Favela, Portuguese and Emotion

Michael Jackson y Rio _ Learn

Our Portuguese students with the King of Pop.

Nous sommes allés visiter une favela de Rio où Michael Jackson a tourné un vidéoclip il y a plusieurs années. J´ai beaucoup apprécié la visite de cette communauté parce que cela s´est fait en toute simplicité et dans le respect des membres de la communauté. Nous sommes tous curieux de voir comment vivent les habitants des favelas de Rio. La favela de Santa Marta est l´une des plus sécuritaire de Rio et offre un point de vue magnifique sur la ville! Merci à Rio Live de nous avoir permis de vivre cette expérience!

Judith Beaulieu, Canada.
RioLIVE! en la favela

Ready to go up Santa Marta!

Favela, Portuguese and Emotion. That was our RioLIVE! at this time, the Portuguese students of Rio & Learn visited one of the most popular favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Favela Santa Marta or also called Dona Marta.

Our students from The United States, Japan, Canada and Switzerland could have a closer contact on how these communities look like. In their opinion, the most interesting part was the contrast between the favela and the south part of the city, since this is richest one. They really liked the people there and how they enjoy life even with some difficulties.

One of the best moments of the visit was when they went to the top part of the favela and could see the statue of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. In 1996, he filmed a video clip at Santa Marta, students were really happy, amazed and also emotioned for being there. We finished our RioLIVE! having some drinks at a local bar and of course practing our Portuguese as always. Come you too and take part in our RioLIVE! Activities.
You can see some of our last visits clicking on these links:

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