On September 19, teachers of the Faculty of Humanities, associate professors Ms. Anna Latukhina and Ms. Anna Komyshkova participated in the symposium for teachers of Russian as a foreign language organized at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland). The university is a partner of Minin university. Moreover, it is a platform for pedagogical internship for graduate students whose major is “Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language”.
Minin university teachers were invited to the symposium as participants of the Polish grant program supported by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding (Poland) and the Society of Alumni and Friends of Slavic Philology of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

The symposium was held online because of the epidemiological situation. This format made it possible to significantly enlarge the number of Russian participants. Minin university graduate students were able to listen to not only Russian lecturers but foreign specialists as well. For instance, students got a chance to attend classes of teachers from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin) and a class of Dr. Katarzyna Oshust-Polyak (Department of Slavic Linguistics) whose presentation was dedicated to creative methods of teaching Russian grammar.

Polish participants were greeted by Ms. Anastasia Babaeva, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. She wished our universities further fruitful and long-lasting cooperation in all professional spheres.

We would like to express gratitude to the organizer of the symposium, Dr. Ioanna Kozel, for inviting Minin university specialists to take part in the event, as well as the opportunity for Minin university students to participate in the symposium.