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ROCKET LANGUAGES

Rocket Languages uses a wide variety of methods to help students converse in beginning to intermediate Portuguese and has more than 140 hours of language and culture lessons. Because of its many positive customer reviews and affordable pricing backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee, Rocket Languages is our top pick for Portuguese lessons.

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TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE

Transparent Language offers Portuguese instruction through an online subscription or a 35-lesson audio course delivered via MP3 download (Windows or Mac). Overall, Transparent gives learners less formal direction within the structure of their lessons than we found with other programs, so Transparent Language is a great fit for students who feel comfortable charting their own course through their studies of Portuguese.

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ROSETTA STONE

When you think of language instruction outside of a traditional classroom, you probably think of Rosetta Stone. Their Portuguese language lessons are comprehensive and use audio, video, and written lessons to help learners of all types. Regular pricing can be expensive, but Rosetta Stone frequently offers discounts to make their programs more affordable.

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INNOVATIVE LANGUAGE

Innovative Language's PortuguesePod101 uses a variety of approaches - audio, video, and written - to teach Brazilian Portuguese and culture, including a selection of content across several fluency levels. The user interface can be confusing, and some customers may be put off by the extreme emphasis on the "limited offer" sales pitch. We recommend trying the 7-day free trial before committing to a paid membership.

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LIVING LANGUAGE

Living Language makes use of today's modern tools - tablets, MP3 players, and so on - to put Brazilian Portuguese language lessons at arm's reach. They also have print and audio instruction for students who prefer a more traditional approach. Unfortunately, Living Language does not offer their most comprehensive program, Platinum, to Portuguese language learners at this time, and there is no return policy on any of their packages.

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PIMSLEUR

Pimsleur is a well-established provider of language instruction, best known for its 30-minute audio lessons. If you are an auditory learner - in other words, you learn best by hearing - Pimsleur is a terrific, albeit expensive, method for learning Portuguese. Or, if you prefer a more balanced, visual means of studying a new language, be sure to look at Pimsleur's DVD version that also provides Portuguese reading lessons, flashcards, and other features in addition to the audio instruction.

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LING Q

Pronounced "link", LingQ teaches Portuguese by making use of Portuguese texts and native speaker "helpers", who work with students to give them more native-quality speaking and reading ability. We feel that LingQ's point-based, pay-per-use system for making those connections leaves students unsure of how much it will actually cost to learn Portuguese, and the somewhat random collection of lessons may be confusing for new users.

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STROKES INTERNATIONAL

Strokes International Portuguese targets beginning and intermediate language learners according to the EU-Standards A1 to B2. Strokes International has few positive reviews, several errors on the website, and zero return policy, placing them in last place among providers of Portuguese lessons.

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Portuguese Lessons

Why study Portuguese With more than 200 million native speakers worldwide - primarily in Brazil and Portugal, as well as several African nations, and over one million native speakers in the United States - Portuguese is the sixth most common language and one of the least studied. Learning Portuguese can be an excellent way to boost your ability to get a job, to do business, or to speak the language as you travel to some of the most popular destinations on the planet.

A significant advantage of fluency in Portuguese is that it allows you to easily acquire many other Romance languages, such as Portuguese, Spanish, French, and even Romanian. Many people who speak Portuguese can understand those other languages without too much effort, so while it may seem that Portuguese isn't used in many places, you may find that your language knowledge serves you well in a number of countries that you might not have considered.

And, the beauty of the cultures where Portuguese is spoken is reason enough to learn the language. From reading the works of Nobel prizewinner Jose Saramago in their original tongue, to dancing samba like they do it during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, knowing Portuguese is a window into a richness of language, lifestyle, music and more that is unrivaled by any other language. What could be more fun - or romantic - than being able to sing along with "The Girl from Ipanema" in Portuguese

When choosing a Portuguese language program, you should have your language goals in mind. If your primary focus is to master conversational language - perhaps you'll be visiting São Paolo for a month, or making a stop in Lisbon as you tour Europe - you may not need to place much emphasis on understanding written Portuguese, and an audio-focused approach might be a great fit.

On the other hand, if you expect to use the language in a more formal setting or to use it regularly for business, it may be more important to master reading and writing in Portuguese as well as fluency in speech. Make sure to choose a program that will give you that comprehensive exposure to the language. No matter what your goals are, the most well-rounded Portuguese lessons use a variety of strategies to help learners, from flashcards and images to audio lessons and pronunciation practice.

What should you look for as you compare Portuguese language programs There are several factors to consider, including the following:

  • Instructional Methods. Are the lessons presented in a way that feels like a good fit for your personal learning style Many companies offer a trial lesson or free sample so that you can give it a try before committing to the program.
  • Skill Level. Does the program have an option for your level - beginning, intermediate, or advanced Will your purchase include access to all of the levels available in the program, or will you have to pay for further access later as you progress
  • Value. How effective is the program Have other customers been successful with learning Portuguese

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Portuguese lessons available today. We hope these reviews help you learn Portuguese quickly and easily!



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Wibbu had designed Ruby Rei to teach English, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese, Mandarin, French and Japanese. Ruby Rei travels through 18 distinct environments where she will learn more vocabulary and get faced with some social ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT



History lessons with Leonor Antunes

Sixty-one years later, there's a new site-specific exhibition by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes. "˜The frisson of the togetherness' takes place in a sparse room of woven nets, strung cables, and freestanding objects; though the materials - leather ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:06:00 GMT



Portuguese fado: Songs of love, longing and the sea are making a comeback in Goa

Furtado's turn at the riverfront office of the Institute Camoes, a Portuguese language training centre, was followed by Grisha Costa, a former Miss India finalist and an ex-airline employee. Fado has become a passion for Costa. She enrolled to learn ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:16:00 GMT



15 simple words that feel impossible for non-English speakers to learn

Business Insider reached out to the online language-learning platform Duolingo to find out some of the most difficult words in English for non-native speakers to learn. The site collected data from speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic and ...

Published:  Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:57:00 GMT



Football: Singapore teens undergo training stint at Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon

For me, I came for the trials wanting to learn new things and play better football ... Danial was also impressed by the skill of the Portuguese youngsters, saying: "In Portugal, we played younger boys who did not look physically strong, but they were ...

Published:  Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:46:00 GMT



DEADPOOL Learns Portuguese for New Brazil Comic Con Teaser

Deadpool says he spent 20 minutes trying to learn everything he could about Brazil and its language. And he not only nails it, he really gets the accent down, sounding exactly like a Brazilian woman fluent in Portuguese. Deadpool making a joke about Ryan ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:45:00 GMT



Saint Anne's Hospital's healthy happenings for January

To register or learn more, contact Rose Couto, rosemarie.couto@steward.org, 508-235-5391. Jan. 10, 17, 24 Grief education and bereavement programs, in English and Portuguese, sponsored by Saint Anne's Hospital Office of Spiritual Care. Two series of drop ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:01:00 GMT



Islanders remember Portuguese Christmas traditions

Do you remember the caravan of carolers who would sing door-to-door in the Portuguese tradition on Christmas Eve (1915 to 1960) Did you stay up late to await their arrival, and offer them treats for their journey Come learn about this joyful and heartwar ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:50:00 GMT




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