Foreign Service Institute
Department of State
The Course Used by Diplomats
Learn Portuguese the proven way -- just like a diplomat!
Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Portuguese in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Portuguese using this proven audio/text method.
While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master reading, writing, and grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Portuguese speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!
This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 16 hours of audio, 24 units (lessons)
* 618-page text
* Word stress and intonation
* Vocabulary, cognates, and pronunciation
* Practical dialogs and conversations
* Grammatical observation and practice
* Writing awareness and application
* Reading and expansion exercises
* Word and phrase substitution practice
* Conversation stimulation and expansion
The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.
About the Language
Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world. Of its 250 million speakers, 190 million are Brazilians. Thus, Brazilian Portuguese is more widely used than European Portuguese. The differences between them 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
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM
Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
* Programmatic Brazilian Portuguese Volume 1 (Level 1)
* Spanish to Brazilian Portuguese