Learn Brazilian Portuguese online without giving up personal contact with a real teacher.
The Pre-Intermediate Workshop offers a thorough review of the most essential content with many exercises and conversation practices that will prepare you for day-to-day conversations.
The Pre-Intermediate 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 upper beginner level students who have already studied all the basic content but still need some help to review and practice before joining an intermediate class.
If you're looking for a beginners' class, take a look at The Essential Course for Beginners.
If you are looking for a more advanced class 100% in Portuguese, 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.
3 Review + Q&A Sessions with teacher Virginia
Once a month, you'll be invited for a Review class with teacher Virginia via Zoom.
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
May - July 2021
Review Classes with Teacher Virginia: Sunday, 2 pm (NY time) - May 23, Jun 20, Jul 18.
Weekly Live Classes via Zoom for 12 weeks: May 3 - July 25
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.
Thursday 8 pm (New York Time)
Friday 11 am (New York Time)
Saturday 10 am (New York Time)
Sunday 11 am (New York Time)
Workshop # 1 – Basic conversation practice about professions and nationalities using verbs SER and ESTAR and different adjectives.
Workshop # 2 - Basic conversation practice about daily routine using regular verbs and verb TER.
Workshop # 3 - Basic conversation practice about hobbies and family.
Workshop # 4 - Basic conversation practice about food and grocery shopping using the future tense.
Workshop # 5 - Basic conversation practice about restaurants using useful vocabulary and conditional tense.
Workshop # 6 - Basic conversation practice about your last weekend using the simple past (pretérito perfeito).
Workshop # 7 – Let’s play a game: Never have I ever ... – Fun practice of verbs in the past tense + vocabulary.
Workshop # 8 - Basic conversation practice about things you used to do in the past using the imperfect past tense (pretérito imperfeito).
Workshop # 9 - Introduction to subjunctive tenses. Conversation practice using the present subjunctive tense.
Workshop # 10 - Imperfect subjunctive tense. Conversation practice using the imperfect subjunctive tense.
Workshop # 11 - Conversation practice about traveling.
Workshop # 12 - Final presentation of the students.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
"I have enjoyed both the beginning and intermediate levels, and now look forward to the Academy. Speaking Brazilian is a welcoming approach to learning the language. I was nervous for the first workshop, but the teacher brought out the best in each student, and I have felt comfortable throughout the courses. I am grateful for the many resources available. The more one takes advantage of these, the more progress is possible. It's a pleasure to be able to converse, read newspapers and watch films in my new language."
— Roger E.
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: April 25 - May 1
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