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16 November 2022
Symposium “Evolutionary Trends in Teaching and Learning Languages: Perspectives and Concerns”

Within the framework of Kazan International Linguistic Summit "MODERN LINGUISTICS: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE" (KILS-2022) a symposium "Evolutionary Trends in Teaching and Learning Languages: Perspectives and Concerns" organized by the Department of Language and Intercultural Communication of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication of Kazan Federal University was held on November 15, 2022.

 

The symposium program included the following reports:

On-line session.

Deborah Shechter. Essential strengths and practices for language teacher wellbeing (Tel-Aviv University, Israel).

  1. Kugunurov, Z. Yemelyanova, E. Parfenov, E Yadrikhinskaya. Implementation of intensive modular teaching of foreign languages to students of non-linguistic specialties of M.K. Amosov North-Eastern Federal University (Institute of Foreign Philology and Regional Studies, M.K. Amosov North-Eastern Federal University, Russia).

Balwinder Kaur. Linguistic diversity leading to multilingualism in education (Partap College of Education, India).

Baishakhi Banerjee. A new look at cognitive linguistics (Partap College of Education, India).

Wang Xingchang. The change of the Chinese language under the influence of the historical events of 1949 and new approaches to its teaching (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia-China).

Bryan Alexander. Universities on fire: Higher education in the climate crisis (Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education, USA).

Off-line session.

  1. Yarmakeev, T. Pimenova, A. Abdrafikova. Examining the impact of behaviorism on speaking skills development in a target language (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
  2. Ashrapova. Native language in teaching foreign languages: Features (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
  3. Ilyasova. The effect of microteaching technique on teaching skills development of pre-service teachers of foreign languages (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
  4. Mukharlyamova. Communicative competence in teaching translation (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
  5. Kornilova. Work with dictionaries at the initial stage of teaching Russian as a foreign language to Chinese students (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
  6. Gabitov. Lexical aspects of teaching English to students-programmers (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
  7. Svirina. Personalization as a tool of increasing efficiency of the formation of speech skills in a foreign language (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).

 

The participants of the symposium or rather the active listeners of the symposium were bachelors and MA students – future teachers of foreign languages.

They have a word:

Sofia Shafigullina, a student in the Master's program "Teaching English in secondary and higher schools": "A great event! Everything was very interesting. Will such events be organized in the future? I don't want to miss any!"

Igor Burmistrov, a student in the Master's program "Teaching English in secondary and higher schools": "I liked everything very much. I am planning to listen to some more reports tomorrow."

We are not surprised by such answers: the diversity of the topics the speakers from different countries have offered attracts attention and arouses interest. Moreover, the fact that most of the reports have been presented today in the English language doubles this interest.

We congratulate all the participants – speakers and listeners – on the successful holding of the symposium and, of course, we look forward to new scientific events which, for sure, await us!

 

Source of information: A. Ashrapova, T. Pimenova, L. Svirina, L. Mukharlyamova