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“Reading the world and speaking Portuguese” in Teaching Journeys at the University of Timor-Leste

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"Reading the world and speaking Portuguese" in Teaching Journeys at the University of Timor-Leste

“Reading the world and speaking Portuguese” is the theme of the VII Days of Education organized by the Portuguese Language Center of the National University of Timor Lorosae (UNTL) next week in Dili.

These days, organized by the FOCO-UNTL project and in cooperation with the Portuguese Embassy in Dili, include several workshops and discussions on various topics, including the general situation of teaching Portuguese in Timor-Leste.

“Reading and preparing readers is an increasingly challenging task for students and teachers, and difficulties with reading and effective communication are a reality in many academic and professional contexts, it is hoped that research in this area can contribute to new knowledge, methods and practices. for more effective teaching of the Portuguese language,” the organizers said in a note sent to Lusa.

From October 19 to 21, professionals, faculty and students will gather in an initiative involving the UNTL Graduate and Research Department and the Faculty of Education, Arts and Humanities, which will take place on the UNTL “campus” and the Portuguese Cultural Center.

“At a time when research in a wide variety of cultural and social contexts is revealing the relationship between reading skills and the development of linguistic and communicative competencies, this edition of the conferences is expected to provide an opportunity to reflect on the relationships that are being established between literature, reading and pedagogical practice. in the process of teaching and learning the Portuguese language,” the organizers emphasize.

“Thinking of the Portuguese language and its teaching in Timor, in Portuguese-speaking countries, in a world in a context in which the classroom is an increasingly multilingual and multicultural space populated by diverse technological knowledge, and where the role of literature and reading is often questioned, is a serious problem facing researchers,” they cite.

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The conference aims, among other things, at “disclosing the monographic works done by the finalist students, presenting messages or posters within certain axes, and exchanging initiatives and projects carried out or being carried out in the field of the Portuguese language”.

It aims to “promote a multiple space for the dissemination of knowledge and discussions in didactics, linguistics, digital education, culture and literature in Portuguese”.

Among the topics of the three-day program are presentations on strategies for motivating reading, promoting reading and writing in preschool education, learning Portuguese in the context of a non-native language or as a foreign language.

Distance learning, digital education, translations, the analysis of the works of the main Timorese writer Luis Cardoso, the promotion of learning in science, pedagogy, poetry, grammar and literature are other topics.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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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 Ptix.bm 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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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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

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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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