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How to learn Brazilian Portuguese online

Stories of real-life situations

Our Portuguese video lessons are in the style of a 'novela' : a continuous story. Each one follows a specific learning plan and gradually builds complexity as the story progresses. There are over 300 core video dialogs not including the "Street Dialogs" that are added as new ones are produced. These are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced learner categories. You can study at any level and even jump around! Every dialog is supported by breakdown and pronunciation videos, grammar training and a testing app.
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The best way to learn Portuguese 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. It's based on the fact that stories with context are the most powerful tool for learning language. It will get you out of the beginner category and talking to the natives.

In every lesson you'll watch a chapter of the story, grammar break-down and explanations, pronunciation training, vocabulary presentation and take an (optional) quiz. Everything is done with video. Portuguese grammar topics are presented via video examples and accompanied by on-screen text documentation. Interactive quizzes and speaking practice are embedded throughout the course and will help you gauge your progress.

We stop the playback at specific moments to explain what's happening, what's being said, why and how. We'll explain the grammar rules as the story unfolds and step-by-step it will start to make sense. You'll "see" important words and phrases being used in-context. By listening to key passages repeatedly, you'll gradually develop an ear for the language. As your vocabulary builds, so too will your ability to pronounce entire phrases, enabling you to speak with real confidence. Checkpoints are built-in along the way to make sure you're learning what's important.

Lessons looks like this:

The main novelas (stories) of the course are:

Semantica Portuguese course "Amor Passageiro"

Semantica Portuguese course "O Retorno"

Semantica Portuguese course "Eduardo & Monica"

Semantica Portuguese course "a Virada"

Semantica Portuguese course "a Virada"

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