Designed with busy people in mind, Quick Portuguese is an exciting and effective way to learn all the essential and practical Portuguese you will need. Whether you’re starting from scratch or refreshing your skills, learning with Linguaphone means that you will find yourself speaking with confidence and ease in no time at all.
Native speakers take you to Portugal, where you will discover how to get by in a wide variety of everyday situations.
All recordings are bilingual so you can study simply by listening to the lessons on the course audio. The 64 page, full colour course book provides helpful backup and extra practice. This makes our Quick Portuguese PDQ course ideal for busy people; you can learn in the car, on a train, in fact wherever and whenever you choose.
The most effective way to learn is to start by working with the book and the audio together. They will take you step by step through all the units.
As soon you feel confident with your new language, you can work with just the audio tracks. Listen to them as often as you can as this repeated playing will help you to become really confident and fluent.
You’ll soon be speaking Portuguese!
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The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:
- You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
- You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.
Speaking a new language is an active skill – something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone course, you will have a thorough understanding of the target language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.
The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.
Listening to native speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native speakers in this course begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.
By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the language will improve.
Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone’s method makes sure that you start speaking from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.