Portuguese Language Teacher Training Courses
The centre has been continuously training Portuguese language teachers in Macao and Mainland China. In order to respond actively to the “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” proposed to support Macao in the construction of Sino-Portuguese bilingual talent training base, continue to strengthen the role of Macao as a business cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. The centre has held the following Portuguese language teacher training courses over the years:
Since 2014, the “Macao Polytechnic Institute Summer Training Course”, which has been certified by the Camões Institute, held in Macao, focus on Portuguese teachers from universities in Macao and Mainland China. So far, it has been held for six sessions with over a hundred participants. Starting from 2015, the centre has provided teacher training for the Centre of Languages and Division of Research and Education Reform of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau. More than 200 Portuguese teachers in primary, secondary and kindergartens in Macao participated in the training. Through the Portuguese language teacher training courses, Macao's advantages in Portuguese language talent training are utilized, the subject knowledge structure of Portuguese language teachers participating in the training is optimized, the Portuguese language teaching practice level is improved, and more Sino-Portuguese bilingual talents are trained.
Portuguese Literature Course
The Portuguese Literature Open Course has been held annually since 2016 and has been successfully held for four sessions so far. Each course attracted the participation of teachers, journalists, lawyers and other people from all walks of life in Macao, highlighting the strong interest of Macao society in Portuguese literature. So far, nearly 100 people have participated. The centre has been devoted to the research and promotion of Portuguese and the culture, literature, and history of the Portuguese-speaking countries. In the future, more similar cultural activities will be held to enable academic research to go into the community and carry out extensive interaction with society.