Grammar in Conversation Workshop

- Intermediate Level Course -

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

The Grammar in Conversation Workshop will give you a solid foundation in Brazilian Portuguese grammar (intermediate level) and teach you how to apply it in everyday conversations.

The Grammar in Conversation Workshop offers easy-to-follow lessons and a perfect balance between grammar and conversation practice that will help you feel more comfortable speaking Portuguese.

In addition to the 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 intermediate-level students who have already studied all the basic content, but still need to learn or review more advanced grammar and increase their level of conversational skills.

If you're looking for a beginners' class, take a look at The Essential Course for Beginners.

If you're looking for an upper beginners' class, take a look at Pre-Intermediate Workshop.

If you are not interested in learning or reviewing grammar and just wish to practice conversation, take a look at my course for intermediate and advanced students: Speaking Brazilian Academy.

Not sure what your level is? Click here to take a placement test.

Your Enrollment Includes

12 interactive live workshops 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 Review class with teacher Virginia via Zoom.

* Subject to teacher Virginia's availability.

Downloadable worksheets

Every week, you'll have access to new material to get prepared for the live workshop.

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 Classes with Teacher Virginia: ​Saturday 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)

Friday 11 am (New York Time)

Sunday 12 pm (New York Time)

Course Curriculum

Workshop #1 - Grammar study: Introduction to grammatical classes and word formation.

Topic for conversation: The main tourist spots in Brazil.

 

Workshop #2 - Grammar study: Subject-verb and nominal Agreement.

Topic for conversation: Famous Brazilian actors and singers.

 

Workshop #3 - Grammar study: The most basic tenses: present, past, future, and conditional.

Topic for conversation: Common habits in Brazil that are not common in other places.

 

Workshop #4 - Grammar study: Two past tenses – past perfect and imperfect

Topic for conversation: Brazilian Literature

 

Workshop #5 - Grammar study: Introduction to verbal moods. Imperative mood.

Topic for conversation: How to give and receive advice in the workplace.

 

Workshop #6 - Grammar study: Present subjunctive tense

Topic for conversation: Brazilian Music

 

Workshop #7 - Grammar study: Imperfect subjunctive tense

Topic for conversation: Languages and globalization.

 

Workshop #8 - Grammar study: Future subjunctive tense

Topic for conversation: The most important holidays in Brazil.

 

Workshop #9 - Grammar study: The past participle. Introduction to compound tenses.

Topic for conversation: The most common professions in Brazil.

 

Workshop #10 - Grammar study: Compound tenses - indicative mood

Topic for conversation: Brazilian Culture - How to behave in the workplace.

 

Workshop #11 - Grammar study: Compound tenses - subjunctive mood

Topic for conversation: How to write professional emails.

 

Workshop #12 - Grammar study: Object pronouns & Pronominal verbs

Topic for conversation: How to speak languages influences our personality.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

I feel that of all the online programs I have researched, speaking Brazilian School is by far the most professional and content dense.  It is almost at the level of taking a college course!  I love how it includes speaking, hearing, reading and writing. The weekly Utube and Q&As added an added dimension of reinforcement to the learning experience too. In addition, the warmth and friendliness that I am so accustomed to with Brasilian's flows through the classes and the email communication from you. 

— Deborah 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 Alexandra Turner

- From São Paulo State

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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

Things you need to know

Who should take this course?


The Grammar in Conversation Workshop is suitable for intermediate-level students who have already studied all the basic content, but still need to learn or review more advanced grammar and increase their level of conversational skills.It is perfect for those who want to get a boost of grammar and improve the level of conversation. This course is not recommended for beginners (not even if you speak Spanish). At least 6-9 months of regular study is recommended before joining this course. Classes are 100% in Portuguese. The minimum enrollment age is 18 years old. Not sure what your level is? Click here to take a placement test.




How does the course work?


The course is a combination 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 lesson per week. If you get behind, don't worry. Come back to the lessons when you have time! 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. All classes are recorded and a replay is available for 30 days.




When does the course start and finish?


This 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, we suggest that you complete each lesson as they are being released, once a week for 12 weeks, from the moment you sign up. You'll have lifetime access to the course avaiable on the website. Live classes are limited to 12 weeks.




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 February, May, August and November. Registration for each class is open at the end of 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 Grammar in Coversation Workshop costs US$ 197 (includes 1 review class/month), or $297 (includes 1 live class/week + 1 review class/month). 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 (from the day of purchase) and we will give you a full refund.




Are the live classes interactive?


Yes! All students are invited to participate in class with video and audio via Zoom. The live classes are not mandatory to complete this course, but they are recommended. If you miss a class, you can watch a replay later. All classes are recorded and available for replay for 30 days. If you join a live class, you agree to have the class recorded and to participate in conversation and exercises. If you don't want to participate in class, we recommend that you watch a replay instead.




What is the schedule of classes?


Once a week, you'll have access to a new Module with a group of lessons to study at your own pace. In addition to the lessons available on the course's website, you have the option of attending live classes via Zoom with a Brazilian teacher and a small group of students once a week for 12 weeks. When you enroll, you'll be able to choose the best schedule for you. Places per class are limited. Live classes via Zoom last 55 minutes. All classes include Q&A sessions with teacher Virginia once a week (for 3 months), subject to her availability.





Next Enrollment Period: August 15-21

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Sep 1 - Nov 21

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Complete Course Material

12 live classes via Zoom (once a week)

Q&A sessions

Best Value

One payment of

$297

or

Payment Plan

2 payments of

$163

(2 equal payments of $163)

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Q&A sessions

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

Best Value

One payment of

$197

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(2 equal payments of $108)

 
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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.