IFL Students are the Winners of the Russian Contest of French Language Translation
The 11th Russian Contest of poetic translation from the French language “Dialogue of Cultures” took place at the end of 2018. The winner was the 3rd year student (program French Language and English Language) Anna Zhestkova.
The organizer of the contest was the Resource Center of the French Language of Ural State Pedagogic University supported by the Embassy of France in Russia, as well as partner universities: Ural Federal University, Moscow City Pedagogical University, Kemerovo State University, Petrozavodsk State University, Volgograd State University, Udmurtia State University.
The contest featured around 400 schoolchildren and students studying the French language as the first or second (third) foreign language. This year the tasks included poetic works by French-speaking (French, Belgian, Canadian) poets: Anna de Noailles, Armand Gautron, Auguste Angellier, Charles Aznavour, Claude Roy, Emile Nelligan, Maurice Careme. Students could also compete for the Grand-Prix by translating the poem “It All Begins with Love...” by Robert Rozhdestvensky into the French language.
The coordinator of the contest in Petrozavodsk was Nadezhda Barymova, the Head of the Resource Center of the French Language of the Institute of Foreign Languages of PetrSU. The 3rd year students took an active part in the event and many have tried their hand at translation from the Russian into the French language for the Grand-Prix.
By the results of the regional tour, the winners are Darina Ermolenko, Polina Petrovskaya, Anna Zhestkova, and Anna Gritsinyk. Their translation entered the collection of poems published after the contest. The collection is available at the electronic library of Ural State University.