The Locales – James interview

Great alt-travel blog, The Locales brilliantly leverages local guides and country experts to bring a fresh perspective to many travel destinations. Founder, Weston Moody has posted audio travle-guides and travel advice about subjects such as budget travel, kayaking in Angola, and visting remote areas of the Nepalese Himalayas. The Locales goal is to empower people…

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Portuguese for Spanish speakers

We have so many students that are fluent in Spanish, (most for latin America) that we decided to clone our entire course and change it up so that it’s made for them. > Semantica for Spanish speakers / Aprender Portugués. Teaching Portuguese for Spanish speakers seems like an easy mission, but alas it’s not. The…

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Street Dialogs : conversational Portuguese

Notícias Someone said to me the other day – dude, I’m going to wait until I’m in Brazil to pick up the language — that’ll be easier. Makes sense. Mas não. I tried that. It doesn’t work. Well, if you have lot’s of time, sure. The problem is that people – BRAZILIANS speak the language…

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Veloz.

Notícias Only the very geeky (Brazilians say “nerd”) of yo know that we use a CDN (content distribution network) to deliver our videos fast, fast, fast. *In Portuguese of Brazil we use words like rápido and, veloz to say speedy, quick, fast. The good news of the day is that for those of you using…

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Updates to the Learning Module

Everyone loves the Learning Module. Except of course, for those who don’t. Many people have been having a hard time with the answers so, we’ve been adding “hints” to the ones that are not very clear. Also, the requirement to pass is now 20 quatiosn (down from 30!). All this week you should start to…

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INTENSIVO … está chegando.

The Intensivo is our new release and is *finally debugged and with literally tons of content. It’s going to be a teaching MONSTER. There are 100 lessons and full video for each. Feedback has been overwhelming so far and I want to thank the Beta testers and other guinea pigs that have been paying to…

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Once upon a time.

In english we do not have this tense (the imperfect indicative). But watch out because in portuguese of Brazil you cannot talk about the past without it! In portuguese, when talking about an event in the past that was ongoing or would always occur, we use this tense. Here is how it’s conjugated. “Era uma…

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