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Talking Brazilian: A Brazilian Portugese Pronunciation Workbook by Mario Perini

Talking Brazilian is a text book with 2 audio CDs by Mário Perini. The book aims to help learners pronounce, speak and read Brazilian Portuguese with native confidence. Like Modern Portuguese, this same author’s treatment of grammar, Talking Brazilian introduces students to the way Portuguese is actually spoken in Brazil instead of the standard formal […]

Teach Yourself One-Day Portuguese by Elisabeth Smith

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 (7) 8 9 10 “Seven outta ten!” Pros: straightforward audio & booklet; listen, learn and repeat approach great for auditory learners; mostly sticks to 50 basic words and 20 essential phrases that will go far in your travels around Portugal; affordable; good niche product that provides a small […]

Teach Yourself Beginner’s Portuguese by Sue Tyson-Ward

Score: 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9 10 “Five outta ten!” Pros: decent pacing; lots of dialogues and activities; vocab lists kept short and relevant to readings/topics; language and grammar points covered are solid for beginners; includes index, glossary & table of contents; Cons: European Portuguese only (but sometimes covers Brazilian use […]

Barron’s FSI Mastering Portuguese by Jack Lee Ulsh

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: like one long pronunciation and conversation drill in Portuguese; rather good pacing; plenty of example phrases to repeat along with; many variations of a single phrase make for solid and diverse practice; good audio breaks down phrases and tricky pronunciation […]

Portuguese Complete Course: Beginner-Intermediate, by Oliveira & Living Language

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 (6) 7 8 9 10 “Six outta ten!” Pros: step-by-step approach to speaking; coverage of grammar and sentence structure; wide range of topics; longer, detailed book; auido CDs that follow the book’s outline; builds up from words to phrases to longer reading and listening exercises Cons: listen & repeat […]

Hugo Language: Portuguese in Three Months by Maria Fernanda Allen

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 (7) 8 9 10 “Seven outta ten!” Pros: covers a lot of grammar; exposure to wide array of written Portuguese in ten lessons; good extra material; will have you reading large amount of Portuguese by the end; can be completed in three months if dedicated; lots of practice […]

Cortina Conversational Brazilian Portuguese: The Easy Method by Williams & Pessoa

Score: 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9 10 “Five outta ten!” Pros: price, especially if you send away for the free CD/cassette; plenty of conversational back and forth; difficulty increases progressively; each example is highlighted by slightly different variations to practice Cons: exercises require repeating and assimilating but without much guidance from […]

Total Portuguese (Michel Thomas Method)

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: lively and engaging audio; focus on Portuguese grammar and word-building skills; strong attempt to introduce Portuguese words into your everyday use from the very beginning; no expectation that you’ll memorize vocabulary lists; audio activities integrated into the conversation of each […]

goPortuguese: Speak and Read AudioBook CD (Pimsleur)

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 (7) 8 9 10 “Seven outta ten!” Pros: good way to sample the Pimsleur method; decent booklet accompanies the course; strong Portuguese audio lessons; coverage of the basics; MP3s and standard audio CDs for diverse ways of using the program Cons: Brazilian Portuguese only (a “con” for European […]

Speak in a Week Brazilian Portuguese, Week 1, with Audio CD

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 (6) 7 8 9 10 “Six outta ten!” Pros: engaging, easy to use phrasebook approach; good pacing; audio complements booklet; attractive, lightweight package Cons: hard to search for specific information (words and phrases); for beginners only; makes no attempt to approach to conversation or grammar; Brazilian only (which is […]