Learn Portuguese (Brazilian) with The Pimsleur Method

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Portuguese is spoken by about 170 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese Atlantic islands, Brazil, and Portugal's former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia. Pimsleur's Brazilian Portuguese teaches the São Paolo dialect of Brazil. Learn Brazilian Portuguese today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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

(based on 18 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • It works (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (14)
  • Business/work (8)
  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Fun (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (10), Business person (9), Student (3)

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4.0

Great product which could be improved

By Future Missionary

from Kaysville, Utah

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

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

    I don't think I'm slow but according to the introduction I must be. The expectation seems to be learn one lesson per day. With no non-foreign language experience it takes me a week to learn each lesson; but that's fine with me.

     
    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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

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