50 Ways to Improve your Portuguese: Teach Yourself

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50 Ways to Improve your Portuguese: Teach Yourself by Helena Tostevin and Manuela Cook

Product Summary:

Do you have a working knowledge of Portuguese, but want to improve? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 top tips for improving your spoken and written Portuguese is presented and analysed across a whole double page, with explanations as to where and why people sometimes go wrong. The tips are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections. There’s even free downloadable audio content available to help you with your pronunciation.

Polish your Portuguese with this brand new series from Teach Yourself – the No. 1 brand in language learning. 50 Ways to Improve your Portuguese touches all essential bases and is divided into the following easily digestible sections:

Only got a minute?

A 60-second introduction to Portuguese to get you started.

Only got five minutes?

Get to grips with Portuguese and its common pitfalls even if you’re short of time.

Only got ten minutes?

Use your free time wisely to learn something about the Portuguese language.


Instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on Helena Tostevin and Manuela Cook's many years of experience.

Test yourself

Tests online to keep track of your progress.


Extra information to keep you motivated.


Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.


Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.


Don’t sound like a tourist – polish your pronunciation before you go.


Downloadable audio support online to help with key areas – iPod/MP3 compatible.

About the Author(s):

Helena Tostevin teaches Portuguese at the University of Surrey. Manuela Cook has worked at the University of Wolverhampton and is the author of language courses and other materials for the learning of Portuguese.

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