With the mission to promote the construction of the “International Portuguese Training Centre” and the “training base of Chinese-Portuguese bilingual talents”, and with the long-established effort in Portuguese language teachers’ training to enhance academic excellence and teaching, the Centre for Portuguese Studies (CPCLP) of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) continues to offer summer training courses to Portuguese language teachers of higher education institutions in China to meet the high demand over the years. Due to the epidemic situation, the training course this summer will be conducted online, and free of charge. All Portuguese language teachers of higher education institutions in Macao, mainland China and other Asia-Pacific regions are welcome.
The Center for Portuguese Studies spares no effort in training Portuguese language teachers. In the past years, it held Portuguese language teacher training in Macao and mainland China to enhance the growth and the standard of Portuguese language teaching in Macao, mainland China and other Asia-Pacific regions. So far, CPCLP has successfully held approximately 30 training courses for higher education institutions, with a total of 400 enrolled participants and more than 600 hours of training, receiving unanimous praise from Portuguese language teachers of higher education institutions and from the Instituto Camões in Portugal.
In the field of non-tertiary Portuguese language teacher training, CPCLP cooperates with the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of Macao SAR as well as other institutions to provide teacher training locally; more than 200 participants from primary, secondary and kindergartens enrolled the Portuguese language teachers training. The provision of these courses highlights Macao’s advantages in Portuguese language talent training which are reflected in the optimization of the disciplinary knowledge structure of Portuguese language teachers, the elevation of the standard of practice in Portuguese language teaching, and the cultivation of more Sino-Portuguese bilingual talents.
This summer, the online training courses for Portuguese language teachers will be launched from 30th June to 15th July, consisting of three topics, namely “Literature in Dialogue (intertextual case study)”, “Academic Speech (seminar presentation)” and “Optimized Learning Experience (textbook design)” taught by Sara Augusto, Caio Christiano and Gabriel Cordeiro. “Literature in Dialogue” starts from the works of well-known Portuguese writers and displays the dialogue and exchange between literary works, aiming to interpret the intertextual dialogue in Portuguese literary works through reading and commenting on the works; “Academic Speech” will introduce a series of academic presentation skills, including effective methods to attract the audience, clear and accurate display of speech content, and more, so that the trainees can use the Portuguese language in different seminars to share and report their academic achievements according to the current international standards. Based on the principles of cognitive psychology with guided examples, “Optimized Learning Experience” demonstrates the theoretical basis, practical skills and suggestions in the field of textbook design, and provides guidance to write appropriate and effective Portuguese textbooks from the perspective of communicative design. Each topic includes three lectures; interested parties can apply for one or more topics according to their own interests and needs.
Enrollment of online training courses for Portuguese language teachers is now opened until 21st June, with a limited number of spaces on a first come first served basis. Portuguese language teachers of higher education institutions in Macao, mainland China and other Asia-Pacific regions who are interested in the above topics are welcome to participate in the training courses. Please scan the QR code on the poster for online registration. For inquiries, please contact the Centre for Portuguese Studies of MPI at 83998692.
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