Portuguese (Brazilian) I, Comprehensive

Portuguese (Brazilian) I, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Brazilian Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743500197
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Portuguese is the mother tongue of about 170 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, Brazil, and Portugal's former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia. Pimsleur's Brazilian Portuguese teaches the Sao Paulo dialect of Brazilian Portuguese

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Brazilian Portuguese, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning 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 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 the target language, 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 begin in Unit 2 and provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Portuguese is the mother tongue of about 170 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, Brazil, and Portugal's former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia. Pimsleur's Brazilian Portuguese teaches the Sao Paulo dialect of Brazilian Portuguese

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Brazilian Portuguese, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning 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 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 the target language, 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 begin in Unit 2 and provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurPort (Braz) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

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Pros

  • It works (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Portable (11)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Business/work (7)
  • Self-improvement (6)
  • Fun (3)
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5.0

Excellent Product

By Fairhaven88

from Macau

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    This is an excellent product for learning Brazilian Portuguese. It is designed to learn conversational speech. Having purchased numerous Portuguese Langugage study course, this is the best. It will enable a new or intermediate learner to understand how to initiate daily conversations. Far better than anything else I have encountered.

     
    4.0

    Interesting approach that works

    By miss vicky

    from NJ

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Things I like:
    The Pimsleur Method really seems to work in terms of lodging the new language in your brain, and giving you the toolset to build your own phrases, not just parrot what you hear. I have so far done the first 9 lessons of level 1, including the occasional repetition, and feel like the words are rolling off my tongue more easily and I'm starting to recognize more words when I listen to Portuguese.

    Things I don't like:
    The user interface is a bit disappointing. I realize it's not so important since it's mostly about the listening, but having used Rosetta Stone last year for another language makes me very aware of how much better it could be done.
    The reading practise concept is very odd: it includes words and phrases I don't know yet, while there are many words I do know, but don't know how to spell. To survive in the country, you do need to be able to read and write as well. I know there are concerns about speaking with more of an accent if you read more, I would really like to learn to write what I can say.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I'm learning Portuguese!

    By David N

    from Sonoma, CA

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • Takes Comittment
    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

      Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I use the program most mornings; it does work better when I do it daily. I've speak both French & Spanish, and this recalls the best language class I had--in college when Spanish was my first subject and I lived close to campus. Early morning works well.

      The repetition and review coupled with pace encourage intuitive response. My experience backs up the course program as duplicating natural language learning.

      The only thing not included is actual human contact with native speakers...kind of hard to package on a disc!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will purchase more of this product

      By Rob

      from Florida

      About Me Government employee, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Great to enhance your listening comprehension. Could be used anytime. Especially when traveling or on your daily commute to work.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Expand the former Eastern European languages: Romanian, Serbian, Croation, Bulgarian, and Albanian for complete sets at Level I, Level II, and Level III. The same with Arabic and Farsi. There is a lack of learning materials for these languages!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By sean

        from Temecula, Ca

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I really enjoy this. I am planning on going to brazil in less than a year and I already feel more prepared. Pimsleur is easy to use and is extremely helpful

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