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TOP TIPS FOR PORTUGUESE INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

If you’re already at a B1 proficiency level in Portuguese, it means you can communicate with people, provided they speak Portuguese to you slowly and attentively.

Intermediate students of Portuguese in Lisbon, particularly those at levels B1 and B2, encounter new challenges at this stage.

When starting from level A1, you need to grasp basic grammar and the rules of Portuguese sounds, and allocate time to memorize the fundamental language rules.

However, as you progress to level B1, the dynamics change. At this juncture, you must find a way to engage in daily Portuguese conversation. Consolidating B1 grammar content in Portuguese becomes challenging without regular daily practice in speaking the language.

Check the grammar content at this stage of learning:

  1. Preterito perfeito composto (example: Eu tenho lido muito = I have been reading a lot)
  2. Pretérito mais que perfeito composto (example: ele tinha ido à praia com a Maria = He had gone to the beach with Maria)
  3. Subjunctive (Present). (example: “Talvez ele vá ao cinema” = Maybe he will go to the cinema)
  4. Subjunctive (future). Example: “Se fores a Lisboa, eu vou contigo” = If you go to Lisbon I will go with you.

 

Subjunctive  in Portuguese can be hard. We use these structures to talk about and describe possibilities, things that are not real, and the wishes and fears that we have.

There are many connectors to learn and repetition plays a critical role at this point. Learning these Portuguese connectors isn’t enough. You have to use them often. You also have to hear people using it.  Hopefully, you will recognize them during the conversation.

Another important tip is: to find a teacher to converse with in Portuguese. It must be an experienced teacher that will lead you toward those tenses and grammar structures that you’re learning and consolidating. Random talk is also useful but isn’t enough to improve your Portuguese consistently.

Watching television with Portuguese subtitles is also a great tip at this point.

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Amandine Martinez
Amandine Martinez
2024-05-21
Frederico classes are very good and interesting ! I've followed the A1 level and currently and currently in A2. The mood in the class is very good too :)
Cally
Cally
2024-05-05
O curso A1 é ótimo! Frederico é um professor excelente e muito simpatico. Vou aprendar A2 na escola em Julho. Eu recomendo.
Joey Carmello
Joey Carmello
2024-05-04
My wife and I took the 3 week A1 Portuguese lessons with Lisbon Language cafe. We loved it! It was important for us to find a small class size so we’d be able to participate and receive frequent feedback. And only 3 weeks later we already find ourselves confident in using the language in public. We plan on signing up for the next A2 course ASAP. Obrigado!
William Newmark
William Newmark
2024-04-12
I've been taking classes with Frederico from A1 through B1, and I have learned so much. I really appreciate the conversational style of the class and the emphasis on what's important for day-to-day conversation, and what can be learned over time. I truly enjoy coming to class each week, and highly recommend the Lisbon Language Cafe.
Lucy Mair
Lucy Mair
2024-04-05
This was an amazing first experience learning Portuguese. I just completed the intensive A1 and loved every minute. Frederico and Sara were both brilliant teachers with a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge of Portuguese language, society and culture. Lisbon Language Cafe deservedly has the best reviews of any Lisbon language school and I highly recommend it to all students.
Samira Krodel
Samira Krodel
2024-04-05
Great A1 Class in a small group to get started with Portuguese! Both teachers, Sara & Frederico, were lovely - they were always structured & prepared. Not only did they manage to teach us the Portuguese language but also convey Portuguese culture and insights! I can highly recommend joining the Language Cafe :)
Harrison Phillips
Harrison Phillips
2024-04-05
Frederico is a great teacher. Great vibes and great class atmosphere. The best thing is he tells you what you need to learn and what you don't need to worry about which is so crucial for A1 & A2. Don't get bogged down with the stuff you don't need to know yet, focus on what matters.
Arielle Gingold
Arielle Gingold
2024-01-22
I learned so much in the A1 class and loved the teaching style. Looking forward to taking more classes!

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