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Preface

The present book is a thorough re-working of the 1993 revision of Professor Claude E. Leroy’s Português Para Principiantes, which was first published in two volumes by the University of Wisconsin Extension Division in 1964. The emphasis given in this textbook to Brazilian Portuguese, rather than Continental or European Portuguese, reflects the longstanding interest in and research on Brazil on the part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and students.

Português Para Principiantes is a time-tested text which can be used in conjunction with a variety of approaches to the teaching of beginning Portuguese. This material provides students with a good foundation in Brazilian Portuguese which can serve personal, academic, or professional goals.

Each of the thirty lessons is a unit which introduces new grammar, vocabulary and exercises. Following each lesson is a dialogue designed to test the grammar and vocabulary therein contained.