Celebration of the International Translation Day by Macao Polytechnic Institute

The Macao Polytechnic Institute has joyfully held a celebration of the International Translation Day on September 27, 2018. Since 1953, the International Federation of Translators and other translation practitioners across the world have celebrated this occasion in many different ways. Then in 2017, a UN Resolution officially designated September 30 of each year as the International Translation Day. The official theme of this year's International Translation Day is "Translation: Promoting cultural heritage in changing times." Three students from MPI's International Chinese Language Education program, Chinese-Portuguese Translation program and Chinese-English Translation program took turns to announce the theme out loud to the audience in three languages: Mandarin, Portuguese and English. The rundown of the celebration included a drama performance that was entirely written and directed by the students themselves, a poetry recital, and the performance of "A New Story of Liangshanbo and Zhu Yingtai" by students from Portuguese-speaking countries. The students' great performance is testimony to their competence and confidence in speaking the three languages of Chinese, Portuguese and English.

The Macao Polytechnic Institute has long realized the significant role that translation plays in the preservation and inheritance of our cultural heritage. Thus, we are firmly resolved to promote mutual understanding among different ethnic groups, with a view to creating a more conducive environment for all students to enjoy learning.

Group photo of the Management Board of MPI with faculty and students

Drama performed by students from the International Chinese Language Education Program

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