The Centre for Portuguese Studies (CPCLP) of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has been providing summer training courses for Portuguese-language teachers of higher education institutions in the mainland to meet the high demand of Portuguese-language learning there over the years, IPM said in a statement on Thursday.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the training courses this summer will be carried out online and free of charge to Portuguese language teachers in Asia, the statement said.
The statement did not elaborate on when the programme was launched.
The language programme aims to promote the development of Macao’s role as an international Portuguese-language training centre and a training base of Chinese-Portuguese bilingual talents, and assist in the training of Portuguese-language teachers and enhance their teaching ability, the statement noted.
According to the statement, in the past years, the CPCLP has successfully held approximately 30 training courses for higher education institutions, with a total of 400 enrolled learners and more than 600 hours of training.
June 30 to July 15
This summer, the online training courses for Portuguese language teachers will run from June 30 to July 15, consisting of three topics, namely “Literature in Dialogue (intertextual case study)”, “Academic Speech (seminar presentation)” and “Optimised Learning Experience (textbook design)” taught by Sara Augusto, Caio Christiano and Gabriel Cordeiro.
According to the statement, each topic includes three lectures. Interested learners can apply for one or more topics in accordance with their own interests and needs.
The application period for the programme is open from now until June 21, the statement noted.
For applications and enquiries, call the CPCLP on 8399 8692 during office hours.