Learn Brazilian Portuguese to Travel Around Brazil

Go from zero to basic in 17 lessons with a native Brazilian Portuguese teacher
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

This Brazilian Portuguese Course For Traveling will prepare you to travel to Brazil without stress or embarrassing situations.

You know that moment when you want to order your meal in a restaurant, but you don't even understand the menu to start with?

Or when you ask for information on how to get somewhere, but does not understand a word of the directions given to you?

And when you want to know the boarding gate of your flight but cannot find anyone who understands you?

All this and many other travel situations are covered in this course so you will not go through embarrassing situations or get stressed on your vacation, after all trips are meant to be enjoyed!

There are 17 videos lessons composed of key vocabulary and dialogues based on travel situations. There are also written activities for you to practice everything you learn from the videos lessons.

All the lessons are in English, so even if you have never studied Portuguese you will be able to understand and learn much faster.

Your Portuguese for traveling doesn't need to be the best, but to avoid embarrassing situations it is important that you know some key vocabulary and key expressions.

The aim of this course is to teach you precisely this vocabulary and these expressions which will make your trip pleasant and hassle free.

If you have questions during the course, know that you are not alone! You can post your questions in the discussion section or send me a private message. I answer all messages within 24 hours. Your fellow course mates can also help you!

Ready to communicate during your trip to Brazil? So sign up now and I'll see you in the course.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge is required to take this course.
  • All you need is a computer or smart phone or tablet with Internet connection and the desire to learn.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get ready to take a trip to Brazil.
  • Understand and respond in Brazilian Portuguese to questions of immigration and customs.
  • Say in Brazilian Portuguese that you have a reservation under your name at a hotel and also make special requests and complaints in Brazilian Portuguese at a hotel.
  • Understand a menu in Brazilian Portuguese and place orders in a restaurant.
  • Use your Brazilian Portuguese to ask for directions.
  • Communicate with vendors in stores and on the streets and ask exactly for what you want, even learn how to bargain.
  • Learn how to buy subway tickets.
  • Ask for information in Brazilian Portuguese in a formal and in an informal way.
  • Learn exactly what to say in an emergency situation: explain to a doctor how you are feeling or tell the police what happened.
  • Check in at the airport using key sentences in Brazilian Portuguese and learn the specific vocabulary of airports.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for people who wish to learn Brazilian Portuguese to travel to Brazil. If you are traveling to Brazil for pleasure or business and you have never studied Brazilian Portuguese, then this course is for you.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Introductory Lesson - What to expect and some Portuguese Pronunciation Tips

This lesson focuses on explaining how the course works and on some pronunciation tips you really have to know before you dive into the world of Brazilian Portuguese.

Section 2: Saying hello, introducing yourself and asking someone's name

You will learn how to say hello in a formal and in an informal way, introduce yourself and ask someone's name. It will be fun!


In this lesson you will learn:

—Formal greetings and the appropriate responses

—Informal greetings and the appropriate responses

—Ways of saying good-bye

—A formal dialogue

An informal dialogue

Section 3: Airport

Keep in mind that Brazil is a big country and in the biggest cities it will be easier to find someone who speaks English, however if you are landing in a smaller city, this lesson is essential for you!

In this lesson you will learn some basic airport vocabulary and how to check in a Brazilian airport.


In this lesson I am going to give you some key sentences to be used in an airport. First, simply watch the video lesson, then watch it again, repeat after me and take notes, pause and rewind it as many times as necessary. It's a good idea to keep a notebook with all the cool things you learn!

Section 4: Hotel
Hotel Part 1
Hotel Part 2
Section 5: Eating out in Brazil - Restaurants and Typical dishes
Restaurant Part 1
Restaurant Part 2
Section 6: Getting Around in Brazil
Means of transportation and taxi driver chat
Getting around with the subway
Section 7: Asking for Information in Brazil
Asking for information
Prepositions of place
Section 8: Shopping in Brazil
Shopping at stores
Street vendors'talk
Section 9: Handling emergency situations in Portuguese
Medical emergencies
General emergencies

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Instructor Biography

Luisa Costa De Oliveira, English teacher as a second language

I have always been a teacher (I used to teach my teddy bears and dolls), but I started teaching for real when I was 17 after living one year in the United States and taking a Teacher’s Training Course for English teachers.

Then I went to college and I got a degree on Physical Education, which helped me discover that being a teacher is a vocation, and that reflects on my dynamic way of teaching.

I did my graduate studies on Psychopedagogy, which was fundamental in my formation as a teacher because it allowed me to develop my knowledge on learning and teaching aspects.

I worked in many schools, most of them bilingual ones with kids of all ages (3-13 years old) and in some language courses too, where I worked with adults and teenagers. I also had my own little school where I had small groups and some private students too.

I have been teaching through Skype for 3 years now and I love using the technology to improve my classes.

I developed a website, which is like a window shop of language teachers who teach online. Each teacher has their profile, schedule and prices posted on the website and the students choose the one that best fits their needs. I developed this website because I wanted to create an environment,where teachers have more freedom, feel more appreciated and  can do what they do best: to teach! I believe happy teachers teach better, therefore students learn more, so everybody wins!

I am Brazilian, so I speak Portuguese and teach Conversation Classes of Brazilian Portuguese. I also speak and teach English. I speak Spanish but don’t teach it. At least, not yet!

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