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The Essential Course for Beginners

Learn Brazilian Portuguese online without giving up personal contact with a real teacher.

The Essential Course for Beginners
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About the course:

The Essential Course for Beginners offers easy-to-follow lessons and a perfect balance between theory and practice that will guide you to start speaking Portuguese from the first week!

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

If you are not a beginner, see the other courses we offer HERE.

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Here’s what you get when you enroll:

BASIC PLAN

Comprehensive study material

The course consists of 12 modules, including video lessons, downloadable PDFs, pronunciation exercises, quizzes, and other assignments. All our material is bilingual: Portuguese-English.

Feedback on homework assignments and personalized support

You will have access to an online community where you can post your homework to receive feedback from our teachers. This space can also be used to ask questions at any time and interact with other students.

Lifetime access to the course​

You’ll have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.

Course completion certificate

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate after taking the final test.

PREMIUM PLAN

The Premium Plan offers everything that is included in the Basic Plan plus:

Group classes via Zoom

Practice your Portuguese live with a Brazilian teacher and a small group of students once a week for 12 weeks (6-10 students per class). Class replays are available for 30 days.

Weekly Q&A Sessions with teacher Virginia 

Have your questions answered by teacher Virginia in weekly Q&A sessions via Zoom for 12 weeks.

Premium plan - tentative schedule

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You can choose your class when you sign up.

Seats per class are limited. We will open new classes if necessary to accommodate all students.

Course Curriculum

Part 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.

 

Part 2 (4 modules): Learn how to talk about things you like, express your opinion, 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.

 

Part 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.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

"I loved this course! I have tried a few different methods for learning Portuguese in the last year or so, and Speaking Brazilian has by far improved my skills the most. I valued having classes led by native speakers, weekly live courses to practice speaking, and easy access to comprehensive materials to work on throughout the week! I recently got married, my husband is Brazilian, and he has noted my improvements in understanding and speaking Portuguese after taking this course. Thank you!!"

—  Sydney A.

Meet the Team

Virginia Langhammer

Virginia Langhammer - Founder and Director

Teaching Portuguese as a second language has become my passion since I moved to NYC in 2013. 

 

I created this online school in 2018, and since then I’ve been teaching students from all over the world, helping them with their personal and professional goals.

 

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

Now, I’m happy to introduce you to my team. 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!

Your teacher,

Virginia

Brazilian Teachers

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Teacher Monica Schmidt - From São Paulo City

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Teacher Venus Santos - From São Paulo City

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Teacher Gleice Vakhraneva - From Rio de Janeiro State

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START YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY WITH US!

Enroll in The Essential Course
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PREMIUM

FEB 1 - APR 23

[RECOMMENDED]

Complete Course Material

12 live classes via Zoom (once a week)

Q&A sessions

Best Value

One payment of

$497

+ tax

or

Payment Plan

3 payments of

$180

+ tax

(3 equal payments of $180)

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BASIC

Self-paced

Complete Course Material

* This option does not include live classes via Zoom.

Best Value

One payment of

$297

+ tax

or

Payment Plan

3 payments of

$109

+ tax

(3 equal payments of $109)

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The Essential Bundle
Enroll in 3 courses and SAVE $200

If you are committed to learning Portuguese, this bundle is for you.

The Essential Bundle includes three courses:

1. The Essential Course for Beginners

2. Pre-Intermediate Workshop

3. Grammar in Conversation Workshop

 

These courses are designed to give you a solid foundation in the Portuguese language and guide you step by step so you can advance from the beginner to the intermediate level. Choose your plan below and get started today!

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PREMIUM BUNDLE

Next class: Feb 2023

[RECOMMENDED]

Complete Course Material - 3 courses

36 live classes via Zoom (once a week)

Q&A sessions

Best Value ($200 OFF)

One payment of

$1291

+ tax

or

Payment Plan

3 payments of

$450

+ tax

(3 equal payments of $450)

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BASIC
BUNDLE

Self-paced

Complete Course Material - 3 courses

* This option does not include weekly live classes via Zoom.

Best Value ($200 OFF)

One payment of

  $691

+ tax

or

Payment Plan

3 payments of

$250

+ tax

(3 equal payments of $250)