FSI - Brazilian Portuguese FAST (Volume 2)

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Audios

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 13

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 14

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 15A

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 15B

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 16

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 17

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 18

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 19A

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 19B

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 20

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 21

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 22

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 23

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 24

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 25

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 26

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 27

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 28

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 29

Brazilian Portuguese FAST - Lesson 30


Foreign Service Institute Portuguese (Brazilian) - Image Here is an explanation of the methodology used in a FSI Brazilian Portuguese FAST course. This is volume 2 (of 2) in the course. Many students, especially Americans, learn well through the eye. As the tape is played again, this time you look at the dialog while you listen. After this listening session, students will try to guess at the meaning of some of the new words. You should be aware of:

1) cognates that have the same origin as English words, and which may resemble English in spelling and/or pronunciation; and
2) contextual clues.

In each of the Filling in the Blanks" exercises, you will hear the dialog one sentence at a time. After each sentence, you will be given time to write--as best as you can--however many of the missing words you can remember. The purpose of this exercise is to help you begin to "fix" the language in your mind. Whatever blanks remain may be filled by re-doing these exercises at home. Afterwards, you may check the spelling by looking at the printed dialog.

As your teacher pronounces each of the words, the entire class as a group repeats, always paying attention to the English translations given. After this choral repetition, the teacher pronounces the item again, but this time you will be called upon to repeat individually. As a test of memory, the teacher will select the Portuguese items at random and call upon individual students with books closed to translate them. Finally, you will open your book and, covering the Portuguese side, individually give the Portuguese version of the various items. After working with the vocabulary items, you will study the language notes, asking the teacher for clarification as needed.

You can find the other volume of this FSI Brazilian Portuguese FAST course here: FSI - Brazilian Portuguese FAST (Volume 1)

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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