Conversation Group Class
Venha avançar seu português conversando!
Enjoy speaking practice
This is a conversation group class. The group will have a maximum of 3 learners. I want everyone to have lots of speaking practice!
Here is how you learn by chatting
According to a study by Elise W. M. Hopman and Maryellen C. MacDonald of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, language learners that practice speaking outperform those who learn via comprehension exercises where there is no oral practice. I could see this very clearly in my experience teaching Portuguese in university classrooms.
The study also shows that conversation practice is the link between grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary, increasing connections among these linguistic elements.
Improve your grammar
While the lessons will not focus on grammar, I will offer grammar feedback and instruction as needed to help you communicate with confidence. And you will have access to additional grammar materials as you wish.
Get bonus Street Smart Brazil class handouts
Need to brush up on a grammar topic or verb tense? Want to work on practice exercises? You got it! While the group is in session, I will send you Street Smart Brazil class materials according to your needs and wants. All you have to do is ask 🙂
How do I know if this class is right for me?
You will be able to fully participate in each meeting if you are able to read articles in Portuguese, watch short videos in Portuguese, and share your opinion about what you’ve read or watched.
What happens in each meeting?
Here is how the session starting on June 22 is planned:
- We will focus on conversations about the environment as June is environment month. The topics will be different in each meeting, but all related to the environment. You will still develop general vocabulary.
- Before each meeting, you will receive a handout with a link to an article and practice exercises to learn vocabulary and review grammar based on the article.
- During the meetings, we get to chat 🙂 Sometimes our conversation flows in different directions due to your curiosity or information you bring to the meeting, and that is totally fine. The goal is to practice Portuguese, and we do that through conversation.
If there is not an available group showing below, it is because our groups are currently full. Please Contact me if you would like to be notified of new openings.