Conversation Group Class
Venha avançar seu português conversando! We have just opened a new Portuguese conversation group. Professora Daniela will lead this round of speaking practice.
Enjoy speaking practice
This is a Portuguese conversation group class. The group will have a maximum of 4 learners. Everyone will enjoy 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 🙂
Is this class right for you?
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.
In other words, we design the meetings for learners who are conversational and want to improve fluency and develop vocabulary in different topics.
What happens in each meeting?
Here is how the sessions are planned:
- Before each meeting, you will receive a handout with a link to an article and/or podcast, and questions to get the conversation started.
- Reading the article is totally optional. With that said, reading it before our meetings will greatly add value to your experience and your Portuguese.
- 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.
Our groups are currently full. Please Contact me if you would like to be notified of new openings.