Consulate General of Portugal in Sydney

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Learning and teaching portuguese

Mission Letter

Ministry: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Service/ Body: Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P.
Position and Responsible Person: Coordinator of Portuguese Teaching in Australia, Susana Cristina Freire Pereira e Teixeira Pinto
Period of Service Commission: 1 February 2013 to 31 December 2015.

  1. Service Mission:

The Coordination of Portuguese Teaching in Australia is framed within the legal regime established by the Decree-Law no. 165/2006 of 11 August, amended and republished by the Decree-Law no. 234/2012 of 30 October. Its mission is to coordinate and promote Portuguese education at the elementary, secondary and higher levels in Australia. It is also to participate and collaborate in initiatives aiming to dissiminate and valorise Portuguese as a language and culture, which are organised by Portuguese associations and Australian entities.

The Coordination of Portuguese Teaching in Australia is under the direction of the President of the Camões Board of Directors, Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P., in conjunction with the Portuguese Ambassador in Canberra and the heads of Consular Missions in Australia.

  1. Main Services:
  • Monitoring of the situation regarding the teaching of the Portuguese language in Australia;
  • Preparation of training programs for Portuguese teachers in Australia;
  • Ensuring the availability and dissemination of up-to-date pedagogical material, aimed at local Portuguese teachers, through the organization of work meetings in each consular area and/or through the credited offer of the Virtual Camões Centre (CVC);
  • Development and maintenance of a website with information and announcements regarding Portuguese language schools and courses in Australia, as well as relevant cultural activities;
  • Articulation between the coordination and the diplomatic and consular network in the promotion of cultural activities related to the Portuguese language and culture in Australia, in order to create synergies and optimize the initiatives,
  • Representing the Camões, I.P., next to the Department of Education and other official institutions in Australia.

  1. Strategic Orientations:
  • Encourage the collaboration of local Portuguese teachers in order to implement common procedures related to Portuguese language programs in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages.
  • Promote and disseminate current Portuguese courses and structures, and support new initiatives offering the teaching of Portuguese.
  • Professionalize the teaching of Portuguese for adults through the certification (accreditation) of the courses offered.
  • Survey the training needs of Portuguese teachers in order to create adequate teaching and learning materials that will allow an effective intervention at a local level,
  • Involve Portuguese schools in Portuguese cultural activities in Australia.

 

Portuguese Language Courses at the elementary and secondary levels:
ACT

Monaro Portuguese School
Sara Dias
Contacts: monaroportugueseschool@hotmail.com / 0404 612 973

NSW

Escola Portuguesa de Petersham/Marrickville

Cidália Rendeiro
Contacts: profcidalia.rendeiro@hotmail.com / 0402385350

Escola Portuguesa de Dulwich Hill
Joaquim Martins
Contacts: joaquim.martins@bigpond.com / 0488122211

Escola Portuguesa de Wollongong
Zita Nascimento
Contacts: zn1982@yahoo.com / 0412629514

Open High School (e-learning) Randwick
Nazaré Santos
Contact: www.theopenhs-d.schools.nsw.edu.au 

NT

Darwin Languages Centre
Maria Silva
Contacts: www.darwinlanguagescentre.com

SA

Portuguese Ethnic School - Plympton Primary School
Maria Martins Alves
Contacts: classes@adelaideportugueseschool.com.au / 0449870093

VIC

Victorian School of Languages- Collingwood Colege
Alda Retré
Contact: vsl@vsl.vic.edu.au

Victorian School of Language-Westall
Ana Teresa Van Breda
Contact: south@vsl.vic.edu.au

WA

Perth Portuguese School
Nelia Conceição 
Contact: perth.portuguese.classes@gmail.com

 

Portuguese Language Courses for adults:
ACT

Monaro Portuguese School
Sara Dias
Contacts: monaroportugueseschool@hotmail.com / 0404 612 973

NSW

WEA Sydney – Education and Training Adults
Maria Teixeira
Contact: www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au 

NT

Casuarina Senior College
Contact: www.adultnightclasses.com.au

SA

Portuguese Ethnic School - Plympton Primary School
Maria Martins Alves
Contacts: classes@adelaideportugueseschool.com.au / 0449870093

VIC

Grupo Sol de Portugal e Associação Portuguesa de Victoria
Ana Pereira
Contact: anapereira@iprimus.com.au

WA

Perth Portuguese School
Nelia Conceição 
Contact: perth.portuguese.classes@gmail.com

 

Certificates

Learning Certificates – Teaching of Portuguese Abroad

This is a process to recognise the learning of students in the Teaching of Portuguese Abroad (EPE) network by the Portuguese State. This certification is of the joint responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Science, through the Directorate-General of Education, and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P. The exams are taken in the respective schools in November.

Registrations: susana.pinto@camoes.mne.pt

 

Centro de Avaliação Língua Estrangeira – CAPLE 

Organic unit of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, recognised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P., by the Ministry of Education through the Directorate-General of Education, and by the Ministry of Internal Affairs through SEF.

Exam Time: May, June, November.
Registrations: University of Lisbon

 

Contacts for the Coordination of Portuguese Teaching in Australia

Address: Level 17, 55 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Austrália
E-mail: susana.pinto@camoes.mne.pt 
E-mail: cepe.australia@camoes.mne.pt

Camões, I.P.
http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/index.php

Caloute Gulbenkian Foundation
http://www.gulbenkian.pt

Portuguese as a Foreign Language Evaluation Centre
http://ww3.fl.ul.pt/caple

Portuguese Language Cyberschool
http://www.ciberescola.com

National Reading Plan
http://www.planonacionaldeleitura.gov.pt/

Online Portuguese Courses:

Open University
www.univ-ab.pt

Camões Institute (Virtual Centre)
Contemporary Portuguese Culture 
http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/cvc

Website “Português em Linha”
http://www.dgidc.min-edu.pt/epe

Virtual School (Porto Editora)
www.escolavirtual.pt

Universities:
http://www.dges.mctes.pt