I just Regilded my EN>PT Tree
It's always nice to refresh my skills a bit. I really should be finishing Memrise courses, but they do seem a bit more rote and boring than Duolingo.
Me dei conta que o Duolingo não usa o icon de Portugal, usa o do Brasil o.o R.I.P pt Portugal
Também vejo em opções de jogos e apps, da a aparentar que o pt Portugal é bem desvalorizado
Não é desvalorizado, já existem muitas threads sobre o assunto. Simplesmente as empresas acham que têm no Brasil um mercado com mais potencial - por razões óbvias. Há mais brasileiros a usar o Duolingo para aprender inglês que portugueses, mas tenho visto muitos estrangeiros que estão interessados em aprender o português de Portugal e não o brasileiro. Parece-me um pouco precoce dizer RIP ;)
I like to know whether the english audios here are as actual like the native pronunciation
You can come to Portugal sometime to get in touch with EP, people will understand you even if you speak "brazilian" :)
Have you tried the new 7 part courses? The European Portuguese 7 part course should be getting videos soon-ish.
I haven't got that far, but yeah I think they are designed so you can jump in wherever you want.
1-3 correspond to A1 and 4-7 correspond to A2 if that helps.
In their last blog post, they said that 1-3 correspond to A1 and 4-5 to A2. I'm excited that 6-7 will take me into B1 territory.
Good catch! Yeah, I didn't notice that. In the forums they had said 4-7.
I guess this has more credibility as it is a blog post, and it will have had more eyes on it, however I decided to do a quick sanity test...
The hours are listed, for each course in order, as follows:
European: 4 6 11 3 7 7 9
Brazilian: 3 6 11 3 7 7 9
No idea why course 1 is different between the two. I expected both lists of hours to be identical.
Anyway, this shows that A1 is either 20 or 21 hours total. The forum post would suggest A2 is 26 hours total. The blog post would suggest A2 is 10 hours total. I had already thought 26 hours seemed low, so I am not sure what to make of 10. (Of course I could be taking the time estimates too seriously - I have never checked how accurate they are myself)
Have you tried the last two courses (6 or 7)? Or know anyone who has? It would be nice to get some feedback to cut through the fog.
Perhaps @lusofone can pitch in.
I tried a bit of Spanish 6 (having completed my Spanish tree) and it feel like a good level. Some words are easy, but the sentence practice will be good. They have practical sentences to contrast those about bears drinking beer. I've grown tired of reguilding my tree. I resent my level 22 account and did it from scratch. I don't feel like I'm getting much out of it any more. These Memrise courses are refreshing.
WARNING we don't use CEFR in the U.S. so take this with a grain of salt
It seems to be B1. The sentences start to wander from the simple things commonly covered in A2 level courses. Of course, with online courses, moving to B1 should come with a shift from passive learning to active. If you're also reading/hearing Portuguese news and trying to speak it you'll be able to rise to B2 on your own.
Thanks for the feedback! I'm going try EP and BP in parrallel for a while - to see how it goes.
I doubt I can give you much advice as you have gone past my level. Congrats by the way!
They have some big vocabulary courses on Memrise. I tried one of the polyglot courses by Easy Academy, but with mixed results. You could experiment with a few - but it will feel like you are learning everything by rote. They are just ways of hammering away at vocabulary.
The Brazilian Portuguese has one of the new missions (only one so far). You could try that, but it means doing the first few lessons again. Or wait until missions arrive on European Portuguese. They are very like bots on Duolingo.
Or you could try moving platforms to either Clozemaster (for sentences) or Readlang (for reading).