FAH’s Portuguese Language and Culture Summer Course helps train bilingual professionals 人文學院葡語文化暑期課程促進中葡雙語人材培養

24 Aug 2015


The 29th Portuguese Language and Culture Summer Course, organised by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH), closed on 31 July with great success in the University Hall. This is the first time the course has been held on UM’s new campus. This year’s course attracted approximately 300 students from around the world. The three-week intensive course not only gave participants a chance to communicate with dozens of Portuguese-speaking instructors on a daily basis, but also allowed them to experience UM’s unique Portuguese culture through the residential colleges. Some participants said that the course greatly enhanced their spoken Portuguese and their understanding of Portuguese culture.

At the closing ceremony, a student delivered a speech in Portuguese. Other participants presented what they had learned from the course through singing and dancing. One participant from the mainland city of Tianjian said the course greatly improved his spoken Portuguese and gave him an opportunity to meet like-minded friends from different universities, adding that he and his friends all liked the tranquil learning environment of the campus and looked forward to coming back to the campus to attend next year’s summer course. Another participant from the United States said that the course included a variety of interesting activities, such as Portuguese folk dance and visits to local museum, which not only enhanced the participants’ understanding of the Portuguese language and culture, but also acquainted them with the historical and cultural aspects of Macao.

Over the past two decades, UM has been dedicated to producing graduates with bilingual proficiency in Chinese and Portuguese. Its excellent faculty team works tirelessly in order to provide students with a multifaceted learning experience. This year’s Portuguese Language and Culture Summer Course saw a record high satisfaction rate among the students, which is believed to be mainly attributable to the high quality of the course, UM’s new campus, the excellent learning atmosphere in the residential colleges, and the availability of a variety of interesting cultural and recreational activities in Macao.

The Portuguese Language and Culture Summer Course was launched in 1986. Over the years it has attracted students from around the world, including Macao, Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, the United States, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Timor, and Ethiopia, and approximately one third of them are from Macao. In addition to Portuguese classes, the course also includes a variety of interesting extracurricular activities, which are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience the unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures in Macao and to increase their understanding of the historical, social, economic, political and cultural aspects of Macao. Over the past decade, the course has graduated nearly 3,000 students from around the world (one third of them are from Macao), making a significant contribution in training Chinese/Portuguese bilingual professionals for Macao. This year’s course covered four levels (Beginners, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced), and received great support from the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau.

由澳門大學舉辦的“第29屆葡萄牙語言及文化暑期課程”今(31)日在該校大學會堂圓滿閉幕。本屆項目是首次在澳大的新校園舉辦,共吸引來自世界各地、擁有不同的文化背景的274名學員參與。在為期三周的密集式葡語課程中,學員們與十幾位葡萄牙語教師朝夕相處,不但以葡語進行日常生活對話、溝通,而且在澳大住宿式書院中感受澳大獨有的葡語文化薰陶。所有參與學生都表示課程大大提升其口語表達能力及對葡國文化的瞭解。

閉幕式上,有學員以葡語致辭,並以葡萄牙土風舞和音樂合唱表演,一展學習成果。有來自天津的學員表示,此課程大大提升日常生活的表達能力,同時也認識了一些來自不同大學的志同道合的朋友,大家對澳大寧靜的學習環境非常喜歡,又表示來年會再到澳大參加葡文課程。有來自美國的學員則表示,課程設計甚富特色,有豐富多彩的文化娛樂活動,如葡萄牙民間舞蹈、參觀遊覽等等,讓學員從生活文化上認識葡萄牙語言和文化,也對澳門歷史文化有了一定的瞭解。

二十幾年來,澳大一直致力培育中葡雙語人材,以高質素及富經驗的師資為學生帶來全方位的教學,本屆葡萄牙語言及文化暑期課程學生的滿意度達到歷年最高的程度。除了優質的課程外,其它主要原因是:澳大的新校園、住宿式書院的學習氛圍、豐富多彩的澳門文化及娛樂活動等。

澳大的“葡萄牙語言及文化暑期課程”由1986年開始創辦。歷年來吸引來自中國內地、日本、南韓、印度、越南、馬來西亞、帝汶、埃塞俄比亞、美國、香港、澳門等地的學員參與。透過學習葡萄牙語及課外文化活動讓學生親身感受澳門獨特的中葡文化特色,增進學員對澳門歷史、社會、經濟、政治、文化多方面的瞭解。本屆暑期課程共分四個級別:入門、初級、中級及高級。在過去10年,該課程為各地培養近3000名畢業生,當中約三分一為本地學生,為澳門培養中葡雙語人才作出很大貢獻。本屆課程獲教育暨青年局大力支持。

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Students present what they learned from the course at the closing ceremony
學員在閉幕儀式上一展學習成果

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The closing ceremony for the 29th Portuguese Language and Culture Summer Course
澳大“第29屆葡萄牙語言及文化暑期課程”閉幕

 

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