Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Brazilian Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442374140
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (16 hrs), plus a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Brazilian Portuguese
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Brazilian Portuguese will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
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 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 Brazilian Portuguese, 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 are included at the end of Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Brazilian Portuguese Language
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.

Tech Talk
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • It works (18)
  • Portable (16)
  • Perfects accent (9)
  • Fun (8)

Cons

  • No writing component (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Business/work (10)
  • Fun (7)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (14), Business person (10), Student (5)

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5.0

The best program out there

By Theo

from New York, NY

About Me Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3:

I purchased this product to aide me in my travels to Brazil. Very few people speak english there. I was stunned that I was able to start conversation from the very first session. I've completed 15 sessions of part 1 and my brazilian friends are amazed that I can speak portuguese!! I cant wait to finish all parts!

 
5.0

I WILL learn many languages with Pimsleur!!!

By Billy

from California, MD

About Me Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • the RIGHT way of language learning

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3:

I have been learning Portuguese on Duolingo for a year, and not until I found Pimsleur, that I can speak easier and more confident. I feel I have been wasting time in the past year, but never mind, I will purchase the Pimsleur Japanese course and recover my time there...

I highly recommend that learners read Dr. Pimsleur's book "How to Learn a Foreign Language" (included in the course). It teaches you a lot of information, improve the efficiency of your learning!

I also suggest that learners use Pimsleur together with Duolingo, because with its lessons (reading and typing) you can boost vocabulary and the contents will make more sense to you. But of course, everything depends on: you REALLY really want to learn it".

 
5.0

I feel I can speak any language!

By Ricky

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3:

The Pimsleur product has been straightforward and uncomplicated to use. As soon I purchased I was able to download right away and start learning.

 
5.0

It really works

By Mike

from Fort Myers

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3:

    English is my 2nd language and I was lucky 20 years ago ,to have a teacher who focused on constructing sentences. Once I was able to that ,the vocabulary improved just by speaking the language and I didn't really study anymore . I used Michel Thomas Spanish with the same success and Pimsleur is doing it in a very similar way , actually even better than my teacher or the Spanish program . I am surprised how I remember almost every word without trying to memorize. Really good .

     
    4.0

    Pretty good!

    By Amy

    from North Carolina, USA

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 MP3:

    I have found the program pretty effective, but my experience may be a little skewed because I studied French and Spanish in college, so I already have a good foundation in romance language grammar (and many of the words are very similar). I think the repetition is helpful, and I like that it focuses on pronunciation.

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