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> Participants of the conference Intercultural communication in a multilingual environment held at USU discuss problems of linguistics

Participants of the conference Intercultural communication in a multilingual environment held at USU discuss problems of linguistics
2019-05-17 18:11

Ulyanovsk State University hosted the international conference “Intercultural Communication in a Multilingual Environment”, organized by the teachers of the Institute of International Relations, the Linguistic and Cultural Center of Antoine de Saint-Exupery and the USU History Museum with the support of the Russian Oxford Foundation. Representatives of Moscow universities: director of the International Center for Francophone Studies, head of the UNESCO department “Intercultural dialogue and social interaction” of Moscow State Linguistic University Natalia Egorova and assistant professor of the Philology Department of the Russian University of Peoples’ Friendship, head of the French-Russian “Posidelki” club Tatyana Evsikova were the partners to assist in holding the  conference .

The conference was opened by Svetlana Borisova, the director of the Institute of International Relations. The event united the work of several sessions devoted to the heritage of Antoine de Saint-Exupery in Russia, the study of French in secondary and higher educational institutions, as well as the linguistic features of the translation of works of art. Teachers, undergraduates and students of Ulyanovsk State University, Moscow State Linguistic University, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation, Ulyanovsk Pedagogical University, as well as English teacher of the linguistic gymnasium Lidia Golubeva, teacher of the French language of the Simbirsk gymnasium “Dar”, French citizen Alexander Desremo, DAAD lecturer Mario Radermacher presented their talks at the conference.

During the conference, a teleconference with the University of Instbourne was held. Phil Langridge, Director of “Global Students”, spoke about educational opportunities in the UK and scholarship programs. Ulyanovsk schoolgirls Sofia Toroptseva and Daria Filippovskaya shared their experience in having their practical training program in England.

An agreement was reached on the cooperation of the IIR with the UNESCO Chair of Moscow State Linguistic University and the preparation of a framework agreement on the interaction of the linguacultural center of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry UlSU with the Cultural Center of the Peoples’ Friendship University in  the area of francophone research.

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