By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Portuguese and English a few times, you will pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue but burned deeply into your long-term memory - in next to no time.
If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, earworms mbt© Portuguese is the course for you.
Volume 1 is your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad.
You will feel you are learning within minutes and might be amazed by how easy acquiring a language can be!
This is such an easy way to learn the basics of a language, it's given me a lot more confidence in travelling. It just teaches phrases though so not the course for someone who wasn't a more emersed and in depth language experience
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
in really enjoyed this as an absolute beginner. if you can get past the mildly patronising format it is really really useful. and although I say patronising, that is really what you need when you start a new language.
Like any of the language courses, you get out what you put in. This course uses a music background with a native and English speaker going over Portuguese phrases and words. The course tends to provide a sentence, in English, and then in Portuguese and then breaks down all the words in the sentence, and the pronunciations for the words. The course is similar to the other earworms courses, and if you liked one of the others I imagine you'll like this one.
It's not a bad idea, although the tunes are not that great, I find that I can recall some of the sentences. A good supplement for learning, or for a quick fix before heading on holiday but it is not a good standalone course.
This is a great introdcution to Portugese and covers all the basics. I found the language quite hard but the music and format of the audio was great.
I like the concept of this c.d. learning software a lot. I have used it and can say it definitely helps but to be sure to get the pronounciation correct it is best to have a Portuguese friend online to help verify sounds, and / or other software to listen and compare. It is a cool method to learn and I love the way it sounds music wise and rythmically. I am buying the French one for my 6 year old because she likes the Portuguese one so much and has already taken a couple years of french.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I bought 3 beginner Portuguese guides and this is my favourite by far.
It is very relaxing to listen to and the music makes it a bit addictive! . It has adequate repetition so you can get the pronunciation down - I find this lacking in most other formats. The native/non-native combo is ideal. Sentences are broken down into short phrases, so sentences you think are beyond your capability are accessible. Another important quality: the content is perfect for travellers. You use your brain space to learn the important things and, most importantly, get you talking early. I don't need to learn every adjective, noun, verb etc.at this point. Very impressed. I am tempted to try some other languages just for fun.
This book is great for anyone who is traveling to Portugal. It gives a smattering of important phrases to help the traveler get around and communicate the basics.