Learn a Foreign Language Without Living Abroad!
Keep that in mind while you learn a foreign language!
You are reading right now - and I wrote this text - because someone created those resources for us. Indeed, everything that exists in the natural world was firstly created in somebody’s mind.
Then, as we’re starting together this journey, why don’t you do yourself a favor?
Visualize yourself speaking Portuguese fluently (or any language you want). By mentally reaching your goal, you’re halfway through.
In his book As a Man Thinketh , James Allen expressed this same truth in the following words:
“He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. Columbus cherished a vision of another world and he discovered it. Copernicus fostered the vision of a multiplicity of worlds and a wider universe, and he revealed it. Buddha beheld the vision of a spiritual world of stainless beauty and perfect peace, and he entered into it.”
Keeping the proper proportion, it was exactly what happened to me: after being encouraged by workmates, I believed that I would learn English. A year and a half later, I was already teaching for beginners.
But I have another dream to make true: become the best provider of free resources for the Portuguese as a Second Language on the Web and, later, provide the same service to Brazilian teachers and learners of the English Language. If I have opportunities, I have also the responsibility to reach out the greatest number of people and share these tools.
Do You REALLY Want to Learn a Foreign Language? Why?
In a 'globalized' world, some say that in a while those who speak only their native language will be out of market as the last century uneducated were. Though some people may consider it 'unfair' to be necessary learning a second language to work in their own country, their opinion can’t change the rules of the game.
It’s much better to learn these rules and play according to them.
As an interpreter, I have witnessed several meetings between Brazilian and foreign managers. I know those who speak more than one language feel better at the negotiation table.
In face of such facts, which will be your attitude? Stay in the crowd complaining, or get in the game, learning the rules and using them at your own favor?
Well, it’s time to evaluate the doors that will be opened to you as soon as you learn Portuguese. What do you really want?
Identify all possible benefits before you start the task. It will make it easier to push along when the challenges come on your way. Whatever happens, remember:
“Education is the key to opportunity.” - Gordon B. Hinckley
Time to Learn a Foreign Language... ACTION!
Great! I know it's not easy to read a long web page, but you are still up and running!
So, let's plant the first seeds on language learning. Quite soon, we will see the first flowers blooming.
Then, we will be able to get the first fruit: your fluent conversation in your target language. If you have chosen Portuguese, have a look at how many words you can already identify!
And please, check our Pronunciation Guide. You will soon master all the sounds in this beautiful language.
I look forward to receiving your emails in Portuguese! In case you are reading it offline, there is no problem. Rent a carrier pigeon or make smoke signals...
Real communication really matters!
Are you wondering why I insist in this matter? Two heads can think better and clearer than one when setting a goal – and we all need a helping hand here and there.
If you want to become my Pen Pal, use our contact form and let's start this process together. Both of us will learn something with the exchange.
Did you know that the more you try to explain your own language to a foreign, the better you learn a foreign language? What are you waiting for? Make this world a simpler and better place!
“It is true intelligence for a man to take a subject that is mysterious and great in itself, and to unfold and simplify it so that a child can understand it...” - John Taylor
(Learning a new language is an ongoing process. Keep moving!)