2017

The 9th International Research and Methodological Conference Current Issues in Modern Linguistics and Humanities

 Organizers: RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages and Lille Catholic University with the participation of the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education and Macmillan publishing house representative office in Russia.

On 16 March 2017, the Institute of Foreign Languages of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia held the 9th International Research and Methodological Conference on Current Issues in Modern Linguistics and Humanities. The international linguistic forum was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages.

For many years, the international project has been an integral part of collaboration between the commonwealth of scientific schools, scientists and professors of the RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages and Lille Catholic University. In 2016, the international scientific project got another member—the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education.

With the participation of Macmillan publishing house branch in Russia, a long-standing partner of the Institute in the field of international academic mobility, the conference saw a methodical workshop on Current Issues of Teaching English at the University.

The conference was attended by scientists and practitioners, graduate students and undergraduates, all concerned professionally with linguistics, pedagogy and psychology.

Traditionally, the international scientific forum at the RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages brought together representatives of Australia, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Germany, Iran, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Colombia, Moldova, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, USA, Tunisia, Taiwan, France, and Uruguay.

The purpose of a scientific meeting is ‑ to draw attention to the current burning issues of language learning and teaching, to maintain and develop promising branches of modern linguistics and humanities, strengthening the effectiveness of humanitarian component of education. The conference determines the future development of research interests of graduate students with linguistic majors. Special attention was paid to the fundamental principles of the Bologna process: Lifelong Learning, student and faculty mobility, shifting emphasis of the educational process from the classroom to independent work and distance learning, multi-faceted technological innovation, media-rich environment.

Attendees at the conference have heard and discussed reports on the following topics:

  • General and language-specific linguistics issues.
  • Cross-cultural communication and translation issues.
  • Linguistic and methodological problems of teaching foreign languages.
  • Possible ways and trends of russia’s higher education development. Prospects, pursuit, solutions.
  • Multicultural world and tolerance.

The conference saw the student section, as well as master classes with native speakers, foreign and Russian professionals.

 

Conference programme:

11:00 ‑11:50 am Conference participants registration
12:00 – 2:00 pm Plenary session
2:00 ‑ 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 4:00 pm Sections
4:00 – 6:00 pm Master-classes with Russian and foreign specialists
4:00 – 6:00 pm Methodical workshop on the Current Issues of Teaching English at the University.
Organizers: RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages and the representative office of the Macmillan publishing house in Russia
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Student sections

Based on the outcome, the conference published a collection of articles.

Contact person: Deputy Science Director of the Institute of Foreign Languages at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia , PhD in Philology, N. L. Ogurechnikova.

Tel.: +7 (495) 434-71-60, ext. 2438.

E-mail: ogurechnikova_nl@rudn.university

boldovskaya_tv@rudn.university, inyaz@ rudn.university

Venue: Institute of Foreign Languages, RUDN, 7 Miklukho-Maklaya Str.

The Organizing Committee mailing address: Room No.558, 7 Miklukho-Maklay Str., Moscow, 117198.

Institute of Foreign Languages, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN).