Learning Brazilian Portuguese
If you want to learn Brazilian
Portuguese, there are numerous professional language schools, universities,
audio tape courses, course books and software learning programs available.
Many of the larger metropolitan areas will even have private teachers or
tutors available. The problem is that everyone learns language differently
and what works for one person might not work for you. Generally, adults
learn by eye (by reading and absorbing information) and only secondarily
by hearing the language. Children are usually just the opposite.
Enrolling in a Portuguese
course at a language school can often be cost-effective. Some schools offer
fast "immersion" courses but such quick courses are often expensive. Some
universities offer Portuguese language courses during the day, and some
at night as a part of their continuing education program.. These options
are extremely dependent upon your specific location.
Most audio tape courses rely
upon you absorbing the language through repetition. Many course books provide
fundamental grammar and language instruction and some even have pronunciation
practice modules so that you can listen and learn. Many software courses
provide instruction and, while they may offer pronunciation help, usually
only the basics are covered.
Which method you choose depends
upon what is available in your immediate area, whether you learn best in
a structured or unstructured setting, the level of your motivation and
how much time, money and effort you are willing to devote to the study
of the language
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