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Speaking Brazilian Academy

The best place to become fluent and practice Portuguese regularly.

Next classes begin in September 2020.

Standard Membership for $35/mo.


This course is currently closed for enrollment. Add your name to the waiting list to be notified when enrollment begins:

    If you’ve been trying to become fluent in Portuguese but…

      • You think speaking Portuguese is too difficult
      • You don’t have much time to study
      • You can’t afford expensive courses
      • You can’t find opportunities to practice your Portuguese
      • You haven’t found the right language learning technique for you
     

    I know exactly how you feel. I faced all these same problems when I was learning English, French and Spanish. I love learning new languages and I know how difficult it can be.


    That's what inspired me to create the

    Speaking Brazilian Academy

    You've been relying on apps and online programs but you're tired of...

      • Learning random phrases that are not used in real life conversations
      • Not having a real teacher to guide you
      • Not having the opportunity to practice conversation with a native speaker
      • Thinking of giving up on learning because of lack of progress and motivation
     

    NOW, ALL OF THAT IS BEHIND YOU.

    The only way to become fluent is to learn with authentic materials and use Portuguese often.

    That’s exactly what you’ll find at Speaking Brazilian Academy. The Academy is the best place to become fluent and practice Portuguese regularly.

    I’m here to offer you the opportunity to improve your Portuguese online, without giving up the personal contact with a real teacher.

    Each month, you’ll have access to new and authentic materials. You’ll listen to real conversations that will help you to build up your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation.

    In addition to that, you'll have a live conversation practice once a week. The conversation class is entirely interactive, and you’ll have the opportunity to actively practice conversation with a Brazilian teacher and the other students.

    The Speaking Brazilian Academy is suitable for intermediate students who have already studied basic grammar and vocabulary and wish to get more conversational and practice Portuguese on a regular basis. Classes are 100% in Portuguese.

    If you are a beginner student, take a look at my beginners' course:
    The Essential Course for Beginners.


     

    Your subscription includes:

    • Interactive live conversation classes once a week
    • Live Q&A session with teacher Virginia once a month
    • Access to new lessons every month


    Bonus:

    • Support and extra lessons via WhatsApp - be in contact with your teacher and the other students 7 days a week, ask questions at anytime and receive constant feedback on your pronunciation through extra assignments via WhatsApp.

    Here's what the monthly modules will cover:

      • Listening Lesson - listen to a real conversation in Portuguese and take a quiz to test your listening skills.
      • Pronunciation Lesson - learn details about the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation and practice with imitation exercises.
      • Vocabulary Lesson - learn new vocabulary and practice how to use it in conversation.
      • Grammar Lesson - learn how grammar is used in real life conversation and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
      • Reading and Writing Lesson - optional lesson for those who want to improve their reading and writing skills and receive feedback on their writing.

    ARE LIVE CLASSES INTERACTIVE? YES!

    All students participate in class with video and audio. Classes focus on conversation. You are free to ask questions at any time.

    LIVE CONVERSATION CLASSES SCHEDULE

    You can choose to join one of the following classes. If you miss a class, you can watch a replay on the course's page.

    Wednesdays @ 8pm (NY Time)

    Thursdays @ 7pm (NY Time)

    Saturdays @ 10 am (NY Time)

    Saturdays @ 12 pm (NY Time)

    All classes include a live Q&A session with teacher Virginia once a month.

    Your Instructor


    Virginia Langhammer
    Virginia Langhammer

    Teaching Portuguese as a second language has become my passion since I moved to NYC in 2013. I taught at the best language schools in New York, where I worked with students from all over the world, helping them with their personal and business goals.

    I've been always passionate about languages. I speak Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish, and am now learning my first words in German. My knowledge of foreign language learning gives me the best tools to help my students in their learning journey.

    I created this online school because I want to provide you with the same kind of material that I find useful for me, when I am studying a foreign language.

    Now, I’m happy to introduce you to my team of teachers: Patricia and Alexandra. In addition to years of experience as Portuguese teachers, they have also been trained by me to be in tune with Speaking Brazilian School style and standards. I'm sure you'll learn a lot from them!

    My team and I will be guiding you individually during this course. Don't hesitate in contacting me if you have questions. I'm here to help. :)

    See you in class!

    Your teacher,

    Virginia


    Olá! My name is Patrícia Gonçalves. I’m originally from Curitiba (Brazil). I’ve lived in New York since 2007 with my husband, my 8-year son and our little dog called Honey-Banana.

    I’ve volunteered as a Portuguese teacher for children in public schools in the United States, which was a wonderful experience.

    I’ve been teaching Portuguese as a second language to English speakers and Spanish speakers for many years and now I’m happy to be part of Speaking Brazilian Team!

    See you in class!

    - Patrícia Gonçalves

    Hello! My name is Alexandra Turner, and I am native Brazilian Portuguese speaker. I am thrilled to say that this is my 5th year of teaching Portuguese online.

    I have been living in the United States for over 20 years. In addition, I have five years of experience teaching Portuguese online for the US Air Force.

    Currently, I live in Connecticut with my husband, Russell and two boys (Daniel and Richard).

    I look forward to teaching you Portuguese!

    - Alexandra Turner

     

    WHAT MY STUDENTS SAY:

     

    30 Day Money Back Guarantee

    You are 100% safe to try this course. This is my suggestion: just try it for 30 days to see if it works for you. If it does, you'll be delighted, and I think that's exactly what's about to happen.

    If for some reason you're not happy with this course, then just let me know, and you'll get all your money back.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Who should join the Academy?
    Speaking Brazilian Academy is suitable for intermediate Portuguese learners who already have studied basic grammar and vocabulary and wish to get more conversational. The Academy is also suitable for advanced students who want to practice Portuguese on a regular basis. Conversation classes are 100% in Portuguese.
    How does the Academy work?
    Once you're enrolled, you'll have access to a new module per month. All modules offer a printable handout, video lessons, audio lessons, pronunciation training, conversation exercises and a quiz to test what you’ve learned. If you get behind, don't worry. Come back to the lessons when you have time! Once a week you’ll receive a link for a live conversation practice. If you can’t attend the lesson live, you can watch a replay later.
    When can I sign up for the Academy?
    I only open the doors of the Academy to new members for a few days every 4 months. The Academy will be open for enrollment from April 26-May 2, 2020.
    How much does it cost?
    Monthly subscription is $35 per month, and includes one conversation class per week in a group setting, The VIP monthly subscription is $95 per month and includes 1 one-on-one lesson per month in addition to the group classes.. The annual subscription is $350 per year (only $29 per month!). The VIP annual subscription is $950 per year ($79 per month). Both the monthly and annual subscriptions renew automatically by credit card, but you're free to cancel your enrollment at any point. There is no minimum commitment.
    Is there a money back guarantee?
    Yes! We offer a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee. No questions asked; no strings attached. If you feel the Academy isn't the right place for you to study Brazilian Portuguese, just contact us within 30 days of your sign-up for a refund and cancellation.
    What does the membership offer?
    - The subscription gets you access to the Speaking Brazilian Academy for one low monthly price. New lessons are added each month. You can move at your own pace with the subjects that interest you. You’ll get access to content that you can’t get anywhere else. Your membership includes weekly live conversation classes with a Brazilian teacher in a group setting: you'll have a chance to practice conversation and ask any questions directly to a native speaker teacher. In addition to all that, you'll also receive support and extra lessons via WhatsApp - be in contact with your teacher and the other students 7 days a week, ask questions anytime and receive constant feedback on your pronunciation through extra assignments via WhatsApp.
    How does billing work?
    This is a monthly subscription and your credit card will automatically be charged $35 monthly or $350 annually. You can cancel at any time, there is no minimum commitment. Options with private session available for an additional price.
    Are classes interactive?
    YES! All students participate in class with video and audio. Classes focus on conversation. You are free to ask questions at any time.
    What is the schedule of live classes?
    You'll receive a link to attend a live class once a week via Zoom. You can choose to have classes on Wednesdays at 8 pm EST, Thursdays at 7 pm EST, Saturdays at 10 am EST or Saturdays at 12 pm EST (new classes will be available in the future). If you miss a live class you can watch a replay on the website. All classes also include a live Q&A session with teacher Virginia once a month.
    Are classes 100% in Portuguese?
    Yes! Conversation classes are 100% in Portuguese. In our classes, you'll spend 1 hour immersed in Portuguese. The teachers speak slowly and clearly and you'll also find all the important information and vocabulary on the screen so you can read and follow the class easily.

    Your Instructor


    Virginia Langhammer
    Virginia Langhammer

    Teaching Portuguese as a second language has become my passion since I moved to NYC in 2013. I taught at the best language schools in New York, where I worked with students from all over the world, helping them with their personal and business goals.

    I've been always passionate about languages. I speak Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish, and am now learning my first words in German. My knowledge of foreign language learning gives me the best tools to help my students in their learning journey.

    I created this online school because I want to provide you with the same kind of material that I find useful for me, when I am studying a foreign language.

    Now, I’m happy to introduce you to my team of teachers: Patricia and Alexandra. In addition to years of experience as Portuguese teachers, they have also been trained by me to be in tune with Speaking Brazilian School style and standards. I'm sure you'll learn a lot from them!

    My team and I will be guiding you individually during this course. Don't hesitate in contacting me if you have questions. I'm here to help. :)

    See you in class!

    Your teacher,

    Virginia


    This course is closed for enrollment.