BRAZILIAN CULTURE & LANGUAGE

Topic: World Languages and Cultures
Instructor: Mellissia Walles
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Idioma Education
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to broaden students' knowledge of Brazilian Culture and Brazilian Portuguese through the study of significant lyrics and music styles, like Samba, Bossa Nova, Pagode, Sertanejo, Forró, Axé, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and Funk. Along with analyzing song lyrics, participants will read about music styles and their influences, watch concerts and documentaries, and discuss relevant cultural, social, political and regional topics present in the lyrics. Participants will also learn about some of the most famous Brazilian singers and composers including Tom Jobim, Vincius de Moraes, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Maria Rita, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, Seu Jorge, Cassia Eller, Eliane Printes, Simone and Anita, among others. Another important objective of the course is to improve participants´ comprehensive, interpersonal communication and presentational writing skills in order to increase their vocabulary and understanding of Portuguese grammar. Participants will also plan and prepare class activities to be integrated into the participant's own curriculum, covering several important topics related to the study of Portuguese and Brazilian culture. The students will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss aspects about the course material during a weekly group conversation with the instructor. Course conducted in Portuguese by Dr. Javier Escudero and Ms. Jamilly Multary Correia.

Idioma courses receive letter grades

24-48 HOURS AFTER YOUR REGISTRATION YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM IDIOMA CONTAINING YOUR COURSE ACCESS. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: 

Within 24 hours of registering for a PD course, you'll be able to access your student account using Self-Service Ashland. There, you'll find printable financial statements and grade reports, plus a link for requesting transcripts, once your grades have posted. Instructions for establishing or resetting your login can be found HERE

 If you have a tuition waiver voucher or would prefer to mail your payment:

Please click HERE for a registration form. Please mail that along with your payment and/or voucher to the Main Campus address. Vouchers are worth $166 when applied to PD courses.

 Contact Ashland Professional Development to update your email address or with other needs: pds@ashland.edu

Cost: $1 050
Timespan of Course:
October 24, 2022 to December 6, 2022
Contact E-mail: info@idiomaconsulting.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with Idioma Education
Course Number: EDU*6130*A25
Academic Term: 23/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU