Portuguese is the mother tongue of about 170 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 European Portuguese teaches the Lisbon dialect of European Portuguese.
European Portuguese Phase 1, Units 1-10 provide an introduction to European Portuguese with 10 thirty-minute lessons . With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll have a basic vocabulary and speak with a near-native accent. This course provides you with a solid foundation upon which to expand your language skills. Reading Lessons begin in Unit 2 and provide you with an introduction to reading Portuguese. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.
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Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.” This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.Review:
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"Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." -- Audiofile Magazine
"Extremely accessible . . . each section within the lessons is short enough to hold our attention, and there is enough repetition to teach even those who consider themselves slow learners . . . Pimsleur [programs] are extremely thorough and easy to use -- quite lively!" -- Boston Herald
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