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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  • List Price: $49.95

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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
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • It works (9)
  • Portable (9)
  • Perfects accent (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (8)
    • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Self-improvement (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (7), Business person (4)

    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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    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

     
    3.0

    Interesting..but

    By Patty

    from MICHIGAN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Not what I expected

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Portuguese (European), Compact:

    While I did enjoy hearing words and brief conversations in Portugese, I feel your program is better suited to someone who is moving to Portugal for 6 months..As someone who is going to be there for only a week, there was not enough of the basics needed to navigate as a short-term tourist.

     
    4.0

    Great beginning....

    By Granny Jan

    from Orlando

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

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

      Every morning on the way to work I am becoming more and more familiar with Portuguese sounds and expressions. Very different from other languages I know, but this program makes it possible. It's very effective!

      I just wish there were more than ten lessons. I am very disappointed, as I am just getting started. This summer I am going to Portugal and now will have to find a different program to get up to speed.

       
      1.0

      Product did not arrive!!

      By Michele

      from Philadelphia PA

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Portuguese Lessons 1-10 were ordered December 2,2013. It has been six weeks since order was placed. No product available to use or evaluate. Product never arrived. Pimsleur Program was recommended by a friend and colleague. I was excited and motivated to purchase program based on his experience and success with Pimsleur. I am extremely disappointed in the aggressive marketing, and lack of order fullfillment.

             
            4.0

            Affordable and Easy Introduction

            By Expat Teacher

            from St. Augustine, FL

            About Me Traveler

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No Reading Translation
            • No writing component

            Best Uses

            • Travel

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

            I tried using various 'free' websites to get started in learning but they were confusing in regards to proper pronunciation so I started looking into language software.

            I found this one and bought the European Portuguese Digital Download for Units 1-10 and though I'm still on the beginning units, I am pleased with my purchase. Because I bought the digital download, I had instant access and it was at a reduced price.

            The actual method has been good for me as I seem to require a lot of repetition and I enjoy the challenge of the 'cues' that get me to think about the language and form the sentence or question using my own recollection. I also like that they are 30 minute lessons as it makes it easy to fit in daily practice.

            I like the reading booklet, too. However, I wish they would include the English translations along with it. I often had Google Translate up to provide the translation so that not only was I reading it, but I knew what word I was learning. However, I do like that they provide a bit of explanation about why certain words or letters are pronounced a certain way. I wanted to find a program that would help me be an independent reader so that I could expand my self-study.

            Overall, I think it's an excellent, affordable, and easy transition for a beginner learning European Portuguese.

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