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The Essential Course for Beginners

Learn everything you need to know to advance from Beginner to Intermediate level in 12 weeks.

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      If you’ve been trying to learn Brazilian Portuguese but…

    • You think learning Portuguese is too difficult
    • You don’t have much time
    • You can’t afford expensive courses
    • You find the available books boring and outdated
    • 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 Essential Course for Beginners.

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.

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

The Essential Course for Beginners is the most complete course for beginners you will find online. In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to advance from Beginner to Intermediate level in only 3 months!

The course offers easy-to-follow lessons and a perfect balance between grammar and conversation lessons that will guide you to actually start speaking Portuguese from the first week!

In addition to that, you'll have a live class once a week to have all your questions answered and review the most important points. In this interactive live class, you’ll have the opportunity to practice conversation with a Brazilian teacher and the other students.

This course is suitable for beginners who are studying Portuguese for the first time, or for those who already have been studying the language for some time and would like to brush up their Portuguese.

If you are not a beginner, take a look at other courses:

Pre-Intermediate Workshop

Speaking Brazilian Academy.


 

Your enrollment includes:

  • 12 interactive live classes - practice your Portuguese live with a Brazilian teacher and other students once a week for 12 weeks
  • Live Review + Q&A session with teacher Virginia once a month
  • Downloadable videos, audio files and lesson guides
  • Lifetime access to the course

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 CLASSES SCHEDULE (November 2020 - January 2021)

You can choose to join one of the following classes (limited spots per class). If you miss a class, you can watch a replay later.

  • Wednesday 7 pm (New York Time)
  • Friday 12 pm (New York Time)
  • Saturday 11 am (New York Time)
  • Sunday 10 am (New York Time) - Spanish Speakers Group

All classes include a live Review + 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

 

Here's everything we're going to cover in the course:

Level 1 (4 modules): Learn the essential vocabulary, grammar and basic conversation skills

  • You’ll get familiar with the most basic grammar, vocabulary and useful expressions.
  • You’ll learn how to conjugate the most common verbs in Portuguese.
  • You’ll learn how to ask and answer basic questions such as “where are you from?”, “where do you live?”, “where are you?”, “what do you do?”, and many others.
  • You’ll learn how to talk about your routine and how to ask and answer questions using: why?, how?, where?, when?, and other interrogative words.

Level 2 (4 modules): Learn how to talk about things you like, express your opinion about simple things and much more!

  • You’ll learn how to describe things using the most common adjectives.
  • You’ll learn the essential vocabulary about food, shopping and transportation.
  • You’ll learn how to ask and give directions and how to order food in a restaurant.
  • You’ll learn how to talk about things you like and express your opinion about simple things.

Level 3 (4 modules): Improve your conversation skills and review the most important content.

  • You’ll learn how to talk about your next trip, how to check in at the airport and book a hotel using the phone.
  • You’ll learn how to talk about things you did in the past and the most common expressions to use in the past tense.
  • You’ll learn the difference between the past perfect and imperfect and how to use these two tenses in conversation.
  • You’ll review all the previous modules to make sure you remember the most important content you’ve learned so far.
 

It worked for these people,

and it will work for you.

"Its has been a long time I've been looking for such a powerful way of learning Portuguese. Thanks to Virginia and all the teachers who make learning Portuguese such an easy and helpful approach for a quick self-development and self- confidence, now I can speak and write many words in Portuguese just after a few months of attendance in the Essential Course for Beginners. I will definitely continue this journey with Virginia and her courses."

- Inas Al-imari

 

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 take this course?
This course is suitable for beginners who are studying Portuguese for the first time, or for those who already have been studying the language for some time and would like to brush up their Portuguese.
How does the course work?
The course is a mix of pre-recorded lessons and live classes with a Brazilian teacher in a small group setting. Once you're enrolled, you'll have access to a new module per week. If you get behind, don't worry. Come back to the lessons when you have time! All modules offer a textbook, video lessons, audio lessons, pronunciation training, conversation exercises, and a quiz to test what you’ve learned. Once a week for 12 weeks, you’ll receive a link for a live lesson with your teacher via Zoom. If you can’t attend the live class, you can watch a replay later.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. However, if you want to take advantage of the weekly live classes and be on the same page as the other students, I suggest that you complete each module as they are being released, once a week for 12 weeks, from the moment you sign up.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Live classes are limited to 12 weeks from the moment you sign up.
When does the enrollment begin?
New classes start every month of August, November, February, and May. Registration for each class is open in the month prior to each class. Add your name to the waiting list to be notified when registration begins.
How much does it cost?
The Essential Course for Beginners (12 weeks) costs US$ 297 (includes 1 review session/month), or $347 (includes 1 live class/week + 1 review/month). Options including one-on-one lessons are available for an additional price. Payment plans are also available.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Are classes interactive?
YES! All students are invited to participate in class with video and audio. Classes focus on conversation. You are free to ask questions at any time. Live classes are not mandatory to complete this course, but they are highly recommended. If you can't attend a class, you can watch a replay later.
What is the schedule of live classes?
You'll meet your teacher and classmates once a week via Zoom. Once you sign up, you'll be able to choose the best schedule for you. Places per class are limited. All classes include a Review + Q&A session with teacher Virginia once a month (for 3 months).

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