Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Levels 1-2 CD

Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Levels 1-2 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Portuguese Brazilian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9781481407885
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $495.00

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Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs (32 hrs), plus 2 Reading Booklets and a 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?
- 60, 30-minute audio lessons
- 2 hours of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese
- In total, 32 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This Brazilian Portuguese program includes all of Pimsleur’s Brazilian Portuguese Levels 1 & 2. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading Brazilian Portuguese.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future; you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the Brazilian Portuguese language and culture with a deepening insight.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Brazilian Portuguese. These lessons, which total about one hour for each level, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent.

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
- 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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Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Levels 1-2 MP3
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • It works (3)
  • Portable (3)

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5.0

Really learning to speak and understand!

By Nancy

from Stamford, CT

About Me Adult who loves learning

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel
  • Understanding foreign music lyrics

Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Levels 1-2 MP3:

This is an excellent program for learning the spoken language, including proper pronunciation. After a year of studying through another program, I could read and translate, but barely speak or understand when the language was spoken. I have just recently started, but this seems to be exactly what I need! The occasional comments about literal translations are very helpful. Great for the car!

Service and delivery comments:

Customer service is the best ever! Every single person is friendly, helpful and responsive. If every company had customer service like this, the world would be a better place. :-)

 
1.0

Course Never Downloaded into Library

By Jo

from Canmore, AB

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Levels 1-2 MP3:

The program never downloaded into the library, so I have had no opportunity to use it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

down here and learning

By captain steve

from offshore Brasil

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work

    Comments about Port (Braz) Phases 1-2:

    I devote a segment of time each day to the program (Brazilian Portuguese). I've used two other language programs and find this one to be highly superior. The learning method works very well, and the things that I learn are reinforced as I progress. The pronunciation is also a key factor in my positive reaction to this product. I consider the cost to be a very good deal, especially compared to the two competitors that I tried. I am able to use it in my mp3 device which makes it extremely convenient. I recommend Pimsleur as the first choice in seeking a language learning program.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Exactly as advertised

    By toma

    from Texas

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Port (Braz) Phases 1-2:

      I use the product on various mp3/bluetooth devices while driving, riding a motorcycle, or working in the shop. It is exactly what I wanted and complements other study approaches nicely.

      I would definitely use other language products from Pimsleur.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great method for learning a new language

      By Cal

      from Rhode island

      Comments about Port (Braz) Phases 1-2:

      I've tried a combination methods to learn Portuguese and Pimsluer is very powerful. My only suggestion is the CDs for my car are easier to produce from the Internet version of your product. I never could make a CD from your Internet version, so I have to my I-pad in the car to use your product.

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