Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner 1 (3rd Edition) is aimed at English-speakers who have not had any previous exposure to learning Portuguese. It offers full descriptive explanations, examples, exercises and audio recordings that provide the student with a sound understanding of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Written text and audio recording are provided in English and Portuguese to aid the student’s learning.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to engage in basic conversations read and write short texts in the present tense, and to understand simple grammar such as verb conjugation. Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner 1 is the first book in a series of Portuguese language tuition books. Free audio files available on iTunes complement the course.
Dr Rita Ferraro graduated from Universidale Federal Fluminese (UFF) in Brazil a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Portuguese and Spanish Language, Literature and linguistics. Following this, she completed a PhD in Portuguese and Spanish Contrastive Linguistics at Universidale de Cadez (UCA) in Spain. Rita has now developed and delivered language tuition programs for various universities, corporate clients, government agencies, and in her own private language school over the past ten years. Based in Sydney, Australia, Rita is interested in optimising the standards of Portuguese language teaching material and academic programs.