3 Minute Portuguese - Course 1 | Lessons for beginners

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Olá e bem-vindo :-)
(Hello and welcome)

There is nothing more thrilling than being able to speak to the locals in their own language when you visit a foreign country. Well, now you can experience that amazing feeling too!

My name is Kieran Ball and I’ve been teaching foreign languages in my hometown for over fifteen years. I love languages, I love learning and I love teaching. I also love chocolate, but this isn’t really the place to discuss my chocoholism!

I created 3 Minute Portuguese as a way to make learning Portuguese easier than ever before and accessible to anybody, especially people who have tried and failed in the past. My course is perfect for the complete beginner as I break down the Portuguese language into tiny chunks that I show you how to build back together again in a logical, simple to understand way. You can go from knowing no Portuguese at all to putting together your own sentences in just a few minutes. Watch the free preview lessons below and you’ll see what I mean.

TRY THE FREE PREVIEW LESSONS

I really want everybody to see that they can learn to speak Portuguese, so I’ve turned the first fifteen videos of this course into free previews, meaning you can watch them without even signing up. If nothing else, I just want you to see how easy it is to learn Portuguese.

HOW DOES 3 MINUTE PORTUGUESE WORK?

As the name suggests, each lesson in this course lasts just three minutes (more or less!). In each lesson, you learn a tiny chunk of Portuguese that you can use to build sentences. As you work through the course, you learn more and more little chunks and your sentences will gradually get longer and longer.

The chunks that you learn in the first lessons are carried through to the last lessons. This means you don’t have to worry about trying to remember everything; you will get so much opportunity for practice that you will find the words and phrases just sink into your brain.

The lessons in this course are focused, practical and effective, and you will build language skills that you can use straight away in real-world situations. You will be able to speak Portuguese comfortably and with confidence whenever you’re in a Portuguese speaking country.

WHY 3 MINUTES?

When you begin learning something new, you tend to start off with lots of excitement and motivation. You might spend a few hours on the first day learning, but then the next day, you can only manage one hour, and then that goes down to half an hour, and then you get bored and you give up. Well, the reason behind the very short lessons is that it helps you to stay motivated and it also enhances the learning process.

By keeping your learning to short chunks, you will find three wonderful things start to happen:

1. You will maintain enthusiasm

If you want to learn anything, you have to maintain enthusiasm or else you won’t continue. If you limit your study time to just three minutes, you’ll keep Portuguese fresh and exciting and you’ll be eager to learn. If you spend hours studying, very quickly you’ll get bored with Portuguese and it’ll turn into a chore.

2. You will study more consistently

It’s much better to study for just three minutes once a day than to study for three hours once a week. A spare three minutes is relatively easy to find even in the most hectic of schedules. If you make sure you complete at least one three-minute study session every day, it’ll quickly become a habit that you’ll do without thinking. It’s much easier to fit in a daily three-minute habit than a weekly one-hour habit. By doing this, you’ll become a much more consistent learner, and consistency is the key to success.

3. You will remember things better

This is my favourite reason as to why you should limit your study to just three-minute chunks. If you study something for just three minutes every day, you’ll trick your brain into memorising the information more quickly than if it were to see the information for hours each day. It’ll think, “I see this information every day so it must be important, but I don’t see it for very long, so I’d better hold onto it and make it into a memory fast!” You’ll be amazed at how much more easily things tend to stay in your brain if you limit yourself to just three minutes a day.

So, that’s why I keep the lessons to just three minutes.

A METHOD THAT REALLY WORKS

I can’t quite believe it, but over 130,000 people in more than 200 countries have now used 3 Minute Languages to learn to speak a foreign language. It still amazes me when I get an email from somebody on the other side of the world telling me how much they have enjoyed learning Portuguese with me. Apart from the thrill it gives me to find out people are listening to my voice in places like Mongolia, Peru and even Fiji, it also confirms to me that the 3 Minute Languages courses work.

So, if you want a course that teaches you to speak Portuguese you can use in everyday situations using a simple and fun method, then sign up to 3 Minute Portuguese today.

Obrigado :-)

Kieran

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Introduction to the course
Here is a brief introduction as to why three minutes is key to effective learning.
Portuguese in just three minutes?
Lesson 1
In this lesson, I'll give you your first set of Portuguese words and phrases. These words and phrases are extremely useful and can be used in a variety of situations.
Lesson 1a
Lesson 1b
Lesson 1c
Lesson 1d
Lesson 2
I'll teach you a few more adjectives that you can use with the useful phrases you learnt in the last lesson. I'll also show you how to give your opinion on things.
Lesson 2a
Lesson 2b
Lesson 2c
Lesson 2d
Требования
  • The good thing about this course is that it is taught under the assumption that you know no Portuguese and nothing about languages
  • Everything is explained clearly and thoroughly without the use of confusing terminology
Что Вы изучите?
  • Speak Portuguese confidently and comfortably in everyday situations
  • Understand what's being said back to you
  • Be more than just an average tourist when travelling to Portuguese speaking countries
  • Go from complete beginner to building your own sentences after the very first lesson
  • Build a solid base vocabulary of words and phrases you can use straight away in the real world
  • Understand and use grammatical and linguistic features of the Portuguese language with ease
  • Understand the structure of the Portuguese language
  • Give your opinions in Portuguese
  • Give descriptions of things in Portuguese
  • Greet the locals when you are in a Portuguese speaking country
  • Order food and drinks in Portuguese
  • Get to grips with Portuguese pronunciation
Лекторы
Kieran Ball
Kieran Ball
3 Minute Languages, 247,000+ students

Hello, bonjour, hola, hallo, ciao and olá! 

I’m Kieran and I’m a language tutor based in the UK, and I also  create online courses and write books to make language learning accessible to all.

My books and online courses are based on the methodology I developed  for teaching languages, which I've been using in all my classes for many  years. The methodology will get you speaking quickly, without the  struggle normally associated with language learning.

I’ll not bore you with my life story or intricate details of the  history of the methodology; I know you probably just want to start  learning now, so I’ll let you get on with it.

I have created three series of language courses available in French,  Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. They're called: '3 Minute  Languages', 'Building Structures' and 'Quick Guides'.

3 Minute Languages

The 3 Minute Languages courses are perfect for the complete beginner.  They will get you speaking a language from scratch, assuming you know  absolutely nothing. You will be amazed at how quickly you’re able to put  sentences together. And you will memorise new words and phrases easily  without even trying.

The 3 Minute Languages courses include:

3 Minute French - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7

3 Minute Spanish - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6

3 Minute Italian - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6

3 Minute German - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5

3 Minute Portuguese - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3

3 Minute Dutch - Course 1

Building Structures

The Building Structures courses are a revolutionary way to look at  foreign language acquisition; you will learn how any language can be  broken down into around fifteen structures. Each course focuses on a  different structure, and you will learn how to form it, make it negative  and turn it into a question. Each structure gives you a huge amount to  say, and once you’ve learnt all fifteen structures, you will know  everything about the language. All you have to do is fill in the gaps  with words to form a sentence. These courses are for students who are  slightly familiar with the language, and what to boost their progress.

The Building Structures courses include:

Building Structures in French - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4

Building Structures in Spanish - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3

Building Structures in Italian - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3

Building Structures in German - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3

Building Structures in Portuguese - Structure 1

Quick Guides

The Quick Guides are grammar guides. I recommend these for students  who have already been learning the language, and would like to  accelerate your learning. The Quick Guides are perfect for anybody who  wants an in-depth look at a specific grammar point within the language.

The Quick Guides courses include:

French - Verbs 1

Spanish - Verbs 1

German - Verbs 1

Italian - Verbs 1

I've also created one extra course focusing on English grammar for speakers of other languages: Fly Through English - Verb Tenses

And I'm in the process of creating a series of maths courses. Currently, you can get 3 Minute Maths - Fractions and 3 Minute Maths - Percentages

I hope you enjoy, and "Happy Learning" :-)

Kieran

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