ViKtor M. Shaklein is a Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor. He is the head of the Department of the Russian language and teaching methods at the Faculty of Philology, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. He is an Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He is an expert in cultural linguistics, linguodidactics and methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language. V.M. Shaklein stands at the origins of a new direction in linguistics – cultural linguistics. He developed the concept of linguocultural situation, linguocultural content of language.
He is the author of over 500 works on cultural linguistics, linguistic country studies, and methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language.
Under his scientific supervision, 15 doctoral theses (including doctoral students from Tajikistan, Moldova) and over 60 PhD theses (including PhD students from India, China, Vietnam, Italy, Algeria, Oman, Turkey, Bulgaria, Senegal) have been defended.
Professor V.M. Shaklein is active in public life. He is a member of the Presidential Council on the Russian Language, a member of the Board of Russian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL), Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal “Russian Language Studies” (indexed in Scopus), a member of the Expert Council of journals “Cuadernos de rusistica espanola” (Spain), Les Annales de 1’Universite d’Algeria (Algeria), the editorial board of the journal The World of Russian Word (Mir russkogo slova) (Russia), scientific-theoretical journal Slavic Readings (Moldova), and Bulletin of the Chuvash University (Russia), ” The Bulletin of Ryazan State University named for S. A. Yesenin” (Russia), “Vestnik of North Ossetian State University” (Russia).
Strelchuk Elena Nikolaevna holds a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences degree (D.Sc) and works as an associate professor of the Russian Language and Methods of its Teaching Department at the Philological Faculty of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Russian as a foreign language teaching methodology, applied cultural linguistics, culture of Russian speech, and intercultural communication are among her research interests. She is the executive secretary of the scientific journal “Russian Language Studies”, indexed in the Scopus database (Q2 – Linguistics, Q3 – Pedagogy and Education). Currently, she is the supervisor of Ph.D. students, graduate students and bachelors. She has over 180 scientific and methodological publications, including articles, monographs and workbooks. Elena Nikolaevna makes reports at scientific and methodological conferences. She participated as a lecturer in the implementation of Rossotrudnichestvo projects on professional development programs for teachers of Russian as a foreign language in Russian Federation (2017, 2018), Kyrgyzstan (2018), Belarus (2019), Tanzania (2021). She is the developer of advanced training courses “Methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language in different linguistic and cultural environments” (2017); “A multi-level approach to teaching Russian as a foreign language to foreign children in Russian schools” (2022). As part of the developed courses, she lectured on the methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language in Russia (Moscow, Makhachkala, Yakutsk, Simferopol) and Iran (Tehran) in-person and online.
Natalia V. Novospasskaya – PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of General and Russian Linguistics Department, Faculty of Philology, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Research interests: comparative research in the field of vocabulary, Slavic Balkan languages, naming, polycode text. Supervision of 4 PhD.Since 2010 — executive secretary, since 2017 — deputy-editor-in-chief of RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics, indexed in Scopus database (Q2 SJR Linguistics & Language). According to Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), the journal ranks 714th in the overall SCIENCE INDEX ranking for 2021 and 16th in SCIENCE INDEX ranking for 2021 in the field ‘Linguistics’.
Olesya V. Lazareva – PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of General and Russian Linguistics Department, Faculty of Philology, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Research interests: comparative research in the field of vocabulary, naming, terminology, quantitative linguistics. Since 2017 – executive secretary of RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics, indexed in Scopus database (Q2 SJR Linguistics & Language). According to Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), the journal ranks 714th in the overall SCIENCE INDEX ranking for 2021 and 16th in SCIENCE INDEX ranking for 2021 in the field ‘Linguistics’.
Dr. Manpreet Kaur is working as Professor in Education and Principal at Partap College of Education Ludhiana, Punjab, India. She is Ph. D. in Education and has 18 years of teaching experience to teach graduate, post graduate classes and providing research guidance. She has contributed extensively to the teacher education literature with publications in various International and National Journals and presented papers and key note addresses in International and National conferences.
She is an active member of National and International academic bodies and engage in professional development and research activities She is secretary, International Professional Development Association (IPDA), India and elected as Executive Committee Member, IPDA, UK. She is also a member of International Study Association of Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), Global Educational Research Association (GERA), All India Educational Research Association (AIERA) and Council for Teacher Education (CTE) India.
She is working as Associate editor of Journal Frontier in Education and review editor in Journal Frontier in Psychology, Journal of Public affairs, Practice: Contemporary Issues in Practitioner Education, and Journal of Information Technology Research. Her areas of research interest are well- being, teacher identity, professional development and women leadership.
Olga V. Dekhnich, Cand.Sci. (Philology), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology and Cross-Cultural Communication, Deputy Director for Science and Research in the Institute of Intercultural Communication and International Relations at Belgorod State National Research University, member of Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ASEP). Her research interests include metaphor theory, cognitive (conceptual) metaphor theory, metaphor in multimodal texts, metaphor translation, multiculturalism and translanguaging in language teaching, research ethics, journal promotion in social media. She is also the Director for Theory and Practice of Translation Master’s Programme. She actively promotes science being the author of the educational programme How to Write a Competitive Qualitative Paper. Since 2013 she has been the editor-in-chief for Research Result. Theoretical and Applied Linguistics journal (Scopus (2021), Literature and Literary Theory (Q3), Linguistics and Language (Q4)).
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:
Deborah Shechter. Essential strengths and practices for language teacher wellbeing (Tel-Aviv University, Israel).
- 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).
- 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).
- Ashrapova. Native language in teaching foreign languages: Features (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- 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).
- Mukharlyamova. Communicative competence in teaching translation (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- 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).
- Gabitov. Lexical aspects of teaching English to students-programmers (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- 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