Portuguese is the third most spoken language in the entire Western hemisphere and the eighth mostly widely spoken worldwide. If you are thinking about learning Portuguese now is the time to do it! Whether you are a total beginning or just want to brush up on your conversational Portuguese skills, the language learning experts at BRIC Language Systems are here to help. BRIC offers students a completely customizable, fully interactive language learning experience. Our personalized Portuguese lessons utilize the latest in language learning technology as well as current resources and content so you can rest assured that the Portuguese you are learning today is not out of date. Not only that, but we offer personalized, one-on-one online classes with native Portuguese speaking Language Guides.
BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE COURSES FROM BRIC
Interested in learning Brazilian Portuguese? Sign up for a free trial today and our Language Guides will determine the best BLOC level for you based on your current skills and proficiency in Portuguese. The decision on how many hours you would like to purchase after your free trial is completely up to you. Check out our Brazilian Portuguese Course Descriptions below for more information.
Essential Brazilian Portuguese Level 1: recommended beginner and intermediate level. You have never taken Brazilian Portuguese or may know just a few words or simple sentences. Even if you have taken classes before this is a good refresher course. There are 32 lessons, each consisting of a dialogue (with audio), essential vocabulary and grammar points and exercises. There are two revision lessons and two video lessons, enabling students to practice their skills.
Some of the topics presented are pronunciation, greetings, meeting people, talking about the weather, ordering food, likes and dislikes, giving directions, making appointments, running errands, seeing a doctor, and many more.
From the very beginning our course focuses on everyday situations and the practice of contemporary vocabulary and grammar. The dialogues illustrate the lives of Brazilians and Americans living and working in Brazil, and every chapter presents cultural tips, idiomatic expressions and proverbs. Youll have all the tools you need to start communicating effectively. And because our course is customizable, your teacher will work with you to add content that is relevant to your needs and interests.
MID-LEVELS 1: EXTENDED CONVERSATIONS (48 HOURS)
Required Portuguese Level: You are capable of carrying on basic conversations but struggle to find the right words in all situations; there are some conversations you still can’t have.
Intermediate vocabulary and language structures, expanded cultural knowledge, and stronger communication skills.
Giving and receiving information effectively, describing tasks and chores, offering advice, work, school, leisure, travel, airports, train stations.
How to hold extended conversations in daily life while communicating more like a local. You can handle most travel situations, describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, ambitions and briefly explain opinions and business plans.
MID-LEVELS 2: EXTENDED CONVERSATIONS (48 HOURS)
Required Portuguese Level: you are able to participate in most daily and business conversations, can conduct business meetings, and are familiar with local business customs.
Improving fluency and speed while building concrete knowledge of technical vocabulary related to your field.
Expressing opinions and emotions, all facets of conducting a meeting, manufacturing, quality control, finance.
How to speak with a fluency that makes interaction with locals easy and interesting. You can open, hold, and close meetings and debate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats your business is facing.
BUSINESS ELITE 1: BUSINESS & SOCIAL NETWORKING (48 HOURS)
Required Portuguese Level: Passed Central Mid-Levels: You speak Portuguese at an intermediate level but want to develop language skills that will allow you to successfully expand your business in Brazil.
Language barrier removal and development of skills for day-to-day business communications. Understanding wide ranging subjects while recognizing the subtleties of the language.
Appropriate verbal communication inside and outside the workplace. Introductions, meetings, conference calls, extending invitations, and business dinners. Customized based on your personal and professional needs.
Useful phrases for polite business interaction, how to network, take part in meetings, give speeches; you will be capable of producing clear, well-structured, detailed reports on complex subjects. You will be able to operate comfortably with polished communication skills in business, social, and academic settings.
BUSINESS ELITE 2: ADVANCED BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (48 HOURS AND ONGOING)
Required Portuguese Level: Passed Business Elite I: You speak Portuguese at an advanced level and can operate in all situations.
Develop knowledge of the principles and cultural subtleties of modern business and understand virtually everything heard and read.
Industry-specific vocabulary and discussions. i.e., business news, International trade, finance, manufacturing, marketing, real estate, customer service, HR.
How to chair meetings, develop customer relationships, and give speeches and toasts. You will be able to express yourself in a precise way, taking into account cultural subtleties even in the most complex environments.
Learning How To Speak Portuguese
When it comes to learning a language like Portuguese, not all teaching styles work for all students. If you want to learn how to speak Portuguese, the experts at BRIC can help. Learning a language isn’t as simple as learning how to say a few words and stringing them together to form a sentence. With Brazilian Portuguese, learning how to hold a conversation with a native Portuguese speaker is absolutely essential. This is one of the many reasons why BRIC’s innovative approach has the edge over other language learning systems. The Language Guides at BRIC actually live in São Paulo, so you can trust that they will guide you in the right direction when it comes to being culturally sensitive while you learn how to speak Brazilian Portuguese.
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