The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You'll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 3 Lessons 26-30 builds on material taught in prior lessons. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Brazilian Portuguese. 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 vocabulary. Before you know it, you'll be reading Brazilian Portuguese with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
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"Very effective way to start a new language."
I have now finished the 90-lesson course. If taken properly (on consecutive days), this is an exceptional way to enter the spoken language. You are forced to respond - quickly - to prompts and questions, and the structured way of repeating new words and phrases at calculated intervals was very effective for me. The down side is that you get very little grammatical insight, and not too much by way of the written language. I have tried other courses of Brasillian Portuguese, including 10 2-hour classroom sessions and another book+CD combination, and none left any lasting memory, nor could I speak a sentence of my own. This course, with all the repetitions, pushed me to the next level; I can now speak , understand (a bit), and look back at material from other courses.
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