Yes, listening to podcasts in Portuguese is essential for improving the oral comprehension of Portuguese language learners.
NO! Not all podcasts in Portuguese are useful for improving your Portuguese. They should be appropriate and tailored to your level of Portuguese, and written by Portuguese language teachers for foreign learners. Why? Because the podcasts (texts) should include the vocabulary and proper GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES for each level. If you’ve already tried some online Portuguese learning platforms and encountered difficulties in understanding, it’s likely because those podcasts (texts) were poorly designed and probably created by individuals who have never taught the Portuguese language.
A1 level podcasts should be listened to by Portuguese language students after completing A1.1 level and until finishing A2 level. Our experience tells us that during the learning of A1.1 level, students should be focused on understanding Portuguese grammar, sounds, and the essential pillars of the Portuguese language (regular verbs, the 4 most important irregular verbs, among other content).
Because improving oral comprehension in Portuguese is crucial for A1 level students. Also, listening to Portuguese radio, watching Portuguese television, or conversing with a Portuguese person remains an extremely challenging task for a A1 level Portuguese language student. Therefore, podcasts designed specifically for this level are the ideal and essential tool for those aiming to enhance their oral comprehension and prepare for A2 level courses at Lisbon Language Café.
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