Língua da Gente, our series of audio podcast lessons that are produced at the University of Texas at Austin, with tremendous support from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the College of Liberal Arts, and COERLL, (The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning). In Brazil, the term língua da gente (literally ‘language of the people’) refers to the way that people actually talk in everyday speech.  And that, in essence, is the object behind this series. Each audio podcast, generally between 8-12 minutes, includes the presentation of a brief dialog, a line-by-line English translation, and more in-depth analysis of the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural content in the lesson.  Discussion blogs also accompany each lesson, providing community interaction for comments and questions.  In broad terms, the lessons are subdivided into three levels of difficulty: Beginning, Elementary, and Intermediate.

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