Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand European Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442395411
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn European 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 European 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
- 83 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading European Portuguese designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- in total, 18 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 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 the target language, 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 begin in Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading European Portuguese. In addition, the combined Reading Lessons are included after Lesson 30. These Reading Lessons, which total about one hour, 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 European Portuguese Language
Portuguese is spoken by about 170 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese Atlantic islands, Brazil, and Portugal's former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia. Pimsleur's European Portuguese teaches Portuguese as spoken in and around Lisbon. Learn European Portuguese today with Pimsleur.

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 (European) Level 1 MP3
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fun (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
  • Self-improvement (3)
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5.0

Study in the car

By Teacherblack

from San Anselmo

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Level 1 MP3:

I bought this to supplement another app because I wanted to be able to study in the car. I really like it, although I will admit I like seeing the words, so if I can't quite figure out the spelling of a word, I go look it up. Other than that, it's two thumbs up.

Service and delivery comments:

Downloaded it--easy, convenient and instantaneous.

 
4.0

Fantastic

By Erin

from Providence, RI

About Me Loved one

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Level 1 MP3:

    I bought the European Portuguese program because my boyfriend is Portuguese and I want to be able to speak to him in his own language. It is hard to find a European Portuguese program and I was psyched to find this one. I hesitated to purchase it due to the expenditure, but I'm really glad I did. I'm only on lesson 14 (I do each lesson twice) and I'm having a lot of fun with it and am so happy with how doable it is. I only gave 4 stars simply because sometimes there are very small pronunciation differences that aren't explained, which is a little confusing but also very minor.

     
    4.0

    Highly recommended

    By Latin languages lover

    from Caribbean

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Level 1 MP3:

      I downloaded it to my phone and listen to it while driving. It's a great use of drive time particularly when there's lots of traffic. I supplement this with other sources of language instruction but the Pimsleur method is the core component for me. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because while Level 1 is very good, I'd like to see additional levels added

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivered immediately to my iPhone and iPad

       
      5.0

      Simply the best language learning program in existence.

      By David

      from Portugal

      About Me Expatriate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Expatriate immersion

        Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Level 1 MP3:

        After using many other language learning methods and sources, including Duolingo and many online "free" resources, for both Italian and French spanning 5 years of attempts, I have found the Pimsleur method, with daily progressive audio learning, to be the best and most accessible method to learning a new language.

         
        3.0

        European Portuguese

        By Lucymac

        from Scotland

        About Me UK Ex Pat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun

        Comments about Pimsleur Portuguese (European) Level 1 MP3:

        Ok up to about lesson 7 or 8 but really starting to get too fast. Not enough time to construct sentences before the answer is spoken. Silent time only allows you to say the sentence at top speed instantly. No thinking time and no allowance for speaking slower than a native speaker.
        The only way to deal with this has been to pause playback and I feel this is not helpful to the learning experience.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Yes

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