PetrSU Teachers at Congress of French Language Teachers
The anniversary 15th Congress of French Language Teachers (Assises Universitaires du Français) took place at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
On October 7-10 Lomonosov Moscow State University hosted the 15th Congress of French Language Teachers (Assises Universitaires du Français) that included the teachers of the Institute of Foreign Languages: Nadezhda Barymova, head of the French Language Resource Center, Olga Veselovskaya, teacher of the Department of the German and French Languages, and Nadezhda Leushina, teacher of the Department of Foreign Languages for Technical Sciences.
The annual event has been held by the Embassy of France since 2004 in cooperation with the leading universities of Russia. This year the event was organized by the Higher School of Translation and Interpretation of Lomonosov Moscow State University. The opening ceremony featured the Vice-Rector and the Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation Yuri Mazei; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France to Russia Sylvie Bermann; President of the Russian Academy of Education, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology of MSU Yuri Zinchenko; secretary academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Director of the Higher School of Translation and Interpretation of the MSU Nikolai Gabrovsky; Director of Campus France Beatrice Khaiat; advisor for cooperation and culture of the Embassy of France Fabrice Rousseau.
The topic of the anniversary congress was “Grade in methods of teaching French as a foreign language: towards evolution”. Over 250 French language teachers from hundred universities of Russia, French experts, as well as representatives of French institutions of higher education took part in the event.
The program of the event included numerous discussions, roundtables, meetings with heads of international offices of universities. At the congress, all participants had an opportunity to share experience, learn something new, and discuss the most pressing issues of teaching language.