There are so many cool product features in this language learning software that naming them could take forever. I've listed a few of my favorites:
Convenience. One of the really nice features is the option to use the entire screen or just a part of it to run the application.
Alerts for correct and incorrect answers show up as icons. You can choose a check mark for a correct answer and an X for an incorrect one. If that doesn't suit you, you can choose a big yellow smiley for a correct answer and a smiley with a bar across it for a goof-up.
Sound options for icons. I chose a strummed harp for correct answers (I can do no wrong!) and dungeon music (My doom awaits me!) played on a pipe organ for mistakes.
Vivid, colorful photographs (see image, right) showing events, objects, people, and actions are used to teach language as we first learn it, through observation and imitation, induction and deduction, correlation, and pattern sequence.
Comprehensive beginner lessons. Everything from listening comprehension to reading comprehension along with speaking and writing are covered in level 1. Highlights include:
Progressive Grammar for Beginners. You acquire grammar skills at the first level through sentence examples - only in Level 3 do you study grammar explicitly for the highest levels of effective communication in Brazilian Portuguese.
Speaking Brazilian Portugese. You can measure how close your pronunciation comes to that of a Brazilian speaker. Let me clarify that: how close your pronunciation comes to the Brazilian speaker in the example. There is room for variation, but you know you are on the money when the dial goes into the green zone. In the yellow zone, it is good to very good. If you are in the red zone, then you need to practice, practice, practice.
From Unit 1, Lesson 1 to Unit 8, Lesson 12, this language software consistently gives a well structured lesson with examples from previous lessons for reinforcement.This is a complete course for beginners who want to learn Brazilian Portuguese!