Learning for Beginners of the C1 Level?

I’m not sure where I can continue wih my portuguese! I have just reached the C1 level and not exactly sure where I can go beyond my grammar books (I am only 17) what might my available options be to improve?

August 2, 2019


I have about that level in French and German, and what I have done is a LOT of listening! Every day I listen to the radio, or podcasts, or watch online TV and news in French and German and your level just keeps getting higher and higher. I want to get both to the same level as my Spanish. (I'm from the US, but have lived in Spain many years, so my Spanish is pretty close to my English)

August 2, 2019

a partir desse nível de conhecimento num idioma, vc tem que criar um tipo de imersão. ficar estudando gramática não é mais muito empolgante nem suficiente (no nível C1 não tem lá muita coisa gramatical nova para aprender). Faça tudo em português. Se você vai pesquisar uma receita na internet, pesquise em português; se vc quer assistir uma série, assista dublado em português e sem legendas; Escreva em português (esse tópico por exemplo teria sido uma boa oportunidade para vc ter praticado sua língua escrita). Sempre quando assistir um vídeo no youtube, tente escrever um comentário dando a sua opinião, mesmo que não seja muito relevante, mas só para praticar mesmo. Se em todo vídeo que vc assistir, vc deixar um comentário de umas 5 linhas, vc já estará evoluindo bastante

August 3, 2019

Ouça rádios, podcasts e/ou assista a vídeos no Youtube para criar um ambiente artificial de imersão. Essa é o jeito mais prático de por o vocabulário aprendido aqui em prática.

August 2, 2019

um read books ?? talk to natives

August 2, 2019

Immerse yourself with Portuguese. Read, listen, watch native stuff (a lot of input to learn the natural/native ways how the language is used), converse with natives (output). That’s what I try to do mainly.

Then, even though I almost "know" everything that I need/want to know, or rather, I am familiar with enough grammar (barely ever meet structures I don’t understand) and words (practiced about 10,000) for advanced/C1 level, my output is still lacking. So in order to achieve near native fluency I will just have to accumulate more hours of immersion and that way my lacking-output skills will also get better and I will become fluent some day. I am not too concerned about it, it will happen some day, I am mainly focusing on Japanese right now and am very satisfied with my Portuguese.

Edit. I have to give shoutouts to the creators of the Portuguese for English speakers course here. It’s fantastic. It teaches so much grammar that after completing it, grammar wise, it was easy to jump into reading native materials and mainly the unknown words would give me problems.

Lastly, I still do like to practice here to patch up some minor holes I have. I think all the sentences I encounter here are grammatically easy but then when I type them myself in answers I may do silly mistakes and sometimes mix up things.

A complete grammar reference book is always great to have. Maybe you are not studying Brazilian Portuguese but if you are, John Whitlam’s Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is a great book.

August 4, 2019
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