The Seminar on the Training of Teachers of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, organised by the University of Macau (UM), was held today (9 December). Experts and scholars in the field from Portugal, Beijing, and Macao gathered at UM to discuss strategies for establishing a systematic, professional system for the training of teachers of Portuguese as a foreign language, in order to meet the demand for bilingual professionals in Macao as a bridge between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
The following scholars spoke at the seminar. They are Hong Gang Jin, dean of UM’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities; Maria José dos Reis Grosso, associate professor from UM’s Department of Portuguese; Ye Zhiliang, director of the Portuguese Language Teaching and Research Office at Beijing Foreign Studies University; Paulo Farmhouse Alberto, dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Lisbon; Jorge Pinto, professor from the Faculty of Arts at UL; and Sun Jianrong, dean of the University International College at Macau University of Science and Technology. Representatives from UM’s Department of Portuguese also presented the results of their research project titled ‘Learning Framework for Chinese Students of the Portuguese Language’.