Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Oi gente, bem-vindos ao ClicaBrasil!

Welcome to ClicaBrasil!

imageHere you will find Portuguese language lessons that highlight aspects of Brazilian culture. These lessons are designed for intermediate to advanced students, but are accessible to everyone. Each includes videos of Brazilians from all walks of life speaking naturally about their lives and their country, and numerous activities and exercises available in PDF files.

ClicaBrasil recognizes that intermediate students are ready to tackle more challenging readings and complex aspects of the language, but at the same time may still need to review some grammar topics in greater depth. All lessons integrate reading, writing, listening and comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication and cultural activities with the videos. Click the Lesson Index to find out what each lesson covers and click on the Grammar Bank to find clear and concise grammar explanations.

Each lesson starts with a Pano de fundo (Backdrop) section to familiarize you with its specific socio-cultural scenario and ends with an Aproximando o foco (Zooming in) section, where you can explore these aspects more extensively. You may also find a reading and/or grammar section in the lessons. Each section has activities in downloadable PDF files. All videos have on their right a short glossary (Termos úteis), a Portuguese transcription and an English translation; you can choose to show or hide these texts.

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