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How do you learn Brazilian Portuguese?
April 10, 2009 4:18PM
You may begin learning Brazilian Portuguese through online instruction in the language. Or you may take a course if it's convenient to get to one of the colleges, community colleges, and universities where instruction in the language may be among the course offerings. If there isn't an actual course, the higher educational institution may approve your setting up independent study with competent faculty. Or there may be an immersion course that a specialty language institute schedules. Or you may locate a cultural group, such as a Brazlian American association; or Extension service correspondence courses. Or you may locate a competent, preferably native speaking private tutor, such as from the spouses of international faculty, staff and students. It always helps to supplement such structured instruction with practice in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Comprehension skills benefit from videos, tapes, dvds, and cds in Portuguese. And there always is the short-wave radio. And, ultimately, there's travel to a Portuguese-speaking country, or residence among a Portuguese-speaking community or in a Portuguese-speaking neighborhood.