Are you getting frustrated trying to learn European Portuguese?
Many of my new pupils tell me that they have tried every App known to man, and they have had lessons for years but they still can’t string a sentence together or understand a native Portuguese speaker.
Learning a language is quite a task and it won’t happen overnight. You have to work at it.
It is like learning to play the piano or going to the gym. You have to be disciplined and focus on what is important for you!
Did you know that you only need about a 1000 words to have a reasonable conversation in most languages, including Portuguese? We are creatures of habit and repeat ourselves more frequently than we would like to admit… 😊
Small talk covers talking about family, getting what we want, the weather, sports, our work etc., and key words that we always use in our day-to-day conversations.
So how do I start?
First you need to set a goal, without putting yourself under too much pressure. The more relaxed you are the better. It is also important that you feel like you are learning something from day one. Regular study is the key.
Studying at your own pace, is not always the best idea as you will start to put study off.
It should also be fun! So prepare yourself mentally before each lesson. Try not to think of it as a task, but as an adventure.
What will I learn?
In these Portuguese in Six Week courses you will be studying dialogues in European Portuguese and breaking them down, learning the grammar as you go. This way you can relax and enjoy experience; There is audio throughout so you can hear how to say words in Portuguese.
Listen and repeat is the best method!
Do I have to learn verbs?
Yes, the verbs are very important and make up a huge percentage of the language. Don’t worry, they are not as scary as they first appear. You will also learn Portuguese nouns, articles, adjectives, verbs and basic conversation, passively using simple dialogues (as painlessly as possible).
The Portuguese in Six Weeks courses, will teach you practical conversational Portuguese that you can use.
- Week Zero – will give you a chance to take a trial run and see how the courses work, without investing too much, and learn a fair bit in the process!
- PSW Conversational – will give you skills to be able to converse in everyday situations, café, supermarket etc. 2 lessons per week.
- Speak Like a Native Speaker – will build up your vocabulary and grammar fast, boosting confidence and providing a solid base. 6 lessons per week.
The fact that the classes are all online means that you can learn Portuguese in the comfort of your own home, at the beach, even on your lunch break!
So no excuse for not doing them! 😂
By studying just one hour a day you will begin to grasp the basics of the Portuguese Language, the rest will come with practice.
But…you need to work at it!
It is essential to listen the Portuguese language every day. You can listen to most things online; the radio, the TV, songs etc..
If you are living in Portugal, you can experiment on your neighbours and at your local café.
Listening to language daily will get your ear attuned to the sounds the Portuguese language makes, this is very important and will help you with your Portuguese pronunciation.
So, what are you waiting for? Click here to chose your course and start learning now. 😎