Pimsleur’s Portuguese 1 (Brazilian)
Salepage : Pimsleur’s Portuguese 1 (Brazilian)
Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hours total), as well as a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.
The Most Convenient and Quick Way to Learn Brazilian Portuguese
Learning Brazilian Portuguese will broaden your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life, whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or simply understand more of what’s going on in the world around you.
The best aspect is that it doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to learn. It just takes thirty minutes per day, and we have you speaking on the first day. Pimsleur courses employ a scientifically proven strategy that puts you in charge of your education. If you’ve tried other language learning methods and found that they just didn’t work for you, you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a shot.
Why use Pimsleur?
– Quick and simple – only 30 minutes every day
– Convenient + Versatile – Core lessons can be completed at any time, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy schedule.
– Tried and True Method – Works when other methods fail.
– Self-paced – Go as fast or as slow as you choose.
– Science-based – Created using proven memory and learning studies.
– Economical – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and all native speakers are present.
– Genius – Activates your brain’s inherent ability to learn.
– Suitable for all ages – Recommended for those aged 13 and up.
What exactly is included?
– 30 audio lessons of 30 minutes each
– 60 minutes of reading instruction to get you started with reading. Brazilian Portuguese is intended to teach you how to sound out words correctly with proper pronunciation and accent.
– A total of 16 hours of audio, all with native speakers.
– a reading booklet and an instruction manual
What You’ll Discover
You’ll learn how to say hello, ask for or give information or preferences, schedule a meal or a meeting, ask for or give basic directions, and much more in the first ten lessons. You’ll be able to handle basic courtesy, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a basic level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to really participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in Brazilian Portuguese, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.
Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:
The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.
Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.
Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.
The Brazilian Portuguese Language
Portuguese is the mother tongue of about 230 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, Brazil, and Portugal’s former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia.
Tech Talk\s- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.