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Teaching Portuguese forges ahead despite internet blackouts and crashes – Observer



Teaching Portuguese forges ahead despite internet blackouts and crashes - Observer

Portuguese teachers in Venezuela are doing an “extraordinary job” teaching Portuguese that is still relevant. moving forward despite frequent power outages and internet disruptions, This Wednesday was assessed by Portuguese professor Adelina Moura.

“What coordinates the teaching of Portuguese in Venezuela is very important. It’s incredible, ”said Adelina Moura to Agencia Luce.

The professor, who participated in the IX Trips of Portuguese Teachers to Venezuela, gave during three days: virtual training on the topic “Between analog and digital”more than a hundred Portuguese teachers.

Adelina Moura began by explaining that already in 2016 (in person) and 2020 (remotely) she had trained teachers from this Latin American country and that she was leading the ongoing training “in view of the difficulties that teachers in Venezuela have access to the Internet due to lack ofsometimes electricity and computer equipment for students. “


It was necessary “in Venezuela, students often use cell phones instead of computers.“But that“ today there are already many applications that we can use that benefit students using their smartphones for learning. ”

“I called it Between Analog and Digital, because until the pandemic frees us, we will continue to live in these hybrid situations at a distance and in person (…) In Venezuela’s teachers, I see that there was an urgent need to continue educational practice with the use of technology, and this was very important for many teachers, who were not very versed in technology, and also did not really believe in its power, ”the professor explained.

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According to Adelina Moura, with the pandemic, teachers had to do “everything possible and impossible” to not leave local students behind, and therefore “gigantic steps have been taken in technological terms”, Which allowed us to“ open our eyes ”to the vision of digital technologies in education, despite the fact that teachers have been trained in this area for many years.

“What we have to do is not to lose the fantastic enthusiasm that has been created for Venezuela. Last year, I felt that the teachers were very alarmed, alarmed. There was tremendous uncertainty and anxiety about what was about to happen (…) Today I see teachers saying that they are already using some platforms and sharing their practices and experiences, and we must continue to support them because it is no longer a matter of knowledge through the path., but to deepen knowledge of the improvement of digital technologies in education, ”he explained.

During training Manipulative materials have been explored in which students can interact with platforms as well as create their own materials.

Also the creation of educational and interactive, virtual and analog games focused on literature, and the creation of dynamic and interactive presentations.

“We also presented a new platform called Milage Aprender +, coordinated and developed by the University of the Algarve in Portugal, and (…) ideas for new pedagogical strategies and practices,” explained the professor.

Adelina Moura explained that in addition to teachers from Venezuela, teachers from Brazil, Italy, Austria, USA, Spain, Paraguay, Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, Australia, Timor Leste, Mexico, Portugal, Colombia, Peru, Guinea-Bissau and Angola.

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“Thus, it was not only Venezuelan teachers, it was possible to cover a very diverse group of teachers who are associated with teaching Portuguese as a foreign language in the world,” he stressed.

According to the Portuguese Embassy in Venezuela, in December 2020, almost 5,500 Venezuelan students studied Portuguese in the official Venezuelan system.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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