Teleconference IvSU – Yeditepe University (Turkey) “Teaching Russian as a foreign language in different linguistic and cultural environments”
For the second year now, the Center for Russian Studies and International Education of IvSU, together with partners from Yeditepe University (Turkey), has been holding a teleconference, where foreign students talk about their journey into the world of Russian philology. The meeting on the topic “Teaching Russian as a foreign language in different linguistic and cultural environments” was held within the walls of the collective work space “Boiling Point – IvSU” on April 15. This year, undergraduates of the 1st year of the training direction “Philology” (IvSU), students of the additional educational program (IvSU), students of the preparatory department of Yeditepe University shared their experience.
The event was aimed at raising the status of the Russian language, the implementation of students' scientific projects in the field of linguistics. Students from China, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Congo, Nigeria, Turkey and Syria made presentations and colorful presentations. During the dialogue, they shared their memories of how their journey into the world of the Russian word began, talked about the difficulties and funny moments in the lessons, briefly described events and organizations related to the study of the Russian language and culture in their home countries, and also shared their professional perspectives. A particularly touching moment was that many participants kindly remembered their first teachers of the Russian language. Head of the Center for Russian Studies and International Education I.A. Ibragim Summing up the results, Ibragim sincerely thanked the student participants and their teachers for preparing for the event, highlighted the prospects for interaction between universities and expressed confidence that such events would become a good tradition in the life of the two universities.
The friendly atmosphere and information orientation of the teleconference, open dialogue and focus on interaction helped to make the event an exciting conversation, in which there were no passive spectators, but interlocutors sincerely interested in the success of the common cause.