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Brazilian Portuguese podcast lessons for English/Spanish speakers
Posted September 13th, 2012 - 11:25 am by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
For English speakers that also know Spanish, I found this website, their podcasts (audio lessons) and pdf printouts helpful in learning Brazilian Portuguese. They cover grammar and pronounciation. I downloaded them to my phone and listen to them when I'm on a bus or the metro. And it is FREE! Just thought that I'd share.



Posted September 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm from Pelotas, Brazil
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Posted September 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm by from San Clemente, United States (Permalink)
Hi Luana,

There are quite a few podcasts for learning English depending on what you want to practice.

The English We Speak by BBC World Services is good for learning local expressions. It's in British English.

TEDTalks (Videos) is great for building your vocabulary as there are videos on so many interesting topics.

Business English pod is good for practicing your Business English.

I hope these help!


Posted September 14th, 2012 - 4:38 am by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
Hi Lua,

I wrote to the producer/author/professor that creates the Ta Fallando podcast to ask him your question. He responded back with the following comments.

Hi Troy,

Cool, thanks for the email, and for using our Brazilpod materials. I loved making the Ta Falado series.
As to if there are similar sites for Brazilians who are learning English, not yet. However, I have been in contact with the consulate office of the US in Recife and they are in the planning stage to create English lessons, following the Ta Falado model, and incorporating US/Brazilian cultural issues and also highlights about Recife, etc. Should be cool when it comes out.

As to regular English language podcasts, I believe the englishpod.com folks to a pretty good job.

Boa sorte,


Orlando R. Kelm
Business Language Education
Center for International Business Education and Research
McCombs School of Business
University of Texas, Austin