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.
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.
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
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!
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!