Oct 28, 2019
Brazilian lecture held for the 2020 Tokyo Games
Rikkyo University held a series of four lecture sessions on Niiza Campus from June 5 under the title, “Brazilian Lecture: Let's Receive the Brazilian National Delegation with Warm Hospitality in 2020!” for its students, staff and faculty members. About 40 people attended the lecture taught by Gustavo Ramos, a coordinator for international relations at the Niiza municipal government to learn Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language.
Gustavo Ramos, a coordinator for international relations at the Niiza municipal government.
Ramos, a Brazilian, is versed in Japanese as he studied in Japan. During the lecture, the participants first learned Brazil’s history, geography and culture, after which they practiced how to express greetings in Portuguese and introduce themselves. Moreover, they were divided into groups to practice how to guide the Brazilian people to a location they wish to travel to. In the last lecture session, Ramos explained the unique cheering style of Brazilians as well as how to cheer in Portuguese, occasionally using videos. “I want Japanese people to get to know Brazil more,” Ramos enthusiastically told the participants. “If you can cheer for Brazil with Brazilian people, the 2020 Tokyo Games will be much more enjoyable.” The participants, attentively — and occasionally in all smiles — listened to Ramos’ lecture, which was rife with humor and interesting episodes.
Ramos teaches Portuguese to participants one-on-one.
The participants group into teams to practice Portuguese.
All participants of the last lecture session pose for a photo. The 2020 Tokyo Games is about one year away.
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