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Brazilian Portuguese lessons deal on WOWCHER – tell your friends

Brazilian Portuguese lessons via Skype on WOWCHER!!!!

This month we have two great deals for new students coming from Wowcher.

The first deal is for a 1h Brazilian Portuguese lesson via Skype and the second deal is for a 5h Brazilian Portuguese lesson via Skype.

They are great deals for those who would like to taste our lessons before any longer term commitment.

These deals on Wowcher are advertised as Skype lessons, but students wishing to use them to take a face to face lesson will be more than welcome, if you can have your lessons at our classroom in  Shepherds Bush – W12 8QQ.

Please, let us know if you will take them as Skype lesson or if you would like to haver your lessons at our classroom.

Students won’t have to commit to any other lessons after they finished the package they purchase from Wowcher.

Handouts will be provided for lessons, so there won’t be any other expenses, making these

two deals the best ever.

Give us a try or buy as gifts for your friends. They will love us.

Here are the two links on Wowcher. Check us there.

Brazilian Portuguese lessons on Wowcher – Deal One

Brazilian Portuguese lessons on Wowcher – Deal Two

I will see you on Skype.

Edinaldo E. Santo

Managing-Director

London Lessons

 

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Brazilian author to read this month.

A Brazilian Author you should read regardless if you are learning Portuguese or not is Paulo Coelho (Paul Rabbit). He is one of my favourite authors despite the Brazilian critics being regularly condemning his work. He has been translated into so many languages that probably even he doesn’t know how many anymore.

A book I would recommend you to start with either in Portuguese (Brazilian or European) or any other language you speak is the novel ‘The alchemist‘ (O Alquimista). To read it in Portuguese you should have a level of at least higher Intermediate, otherwise you won’t understand the most important parts of the book. alchemist

Paulo Coelho has a popular approach in his writings, therefore it is easy to understand and digest what he writes, making him a popular choice in Brazil, but not so popular with the critics, who generally don’t consider his novels good literature.

He generally writes one book per year and you can find e-books online to download for free, including from his personal website: PauloCoelhoWebsite . I didn’t find the Alchemist for download for free, but I found 5 other books on his site.

He is also very open minded about people copying and distributing his work for free, as long as people read what ho-alquimistae writes and are sharing because they like it and not for profit.

So, if you are looking for a good book to read in your language or in Brazilian Portuguese, why not start with ‘The Alchemist’? Anyway, even if you start with any of the free e-books from his site you won’t regret it. If you do, choose ‘Manuscript found in Accra‘ or ‘Brida‘. You can download the full book (livro completo), if you choose Brida.

Edinaldo E. Santo

(professor de língua portuguesa – London Lessons )

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Brazilian film you should watch

The film TrashHope Comes From rubbish (A Esperança Vem do Lixo), 2014 is a great film you should watch. The plot is great and the main characters were extremely well played.

If you are learning Brazilian Portuguese, it will help you, if you watch it with subtitles, unless if you don’t need them, but try not choose English.

You can choose the language for the subtitles, so those who can not speak Portuguese at all can have subtitles in English or in another language, but my advice for those learning Portuguese is to have the subtitles in Portuguese, if any, if you have at least an intermediate level in the language.

To set the subtitles can be a quite tricky, so click on ‘settings’ at the bottom-right of the screen, choose Portuguese and good luck, as I managed to get the subtitles once and then not anymore.

Depending on the region on your laptop, you should be able to watch it on Netflix with subtitles as well, if you have Netflix of course.

Let us know afterwards if you enjoyed the film.

Trash -Hope comes from rubbish Trash- A esperança vem do lixo