BrazilianPodClass provides learners with the opportunity to speak Portuguese in an engaged and fun way through our lessons.
The BrazilianPodClass method was build based on the most modern language acquisition principles and consists of three parts:
Podcast - they are free and released once a week, for all levels with focus on conversation, vocabulary, grammar and popular expressions
Learning Guide - One of the key points of our education method is to provide you with the written transcript of our audio podcasts
Website - Tip of the Day, Podcast Episodes, Learning Guides and Smart Search are some of the features that will help you in your learning process
BrazilianPodClass offers a complete language learning system for those who want to learn Brazilian Portuguese. The amount of information you will find in our program compares to approximately 10 books (300 pages each) combined with 40 CDs (2 hours each).
We sincerely want to help you in your journey of learning Brazilian Portuguese. So, if you are serious about learning this beautiful language, join us today.
BrazilianPodClass is a free podcast for those who want to learn Brazilian Portuguese. It is released once a week, for all levels with focus on conversation, vocabulary, grammar and popular expressions.
The audio podcast is from 10 to 20 minutes, focusing on Brazilian culture, dialogues, interviews, vocabulary and Portuguese grammar. In iTunes, you can subscribe and get the new episodes automatically.
Besides the audio files, we also offer Learning Guides (audio transcript and exercises) and eBooks that will help you learn Portuguese even faster.
Since 2007, we have been producing hundreds of podcast episodes and helping thousands of people around the world to learn Brazilian Portuguese. Read some comments from our listeners.
Still not sure where to start…
BrazilianPodClass offers a complete learning system for those who want to Learn Brazilian Portuguese. The amount of information you will find in our program compares to approximately 10 books (300 pages each) combined with 40 CDs (2 hours each). We understand that this can be somehow overwhelming for those who have just started to learn a new language, and for this reason, we have created this small guide that will help you to make the best use of our methodology:
Subscribe to Premium Membership – it will give you access to all Learning Guides, where you will find word by word transcripts of our episodes. The Leaning Guides leverage your learning curve, since you can follow everything you hear in our audio Podcast. When you subscribe to Premium Membership, you will receive the eBook "A Trip to Brazil" ($20 value) as a bonus gift.
The eBook "A Trip to Brazil" - although it was designed to help those who are visiting Brazil, the 3 hour-audio and 69-page eBook contain lots of basic vocabulary and expressions for those who have just decided to learn Brazilian Portuguese
Smart Search – it is a very powerful tool on our website that can help you to narrow our lessons and focus on the subjects you want to learn. Go to "Levels" and look for "Beginner". Here you will find lots of basic information that will help you follow along our system
Subscribe to our iTunes feeds – currently we have two iTunes feeds. One is called "Previous Episodes", where you can find episodes from 1 to 100. On our BrazilianPodClass feed, you will find episodes from 101 to the latest podcast release. Subscribing to those feeds in iTunes will make your life easier, since you can download the episodes (audio files) automatically
Subscribe to "Tip of the Day" – although the level varies, this is a bite size information that will add up to your knowledge and keep you motivated on your journey
Keep in touch – we are always seeking ways to help you learn Brazilian Portuguese, so stay in touch through our Facebook page, Youtube channel, Twitter and email updates, so that you can be part of our awesome online community
We sincerely want to help you to learn this beautiful language, so even if you don't subscribe to our membership, please come by often and make good use of the free information we offer on our website.
How effective is our methodology?
We have built our system based on the most modern language acquisition principles. Here are few reasons why we are convinced our system is effective:
it is audio based – our audio lessons is one of the key points of our methodology, where we introduce new lessons to you in the same way that you acquired your fist language
fits your life style – you can easily fit our lessons in your day-to-day activities since you can store and listen to them in you cell phone, MP3 player, tablet or computer
15/20 minutes lessons – manageable lesson size full of useful information and exercises which makes the learning process effortless
it is fun – music, dialog, cultural notes are some of the resources that we use to introduce you to new vocabulary, expressions and grammar points
up-to-date material – language is a living entity and, for this reason, every week we bring you a new lesson with relevant, current subjects and expressions that natives use in their daily life
you will sound more like a native – since our lessons are delivered 100% by a native speaker, your pronunciation will sound like you have learned Portuguese while living in Brazil
written transcript (Learning Guide) – another key tool in our system that will help you consolidate what you learn with our audio lessons as well as help you with your reading and writing skills
translation exercises – translation exercises are heavily used in our method since it makes the learning process easier and, at the same time, helps you to express your thoughts and opinions in Portuguese
be part of our community – in order to keep you motivated in your learning process we are constantly updating our website and social community with new lessons, cultural notes and tips, making the process of learning Portuguese part of your daily routine
Read some of the comments by our listeners that have tried and used our system.
We sincerely want to help you in your journey of mastering Brazilian Portuguese. So, if you are serious about learning this beautiful language, join us today.
Why Learn Portuguese?
Portuguese is spoken by more than 200 Million people, it's official language in Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome und Principe and Macau. It is the 6th most spoken language in the world. 1.3 million americans are native speakers of Portuguese.
Brazil covers one half of the area of South America; is the 2nd industrial power of the Americas and is the 8th economy of the world.
To learn Portuguese is very important if you want to get to known the portuguese culture, speak to people around the world and create a closer link to locals who don't speak English. If You plan to travel to one of the many countries, where they speak portuguese – it really facilitates communication.
Once you speak portuguese, you have much more job oportunities, you can get interesting jobs in the administration, import & export, health sector, travel sector or as a translator/interpretor.
Portuguese is also official language in the European Union and MERCOSUR, the economic alliance between different countries of Latinamerica including Brazil. As portuguese is spoken in so many places, you will have many occasions to use the language.
While learning portuguese, you make the first step in learning other latin languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian) which are very similar. Portuguese is a very romantic language, especially if you learn the pronunciation used in Brazil (also called Brazilian Portuguese).
If you already speak Spanish (or Italian) it makes it really easier for you to learn Portguese because these languages have so much in common. Most Portuguese even understand you if you speak spanish with them.