CANTE ALENTEJANO is WORLD HERITAGE

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Following the international recognition of Fado (2011), polyphonic songs of the Portuguese region Alentejo, known as Cante Alentejano, are now declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Read more here and listen to them here.

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The Invisible Life – A Portuguese Film at the Tbilisi International Film Festival [with the presence of Director Vítor Gonçalves]

Director Vítor Gonçalves will be present at the screening of his latest film “A Vida Invisível | Invisible Life” (2013) at the Tbilisi International Film Festival, for a Q & A.

The TSU Camões – Portuguese Language Center, with the support of Instituto Camões – Institute for Language and Cooperation, has worked together with the Tbilisi International Film Festival to bring the Portuguese director to Tbilisi on this occasion.

We proudly invite you to attend the screening of his film and meet the Director, on December 2nd, at 14 o’clock.

The film premiered at the Rome Film Festival in 2013. It marks Vítor Gonçalves’ return to feature filmmaking after a hiatus of more than twenty years following his acclaimed debut with the cult-film “Uma Rapariga No Verão | A Girl In Summer” (1986).

For more information, contact Vera.Peixoto@tsu.ge
Be sure to like our facebook page to keep updated on upcoming events: Portuguese at TSU
Or check out our blog: portugueseattsu.wordpress.com

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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aGSIr3S5rk

See the complete program for the Film Festival here: www.tbilisifilmfestival.ge
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We are looking for a NEW PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CENTER COORDINATOR.

The job announcement is on the TSU website, in Georgian (see below).

Application deadline is next Friday (but we are trying to extend it).

Here’s some more info:

TSU Camões – Portuguese Language Center has an opening for the coordinator position
Salary: To be determined by experience
Place: Tbilisi, Georgia
Job start date: December 1, 2014
Contract duration: 13 months, with the prospect of prolonging (probationary period: 3 months)

Job description: the TSU Camões – Portuguese Language Center provides Portuguese language courses, organizes events and activities for the promotion of Portuguese culture and language, and offers a specialized library for students. The candidate will be responsible for the management of administrative and logistic procedures needed to create and support this academic and cultural structure.

Responsibilities: ensure the daily functioning of the Center and its library; support the creation and upkeep of the language courses, workshops and other academic projects; pro-actively assist on the research for and organization of cultural events, grant applications and student exchange programs; manage administrative/logistic procedures and resources.

Competencies and qualifications: managerial and administrative skills; data processing and databases skills; research competencies; cultural management knowledge; fluency in English (preferably with an international certificate) and (ideally but not necessarily) also in Portuguese; independent and team work skills; pro-active and engaged attitude towards projects.

Education and experience: Ideally a postgraduate degree (preference will be given to the social sciences/humanities) and three years of working experience in the higher education system.

Job application: http://tsu.edu.ge/ge/juridical/orders/kvyhWDyIOfmNIR0re/?p=1

#9 Porto, Portugal

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Whilst Porto was once overlooked by tourists and travelers heading straight for the capital, Lisbon, the fishing town has now become a strong contender for tourism. It is impossibly charming and an accurate depiction of Portuguese culture past & present. Porto is in fact the second largest city in Portugal — but the old town is simply too charming for this destination to not be included.

http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/12-romantic-small-towns-europe/

Portugal 2014: a social portrait [Conference]

On the 5th November at the Portuguese Language Center at TSU, António Eduardo Mendonça, Senior researcher at the Center for Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies at Universidade Lusófona (Lisbon), will be presenting a conference on contemporary Portuguese society from an intercultural perspective.

This event is the first of a series of Conferences/Workshops in English titled Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for Beginners, to take place during the present academic year, for anyone who wishes to know a bit more about Portugal and Brazil’s traditions, music, literature, cinema, society, cultural heritage, etc.

Roughly every month, one conference or workshop will take place at the Portuguese Language Center at TSU – building 2 room 203.

To keep updated on the various conferences/workshops to come, check the Portuguese at TSU facebook page regularly (facebook.com/portugueseattsu)

Places are limited to the space available at the Language Center so, if you want to secure yours, send an e-mail to vera.peixoto@tsu.ge

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