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Many of you have asked for a lesson with the super popular song Ai Se Eu Te Pego, by Michel Teló. Here it is! We hope you have a ton of fun learning with our new video lesson. READ MORE>
Yay! We have just launched Set 3 of our Flashcards App for Android.
With Set 3 you will learn the Present and Past tenses of two irregular and widely used verbs: DAR & FAZER. Great, right? But there is more: This flashcard set is packed with idiomatic expressions to get you speaking like a Brazilian! READ MORE>
Street Smart Brazil former student Barron Bixler immersed himself in the lives of Brazilian fishermen. For several months he lived in a fishing community in the Northeastern Brazil and photographed his experience. I cannot wait to see the photos! It is a free event. Cash bar.
- When: Saturday, April 7, 2012, 6:00 - 8PM
- Where: 18 Reasons - 3674 18th Street (at Dolores), San Francisco, CA
I hope to see you there! READ MORE>
I just read an excellent article entitled “Is Learning a Language Difficult?” by David Mansaray. The article brings the opinions of great language speakers and teachers, including Susanna Zaraysky from our series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs.
I encourage you to read the article and would like to give my two cents. I would also love to hear your perspective on the topic. READ MORE>
In this lesson we use the song Eu Vou Estar, by Brazilian band Capital Inicial, to teach you Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation, give you a couple of important grammar tips, and help your Portuguese become even more Street Smart. READ MORE>
Muito obrigada, University of California, Berkeley & Cal Performances, for this wonderful opportunity to see the Brazilian duo Sergio and Odair Assad live. What a treat!
You might be wondering if Assad is a Brazilian name. The brothers were born in Brazil from a Lebanese family, just like me. In this new tour, they go back to their roots and offer us the wonderful results of their extraordinary talent and cross-cultural background.
I’m thrilled to publish another video from the series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs. These lessons are a collaboration between Susanna Zaraysky, author of the book Language is Music, and Luciana Lage, fromStreet Smart Brazil, co-author of the book 51 Portuguese Idioms - Speak Like a Brazilian. In these lessons we use Brazilian songs to teach you Portuguese and we contrast Spanish and Portuguese to discuss pronunciation and grammar. Make sure you check out Video 1 and Video 2 as well. READ MORE>
Street Smart Brazil will give away two tickets to see the opening of Tropa de Elite 2 - Elite Squad: The Enemy Within in San Francisco on February 10th at the Four Star Theatre. The movie is Brazil's official entry for this year's Academy Awards. You will see it uncut and undubbed for the first time in the big screen here in the US. These tickets are a gift from Variance Films and Flatiron Films. READ MORE>
This is the second video in our series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs. These lessons are a collaboration between Susanna Zaraysky, author of the book Language is Music, and Luciana Lage, from Street Smart Brazil, co-author of the book 51 Portuguese Idioms - Speak Like a Brazilian. We are going to use Brazilian songs to teach you Portuguese. Additionally, we are going to contrast Spanish and Portuguese to discuss pronunciation and grammar. READ MORE>