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: 9781442360891
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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 230 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 São Paulo metropolitan accent.

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! Portuguese (Brazilian) I, Comprehensive includes 16 hours of spoken language practice and one hour and twenty minutes 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 or preferences, 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 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 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. The past tense is introduced, so you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past as well as make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin at the end of Unit 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese. In addition, the combined Reading Lessons from the course are included at the end. These lessons, which total about one hour and twenty minutes, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet PDF to be used with the audio Reading Lessons is included. Also included are an audio and a PDF of the User's Guide.

This 3rd edition (© 2014) is a new edition of Portuguese (Brazilian) I, Comprehensive.

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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 230 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 São Paulo metropolitan accent.

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! Portuguese (Brazilian) I, Comprehensive includes 16 hours of spoken language practice and one hour and twenty minutes 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 or preferences, 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 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 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. The past tense is introduced, so you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past as well as make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin at the end of Unit 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese. In addition, the combined Reading Lessons from the course are included at the end. These lessons, which total about one hour and twenty minutes, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet PDF to be used with the audio Reading Lessons is included. Also included are an audio and a PDF of the User's Guide.

This 3rd edition (© 2014) is a new edition of Portuguese (Brazilian) I, Comprehensive.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurPortuguese (Brazilian) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • It works (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Business/work (8)
  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Fun (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (9), Traveler (9), Student (3)

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5.0

Perfect for my learning style

By Katie

from Denver, Colorado

About Me Business person, Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Portable

Cons

  • No Pronunciation Check

Best Uses

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

Comments about Portuguese (Brazilian) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I use Pimsleur in the car, as a break at work, and while I walk. I love that I can do a lesson, even if I'm not at my computer, by using the Pimsleur app on my phone. I had taken a little Portuguese before purchasing this product, but wasn't able to continue because of time - I like being able to make progress on my own, despite my limiting schedule.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Helped So Much!

By tim

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Being Able To Pause It

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Portuguese (Brazilian) Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Excellent program. It taught me exactly what I needed to know for my vacation in Brazil. I love that I can pause it in order to practice, or to look the spelling up online. Muito bem!

     
    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!

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