European Portuguese Language Course

European Portuguese Language Course – The Mimic Method

Today’s post is about a very peculiar European Portuguese Language Course I came across with several months ago and that immediately caught my eye – The Mimic Method.

Why did it catch my eye?

This method is one of the only “Learn by Ear” courses out there and it takes learning a language to a new level.

European Portuguese Language Course

The Research behind it


Linguists are constantly searching and researching about languages and every year a lot of new things are discovered. There was a time, where it was believed that learning by repetition of sentences would be the best. Some time after, this method was declined by many language experts and new ways of learning languages were brought into the picture.

Nowadays, the majority of the language courses concentrates their attention into grammar and vocabulary, leaving pronunciation and language comprehension and production for last.

But is this good?

Let us think and go back to the time of when we were children and we were learning our first language. How did we learn it? Did someone put grammar books and flashcards in front of us and made us repeat things over and over until we eventually learnt it and were able to speak it? Did we make a grammar test until we decided it was time for us to start uttering words?

Hmmm…not really, right?

No, in contrast we put all our brains´ efforts into concentrating on the elemental sounds of our language. By listening to it and trying to imitate the sounds we heard, we were then capable of uttering those same sounds and put them together to form words. First simple words, then complex sentences.

What are the Elemental Sounds of a Language?


According to the Mimic Method, every language has a set of elemental sounds, which combine to form syllables. Every language has a different set of elemental sounds, and some have more than others. That is why, for example, a Spanish speaker has some more difficulties than a Portuguese speaker to learn other languages. That is because European Portuguese has a very vast set of Elemental Sounds, which makes it easier to learn other languages, since many of the sounds overlap.

European Portuguese Language Course

Can adults learn the Elemental Sounds too?


Yes! Absolutely! The Mimic Method team guarantees that anyone who is willing to, will be able to learn any set of elemental sounds. For this to happen, you will be guided through the sounds of that language. How? In three simple steps:

#CAPACITY

  1. Sound Capacity
  2. Syllable Capacity
  3. Sentence Capacity

Just like when you were a baby, you will go through the steps of understanding the sounds and how syllables are divided through phonetic training, self-recording and drills; then, you will make sense of those sounds and you will go on to understand syllables (which are made by those sounds you previously learnt). In this stage you will also get frequency analysis, self-recording and drills; Finally, you move on to stage 3. Here, you will learn how to combine syllables with rhythm and intonation to put them into words and into sentences. You will do this through musical training, self-recording and drills.

#CONVERSATION

  1. Simple Conversation
  2. Scripted Conversation
  3. Spontaneous Conversation
  4. Sophisticated Conversation

The Simple Conversation stage will allow you to concentrate in a minimum amount of words, that will allow you to understand and converse in a language minimally. It is the so called 20/80 method, which states that 20% of input will allow you to have 80% of output. Not bad, huh?

The Scripted Conversation part will teach you about the most common conversations you normally will have in a language. Through memorising by hearing, you will be able to impress your friends!

Moving on to stage 3, you will have to improvise. In the Mimic Method, you will be encouraged to speak to others in your target language as much as you can, until you can have spontaneous conversations without fearing mistakes.

Finally, the sophisticated conversation phase will allow you to perfect your speech. Until you reach this level, the Mimic Method concentrates more on production than on correctness. However, at this point you will be encouraged to correct what you have learnt so far. That is when you start correcting your grammar and vocabulary mistakes. You will group those mistakes into categories and correct them one by one.

Do you see the difference of this method? Only at this stage will you worry about grammar. “Crazy”, some might think! But think again! It has been showing great results.

>>Are you interested already? Click here to get your free starter guide! <<

# COMMAND

  1. Scholastic Command
  2. Stylistic Command

At the scholastic command stage, you will finally learn how to read in a certain language. At this point your grammar and vocabulary will be enough for you to have access and be able to start reading a lot of different books and other resources. Reading will then continue to help you perfect your grammar and learn more words.

At the stylistic command stage, you can develop your skills to use language in a more complex way, like natives would do. Writing is then highly encouraged and once you are at this point of your learning process, you have reached the end of it!

Congratulations, you have learnt a new language!

To give you the bigger picture, here is a graphic showing a review of all the steps you have to go through, as shown at the Mimic Method page:

Languages Offered


The Mimic Method is constantly updating their language courses. Right now, you will get access to the Elemental Sounds and exclusive courses. You will be able to learn Portuguese (Brazilian), German, Spanish, French, Italian, English, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese and MOST OF ALL European Portuguese! According to their team, European Portuguese has 57 Elemental Sounds.

>>Master the 57 Elemental Sounds of Portuguese TODAY, by clicking HERE <<

Why wait? 

Do not miss this opportunity! You will get a variety of different materials, which will allow you to master many languages. Don’t miss out on this!

  • Did you participate in a language course where you have done hours of grammar and vocabulary, but you still cannot utter a single word or sustain a conversation in your target language?
  • Do you try to follow a conversation, putting all your efforts into it, but you still can’t understand what native speakers of your target language are saying?
  • Do you feel insecure and you just stare and nod, pretending you understand the conversation, when actually you do not understand one single word at times?
  • Do you wonder if you will ever advance in your target language?
  • Do you feel embarrassed when someone asks you a question because you can’t speak the language and you have a really hard time understanding it too?

If this is your case, you can click the link below and change the course of things TODAY.

>> Read more about your Portuguese (Europe) language package HERE<< 

European Portuguese Language Course

You want to study another language?

  • 39 Elemental Sounds of Spanish
  • 38 Elemental Sounds of French
  •  33 Elemental Sounds of Italian
  •  56 Elemental Sounds of German
  •  55 Elemental Sounds of Brazilian Portuguese
  •  54 Elemental Sounds of European Portuguese
  •  42 Elemental Sounds of American English
  •  30 Elemental Sounds of Japanese
  •  30 Elemental Sounds of Mandarin Chinese

>> Find your preferred language course HERE and TODAY <<

As you can see, you can learn not only European Portuguese, but also as many other languages!

Start now and be the hyperglot (master of many languages) and hyperphonic (able to recognise many elemental sounds) you always dreamed to be!

Become capable of:

  • Feeling part of the group, speaking and interacting with native speakers as you do in your own language;
  • If you are in a romantic relationship with someone who speaks another language, connect with this person at a much deeper level, once you can speak their language;
  • If you live in another country, open new opportunitiesfor new jobs, new romances, new friends.

Don’t forget! Your chance to achieve this and much more starts here! Don’t miss your chance for new opportunities.


If you have any further questions just leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer. Maybe you have already used the The Mimic Method? I would be glad if you could share your experience with us. Have a nice day =)

Beijinhos,

Mia.

 

Do you want to learn more about the basics of European Portuguese? Common language courses are too expensive and you are looking for structured and high-quality lectures? I offer you 8,5h of online lectures in my European Portuguese Language Course.

European Portuguese Language Course

Study at your own pace, pause, rewind and watch it again as many times as you want. No risk – try it out for 30 days and if you are not happy with the course you will get your money back, no questions asked.

 

14 Comments to “European Portuguese Language Course – The Mimic Method”

  1. You have an amazing website! I really enjoyed the article, I learned so many things. Thank you so much. I hope you keep writing. I have been afraid to try learning a new languages for all of the reasons you listed but I admit to being intrigued!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Tara!
      I am currently taking the same course for German and it’s really good I have to say! So if you want to take the next step to learn a new language, I would advise you to get this course, it’s really cool!
      If you do, come back and let me learn about your experience! Thank you so much once again,
      Mia

  2. I’ve always wanted to learn to understand another language but I was always terrible at it haha. But I think your article is awesome because it talks about what actually goes into learning a language, some of which I honestly wasn’t aware of. I like the step thing, that’s definitely new to me. Might have to retry sometime in the future but pretty cool info anyway.

    1. Hi Jasmere!
      Thank you for your comment!
      I hope that you retry! With this method, if you are successful once, you will be able to succeed more times because your brain will get used to the sounds of the language. Once the brain is plastic enough to acknowledge and understand all the sounds, you will learn much faster any language. At least that is the claim at the Mimic Method! I have been trying it for German and it seems to work really well. Other people have also tried it and succeeded.
      So, why not? Give it a try! I wish you lots of success!

      Beijinhos,
      Mia

  3. What a great post! I think Portuguese is an often overlooked language when it comes to learning, at least where I’m from in the U.S. Most schools before university level only offer Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, ASL, and German. This is a very interesting read, and the website is really full of great information.

    1. Thanks for your comment Donovan. I am glad you liked the post. It is true that most schools in many countries do not offer Portuguese, but I am hoping that this will soon change =)
      Meanwhile, if you want to learn something about this language, just come back to my website. It is always good to have different people from different places here. I will be uploading videos and other material soon, so why not giving it a try? 😉
      Thanks so much again,
      Mia

  4. Mia, when I first learnt English, back home the approach was very much focused on grammar and sentence structure. When I cam to this country however – that’s UK – thinking retrospectively I believe I was thrown in the deep end of the mimic method. Because I very much imitated the way others spoke around me. My boss, the cashier at the supermarket, my doctor; I literally focused my attention on their pronunciation and mannerism in delivering a sentence. And that seemed to work, because the grammar and the rules fell into place automatically. If that’s mimic method, I highly recommend it to whoever wants to learn a new language!

    1. Hi GiuliaB! 

      Thank you very much for your comment. I am very happy that you made such a nice experience. That´s a perfect example for how focusing on the elemental sounds and pronunciation of a language can help you mastering a language.

      Thank you once again for sharing your experience with us.

      Have a great day.

      Mia.

  5. This is a great way to learn languages! I had no clue. Portuguese in fact is one the languages I would be interested to learn next so I will definitely explore the mimic method. Is there any option for a trial?I.e to try it for 1-2 courses and then to buy the full course?

    1. Hi Maria. Thank you very much for your comment. I am very happy to explore the mimic method for learning Portuguese. In fact, the mimic method has a 60 days money back guarantee. In case you are not satisfied with the courses, you can always get your money back.
      Best,
      Mia.

  6. Hi Mia,
    This website is great because it is very informative. I did not know you can learn a language through elemental sounds. I never heard of the Mimic Method but you break it down in three steps like capacity,conversation and command. I wish that I would have known about this course when I took spanish in Junior High School.

    All the best,
    Roger

    1. Hi Roger,
      thank you very much for your comment! Yes, you can indeed learn a language through elemental sounds. How is it about your Spanish at the moment? The Mimic Method is suitable for any level you are in at the moment, so it does not matter if you are a beginner or already an advanced user of the language.
      Once again thanks for your comment.
      Mia.

  7. Wow! I have always wanted to learn another language and consider myself bi-lingual but I think for me starting out Portuguese might be a bit to much. However Mia I do have a Nephew in-law that married someone that speaks Portuguese so maybe it should be my choice since at all the get-together’s we can only speak a few English words she knows. But she is getting so much better at speaking English each time I see her.

    Great informative website by the way!

    RP

    1. Hi RP! Thank you very much for your comment. First of all, I’d like to encourage you to give it a try to learn a new language 🙂 It is never to late and you open so many new opportunities once you are able to speak and understand a new language. Even if you are just getting to know some words, you might like it and spend more time for it. If you want to check out some material for European Portuguese for beginners, keep checking out my Material page 🙂 That’s nice that the partner of your nephew in-law gets better in speaking English. The Mimic Method could also help her for example to learn English faster. In fact, it is suitable for everyone of any language level.
      Have a great day!
      Mia.

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