3 Minute Portuguese – Course 1

Build a solid foundation in the Portuguese language and start to communicate your thoughts and opinions.

What are the requirements?

I created this course assuming you know nothing about language learning or Portugese. There are no technical terms or prerequisites for this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

How does the method work? In this course, I’ve broken down the learning process into stages. I understand that the main aim of any language learner is to be able to speak and understand the language as quickly as possible so the first stage is to give you the most useful words in Portuguese and show you how to put them together into phrases. This gets you speaking straight away and you’ll be learning to say things that you’re actually going to need to say. Before the end of the first lesson you will already be forming sentences in Portuguese. Then, once you’ve grasped the fundamentals of the language (which won’t take very long) I’ll begin to add structure.
The structure of any language is called its ‘grammar’ and I’ll explain all this in a simple and easy to understand manner, and by knowing the structure you’ll be able to talk about anything you want. At the same time I’ll constantly be adding new vocabulary and showing you techniques to remember it all.
Minimum input – Maximum output
You will be taught only small amounts of information but what you will then be able to do with that information is incredible.
“Give a man a fish; he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish; he’ll eat for a lifetime”
Rather than being given set phrases as it what normally happens when learning a foreign language, you will be shown the structure of the language enabling you to form your own phrases and sentences and have meaningful conversations instead of simply reciting what you have memorised. This again goes back to “minimum input – maximum output” Learning the structure of a language requires less time and effort than memorising enough set phrases for you to be able to express yourself in any situation. I’ll show you how to use the language so you’ll be able to communicate in any new situation, not just ones for which you have practised.

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