- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Transparent Portuguese Premium
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- Easy-to-use immersion course
- An intuitive "book interface" format
- Lessons covering over 15,000 Portuguese words and phrases
- Rapidly build, master and retain a large Portuguese vocabulary base
- Quickly develop confident speaking skills
- Learn to read and write in Portuguese
- Native speaker audio with the ability to slow down the native speaker's voice
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2 LEARNING PRODUCTS IN 1!
The Transparent Language Premium Edition is a full language course with a lesson plan designed to develop your conversational fluency in a new language. This easy-to-use immersion course enables learners to take basic vocabulary and quickly progress to more advanced comprehension and use. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening and conversation practice are emphasised through text, videos and stories.
To REALLY learn a language, just do TWO things…
The Transparent Language Premium Edition combines the two methods needed to achieve language proficiency. This interactive self-study program delivers both vocabulary and real language in natural context. It offers a simple and engaging multimedia learning environment, providing guidance yet leaving you in control to learn at your own pace.
1. Master critical vocabulary - acquire over 1,000 words and phrases with Byki - a fun, rapid learning system.
2. Use REAL language in natural context - explore comprehensive lessons, real immersion videos and stories in your new language that will guide you to speaking confidently.
Uncomplicated Learning Environment
Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced computer user, you'll find Transparent Premium Edition a breeze to use. The main program screen is modelled after a book for ease of use. The book interface provides easy-to-follow chapters and pages for lessons to help you find your way around.
Learn and Never Forget
Transparent Premium Edition automatically records your learned material and reminds you of older items that may need to be refreshed or studied again. Plus, you can use the built-in tests and online quizzes to test your knowledge at any time. By doing so, you will take your language knowledge from your short-term memory to your long-term memory in the quickest possible time.
Build your vocabulary base using a proven flash card method with the integrated Byki learning engine. Experts agree that the most important part of learning a language is rapidly building a foundation of word and phrase knowledge. Byki is the fastest, most direct path to that goal - it "hacks" into your memory and fills it with foreign words and phrases.
The Rapid Way to Master Vocabulary
This flash card program can help you learn more than 1,000 words and phrases to build your vocabulary base.
Next, take the vocabulary you have learned and apply it to the lessons in the Transparent Language System. In that program, you can improve your listening, reading, grammar and speaking skills. You can do the lessons in the recommended order or, if you prefer, jump around to customise your learning experience.
Build your Reading and Listening Skills
Now use your new vocabulary to build your reading and listening skills.
Develop your written and verbal skills with a full course including lesson plans to develop your conversational skills. Native language texts, videos and stories immerse you in the native language helping you to communicate without having to think about it - just like you do in English.
Practise speaking your chosen language by participating in conversational role-plays and realistic dialogues. Record your voice and then play back the conversation (a microphone is required). Then perfect your pronunciation by comparing it to a native speaker. You'll be able to build exceptional listening and speaking skills through Conversation practice.
As you progress through Premium's lessons you'll find yourself communicating in your chosen language without having to think about it - just like you do in English!
Practise on the Bus, Train or Beach
Learn on the go! The Premium Edition comes with dozens of Byki Pod MP3 files ready for you to use. Listen to these files on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, or any other MP3 player. Now you can practise your favourite language wherever you are.
Have Fun and Speak Confidently
After practising with Byki and the Transparent Language System, have some fun with activities and games, including Crosswords, Dictation, Plug-n-Play and Vocabulous.
About Transparent Language
Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. More than 12,000 schools and universities, as well as top government language schools, use their products. Working with distinguished language acquisition experts and thousands of native speakers around the world, Transparent Language is committed to producing language learning solutions of the highest quality at affordable prices.
Language titles in the Premium Edition range include: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
PC: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) / Vista / Windows 7
Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or higher with Safari
1.8 GB processor
4GB Hard Drive Space
Direct X compatible Video and Sound (onboard or add on)
Top Customer Reviews
So now, after a month I feel qualified to write my review and I'm pleased to say it was a pleasure to use and yes, I'm pretty fluent in the basics and would feel confiedent to attempt to use my new found 'skills' when on holiday.
I set up the program both on my pc and iPod and used both to aid my progression. The pc version obviously has more to it but the iPod isn't lacking and provides plenty of the core elements to keep you busily learning. I found the flash cards very useful and the program autosaves your progress as you advance. My only tip is to persevere and maintain regular lessons and you'll be surprised at how you do actually progress within a matter of weeks.
The learning system is amazing, i've never had such an efficient language course, I've been trying to learn for a while and I don't feel books are enough nor just CDs as you can't interact with them like this. In just a couple of hours I felt confident in many areas, and now having been using it for a few months I'd be quite happy holding a decent conversation with someone in Portugal! Very very impressed, and I highly recommend this for those needing a more interactive learning system, you don't feel alone learning and best of all you can sync onto your Ipod for learning on the go! They've thought of everything, it's fantastic! Well worth the money.
This course is effectively split into two. The flash card system is one part and the dialogue part the other. Both are equally effective in reinforcing my studies.
The flash cards (minor problem under Windows 7, set it to run in XP compatability mode) allows you to concentrate on various topics in both learning and test mode. I was frankly amazed how effective this was and I can only recommend it.
The dailogues are equally good. Each "conversation" by authentic Portugues speakers can be repeated sentence by sentence, with help on each individual word within that sentence. And the "slow mode" button which slows the speech down to enable beginners to decipher a difficult phrase or sentence must be worth a star all on its own!
Yes, of course you must put in the effort to get the most out of this course but even the most fleeting use of the flashcards will improve your language and if you really use it as it was meant to be used you will come on in leaps and bounds.
Highly recommended from someone who took a language degree - but not in Portuguese!
The course is good but unfortunately it is Brazilian portuguese which is not stated in the description on amazon, however I should have guessed as the picture is of Rio de Janeiro! Saying that there are a few different words in European portuguese and the pronunciation is different but overall it gives a good grounding in general portuguese.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I choose it to help me to learn portuguese. It is a great aid and so convenient to use. thanksPublished on 8 Jun. 2013 by Noreen Murray
This is a good package for the beginner...it is Brazilian portuguese and there are some differences, so if if this is important to you watch out... Read morePublished on 27 April 2011 by Purpleheart
I've recently used the Swedish version of this product, so I was familiar with the format of the course. Read morePublished on 17 May 2010 by AR