Portuguese (European), Compact

Portuguese (European), Compact

Learn to Speak and Understand European Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9780743550666
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Description

Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction on 5 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 European Portuguese teaches the Lisbon dialect of European Portuguese.

European Portuguese Phase 1, Units 1-10 provide an introduction to European Portuguese with 10 thirty-minute lessons . With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll have a basic vocabulary and speak with a near-native accent. This course provides you with a solid foundation upon which to expand your language skills. Reading Lessons begin in Unit 2 and provide you with an introduction to reading 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.

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

Description

Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction on 5 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 European Portuguese teaches the Lisbon dialect of European Portuguese.

European Portuguese Phase 1, Units 1-10 provide an introduction to European Portuguese with 10 thirty-minute lessons . With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll have a basic vocabulary and speak with a near-native accent. This course provides you with a solid foundation upon which to expand your language skills. Reading Lessons begin in Unit 2 and provide you with an introduction to reading 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.

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurPort (Euro) Phase 1, Units 1-10
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • It works (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Perfects accent (10)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
  • Self-improvement (6)
  • Business/work (4)
  • Fun (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (10), Business person (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This actually works!

I am planning to retire to southern Portugal in a year or so, and all I could find were language lessons in Brazilian Portuguese. I was delighted to find your program. It teaches...Read complete review

I am planning to retire to southern Portugal in a year or so, and all I could find were language lessons in Brazilian Portuguese. I was delighted to find your program. It teaches without being preachy, and by the end of the 3rd session, I was actually feeling as though I was making really good progress.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good start, but where is the rest???

I was highly disappointed to see that ALL that was available for European Portuguese was the first ten units??? Why is this?? Why does Brazilian get 30 or more and the European...Read complete review

I was highly disappointed to see that ALL that was available for European Portuguese was the first ten units??? Why is this?? Why does Brazilian get 30 or more and the European not warrant the same level?? It does me VERY little good to not be able to progress past this point. This is why I rated it so low.

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4.0

Quality Product

By Ros

from UK

About Me Traveler

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Port (Euro) Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    Excellent style of teaching European Portuguese meant I advanced quickly.

    Service and delivery comments:

    A follow-on course to the basic 10 units is necessary. Course has only 10 basic units and I would like to do more.

     
    4.0

    Good for beginners

    By Maz

    from Mineola, NY

    About Me Portuguese Family, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about Port (Euro) Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    Great for learning pronounciation and customs

    Service and delivery comments:

    Please add more Phases/Units as this course will only take me so far and I will have to find another resource.

     
    4.0

    nice content and method of teaching. ...

    By brian p

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Not what I expected

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Port (Euro) Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    - Effective method of learning
    - I started from zero but am much more confident n ow
    Regrets :
    - there is some recording error and one or two particular keep playing in the back ground which makes it confusing at times.
    - also, I want to learn more but there are no more units available after 1-10 for european portuguese.

     
    5.0

    The best method ever. Pity only so short

    By Pablo007

    from Warsaw, Poland

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Great For Driving
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Portuguese (European), Compact:

      Gradually and with ease, whether I want it or not, I learn. Do not even have to focus on it 100%. Makes my day when stuck in traffic. Please make more levels of European Portuguese!

       
      5.0

      Don't judge a book by its readers

      By Dverausch

      from Dallas tx

      About Me Student

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Time commitment
      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage

      Comments about Port (Euro) Phase 1, Units 1-10:

      I use this program so I could work and talk to my wife's family

      Service and delivery comments:

      The Europe portugese was great just wish there was more lesson

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