FSI - Brazilian Portuguese FAST (Volume 1)

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Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 01A

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 01B

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 02

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 03

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 04

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 05

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 06A

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 06B

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 07

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 08

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 09

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 10

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 11

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 12

Foreign Service Institute Portuguese (Brazilian) - Image Here is an explanation of the methodology used in a FSI Brazilian Portuguese FAST course. This is volume 1 (of 2) in the course. The order of these lessons will help you obtain the language skills and confidence needed to deal with any given situation. In class, of course, things will not always go smoothly-- nor should they.

Your teacher is responsible for assessing your progress and attitude throughout the lessons and is also responsible for making adjustments to your needs whenever sensible and necessary. Self-confidence is the ultimate goal of a FAST course. How you come to the language is as important as how much language you learn. The sequence of these lessons has been proven successful at FSI. It is important that you follow the sequence as given. Inverting the order or skipping steps will seriously diminish your gains. Both teachers and students find this approach more natural, less arduous and at least as productive as other approaches.

Prior to in-class study, you will have a chance to become familiar with the new lesson. With a sample dialog on tape to take home and listen to, you will 'get acquainted" with the new situation and the new language. "Get acquainted" means just that--by no means are you expected to memorize anything before coming to class. When you listen to the tape, notice that the native speaker's part in the dialog is somewhat richer and fuller than the American's part. This has been done purposely since, once you are in Brazil, you will be interacting with native speakers who use a higher level of speech-- one which only needs to be understood, rather than repeated.

Words and phrases are easier understood and more easily recalled if they are learned in a usage context. The setting described in this section will help you imagine where, when and with whom you will use the language you are about to study. Always take a moment to read the description in this section silently.

You can find the other volume of this FSI Brazilian Portuguese FAST course here: FSI - Brazilian Portuguese FAST (Volume 2)

Brazilian Portuguese is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil. It is spoken by virtually all of the 200 million inhabitants of Brazil and spoken widely across the Brazilian diaspora, today consisting of about two million Brazilians who have emigrated to other countries. This variety of the Portuguese language differs, particularly in phonology and prosody, from varieties and dialects spoken in most Portuguese-speaking majority countries, including native Portugal and African countries the dialects of which, partly because of the more recent end of Portuguese colonialism in these regions, tend to have a closer connection to contemporary European Portuguese. Despite this, Brazilian and European Portuguese vary little in formal writing (in many ways analogous to the differences encountered between American and British English).

Portuguese (Brazilian) is spoken in: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, East Timor, Macau, Cape Verde, S?o Tom? and Pr?ncipe

Portuguese (Brazilian) is also called: Portugués

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