PROGRAMME for the 34th SUMMER COURSE IN PORTUGUESE
Please read carefully this programme before you proceed to registration.
Participants should be 16 years old or over.
REGISTRATION and FEE
JUNE 12 to JULY 12, 2020
The 34th Summer Course is open to everyone!
The programme on offer may be of interest for students of Portuguese in upper secondary education or for students who are attending a University undergraduate or graduate program.
If you are a teacher or a translator you may also be interested in our theme-based courses, especially the ones regarding education, intercultural communication as well as translation.
If you want to learn Portuguese just for the fun of it, you are also most welcome to join us!
DESIGN YOUR SUMMER PROGRAMME
The 2020 edition of the well-known University of Macau Summer Course organised by the Department of Portuguese of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities gives students the opportunity to design their own distance learning theme-based programme.
Students will be assigned to a language course and chose the theme-based courses they want to attend.
Sign up for the theme-based courses upon registration! Please read CERTIFICATE of ATTENDANCE and CERTIFICATE of ACHIEVEMENT below.
THE 34th SUMMER COURSE PROGRAMME
The Summer program offers general language courses and theme-based courses.
The language offer is organised in 5 different CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) levels ranging from A1 (Beginner) to C1 (Advanced).
Theme-based courses cover the following areas: cinema, education, language education, gastronomy, history, linguistics, literature, music, society and translation.
Students can take those classes that fit best their personal, academic and professional interests. This is therefore an opportunity not to be missed! Please read below the abstracts table and check the timetable.
Students in A1 and A2 language classes may benefit from 50 hours of language training. In addition, they may benefit from the 10-hour task-based Gastronomy and Music workshops, where culture is embedded in language.
Students in B1, B2 and C1 language classes may benefit from 45 hours of language training. In addition, they may benefit from as much as they want out of the 56-hour theme-based offer, where cultural topics are embedded in B1 to C2 language classes.
REGISTRATION: JUNE 12 – JULY 12, 2020
Please read the programme details before you start registering. You will be asked to sign up for the theme-based courses you want to attend.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SETTLE THE TUITION FEE (MOP2,000) PAYMENT BEFORE YOU REGISTER AND UPLOAD THE BANK TRANSFER RECEIPT TO THE REGISTRATION FORM.
Bank transfer receipt will need to be uploaded upon registration.
Please make sure you provide all the information required.
Personal data collected will be used for Summer course purposes only.
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS TO PAY THE TUITION FEE
Please submit a copy of the bank account transfer upon registration.
Bank account details:
UNIVERSITY OF MACAU
BANK OF CHINA, MACAU BRANCH
Bank address: NO. 323 Avenida Dr. Mário Soares, MACAU
Bank Account No.: 00180101207888979
SWIFT Code: BKCHMOMX
When you pay the tuition fee, please include the following details in the transaction remarks:
34th Portuguese Summer Course
YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER
Please note: all related bank transaction charges will be paid by you.
IMPORTANT REMARK: Please note that no refund of paid tuition fees is available. Exceptional cases may be considered based on strong justification and documentation provided to support the request.
GENERAL LANGUAGE COURSES
You will be assigned to one of the following courses once you have taken the placement test.
Language courses include listening, speaking, reading and writing activities as well as the study of key grammatical features and vocabulary for each level. Syllabi will be available on MOODLE.
All courses aim at helping participants to develop their linguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic and sociocultural competences in Portuguese as well as to raise their intercultural awareness.
Participants who will be attending a beginner or an elementary course may find it useful to attend Music and Gastronomy courses to enhance their grammar and vocabulary as well as their sociocultural knowledge.
Please read the course descriptions below and make your choices!
The registration form lists the theme-based courses detailed below. When you register, please tick the boxes of the courses you want to take. As they don´t overlap, YOU MAY CHOOSE ALL OF THEM.
These courses are targeted at participants who attend A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels. The language levels shown in the theme-based table below are just a suggestion. If your skills in Portuguese are a bit lower, you are also very welcome to join the course although you may have to be prepared to work harder. If your skills in Portuguese are higher, you will probably feel very confident.
Participants taking elementary classes are also welcome. However, they may find Music and Gastronomy courses more adequate to supplement their study of the language and the culture.
The timetable made available now may be subject to changes. Courses on offer do not overlap.
GETTING TO KNOW MACAU AND PORTUGAL BETTER
Participants will be able to watch short videos about Macau covering topics like
- The Portuguese-speaking communities in Macau
- The Chinese community in Macau
- The Macanese community in Portugal: Intercultural approaches
Participants will also have the possibility of visiting museums, libraries and other relevant locations in Portugal.
These videos will be made available on MOODLE.
REFERENCES for the PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
Relevant information will be accessible on MOODLE.
CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION AND PLACEMENT TEST
Once your registration has been processed, you will receive in a week an e-mail confirmation and an invitation to take a placement test. This will allow us to find the best language class for you.
DOCUMENTS TO START THE SUMMER COURSE
By July 17, you will receive an e-mail with the following information:
- your University of Macau e-mail address, which will allow you to access the University MOODLE platform and the ZOOM service.
- the language course level you have been assigned to, the course syllabus and resources.
- the list of theme-based courses you signed up for, their syllabus and any other relevant information regarding how these courses will be delivered.
- instructions for MOODLE and ZOOM use.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Students should attend at least 80% of classes to get the attendance certificate, stating the language and the theme-based courses as well as the number of hours attended. This certificate provides also your language profile in Portuguese.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Students who want this certificate are required to attend 80% of classes and to undergo a final assessment in the language course and the theme-based courses attended.
Students who attend a total of 60 or 90 hours may have additional benefits in their home universities. More information available from your university.
MOODLE and ZOOM
Participants will receive information on how to proceed with MOODLE and ZOOM when they receive their e-mail account and confirmation of the language course they will attend.
Teachers are well known multilingual and multicultural professionals in their academic areas. The specific expertise of Portuguese-Chinese bilingual teachers is an added advantage for beginner students.
THE SUMMER COURSE BEGINS ON JULY 20.
Regarding issues regarding the Summer Course and its regulations, the Portuguese Language Summer Course Coordination reserves the right of final interpretation.