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New PortuguesePod101 lesson series start July 4th, 2016!

Hi Listener,

Here’s how you speak and understand more Portuguese in 2016…

With new PortuguesePod101 audio and video lessons by real teachers.

And this is important – you get new lessons for FREE, every week.

How? You simply start a lesson, hear native Portuguese conversation and have our teachers explain it all to you. Every word. Every grammar point. Every cultural insight. Sit back and learn – we’ll do the work. Learn directly on our site or on the go on your mobile device.

So, you’ll speak and understand more Portuguese with new, free lessons every week!

Here’s what you need to know. We’re starting a brand new season of lessons for the second half of 2016. So, starting July 4th, 2016, we’ll be releasing new seasons of audio and video lessons to get you mastering Portuguese the fast, fun and easy way! Here’s what you can expect.

PortuguesePod101’s Lesson Schedule:

  • Monday: Absolute Beginner - 3-Minutes Portuguese
  • Tuesday: Video Series - Listening Comprehension
  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday Lessons (Get a free random lesson from the past sent directly to your email inbox.)
  • Saturday: Video Series - Reading Comprehension
  • Sunday: News & Announcement - Sunday News, Bonus Courses - Portuguese Vocab Builder

Remember, you get new free Portuguese audio and video lessons EVERY Week! All PortuguesePod101’s newest lessons are free for the first three weeks! So, you have three weeks’ worth of lessons at any given time. Oh, and the first three lessons of every series are free too! This is one of the major advantages of being a Free Lifetime Account member at PortuguesePod101.

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To your fluency,
Team PortuguesePod101

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How to Learn Portuguese in Your Car?

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Stuck in traffic? Losing time in your car? Have you ever felt that in all this wasted time, you could have watched the 750 episodes of One Piece, finished the last Super Mario ten times, or even better…you could have learned Portuguese? Between family, friends and work, in addition to this time-consuming commute, it can become difficult to find time to properly learn Portuguese.

Fortunately, every problem has a solution, and what could be a better solution than turning that commute time into learning time? Stop passing the time mindlessly listening to the radio and try some of our best tips for mastering Portuguese in your car!

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You can learn Portuguese in your car, hands free
While driving, it’s important that you keep your focus on the road, so this is why our top tips won’t require you to use your hands!

Listening to Portuguese audio content in the car is a good way to learn
This is because it is a fun and efficient way to learn. With PortuguesePod101.com podcasts, you will be able to discover Portuguese culture through topics about everyday life. Instead of the radio, listen to a Portuguese podcast adapted to your level, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and you will make progress sooner that you would expect!

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You can listen to Portuguese music in the car
Did you know that you can learn Portuguese by singing while driving? Listen to songs from cartoon or drama and try to identify some words you learned.

Challenge yourself! Use the Portuguese you’ve studied up to this point and see how much you understand! Making the jump to real-life Portuguese is a scary one, but friendly children’s songs are a great place to start!

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You can learn alone in your car
When you’re driving alone, you can be as loud as you want – there is nothing better for remembering your Portuguese lessons than repeating loudly, again and again. Next time you see a driver who seems to be talking alone, you will know he or she is just learning Portuguese!

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You can learn through repetition with your passengers
If there are passengers in the car, it can be more stimulating to learn together. You can set a role play with Portuguese dialogues. With PortuguesePod101.com, you can download all the lessons transcript including the dialogues, as a PDF. Print it out and have some fun speaking in Portuguese!

One of the passengers can answer the quiz available on each of our lessons, while another can correct that person. Listening to someone at a more advanced level of Portuguese or a better accent is positive and helps you improve.

You can learn Portuguese offline
Do you have a poor connection or are unable to use the Internet? It’s not a problem for learning Portuguese! Before you start your commute, use our App to download the lessons you want to study and the podcast you want to listen to in your car, and you will be able to enjoy your lessons offline. Entering a tunnel won’t be a problem anymore. What a pleasure to listen to audio content without having the host freezing every 5 seconds!

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Click here to download the App and learn offline!

You can learn every day at your own pace
One of the best approaches for learning a language is little by little and often. It’s not efficient to take in a huge amount of information at one time. What you need is to study on a regular basis – a little bit of Portuguese every day. You commute several days a week, and that is all time you can take advantage of!

You have the freedom to choose the lessons and podcasts you want to focus on, at your own rhythm. You may want to do a little revision or discover how to talk about a new topic. And if you’re wondering what to learn next, you can use the new Learning Paths, which is our customized pathway feature that gives you a step-by-step way to learn Portuguese without getting lost!

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Click here to access Learning Paths at PortuguesePod101!

If you don’t have a car and commute by another method, these tips are still valid! Learning Portuguese is no longer limited to the classroom or your house; there are so many benefits to learning in your car or elsewhere. Reaching a conversational level will take you less time than you could ever have imagined! Don’t forget to sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and enjoy our content!

New Feature! You will master Portuguese if you follow THIS simple path

New Feature! You will master Portuguese if you follow THIS simple path<br />

Hello Listener,

Want a guaranteed, step-by-step way to learn Portuguese – without getting lost or wondering what to learn next? Just imagine yourself going from….

  • “I only know a few phrases”…to speaking Portuguese with confidence
  • Not having enough words to finally expressing yourself in Portuguese
  • Not being able to read and write to mastering it all
  • And imagine going from Absolute Beginner Level to Beginner… all the way up to Advanced

Imagine you had a path – designed by Portuguese teachers – that took you to fluency! Interested? If so, read this newsletter carefully to learn more!

You get just that with Learning Paths: your new study tool at PortuguesePod101! Here’s how you take advantage of Learning Paths – your step-by-step roadmap to mastering Portuguese.

1) Choose Your Learning Level on the Top Left Side of the Page.
You already selected this when you signed up. Based on your level, you’ll get the Learning Paths and lessons that are right for you. When you change your level, we will add recommended courses for the new level as well.

Click Here to Access Learning Paths at PortuguesePod101!

Choose Your Learning Level on the Top Left Side of the Page.

2) Take the Learning Path to Mastering Portuguese with “My Pathway”
Inside “My Pathway,” you will see your recommended learning paths based on your level. All lessons have been handpicked by Portuguese teachers. To see more recommended paths, simply click on “See All” and to start learning, click on the blue “Study Now” button.

Take the Learning Path to Mastering Portuguese with “My Pathway”<br />

3) We Guide You From the Lesson #1 ‘til the Last – Until You Reach Your Goals
You’ll never be confused about what lesson to take next. Once you’re done with a lesson, click on “Mark as Complete” and we will take you to the next lesson. You’re guided every step of the way until you reach your Portuguese learning goals – whether learning to read or write, reaching fluency or simply speaking with confidence.

We Guide You From the Lesson #1 ‘til the Last – Until You Reach Your Goals<br />

4) See Your Portuguese Learning Progress Grow with Dynamic Charts
Want to know how far your Portuguese has come along? Don’t worry, we track your progress so you can see exactly how much effort and dedication you’ve put in. This is perfect for learners who are motivated by seeing their progress grow!

See Your Portuguese Learning Progress Grow with Dynamic Charts

5) Want to Customize Your Learning Paths?
Want to add some Writing Lessons, Pronunciation Lessons or Listening Lessons? Customize your Learning Paths by adding more lessons. Simply click on “Add A New Path” and find the paths that fit your goals and interests!

Want to Customize Your Learning Paths?

Click Here to Access Learning Paths at PortuguesePod101!

What Makes Learning Paths So Special?

  • Set Your Learning Level & Get Lessons Perfect for Your Needs
  • Your Courses & Paths Are Designed by Portuguese Teachers
  • Never Get Lost – Always Know What Lessons to Study or Review
  • No Confusion – We Guide You Every Step of the Way
  • Track Your Learning Progress with Dynamic Charts
  • Reach Your Goals (whether speaking, reading, writing or listening)
  • Customize Your Paths for Your Needs & Add the Course You Want

We’ll Guide You From Zero to Fluency.

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To Your Fluency,

Team PortuguesePod101

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10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Portuguese

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Hey Portuguese Learner!

Shortcuts for learning and tips to remember Portuguese words are useful but it’s even also important to fix objectives to reach every month! What Is Your Language Learning Goal for the Month?
In your journey to become fluent and conversational here are 10 monthly goals you can go after!

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1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on PortuguesePod101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Portuguese to my Portuguese friends.

3) I’ll finish reading one Portuguese book by reading 10 pages a day.

4) I’ll pass my Portuguese test.

5) I’ll write 10 postcards in Portuguese to my Portuguese friends.

6) I’ll memorize 5 Portuguese songs.

7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on PortuguesePod101.com.

8 ) I’ll fully understand one Portuguese movie by watching it every day.

9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

No money, no credit card required, just you and the ton of lessons!

If you follow those monthly goals, you will be sure to make some amazing progress. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at PortuguesePod101.com!

6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel!

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There are plenty of destinations where you can get by with English, but sometimes you want to do better than just ‘get by’. Here are 6 reasons you should learn the basics of the language of your next trip destination.

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1. You will be able to discover your destination better than other tourists.

Getting by is one thing, but actually experiencing a trip abroad is quite another. No amount of guidebooks and online research can compensate for a basic lack of language ability. Speaking the language of your destination permits you to explore that destination beyond the regular tourist traps. Your language skills will not only allow you to dig into all the hidden gems of your destination, but they will also allow you to mingle with the locals to get a true experience on your holiday. Think of it this way: you’re not restricted to talking to the people at the tourist desk anymore.

2. Knowing how to communicate with local police or medical personnel can be life-saving.

Before you leave for your destination, make sure you learn how to ask for help in that destination’s local tongue. Do you know how to ask the waiter if this dish has peanuts in it? Or tell your host family that you’re allergic to fish? Can you tell the local doctor where it hurts? Moreover, an awareness of an environment improves your chance of remaining safe inside it. For example, walking around a busy marketplace, dazzled by an unfamiliar language, signs and accents will instantly render any tourist a more attractive mark for pickpockets. Communicating with other people, asking questions and looking confident will make you look like a semi-local yourself, and will ward off potential thieves.

Click here for Portuguese Phrases and words that will help you in almost every situation!

3. It helps you relax.

Traveling is much less stressful when you understand what that announcement at the airport was saying, or if this bus line reaches your hotel. These things stress you out when traveling and they disappear when you understand the language. This allows you to focus on planning your trip in a better, easier way.

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4. Speaking the language can provide you with a way to get to know people you’d never otherwise have the opportunity to speak with.

Sometimes those relationships turn into friendships, and other times they’re nothing more than a lively conversation. Either way, as Nelson Mandela said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” When you approach someone – even staff at a store or restaurant – with English, rather than their own language, an invisible divide has already been erected. Making even a small effort to communicate in the language of the place you’re visiting can go a long way and you’ll find many more doors open up to you as a result.

Click here for the Top words you need to know to start a conversation with anyone

5. You’ll be a better ambassador for your country.

If we’re honest with ourselves, we know very little about other countries and cultures, especially the local politics. And what we do know is often filtered to us by the media, which tends to represent only certain interests. When you can speak the local language, you’re able to answer questions that curious locals have about your country and culture. Are you frustrated with how your country is presented in global news? Are you embarrassed by your country’s leaders and want to make it clear that not everyone is like that where you’re from? This is a very good opportunity to share your story with people who have no one else to ask. We all have a responsibility to be representatives of the place we come from.

6. Learning another language can fend off Alzheimer’s, keep your brain healthy and generally make you smarter.

And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at PortuguesePod101.com!

Top 15 tips to remember words when learning Portuguese

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Hey Portuguese learner!

We recently gave you some shortcuts to learn Portuguese.
In your journey to become fluent and conversational in less time that is needed to say “Gotta catch ‘em all”, we will this time give you the Top 15 tips to remember words!

1. Use repetition: reading, writing and speaking words over and over again.

2. Associate words with drawings, pictures and funny scenes.

3. Try to use the language routinely in the context of daily life.

4. Reading as much as possible, especially the newspaper, helps you to remember words.

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5. Learn about the roots of words and how different words are related to each other.

6. Speak as often as possible with native speakers.

7. Categorize new words with other related words that you already know.

8. Be persistent in practicing everyday by talking to your family or your dog, even though they don’t understand you.

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9. Say words out loud so that you can actually hear them.

10. Associate new words with words that sound similar in your native language.

11. Listen to songs and memorize the lyrics.

12. Often watch TV or YouTube videos that are designed for young children.

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13. Associate new words with stories, games or movies.

14. Try to use the new word in a simple sentence so you learn whole phrases, not just individual words.

15. Try to think in Portuguese, so it becomes natural to your thought process.

No money, no credit card required, just you and the ton of lessons!

If you follow all those tips, you will be a step closer to reach your goal. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at PortuguesePod101.com!

The Top 5 Shortcuts To Learning Portuguese!

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Hey Listeners!

So you’ve decided to study Portuguese, now what?

Chances are you’re looking to become fluent and conversational as fast as possible, right? Well then, look no further! This is the list for you!

Without further ado, here are the top 5 shortcuts to learning Portuguese!

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1. Create A Study Schedule And Set Some Goals:
This one may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many unorganized language learners there are in the world! Creating a schedule allows you to manage your time wisely, enabling you to free up time to study consistently. Goals are also a key component of learning Portuguese. These give you motivation and something to strive for.

2. Make It Fun:
You may roll your eyes at this one, but it’s true! If you learn how to make your study time enjoyable, chances are you’ll be more inclined to study! Try changing it up every now and then with something new. Watch a TV show in Portuguese or listen to some Portuguese music! The sky is the limit!

3. Find A Language Partner:
This is one surefire way to improve your conversational skills. Having a language partner allows you to practice your target language in a conversational manner. This will help you gain fluency even faster!

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4. Use Word Lists To Build Up A Solid Vocabulary:
This is a great way to build up your fluency, one word at a time. At PortuguesePod101, you can use one of our many word lists. Choose whichever topic you want to study and go!

5. Make Mistakes:
Lastly, don’t be afraid to make mistakes! In fact, make a lot of them! Nothing helps you improve more than correcting your own errors. If you catch yourself saying something wrong, you’re likely to remember it the next time around. So just remember, everyone makes mistakes! Learn from them!

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Again, there is no magical, overnight way to learn Portuguese. However, doing a few or all of these will help you out substantially. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at PortuguesePod101.com now!

Introducing Our Brand New Dashboard!

Hey Listeners!

Guess what? Your language learning goals just got a little easier!

As you’ve probably realized by now, there have been some major improvements made to your dashboard! These updates have been designed to improve your overall experience with the website and help keep you organized and on-track! Here are a few of the changes:

  • Your progress is now tracked right, smack in the middle of the page to keep you motivated and organized.
  • A new, sleek and easy to navigate design allows you to worry less about where to click and more on learning Portuguese!
  • An enlarged profile picture that gives your dashboard a unique and more personal feel.
  • A new layout for the “Latest News” feed to keep you informed on all of the most recent PortuguesePod101.com updates.
  • Bigger buttons to make it easier on the eyes. Locate your all of your lessons and materials faster than ever.

Stay tuned, as more updates are being rolled out later in the month!

Enjoy your new dashboard,

Team PortuguesePod101

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The Top 5 Reasons To Learn A New Language… NOW!

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Are you currently debating whether or not to learn Portuguese?

You aren’t alone. Learning a new language requires a huge investment of time, and often money as well. That’s why so many people are hesitant to spend the amount of effort required to become fluent in another language. However, learning a new language can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life and there are a number of reasons why you should start studying one… and start studying now!

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More Opportunities
That’s right. It’s not rocket science. A new language can open up many new doors. You’re able to work in countries other than your own, leading to a world of new opportunities. It can also qualify you for many new jobs in your home country as well! There are tons of employers who look to hire multilingual professionals every year!

Meeting New People
This may be one of the most rewarding parts of learning a new language. You’ll be able to get to know speakers of other languages on a more personal level. Meeting people from around the world is one of the main reasons people begin to study a language, so don’t ever feel like making new friends isn’t a good enough reason to start studying!

Exploring A Different Culture
Whether you decide to live abroad, or you’re just taking a vacation, knowing the local language will give you the ability to better understand the people and culture of a different country. This can open your eyes to not only their country, but your country as well! You can understand how people see your home from their perspective.

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Health Benefits
Good news! Studying a new language actually comes with health benefits! Studying a new language helps keep your brain sharp! By studying every day, you’re helping your mind fight off the old age and stay fresh!

Because It’s Fun
When it comes down to it, learning a new language is just plain fun! There’s always something new to learn and the rewards are endless! Whether your goal is to meet new people or to get a job in a new country, language learning is something that is actually enjoyable!

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There are millions of reasons to learn a new language, so what are you waiting for? Dive in head first and start studying with us! You can sign up for a FREE lifetime account and start achieving your Portuguese language goals today!

3 Tactics For Boosting Your Portuguese Listening Skills at PortuguesePod101

3 Tactics For Boosting Your Listening Skills

Hello Listeners,

When it comes to listening to and understanding Portuguese, most beginners struggle. They hear the few words they know. And the rest just fly in one ear and out the other. Does this happen to you too?

In this post, you’re going to learn about 3 tactics that are guaranteed to sharpen your listening comprehension skills!

1. Try Our Listening Comprehension Series

Try Our Listening Comprehension Series!

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This is a complete lesson series dedicated purely to testing and improving your listening skills. You can find all of the videos from this series in the “Bonus Video Lessons” section of our site! In the video lesson, you’ll hear a dialogue in your target language. Then, you’ll be asked to answer a question about the dialogue to check if you understood the sentences. There are no translations except for the subtitles, so everything you hear is in your target language!

2. Review The Dialogue Again And Again

Review The Dialogue Again And Again!

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Most learners listen to a listen and simply move on, but by reviewing it again, you make sure that you fully understand what you hear. The key to fully understanding a dialogue is to review it over and over again. With our audio lessons, you get the dialogue track so you can listen to the conversation without distractions.

3. Read Along With Our Line-By-Line Feature

Read Along With Our Line-By-Line Feature!

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Reading along is the best way to get the meaning instantly. With the Line-by-Line feature, or the PDF lesson notes, reading along is easier than ever! You can get the transcript of the dialogue in the target language, the transliterated version, or the translated version. This is available for all of the lessons in this series!

With these 3 tactics, you’re sure to improve your listening comprehension skills and get one step closer to your language learning goals! Try it out and let us know what you think!

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