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Semantica Portuguese

Learn Portuguese with videos of real-life situations.

Our video MINI-SERIES will teach you Brazilian Portuguese step-by-step. After each episode we break it down, present the grammar rules, and show you how to pronounce the hardest words. Then, we quiz you on what you just learned.

There is no better way to learn Brazilian Portuguese.


We've created the first true online Portuguese course that will  teach you the language, not just help you memorize a few phrases. If you're looking for a free portuguese course, or just want to pick up some vocabulary, I recommend duolingo for that.

The best way to learn Portuguese online is with video, not audio.

Video stimulates your brain in a way that audio alone cannot. The Semantica Method uses video dialogs of real-life situations. It’s designed for fast comprehension and long-term retention. These are portuguese classes online, and they will get you out of the beginner category and talking to the natives.


You can download all of the video dialogs and keep them!

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  • Wow, I love the new Semantica series.
    Now I see why you call it "Intensivo".
    It is pretty intense.  

    This will keep me busy for months.
    Keep up the good work!! Sammy Derzie
  • Que bom! At last this is the best!!I tried Rosetta but had to return it because it was boring and too slow moving. Semantica is entertaining and easy to follow. You don't lose focus because it's like watching a movie broken down into small clips. They teach you real life scenarios as opposed to learning phrases here and there that have no use in real life. I just wish they would hurry up and come out with more.
    Julio C. Andrade
  • Gostei muito! I think your company is part of the "new wave" of language learning concepts such as the up and coming "Fluenz". What I like about your program is that it is an "enjoyable eperience" as opposed to a "learning lesson". It puts you "there". James Best
  • I listened to series 1 a hundred times, and really got it.
    Then I tried series 2, listened to that one hundred times, and got that.
    I'll take part3 as soon as it's available!! SamTheHammer (youtube name)
  • Wow! Finally something much more fun to watch and learn. Does anyone know where the rest of the series can be found? I need this for my staff -- and of course myself. Was hard to find on iTunes but well worth it. This is very well done and not "canned" like so many others. I travel to Brazil often and after using this DVD it was a whole lot easier to figure out the language and people skills!
  • Great Language course
    Of all the Brazilian Portuguese Podcasts available on iTunes this was the best so far! What is good about this podcast is the VIDEO! I lived in Brazil two years and the video is realistic and greatly enhances the learning experience. Umjeito
  • There are so few materials available ,it causes a difficulty to learn portuguese. But this material is a very good for English native speaker and nonnative speaker too.
    It's fantastic! Jun Yamamoto "Junchen"
  • Semantica DVD #1 was fantastic ! Great job, you guys are well on the way to cornering the market in Portuguese language instruction. Nobody else comes close to the quality and enjoyability of this amazing DVD Hamilcar King
  • Your series of videos are truly helping me.  Each short video is outstanding in quality; they are refined and polished.  Sometime ago, in the 1980's, there was a TV show in Japan called "Yan and the Japanese People".   It was designed to help native English speakers living in Japan to better communicate in Japanese and understand the culture.  Similar to your Series 1, the show taught by means of a story of an American, called Yan, who was new to the country.  Your videos are accomplishing for Brazilian Portuguese learners what that old show did for learners of Japanese.  Well, at least it is for me!  In fact, I think your videos are superior in several ways. Damon Young
  • I will be sending you the $15 for the Virada series later today. Series 1 is excellent for hearing the different accents and pronunciations. I am going to tell my professora de português em Denver about your course. I think it would help reinforce some listening concepts for her course. It isn't easy to meet with português speakers here to listen to the faster speaking. Patricia Davidson
  • I find that this program totally engaging, and my comprehension curve is climbing quite incredibly; really, congratulations for a really fine and affordable tool and especially the varied and practical exposure to aspects of actual life and situations (as opposed to the deadly "Lisa gets up at 8 a.m. and has breakfast" type of language course staples most systems feature). Thomas Petruso
  • Love the Semantica stuff…I have it all. Have all the other courses available as well, i.e. Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone, etc. but enjoy the down to earth lessons with Semantica. Jesseallen
  • I just wanted to write that this first lesson was great! I’m through lesson 24 on the beginner and thought I’d check these out to see what’s waiting for me when I’m done with those. The breakdown was wonderful – and I love the grammar/vocab animations at the top. Really great job!!! Emily
  • I can’t contain my enthusiasm for these lessons. They are so much fun and such a nice change of pace from RosettaStone. billcy
  • Semantica is a great product and the music you guys use in your videos are great as well – both for listening and for learning due to the lyrics – would you be able to post a list of songs used? I think everyone would love it and it would be a great addition! jamie
  • Gostei muito os videos novos. The HD format is so clear and gives the feel of really being in Brazil. I loved Series 1 and now finally we have Series 2. The stories are all interesting and if I listen hard I can understand quite a bit of them the first time. It is quite fast and there are a lot of new words. Great, because I need to learn more! I’ve been to Brazil twice for several weeks each time and can’t wait to go back again.

    Thanks for making these videos! Steve Hale
  • Estou assistindo a lição sobre o Central de Atendimento. Nossa, MUITO UTIL! Um aspeto da língua muito difícil é conseguire falar e entender português no telefone.

    This series is great! Vocês estão de parabéns. Elena
  • I cant wait for this i love the series you’ve done so far, it so useful to learn this way, you guys are doing an amazing job! btw who sings that version of ‘mas que nada’ at the end of the first “eu vou” video? Thanks! Riley1805
  • …the grammar topics have really helped me
    in a way that no teacher or grammar book has done before. Obrigada, Diana
  • just wanna say great program, went to Rio recently and the semantica web program helped me a lot! Jae Hun
  • Great! I Absolutely love it. My old girlfriend is Cariocan and she thinks this is the best tool she has seen. Wayne Burgess
  • I love these sessions! It’s awesome to see people speak Portuguese and then get the “breakdown”! I can’t believe how much more I’m picking up now than when I started. Thanks for a great program, and all your hard work. Pamela
  • Without even knowing you and your staff you seem like your hearts are really into it and you truly care.
    For me the program was/is a great refresher and motivator to start to learn more. C. J. Eccher
  • Language opens new doors of opportunity, and I owe it to Semantica. Sam Derzie

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