Assimil-like Brazilian Portuguese course?

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Assimil-like Brazilian Portuguese course?

Postby LoFr » Tue May 14, 2019 6:28 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to find an Assimil-like course for learning Brazilian Portuguese.

It seems that the actual Assimil course is for European Portuguese and I think that the Linguaphone course was for European Portuguese too. Please correct me if I'm wrong on either of these points.

So, do you know if there are any courses - or online pods - where there are dialogues in Brazilian Portuguese, together with a transcript plus English translation?

Any help on this would be much appreciated!

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Re: Assimil-like Brazilian Portuguese course?

Postby Deinonysus » Tue May 14, 2019 7:56 pm

Assimil has separate courses for European and Brazilian Portuguese. It's hard to find on their website because they don't list it under "Portugais", they list it separately under "Brésilien".

Here's a link to the description of the English version:
http://fr.assimil.com/methodes/brazilian-portuguese
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Re: Assimil-like Brazilian Portuguese course?

Postby Speakeasy » Tue May 14, 2019 8:47 pm

LoFr wrote: … I think that the Linguaphone course was for European Portuguese too … do you know if there are any courses - or online pods - where there are dialogues in Brazilian Portuguese, together with a transcript plus English translation? …
The current generation of Linguaphone Portuguese “… is written in the Portuguese of educated people throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. The accent and pronunciation are mainly those of Portugal, but there are also some speakers of Brazilian Portuguese. There are strong regional differences in the Portuguese spoken in the various parts of Brazil and the Brazilian speakers in your course speak the Portuguese of Rio de Janeiro.” You can consult my description of course under the “General Linguaphone Discussion” discussion thread.

General Linguaphone Discussion – Page 10
https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3249&start=90

Deinonysus has confirmed the existence of an English-language-based Assimil Brazilan course. He would have searched the publisher’s website by selecting “Anglais” to see which languages are covered and then by selecting “Brésilien” and by launching the search.
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Assimil – Brazilian Portuguese
http://fr.assimil.com/methodes?base_language=1&learn_language=83&level=

In reply to the second part of your question, there two “mammoth” Brazilian courses that are freely-available on the Yojik website: the DLI Portuguese Basic course and the FSI Portuguese Programmatic course. Both are truly excellent courses for building a foundation in this language. The DLI course employs the “audio-lingual method” of instruction (sentence-pattern drills until you’re blue in the face). The FSI course, too, was designed as an audio-lingual course, but was revised to permit self-instruction using programmed-learning features. Nevertheless, it retains the sentence-pattern drills of the first edition.

Yojik website
https://yojik.eu/

For additional practice, you might to consider working with the DLI GLOSS files:

DLI GLOSS Files
https://gloss.dliflc.edu/


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Re: Assimil-like Brazilian Portuguese course?

Postby LoFr » Wed May 15, 2019 2:26 pm

What fantastic replies.

Deinonysus, Speakeasy - thank you both so much!

I can't believe that I missed that there was a Brazillian Portuguese course. I only found the French-based one for European Portuguese.

Interesting to hear that the Linguaphone one also offers Brazillian pronunciation. Marvellous!

There are clearly far more resources for it than I thought.

Thanks again!


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