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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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Practice Portuguese with a Language Exchange Partner

To master your conversation skills in Portuguese you’ll need to go beyond textbooks and language apps such as Duolingo. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you can enrich your Portuguese learning journey by practicing with language exchange partners.

Find Your Language Partner

One of the most effective ways to learn any language is through immersion and face-to-face interaction. Therefore, consider engaging with native Portuguese speakers in real conversations as much as possible.

Now, if you don’t live in a Portuguese Speaking Country, you may find it difficult to get hold of native Portuguese speakers. That’s when language exchange platforms like Tandem or HelloTalk come in handy.

Once you download the app on your phone, seek a language partner whose native language is Portuguese and who wants to learn your mother tongue (or any other language that you are fluent in). Importantly, pick someone who shares your interests and hobbies – that alone will make your interactions more engaging and enjoyable.

Establish Clear Goals and Be Consistent

Setting clear goals ensures focused and productive sessions. Whether it’s mastering everyday phrases or refining pronunciation, having objectives will keep you on track. Besides defining your learning objectives together, establish a good balance between speaking and listening to allow both sides to benefit. 

Another thing to be mindful of is consistency. Consistency is key in language learning. Schedule regular sessions with your language partner and be patient! See, fluency won’t happen overnight. Celebrate small victories and don’t be discouraged by challenges. And rest assured, consistent practice will gradually sharpen your language skills.

Cultivate a Supportive Environment and Regular Assessment

Language exchange partnerships flourish in supportive environments. Encourage one another by correcting mistakes gently and providing constructive feedback. Creating a positive atmosphere boosts confidence and motivates both partners to keep it up.

Also, assess your progress on a regular basis and adapt your approach accordingly. Whatever changes you make, they should reflect your current language skills and work well for both of you. Assessing your practice routines and goals on a regular basis ensures that your learning experience remains pertinent, effective, and enjoyable.

Conclusion

Language exchange partnerships provide a gateway to fluency. By immersing yourself in real-life interactions, choosing the right partner, and setting clear goals, you’ll pave the way for a rewarding Portuguese learning experience. So, dive into the world of language exchange, and let the beauty of the Portuguese language unfold before you. Boa sorte!

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