The Essential Course for Beginners
Learn Brazilian Portuguese online without giving up personal contact with a real teacher.
The Essential Course for Beginners is the most comprehensive course for beginners you will find online.
The course is intensive, and it will give you a solid foundation in the language in only 3 months.
The Essential Course for Beginners offers easy-to-follow lessons and a perfect balance between grammar and conversation practice that will guide you to start speaking Portuguese from the first week!
In addition to the extensive course material available on the website, you'll also have a live class once a week via Zoom with a Brazilian teacher and a small group of students.
This course is suitable for beginners who are studying Portuguese for the first time and those who have already 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 the other courses we offer:
Grammar in Conversation Workshop (Intermediate level)
Not sure what your level is? Click here to take a placement test.
Your Enrollment Includes
12 interactive live 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.
Q&A Sessions with teacher Virginia*
Every week, you'll be invited for a Q&A class with teacher Virginia via Zoom.
* Subject to teacher Virginia's availability.
Downloadable videos, audio files, and worksheets.
Every week, you'll have access to a new Module, including videos, printable PDFs, pronunciation exercises, quizzes, and other exercises.
Lifetime access to the course
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
Live Class Schedule
September - November 2021
Q&A Sessions with teacher Virginia: Saturday at 2 pm (NY time)
* Subject to teacher Virginia's availability.
Weekly Live Classes via Zoom for 12 weeks: Sep 1 - Nov 21
Live classes last 55 minutes (6-10 students per class)
When you enroll in the course, you will be able to choose one of the following sections (limited spots per class). If you miss a class, you can watch a replay later. Class replays are available for 30 days.
Wednesday 7 pm (New York Time)
Thursday 6 pm (New York Time)
Friday 12 pm (New York Time)
Saturday 11 am (New York Time)
Saturday 12 pm (New York Time)
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.
Meet the Team
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!
Teacher Alexandra Turner
- From São Paulo State
Teacher Monica Schmidt - From São Paulo City
Teacher Venus Santos -From São Paulo City
Teacher Gleice Vakhraneva - From Rio de Janeiro State
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Next Enrollment Period: August 15-21
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
You are 100% safe to try this course.
Feel free to try it for 30 days to see if it works for you.
If for some reason you're not happy with this course, just let us know within 30 days from the day of purchase, and you'll get all your money back.