For me, Marcia’s teaching method is just the right one: She focuses on speaking, and speaking correctly, and is strict enough so I have to focus. And she always gives good feedback and helps me with the right pronunciation, which is very important to me. Her books are very useful, too: You learn grammar, and at the same time you learn vocabulary that is very useful when settling in Brazil. I fully recommend Português
Carioca, both for professionals and for tourists.
It’s recommended to the tourists who want to combine part-time study and vacation in Rio in a short time (30 hours).
The goal of the course is to help students communicate the everyday situations a tourist encounters while on vacation in Brazil.
The book used in class is divided into 10 effective lessons designed to help the student communicate in Portuguese during his/her staying in Rio as a tourist. The lessons bring up real situations in short dialogs: greetings, taking a taxi, dealing with laundry, exchanging currency, answering the doorbell, ordering food, shopping, asking for directions , spending time at the beach, making an appointment, telling time, speaking to a travel agency, talking to the pharmacist. At the end of the course the students will be able to comunicate in the situations mentioned above.
Remember: This course is recommended for those who wish to acquire basic knowledge of Portuguese to “survive” in Brazil during vacation. Therefore, the oral skills of the language are limited to the topics used in the book.