Pimsleur Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 Lessons 1-5

Learn to Speak and Understand Brazilian Portuguese with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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 accent. 

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! Each lesson in Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1 Lessons 1-5 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. 

An audio and a PDF of the User's Guide are included with your download. 

This third edition (© 2014) is a new edition of Portuguese (Brazilian) Level 1.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Simon & Schuster (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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ok but to basic

was expecting a more immersive course. limits itself to simplified repetitions by the end of the course you learn six or seven basic sentences but have no better understanding of the language structure.

not intuitive, more of a "donde está la biblioteca" type courses you took in the 80s. not how languages are learnt.

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Learn fast, and easy.

The Pimsleur layout is perfect. All you have to do is follow along, repeating everything and you'll learn easily. Each lesson is 30mins long and should be heard 2-3 times on the same day. The next day you do the same with the next lesson. I love it,

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needs more time for student to respond

effective but be ready to hit the pause button a lot to give yourself time to process and respond

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good program

this has been the best self study I have used to date. I am able to do one lesson twice a day on my commute. it is not to basic nor overloading. the lessons build on each other. I currently soak Portuguese but needed a refresher as I have not used the language regularly in over 15 years.

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Good resource to learn conversational Portuguese

I completed lessons 1 - 5, felt good when completed! I was able to understand over 90% of the lessons.

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Simply Amazing

It was so easy to follow the lessons as it was basic everyday conversations. What I loved the most is that every new lesson has a refresher of the older lessons.

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Learning by listening and repeating really works

The best thing about learning a new language by listening is that you understand what you hear when others speak.

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Best Place To Start

I have not yet gotten thru the whole program and after trying several programs, your's has proven to be the best, thus far. When I do this longer I will add to my comments

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Convenient and productive

It has brought me forward more than the others. I use it when I am on the elliptical each day.

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Amazing for starters

Even though I know Spanish as a second language, learning Portugués in this manner is much helpful than trying to learn by books or YouTube as it has you act in real life scenerios. Actually just bought all courses so I can be on a crash course or learning Portugués in no time.

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  • Phoenix
  • 07-31-18

I've learned Portuguese with Pimsleur

These Pimsleur audiobooks have given me a great foundation in Portuguese. I would recommend them to anyone wishing you learn the language - these are easily the best Portuguese audiobooks on Audible. The only downside for me were the reading lessons. I listen on my commute, so the reading lessons were not helpful.

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  • svenjaf
  • 02-17-15

Very good language introduction

This is a great language program! Very well thought out system of repetition, good narrators and easy scenarios to begin with.

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  • william Moffett
  • 08-06-16

very good

OK, This is working for me and I find it good in my continuing progress of n learning Portuguese.
But that said I have spent a lot of time using another course which give me a lot of practice learning and using the Portuguese grammar.
I have also learned many words (or vocabulary) so using this course I already recognise and know many of the words.

This course is helping me in verbalising and speaking the language and being able to organise and see the words in my mind before speaking. My last course helped me understand the rules of Portuguese but did not help me speak it very well. This course is what I need to speak it and communicate. So yes this is a good course - I think.

You also have the opportunity to go over again and again to practice to your satisfaction before moving on.