UM to establish Chinese-Portuguese bilingual teaching and training centre
澳大將設立中葡雙語教學及培訓中心

28 Nov 2016


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The University of Macau (UM) plans to establish a Chinese-Portuguese bilingual teaching and training centre next spring, in order to promote reform of its Portuguese language programmes, and produce more bilingual professionals to support the SAR government’s effort to ‘build a better Macao through talented people’. The centre plans to devise innovative teaching methods based on the characteristics of Macao students and develop pedagogical models and quality evaluation standards tailor-made for native Chinese-speaking learners.

UM’s Department of Portuguese has a culturally diverse faculty team whose members include professors from renowned universities in Portuguese-speaking countries such as Portugal and Brazil, veteran educators fluent in both Chinese and Portuguese, and well-known scholars whose research interests include learning or teaching Portuguese as a second language. With the support of a strong faculty team, the centre will formulate medium- and long-term training plans based on the current situation in Macao. It will improve the university’s Portuguese language curriculum in order to attract more students.

Additionally, the centre will launch training programmes for Portuguese language instructors from primary and secondary schools in Macao, as well as those from universities in mainland China. The centre will also collaborate with the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-Operation between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Macao) in offering courses in Chinese language and culture for students from Portuguese-speaking countries, and in providing language support for professional courses taught in Portuguese, such as courses in tourism, business management, and medical sciences.

On the teaching material front, the centre will design innovative audio-visual teaching materials that are more suited to Macao students, to supplement its existing teaching materials. The centre also plans to establish a reward and monitoring mechanism to improve the current programme that allows students to study in Portuguese-speaking countries, so that participants in the programme will achieve more fruitful outcomes. In addition, the centre will establish partnerships with organisations and companies in Macao and overseas where Portuguese is a working language, so as to create more internship opportunities for students to practice their Portuguese language skills.

The Department of Portuguese is the largest Portuguese teaching body in Asia. Since its establishment, the department has produced many language professionals, who now work in the various departments of the Macao SAR government, as well as companies and higher education institutions in Macao and mainland China. Many of them have become a driving force in their industries.


為配合特區政府人才建澳的理念,培育更多中葡雙語人才, 澳門大學擬於明年春季設立“中葡雙語教學及培訓中心”,以推進澳大葡文課程的教學改革。中心將根據澳門學生的學習特點,推出創新的教學方法,探索並最終建立一套適用於以漢語為母語的學生學習葡語的教學模式以及水準評估標準。

澳大葡文系擁有文化背景多元的教師團隊,既有來自葡萄牙、巴西等國家知名學府的教授,也有教學經驗豐富的中葡雙語教師,更有以葡語作為二語領域的著名學者,在雄厚的師資力量的配合下,中葡雙語教學及培訓中心將根據澳門的現實情況制定出中長期的“葡語人才培養計劃”,完善課程設置,以吸引更多的學生來澳大修讀葡文課程,從而在培養中葡雙語人才方面做出更大的貢獻。

同時,中心也將為澳門中小學和內地高校葡語教師開設具有針對性的培訓課程,提高葡語師資的水準;此外,未來也會與澳門中葡經貿論壇合作,為葡語國家學生開設中國語言文化課程,並為其開辦的旅遊、工商管理、醫學等專業葡文課程提供語言支援。

在教材編寫方面,雖然已出版了不少葡語教材,中心仍將以創新理念編寫更適合澳門學生使用的葡語教材,特別是將運用現代科技,製作出令人耳目一新的視聽教材;進一步完善學生赴葡語國家學習計劃,通過獎勵和監督機制,使他們可以更加有效地學習語言和認知當地文化;在語言實踐方面,中心將與澳門與外地使用葡語的機構或企業建立合作機制,為學生提供更多的語言實習機會,讓他們在實踐中提高聽、說、讀、寫、譯的能力。

澳大葡文系是亞洲最大的葡語教學機構,自成立以來已為澳門及內地培養了大量的葡語人才,分別在澳門政府部門、本地及國內企業以及高校任職,不少校友表現出色,已成為各自行業中的中堅力量。

 

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