The Verb Set method is an innovative approach created by the author that promotes learning through speaking. Every set contains six verbs and a practice objective, such as mastering a tense or a theme. The questions aim to develop conversation and to help to generate other ideas and phrases. Through the necessity or curiosity of formulating responses, the student actively searches for information, contrary to most conventional methods which simply deliver information to a passive student. The level of difficulty increases progressively as each section is completed. This book was designed for students of Brazilian or European Portuguese.
Many high school and university students find foreign language classes difficult. Although learning a language is a natural process, students study languages inefficiently and they lack effective strategies for language learning. Foreign Language Made Easy is designed to make studying a foreign language an easy and enjoyable experience. The best techniques for foreign language success are explained in a simple format that anyone can follow. Effective techniques for note taking specifically designed for the foreign language classroom are addressed, as are successful methods to learn grammatical structures and effectively increase vocabulary. The last sections of Foreign Language Made Easy are language-specific, and include the most common languages taught in the United States, such as Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese. Common errors are explained, and simple techniques are presented that will help students to succeed. Everyone can learn a foreign language. By following the suggestions presented in this text, even students that previously found learning a foreign language difficult will meet with success.