Ms. Gabriella Motta-Passajou

Language(s) taught



Spanish and French: Beginner II, Intermediate I and II and Conversational
Capoeira (Brazilian martial art)


MA, Romance Languages, Spanish (2003) Appalachian State University
MA, English (1993) Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

Academic achievement

Gabrielle Motta-Passajou teaches language courses in the Departments of Spanish and French. She also teaches capoeira classes in Watauga Global Community. She directs an annual event each April at Appalachian called Festa do Brasil, which features mestres of capoeira and other treasures of Brazilian culture; she also teaches capoeira workshops throughout the state. She also translates English and Portuguese articles into French for and

Title: Senior Lecturer, French and Spanish
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8512

Office address
LS Dougherty 103 B