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Complete Brazilian Portuguese Beginner to Intermediate Course: (Book and audio support) (Complete Language Courses)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Complete Brazilian Portuguese Beginner to Intermediate Course: (Book and audio support) (Complete Language Courses).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham(Author) Sue Tyson-Ward(Author)

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Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Brazilian Portuguese and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Brazilian Portuguese will equip you with the skills you need to use Brazilian Portuguese in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.

What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Brazilian Portuguese you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.

Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom.It can also be used as a refresher course.

What do I get?
-18 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Brazil
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavor of real spoken Brazilian Portuguese
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

*Complete Brazilian Portuguese maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

What else can I use to learn Brazilian Portuguese?
If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Brazilian Portuguese Absolute Beginner course: 9781444198539

This pack includes a book and one CD of audio material.

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Discover a new and effective way to learn Brazilian Portuguese. With 18 units covering the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, this bestselling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your computer or MP3 player.

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  • By Chris Jones on 22 November 2010

    Despite the claims made on the cover - Your complete speaking, listening, reading and writing package - and further claims in the introduction, this is no more than a course for beginners that won't take you far. The approach is also very school like, it follows the journey of Sylvia Peters who visits a Brazilian family. If you really want a course that will equip you to interact in the country, you may find out this won't be it, too superficial. My copy has been returned to where it came from!

  • By Collette on 18 February 2011

    This book, along with the accompanying CDs, is excellent. It doesn't talk down to the learner but gives 'the real thing'. By that I mean that the language is spoken at normal speed by both natives and an English person. The book is set out so that between the conversations, relevant things like grammar, vocabulary and spelling, are there to be worked on and memorised. The topics are the very ones that the traveller in Brazil will definitely need - at the airport; meeting people; in the cafe etc.Highly recommended.

  • By S. Pells on 3 February 2014

    I initially bought the book and audio CD. I found the course to be well constructed and easy and fun to use. I travel twice a month to Brazil, and soon found myself able to communicate well with the locals. Then I saw that an ipad app version was available so I downloaded that. It is even better as the audio is embedded into the app and you don't need to get out the CD or ipod to hear the conversations. I would strongly recommend to anyone wanting to learn Brazilian Portuguese.

  • By Malcolm Howells on 20 February 2011

    The most handiccaping feature of this course is the web of flawed notions behind the teaching, even in the preface. For instance, you come across statements like 'Portuguese has its roots predominantely in Latin...', 'It is basically a Romance (Latin-based) language...', 'Portuguese... based on Latin', 'Portuguese is mainly a Latin language'. None of this is quite right. What needs to be said is that Portuguese derives / evolved / developed from Latin. Local native languages where now Portugal is were defeated by the Latin-speaking Romans together with their speakers. Significant external influences came later, when the spoken Latin that became Portuguese was already established. In Brazil, influence from indigenous speakers and immigrants (Japanese, Italian, German, etc) only later impacted on Portuguese, by then a language with hundred of years of existence.You also read 'Due to its (Portuguese) Latin roots, which are shared by many English roots...'. This is highly misleading. In their structure, Portuguese and English do not share roots, they are of different origins, Portuguese derives from Latin but English does not. What this book probably means is that some vocabulary is 'shared'. This is in general French words imported into English which have a parallel in Portuguese due to the fact that both French and Portuguese are Romance languages.Topsy-turviness is everywhere. The English word 'marmalade' (from Portuguese 'marmelo', quince) is said to be associated with 'the far-flung edges reached by Portuguese navigators in the 15th and 16th centuries'. I'm afraid it didn't have to travel that far, it is a simple import into English, through French!

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