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Portuguese Language: A Guide   Tags: brazil, international_and_area_studies, portuguese  

This guide is intended for those interested in improving their written, oral, and listening comprehension in Portuguese.
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Online Dictionaries and Verb Conjugators


Aulete Digital

Directory of Translation Dictionaries

Web of Dictionaries

Verbix: Portuguese Verb Conjugator

Vocabulário Ortográfico
da Língua Portuguesa (Gratuito)


Electropedia: Multilingual electrotechnical vocabulary

IATE: Search for specialized vocabulary from 24 European languages in a variety of domains, such as agriculture, transportation, and economics.

IMF: The International Monetary Foundation's multilingual terminology database.

ISI: Multilingual Glossary of Statistical Terms


Campus Resources

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Portuguese Studies

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Luso-Brazilian Association - The University of Illinois has a group open to students and residents of Champaign-Urbana interested in learning or improving their Portuguese skills.

La Casa - Hosts many student groups, outreach activities, and cultural festivities around the University of Illinois campus.

Latin American Studies at UIUC Library Facebook Page

In-Flight Portuguese: Learn before you land - Download this audiobook and learn basic conversational Portuguese for travellers. 


Learn Portuguese on the Internet

Brazilian PodClass - Weekly Brazilian Portuguese podcast, for all levels with focus on conversation, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and popular expressions. Also available to download through iTunes.

Brazilian Portuguese Podcast - Brazilian Portuguese podcast with lessons designed to improve listening comprehension.

Italki Language Exchange - A collaborative online environment for developing language skills.

Ponto do Encontro - Offers quizzes and activities to test your Portuguese understanding.

Portuguese II through MIT's opensoftware.

BBC Languages: Portuguese - Online resources about Lusophone culture and language. The "Talk Portugal" section provides helfpul speaking and listening tools for practice.

Livemocha - A social language learning community with lessons, games chat and more. Boasts over 8 million members.



General Portuguese Resources

PC5444 .P48 2004 (LLL)
Perini, Mário A. Talking Brazilian: a Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation Workbook. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 2004.

469.8 R618f (Main Stacks)
Rodrigues, Fernando José and Peter Humphreys. Falaré aprender: Português para estrangeiros. Porto: Porto Editora, 1993.

PC5035 .L554 1999 (LLL)
Eberlein O.F. Lima , Emma and Samira A. Lunes. Falar, Ler, Escrever Português: um curso para estrangeiros. São Paolo: EPU, 1999.

469.82421 L348B1998 (Main Stacks)
Lathrop, Thomas A. and Eduardo M. Dias. Brasil! Lingua e Cultura. Newark, Del.: LinguaText, 1998.

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