Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 3 CD

Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 3 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Brazilian Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743505055
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  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hrs), plus 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 Levels 1 and 2.

In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood.

In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of Brazilian Portuguese. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.

In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the Brazilian Portuguese-speaking world.

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, to provide vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Brazilian Portuguese with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

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
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurPort (Braz) Phase 3, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • It works (7)
  • Portable (6)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Self-improvement (6)
  • Fun (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (4), Traveler (3)

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3.0

I have bought all thre Phases

By Just learning

from Virginia

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • May Be Outdated

Best Uses

  • I Ccould Ask The Basics
  • Travel

Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

It is easy to use. I listen to a lesson every morning and evening on my commute. The lessons are easy to follow and the repetition helps me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pimsleur a wonderful resource

By Gregorio

from Iowa City, IA

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

    I've really appreciated the convenience and quality of Pimsleur language products. Being able to download programs from the web site has been wonderful. I have found the pace of the lessons to be very good: challenging without feeling overwhemling. I often recommend Pimsleur programs to others.

     
    5.0

    PIMSLEUR PORTUGUESE BRAZILIAN REVIEW

    By Mahesh

    from Portland Maine

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Portuguese (Brazilian) III, Comprehensive:

    While driving.
    Doesn't take time out of my day and at the same time i am learning a lot.
    Can't learn reading from this.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Improve material to read and more coaching.
    reading is not taught well.
    I had enough infor about the product

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PIMSLEUR WORKS!!!

    By James, MBA

    from California

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Port (Braz) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      This is now the third series I've purchased with Pimsleur and I love it. I've taken Portuguese I, II, and now III. By the time I finished Portuguese I, I took a trip to Brazil and was immediately surprised by how much Portuguese knew. I wasn't only able to understand it, but I was able to reply and converse. The subjects that are practiced throughout the CD's are simple yet practical.

      I definitely recommend Pimsleur to everyone trying to learn a second or third language.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A wonderful complement to book learning

      By The efficient learner

      from São Paulo, Brazil

      About Me Expatriot

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applicable
      • Easy to use
      • Efficient
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No Reading Component
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Living In Brazil
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Portuguese (Brazilian) III, Comprehensive:

      I really like the Pimsleur system. I have finished Pimsleur I and II and have ordered III. I love it because it is a wonderful complement to book/class learning. The voices and pronunciations of the native teachers is invaluable. It is very helpful with expressions and with repeating the word(s) frequently enough so that you do learn. I spend my time efficiently in the car listening (and learning) Portuguese. My husband listens to them in the car and on his laptop. The 30 minute lessons are perfect. If you spend a fair bit of time driving in the car...such as to and from work....it is a really great way to spend 30 minutes/60 minutes a day learning a new language.

      In my opinion, the Pimsleur system cannot be the only system used. I say this because if I had not had been taking classes and/or doing book/computer work (Rosetta Stone, Portuguese workbooks) I would not have benefited as much as I have with the Pimsleur system. Pimsleur is great because you "hear" the language and you can repeat the language, but you are not seeing how the word is spelled or how the verb is conjugated. I think a learner would be very confused at times if they only used the Pimsleur system. I highly recommend the Pimsleur system; however, it should be used as a complement to workbooks/computer work/class.

      If you are serious about learning a new language, then don't hesitate to use many ways of learning: hearing it, seeing it, writing it and speaking it. Pimsleur is great for the hearing it and speaking it..

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