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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

Any questions?

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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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学习葡萄牙语需要多长时间?

因此,您开始学习葡萄牙语并问自己,您的语言学习之旅将面临多大的挑战。 

换句话说,你需要多长时间才能不受阻碍地讲葡萄牙语?

嗯,学习第二语言有多困难取决于几个因素。 

这些因素之一是你的母语是什么。对于那些以英语为母语的人来说,有个好消息。

根据 Foreign Service Institute (FSI)葡萄牙语(仅举几例)与西班牙语、意大利语和荷兰语一样,是英语母语者最“容易”学习的语言之一*。

* 了解更多关于葡萄牙语和英语的比较: 葡萄牙语语法与英语的比较

至于学习葡萄牙语所需时间的问题,FSI 估计英语母语学生需要 24 周(约 6 个月)才能达到所谓的“专业工作熟练程度”,大致相当于B2/C1 级别根据 CEFR量表.

现在,我认为 24 周是一个有争议的数字(这当然是一个雄心勃勃的数字)。看,有几个因素将决定您实现这一目标的速度。 

首先,这是你天生的语言能力,无论你喜欢与否,你对此无能为力。假设您和我们大多数人一样在这一项上取得了平均分。无论如何,拥有平均的语言学习天赋也是 FSI 计算中的假设。

然后,还有你之前的语言经验。这一点是相关的。在学习葡萄牙语时,如果您以前学习过另一种罗曼语,这会很有帮助,更不用说您的母语是西班牙语、意大利语或法语了。  

最后但并非最不重要的一点是,您可以投入时间练习目标语言,即您学习葡萄牙语的强度。 

在这里,FSI 可能自称是一厢情愿的想法。 

例如,他们提出的 24 周数字以每周 25 个课时为前提(6 个月内 600 个课时)。我很确定我们中只有少数人会有那么多的空闲时间来致力于学习第二语言。 

那么,让我们再次回答这个问题:实际上,您需要多长时间才能达到葡萄牙语B2/C1水平?

考虑到所有因素,您最有可能花费一到两年的时间进行持续的语言学习和练习*,然后才能达到流利程度。当然,前提是你认真对待它并且每天“出现”。 

* 一致性是任何严肃的语言学习策略的基本支柱。在这里了解更多信息: 学习葡萄牙语的最佳方法:变得流利的关键策略.

虽然在一年内达到流利程度并非不可能,但我建议您以现实的期望开始您的学习之旅,这样您就不会在此过程中感到沮丧。

再次请记住,前面提到的 24 周数字假设您平均每周练习葡萄牙语 25 小时。每周 7 天,每天超过 3.5 小时!这对你来说有多现实?

如果你平均每周投入 10 个小时就已经很不错了。如果您设法坚持这个数字,并且与 FSI 的计算保持一致,您最终将在 60 周内实现您的目标,这相当于大约 14 个月的学习旅程。我想说,令人印象深刻。

如果你能做到平均每周工作 8 小时(这也非常好,而且可能是我们大多数人都能够承诺的),那么你将在大约 1.5 年内实现你的目标。对我来说,这听起来是一项了不起的壮举。

总结。在这篇简短的文章中,我们一直在讨论以英语为母语的人可能需要多长时间才能达到葡萄牙语 B2/C1 水平(流利度突破水平)。

我认为 FSI 估计的 24 周(大约 6 个月)对于我们大多数人来说是不切实际的。

这是我认为更合理的说法。假设您之前没有罗曼语言的经验,那么 1.5 到 2 年之间的任何时间都是非常合理的。

任何 1 到 1.5 年之间的事情都是一项相当大的成就。 

我想说,任何低于一年的事情都是出色的。

请记住,上述任何场景都以 刻意和一致的实践。请阅读以下内容,确保明智地利用时间: 学习葡萄牙语的最佳方法:变得流利的关键策略.

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