64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Why I think it is excellent,
This review is from: Portuguese Complete Course: book only (Teach Yourself Languages S.) (Paperback)
As a beginner I really enjoyed this course. It gave me what I needed to get by on a first visit. The first five chapters are very easy to follow with hardly any grammar but covering all the essentials. There is also a self help kit that enables you to communicate practically without knowing the language. You can write down questions, etc. by substituting words. This is a great help. Look at unit 5 and all the previous ones. Now I am attending classes but still using the course at home to complement what the teacher says. I hope to get to the end and I am confident my Portuguese will be quite ok. I really think this is an excellent course in the way it teaches the language from beginner to more advanced levels.