PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE WEEK 2016

In May the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) celebrates the International Day of the Portuguese Language. Georgia obtained the status of Associate Observer of the CPLP in 2014, and this year the CPLP also commemorates its 20th Anniversary. For all of these reasons, the TSU CAMÕES – Portuguese Language Center at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University is organizing a week-long program (3rd through 7th May) with cultural activities ranging from conferences to film screenings and concerts.

EVERYONE IS INVITED!
[EVENTS IN ENGLISH | FREE ENTRANCE]

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Tuesday 3rd May
18:30 – FILM SCREENING of “Aniki Bóbó” (Manoel de Oliveira, 1942) | TSU Building I, room 217

Wednesday 4th May
18:00 – SUNG CONFERENCE “History of Fado” by Cátia Alhandra and José Alegre (Fad’Nu) | Portuguese Language Centre – TSU Building II, room 203

20:30 PORTUGUESE NIGHT | Bar – Event Centre Zoestan

Thursday 5th May
17:30 – Portuguese Language Day | TSU Event Hall
* FADO CONCERT – by Fad’Nu
* Portuguese WINE TASTING introduction by Frank Anthony Miller; sponsored by the Portuguese Honorary Consul in Georgia
* Official Reception

Friday 6th May
“Museums and Cultural Heritage from two European frontiers: Georgia and Portugal” presentation by Luís Raposo (Portuguese National Museum of Archaeology) | National Museum of Georgia Auditorium

Saturday 7th May
14:00 – CONFERENCE “The influences of Tupi and African languages on Brazilian Portuguese” by Rafael Silveira (University of Jena, Germany) | Portuguese Language Centre – TSU Building II, room 203

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25 de Abril, dia da Revolução

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Dão-nos um lírio e um canivete
E uma alma para ir à escola
Mais um letreiro que promete
Raízes, hastes e corola

Dão-nos um mapa imaginário
Que tem a forma de uma cidade
Mais um relógio e um calendário
Onde não vem a nossa idade

Dão-nos a honra de manequim
Para dar corda à nossa ausência.
Dão-nos um prémio de ser assim
Sem pecado e sem inocência

Dão-nos um barco e um chapéu
Para tirarmos o retrato
Dão-nos bilhetes para o céu
Levado à cena num teatro

Penteiam-nos os crâneos ermos
Com as cabeleiras das avós
Para jamais nos parecermos
Connosco quando estamos sós

Dão-nos um bolo que é a história
Da nossa historia sem enredo
E não nos soa na memória
Outra palavra que o medo

Temos fantasmas tão educados
Que adormecemos no seu ombro
Somos vazios despovoados
De personagens de assombro

Dão-nos a capa do evangelho
E um pacote de tabaco
Dão-nos um pente e um espelho
Pra pentearmos um macaco

Dão-nos um cravo preso à cabeça
E uma cabeça presa à cintura
Para que o corpo não pareça
A forma da alma que o procura

Dão-nos um esquife feito de ferro
Com embutidos de diamante
Para organizar já o enterro
Do nosso corpo mais adiante

Dão-nos um nome e um jornal
Um avião e um violino
Mas não nos dão o animal
Que espeta os cornos no destino

Dão-nos marujos de papelão
Com carimbo no passaporte
Por isso a nossa dimensão
Não é a vida, nem é a morte

“Queixa das Almas Jovens Censuradas”

Poema de Natália Correia

Música de José Mário Branco

Imagem de Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Visions of the Other: when Portugal and Brazil meet [Conference by Ângela Carvalho]

April 29th, 15:00 at Portuguese Language Center at TSU (TSU building II, room 203)

In this conference, Ângela Carvalho aims to explore Portugal-Brazil connections from a perspective of otherness, or “visions of the Other”. Working with authentic materials, from the “Carta do Achamento do Brasil” (letter to the Portuguese King about first reaching the land that became Brazil, 16th century) to contemporary Brazilian jokes about Portuguese people, the focus of the conference will be on presenting and reflecting upon gazes and preconceptions of the Other, as well as analysing some real differences between Portuguese and Brazilian: their way of speaking.

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ÂNGELA CARVALHO was born in Porto, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Modern Languages and Literatures (Portuguese and French) in 2003. In her post graduate studies, she specialized in Portuguese as a Foreign Language Didactic (2009) and completed her PhD on the same topic, all at the University of Porto, Portugal.
Since 2007, she has been a teacher of Portuguese as a Foreign Language at the Arts Faculty of University of Porto and other Portuguese and foreign education institutions. Since 2011, she has also been involved in Portuguese as Foreign Language Teacher Formation and Teacher Training.
Since 2015, she has been an Assistant Professor at the Arts Faculty of University of Porto, teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language, Didactics of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, and training teachers.
She has several publications in the fields of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, Teacher Training and Speech Analysis and she has presented several conferences and workshops, namely in Portugal, Brazil, USA, New Zeland, Malasia, Romenia and Spain.

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This event is part of a second edition of the series of Conferences/Workshops in English titled “Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for Beginners”, taking place throughout the present academic year at the Portuguese Language Center at TSU and is open to anyone who wishes to know a bit more about Portugal and Brazil’s traditions, music, literature, society, cultural heritage, etc..

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

If you wish to secure your place or want to learn more, send an e-mail to vera.peixoto@tsu.ge

 

Image source: http://www.odiariodaregiao.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/descobrimento-do-brasil.jpg [17.04.2016]

 

UPDATE: Photos of the Conference

“Portuguese Contemporary Culture: Snapshots” Workshop by Sónia Mendes

Friday 15th April at 15:00–17:00

Portuguese Language Center [Tbilisi State University, Building 2, Room 203]

In this workshop, Sónia Mendes intends to set off from the concept of (inter)culture, for a trip around pictorial and visual harbors that have influenced and made up Portuguese society. This journey intends to revisit historical eras of Portugal’s long past as a “nautical nation”, that led to what we can now consider Portuguese contemporary identity. A journey through “saudade”, national myths, sameness and otherness, a place in and out of Europe.

key-words: cultural identity, interculturality, national myths

SÓNIA MENDES was born and raised in Porto, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Modern Languages and Literatures (English and German) in 2004. In her post graduate studies she specialized in Portuguese as a Foreign Language Didactic (2010) and is now finishing her PhD on the same topic, all at the University of Porto, Portugal.
From 2006 to 2012 she was the official representative of the Camões, IP [Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language] in Buenos Aires, Argentina: teaching Portuguese language and literature, training teachers and working as cultural attaché for the Portuguese Embassy in that country. She is currently a test designer for the Camões, IP.
Sónia has various publications and has presented myriad conferences, seminars and workshops, namely in Porto, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Spain.

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[Picture by Sónia Mendes, “Discovering the unknown”]

This event is part of a second edition of the series of Conferences/Workshops in English titled “Portuguese and Brazilian Culture for Beginners”, taking place throughout the present academic year at the Portuguese Language Center at TSU and is open to anyone who wishes to know a bit more about Portugal and Brazil’s traditions, music, literature, society, cultural heritage, etc..

To keep updated on the various conferences/workshops to come, check the Portuguese at TSU facebook page regularly. If you wish to secure your place or want to learn more, send an e-mail to vera.peixoto@tsu.ge

 

UPDATE (Pictures of the workshop)

BEST PORTUGUESE STUDENT AWARD 2016

The “Best Portuguese Student at TSU Award” is to be attributed to one Portuguese Language student at TSU per year, chosen for his/her excellent performance, dedication and grades.

The award consists of:
• a scholarship for a Portuguese Language Summer Course in Lisbon (500 Euros), to be awarded by the Camões, Instituto da Língua e da Cooperação, IP.
• a return trip (Tbilisi – Lisbon – Tbilisi), to be financed by TSU.

Every student of a Portuguese Language Course at TSU can apply to receive the award, namely students from:
• Credited Portuguese Language Courses (5 ECTS), as part of TSU’s academic offer
• Public Portuguese Language Courses, created in partnership with the TSU Centre for Academic Development and Lifelong Learning

The students who are interested in applying for the Award are to present a MOTIVATION LETTER to the Director of the Portuguese Language Centre by e-mail (vera.peixoto@tsu.ge) by the 1st May of 2016.
Only the students who handed in a Motivation Letter will be taken into consideration for the award. Within the first fortnight of the month of May, selected students will be called in for an INTERVIEW (adapted to each candidate’s level) in Portuguese before a selection committee at the Portuguese Language Centre at TSU.

Info in Georgian here.

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[Image: Portugal, tourism poster, 1950s, from the book “Portugal Século XX, Crónica em Imagens, 1950-1960” by Joaquim Vieira]