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.

Pre-Intermediate Workshop
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About the course:

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 extensive course material available on the website, you have the option to choose Premium access, which includes live classes 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 - Beginner Level (A1)


Grammar in Conversation Workshop - Intermediate Level (B1)

Speaking Brazilian Academy - Intermediate Level (B2)

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

Your Enrollment Includes

12 interactive live workshops via Zoom (Premium Plan)

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* (Premium Plan)

Every week, you'll be invited for a Q&A class with teacher Virginia via Zoom.

* Subject to her availability.

Comprehensive study material

Every week, you'll have access to new material, including videos, printable PDFs, quizzes, and other assignments.

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.

Lifetime access to the course

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.

Live Class Schedule
Premium Plan

September - December 2022

Q&A Classes with Teacher Virginia: ​Saturday at 12 pm EST (NY time)

* Subject to her availability.

Weekly Live Classes via Zoom for 12 weeks: Sep 19 - Dec 11

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 options (limited spots per class).

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If necessary, we will open new classes to accommodate all students. All classes are recorded. If you miss a class, you can watch a replay later.

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.


"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,


Brazilian Teachers


Teacher Monica Schmidt - From São Paulo City


Teacher Venus Santos -From São Paulo City


Teacher Gleice Vakhraneva - From Rio de Janeiro State

Basic or Premium?

You can choose between the basic plan with pre-recorded lessons or the premium plan, which includes live classes via Zoom in small groups and a weekly Q&A. 

You can enroll in the Basic Plan at any time. The Premium Plan is only offered a few times a year.


Choose your plan below.