Fast-Track Portuguese (MP3/PDF)

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Get on the Fast-Track to Portuguese Success!

Fast-Track Portuguese is a streamlined introductory course that provides deeper knowledge and more language practice than a brief course. Perfect for business people and travelers who don't quite have the time for a full course of study, it focuses on spoken language and covers a wide variety of subjects and situations. Explanations of grammar and usage are included when necessary for understanding of specific passages in the text.

Developed by professional linguist Dr. Peter Leimbigler, formerly of Malaspina College, British Columbia, Canada, Fast-Track courses emphasize concrete, everyday situations with a practical objective for all dialogs, sentences, and expressions. There are no lists of words or expressions to be memorized. This course teaches European Portuguese, but much of the course is also applicable to Brazilian Portuguese.

This Fast-Track Audio-Forum® Course Features
* 5.1 hours of audio, 24 units (lessons)
* Pronunciation, word formation, sentence structure
* Introductions, greeting people
* Third party introductions, business meetings, phone calls
* Portuguese family, educational background
* Expressions, invitations, time and dates, numbers
* Asking for directions, transportation, travel
* Shopping, post office
* Pharmacy, doctor's office, barber shop
* Phone calls, interviews
* In a restaurant, in a hotel, visiting a Portuguese home, dinner conversation

About the Language
Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with approximately 215 million native speakers. It is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Pr'ncipe. The differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese are comparable to those between British and American English, as such languages have evolved separately on either side of the Atlantic over the last few centuries.

Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio Forum® Difference: Audio Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.

System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
Intel® processor
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM

Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
* Fast-Track Czech
* Fast-Track Dutch
* Fast-Track German
* Fast-Track Japanese
* Fast-Track Mandarin Chinese
* Fast-Track Spanish
* Fast-Track Swahili