Intended for self-study or class use, this course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Portuguese with no prior knowledge of the language required. It includes exercises for regular practice; a vocabulary and pronunciation guide; answer key; and reference section. By the end of this course the reader should be able to communicate in Portuguese in a range of everyday situations. Two 60-minute cassettes accompany this text. Recorded by native speakers, these cassettes can be used on any audio system and complement the book, helping you with pronunciation and listening skills.