Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 2 MP3

Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 2 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Brazilian Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442311718
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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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 practice reading Brazilian Portuguese
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Brazilian Portuguese Level 1.

In the first 10 lessons you’ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you’ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.

The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You’ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.

In the final 10 lessons you’ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll learn to express yourself with relative structures – faster, slower, etc. You’ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You’ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you’ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you’ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Brazilian Portuguese, and to provide you with some insight into Brazilian Portuguese culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll experience when visiting a Brazilian Portuguese-speaking country.

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. Pimsleur’s Brazilian Portuguese teaches the São Paulo metropolitan dialect.

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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PimsleurPort (Braz) Phase 2, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • It works (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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    5.0

    Pimsleur is Excellent

    By Daryl So so sophisticated Slein

    from Brazil

    About Me Tall Dark And Have Some

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable
    • Start To The Point

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • I Use It In The Phone
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      It's a great service. Everyone has been impressed by my ability to speak Portuguese. I listen to Pimsleur on my phone I recommend this service to language learners.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just what I wanted

      By Gregorio

      from Iowa City, IA

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        I find that Pimsleur Brazilian Portuguese II has the right content and a good level of challenge for me. I am using this program to supplement an elementary Portuguese text, and I find the combination to be ideal for me. I am hoping to travel to both Brazil and Portugal within the next several years, and I believe that the Pimsleur program, along with the text I am using, will prepare me very well to be able to speak the language at a basic level. I higly recommend this product!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        It works!

        By Mike

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        I had a trip to Brazil in a month and needed to learn some of the language. I already know Spanish, but not well. I was able to get through the 30 lessons of phase 1 quickly and then I finished 20 of the 30 lessons of phase 2. I found I could do most of the simple conversations well while in Brazil.

        HInt: Brazilians don't speak Spanish. English is the most comon second langauge in Brazil.

        My only suggestion is to some how figure out a way to add some writen Portuguese to the lessons, using a Pimsluer technique of delayed reinforcement. There are written lessons but they are just sentences to look over while you listen to a native speaker.

        I have also used a program called "language101.com" for Russian and other languages. The author of this program is very complentary to Pimsluer, his competetor. Language101.com gives you written cues and then you have to respond verbally (as opposed to getting verbal cues and responding verbally as Pimsluer does it). I found it not nearly as good as Pimsluer because you need to be cnditioned to respond to verbal cues to converse in a language. Also Pimsluer by far had a larger set of vocabulary and the way the lessons build on the previous lesson is great. Still the designers at Pimsluer could learn someting form the way "language101.com" is set up. (and vice veras of course). For example, I learned the Russian alphabet, and to read Russian whic Pimsluer does not teach.

        Al in all there is absolutely no substitute for Pimsluer!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great service

        By Timo

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Business person

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Travel

        Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        Much better than Rosetta Stone, i have that as well. Rosetta stone had absolutely no tech service helping the installation to my mac and the product is not nearly as good as Pimsleur. Pimsleur is much more closer to the real conversation language. The only thing i wish is a little more time to reply, have to use the stop button too often...

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I was surprised how well this worked!

        By James the Traveler

        from Anaheim, CA

        About Me Business person, Global Business, Mba Student, Student, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applicable
        • Easy
        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable
        • Practical
        • Value

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        I bought Phase 2 Portuguese after finishing the first version in preparation for a two week trip to Brazil... OMG, I was amazed how quickly I was able to respond and understand what everyone was saying!!! From the get-go, what I learned in Phase I and II, I needed to use from the second we got off the plane-to hailing a taxi-to checking into the hotel. I'm sold on Pimsleur and I recommend it 100%.

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