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Pre-Intermediate Workshop

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

Pre-Intermediate Workshop
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About the course:

The Pre-Intermediate Workshop offers easy-to-follow lessons and a perfect balance between theory and practice that will help you become more conversational and comfortable speaking Portuguese.


This course is suitable for upper-beginner students who would like to review basic content and be introduced to intermediate-level topics.


If you're not sure this course is a good option for you, see the other courses we offer HERE.


Here’s what you get when you enroll:


Comprehensive study material

The course consists of 12 modules, including video lessons, downloadable PDFs, pronunciation exercises, quizzes, and other assignments. All our material is bilingual: Portuguese-English.

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 and interact with other students.

Lifetime access to the course​

You’ll have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.

Course completion certificate

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate after taking the final test.


The Premium Plan offers everything that is included in the Basic Plan plus:

Group 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.

Weekly Q&A Sessions with teacher Virginia 

Have your questions answered by teacher Virginia in weekly Q&A sessions via Zoom for 12 weeks.

Premium plan - tentative schedule

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You can choose your class when you sign up.

Seats per class are limited. We will open new classes if necessary to accommodate all students.

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