Aquarela Portuguese for Beginners by Tarcisio Buriti. Aquarela - Portuguese for Foreigners is designed to teach Portuguese as a second language to people who are interested in learning the language and culture of Brazil. Whether you are interested in business, pleasure or both, Aquarela will expose you all aspects of Brazilian Portuguese and culture. This book aims to be a practical approach to language training, focusing on everyday language use as well as work-related situations. The method provides students of Brazilian Portuguese with an in-depth, structured approach to learning vocabulary, and helps them develop oral communication and comprehension skills. Grammar is explained for practical use, keeping linguistic terminology to a minimum. This book is an excellent source of wide-ranging, up-todate vocabulary and useful phrases, and is suitable for adult students. This comprehensive book (complete with 6 hours of high-quality CD audio instruction). Although Aquarela is primarily intended for beginner to intermediate level students, the book is comprehensive in nature. It will prove useful to anyone in need of a thorough, easy-to-use and fun textbook to help improve Portuguese language skills. Aquarela was created to be practical and user-friendly. It contains original artwork and photos which help the user better visualize the beauty of Brazil's landmarks, architecture, landscape, folklore and culture. Lessons are easy to access thanks to a straightforward structure. Grammar is explained in English, presented schematically with graphics and tables, and in context, emphasizing particular grammatical concepts introduced in logical order. The book uses a highly effective method with CD aimed to develop listening comprehension and pronunciation skills. The audio CD enables you to hear Portuguese as it is really spoken by presenting dialogues between native Brazilian speakers. The CD includes recordings of all 10 lesson dialogues and texts, some grammar, vocabulary and oral exercises.
500 pages. 2011 edition.
Aquarela Portuguese for Foreigners has been successfully utilized by hundreds of Portuguese language students at several intuitions such as,
1. 2. U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute,
2. U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School,
3. Howard University, Washington, DC
4. The World Bank,
5. Montgomery College-MD
6. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA),
7. ICA Language School, Washington Language School,
8. ILI – International Language Institute, Washington, DC
9. Fairfax Community College
10. Cincinnati University