Pre-Intermediate Workshop

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 think this class is not a good option for you, take a look at the other courses we offer:

 

The Essential Course for Beginners. 

 

Grammar in Conversation Workshop - Intermediate Level 1

Speaking Brazilian Academy - Intermediate Level 2

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 Q&A 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 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.

Thursday 8 pm (New York Time)

Friday 11 am (New York Time)

Saturday 10 am (New York Time)

Sunday 11 am (New York Time)

Course Curriculum

Workshop # 1 – Basic conversation practice about professions, nationalities, and daily routine using verbs SER and ESTAR, regular verbs, and verb TER.

Workshop # 2 - Basic conversation practice about hobbies, family, food, and grocery shopping using the future tense.

Workshop # 3 - Basic conversation practice about restaurants using useful vocabulary and conditional tense.

Workshop # 4 - Basic conversation practice about your last weekend using the simple past (pretérito perfeito).

Workshop # 5 - Let’s play a game: Never have I ever ... – Fun practice of verbs in the past tense + vocabulary

Workshop # 6 - Basic conversation practice about things you used to do in the past using the imperfect past tense (pretérito imperfeito).

Workshop # 7 - Introduction to subjunctive mood. Conversation practice using the present subjunctive tense.

Workshop # 8 - Imperfect subjunctive tense. Conversation practice using the imperfect subjunctive tense.

Workshop # 9 - Future subjunctive tense. Conversation practice using the future subjunctive tense.

Workshop # 10 - Introduction to compound tenses. Conversation practice using the pretérito perfeito composto.

Workshop # 11 - Vocabulary study and conversation practice using common idiomatic expressions. 

Workshop # 12 - Conversation practice about traveling. 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

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 Pre-intermediate Workshop 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. It's perfect for those who would like to brush up their Portuguese. This course is not recommended for absolute beginners (even if you speak Spanish). At least 3-6 months of regular study is recommended before joining this course. Live classes are about 80% in Portuguese and 20% in English. 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 Pre-Intermediate 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 live classes interactive?


Yes! All students are invited to participate in class with video and audio via Zoom. 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 1 5- 21

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PREMIUM

Sep 1 - Nov 21

[RECOMMENDED]

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)

Speaking Brazilian Online School

BASIC

Sep 1 - Nov 21

Complete Course Material

Q&A sessions

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

Best Value

One payment of

$197

or

Payment Plan

2 payments of

$108

(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.