Portuguese American Journal

FLAD: Portuguese language initiative for teachers and learners – Contest

Lisbon-based Luso American Development Foundation (FLAD) has announced the creation of the Portuguese language learning project “Reading in Portuguese” [Ler em Português] which objective is to support the teaching and learning of Portuguese at the high school level in public and private schools  the United States.

According to the project, teams of teachers and students in the United States will work with teams of teachers and students in mainland Portugal, Madeira and the Azores to created and share learning materials to teach and learn Portuguese.

The teams are encouraged to submit their materials for a contest. Materials can be submitted in multiple media, including text, image, video and audio. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2012.

The selected teams will participate in exchange programs involving high schools in mainland Portugal, Madeira and Azores.

Teachers and students in the United States from ethnic backgrounds and/or national origins other than Portuguese are encouraged to participate. These include Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Angolan and Mozambican teachers and students among others.

The initiative, in partnership with the Portuguese School Libraries Network and the National Reading Project and co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Madeira and the Regional Governmentof the Azores is being coordianted by office of the Portuguese Language Teaching Coordination Services in the United States.

For more information visit Ler em Português >>