practice is enjoyable. 

Remember, consistency and enthusiasm are key. So, dive in, embrace the language, and soon you’ll find yourself speaking Portuguese fluently. Boa sorte (good luck) on your Portuguese learning adventure!

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