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SP23-1- Brazilian Culture & Language through Lyrics & Music
SP23-1- Brazilian Culture & Language through Lyrics & Music
SP23-1- Brazilian Culture & Language through Lyrics & Music
SP23-1- Brazilian Culture & Language through Lyrics & Music
SP23-1- Brazilian Culture & Language through Lyrics & Music

SP23-1- Brazilian Culture & Language through Lyrics & Music

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Spring 1:  April 3- May 12 (ONLINE INSTRUCTOR FACILITATED)

Credit Options

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45 Professional Development/Clock Hours: $540

  • Idioma Professional Development Certificate (accepted by most states)
  • Approved Illinois CPDU Certificate through partnership with CEII
  • Approved Massachusetts PDP Certificate
  • Approved New York CTLE Certificate
  • Approved Pennsylvania ACT48 Certificate

3 Graduate-Level Credits

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.

What participants are saying about this course

"I loved the materials and resources and activities for this course. They were applicable to the classes I teach while also interesting and engaging to me."

Required Texts 

There is no required textbook for this course. All materials are digital and will be provided in the online course.

Course Delivery 

Online weekly learning modules, collaborative discussion boards and instructor feedback. This course is not self-paced. 

Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.

About the Instructor

Dr. Javier Escudero, Instructor. Read more about Our Team page!

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