The leadership of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan gave a very high assessment to the professionalism of our teachers
The ministry is already negotiating with foreign colleagues from Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Serbia, France, Belgium and Slovakia.
In connection with the epidemiological situation in the Kyrgyz Republic, from the end of March 2020, education in schools was transferred to a distance format. At the moment, the academic year in the republic is officially over.
Students from Italy spoke about studying at the Kozma Minin State Pedagogical University of Nizhny Novgorod. This was reported by the press service of the university.
In the second semester, two students from the University of Messina (Italy) studied at the Faculty of Humanities of Minin University – Anna Pastone and Davide Pafumi. Students share their impressions of studying in Russia, their scientific research conducted at Minin University. The guys are studying foreign languages: Anna teaches English and Russian, Davide – English, German and Russian.
In addition to attending practical language classes, students were actively involved in research activities to write their thesis.
Teachers of the Department of Foreign Language Professional Communication Ekaterina Midova and Marina Aksenova advised them on all issues that arise when writing a work.
Anna and Davide talked about their studies at Minin University:
“Studying in Russia has always been our dream. We are fortunate to have the chance to become exchange students this year. We chose Minin University: we had the opportunity to study, do an internship and complete research for a dissertation. In addition, here we had a chance to get acquainted with real Russian culture.
At first it was just a shock: the Russian education system was very different from the Italian education system, and it was difficult for us to speak Russian and understand others.
But thanks to the people we met, things just got easier. Teachers, tutors, university administration, classmates have always been with us. We are sure that without them everything would not be so.
Minin University has become a discovery for us. The university staff is professional, thoughtful and friendly. We are proud to have got the chance to study here hook for hero essay, and, naturally, we will recommend Minin University to others.
Thank you! We will be happy to remember our first study experience in Russia (despite the coronavirus!) ”.
The Russian language in Syria is currently being studied by 20 thousand schoolchildren, TASS reports with reference to the senior adviser of the Russian Embassy in Syria, Eldar Kurbanov.
According to him, the number of those wishing to study is constantly growing.
“People have been contacting us for a long time, all these war years, with a request to open Russian language courses. We started with this. There is a great need. The number of students in Syrian schools who have chosen Russian as a second foreign language has reached 20 thousand. We do our best to promote the development of this area. We are rendering assistance to the Syrian side in training teachers, ”Kurbanov said.
First Deputy Minister of Education Dmitry Glushko held a video-conference meeting with Russian subject teachers teaching in schools in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation reported.
He discussed with the teachers the implementation of the project, listened to their suggestions for its improvement and wishes for the future.
The meeting was also attended by the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture Lilia Gumerova. She noted that the humanitarian project to ensure the teaching activities of Russian teachers abroad, initiated by the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, traditionally receives high marks from the leadership of the republics.
“I want to thank every teacher for their indifferent participation in educational activities. The leadership of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan highly appreciated the professionalism of our teachers. The project helps to increase the level of Russian language proficiency among local schoolchildren, as evidenced by the success of the children in the Russian language Olympiads. Of course, there were some difficulties, but the Ministry of Education has done a great job, ”Lilia Gumerova stressed.
In the 2019/20 academic year, within the framework of the project of the Ministry of Education of Russia, 65 Russian teachers taught in schools in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. These are teachers of the Russian language and literature, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography and primary classes.
“Over the three years of the project’s implementation, it has shown its uniqueness and extreme importance. His success would not have been possible without you. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Ministry of Education of Russia, I thank you for your steadfastness, patience and your work, ”Dmitry Glushko turned to the teachers. – You are teachers who follow your vocation, you act as ambassadors from the Russian Federation, you carry Russian culture and traditions of the peoples of Russia. All this is extremely important and valuable ”.
Noting the importance of the project, the first deputy minister assured the teachers that the project would be continued as soon as the epidemiological situation allowed. “First of all, the health and safety of our citizens is important for us. Therefore, we will look at how the situation is developing in Russia and abroad. The project will develop and improve with your help, ”said Dmitry Glushko.
He also asked the teachers to express their opinion on the implementation of the project in order to identify problematic issues and, together with the teachers, work out their effective solution.
The teachers talked about their work, discussed topics such as providing local schools with textbooks and educational literature on the Russian language, methodological support, workload, living conditions and everyday issues.
Many teachers noted that they faced the problem of using digital resources due to poor Internet connection or lack of it in schools of the republics.
Dmitry Glushko stressed that the Ministry of Education of Russia, in cooperation with leading companies, was actively working on the development of high-quality free distance educational resources, access to which was possible even in conditions of low-speed Internet connection. As examples, he cited the portal “Russian Electronic School”, the attendance of which during distance learning reached 63 million from 70 countries of the world, as well as the launch of educational television broadcasting in Russia.
In turn, the teachers thanked the Ministry of Education for the special attention shown to them during the difficult epidemiological situation and for the prompt return to their homeland.
“I would like to thank the Ministry of Education for the fact that we were at home as early as possible. The situation in Tajikistan was not easy, and you took care of our health – we and our families felt tremendous support, our importance when returning to our native land, ”said Olga Krinitsyna, a Russian language teacher from the Kostroma region.
“I am very grateful to you all for our lively conversation. You are carrying out an important state task, a special mission, thank you very much. We will systematize and take into account all your suggestions in order to improve the quality of our future work ”, concluded the meeting Dmitry Glushko.
The humanitarian project, within the framework of which Russian pedagogies are taught abroad, has been implemented in Tajikistan since 2017, in Kyrgyzstan since 2019.
In addition to working in the classroom, teachers engage in creative activities with children, introduce them to Russian culture, history and traditions, organize literary evenings, competitions, and screenings of Russian films. Also, teachers have the opportunity to develop professionally: they regularly participate in round tables and seminars.
Due to the effectiveness and special popularity of the humanitarian project among local residents, it is planned to continue its implementation in the next academic year, as well as expand its geography. The Ministry of Education is already negotiating with foreign colleagues from Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Serbia, France, Belgium and Slovakia.
The humanitarian project of the Ministry of Education of Russia, aimed at promoting the Russian language and Russian education abroad, expands its boundaries and opens the reception of applications from teachers for teaching in foreign schools, the press service of the Ministry of Education of Russia reports.
Five countries are interested in Russian teachers teaching local schoolchildren the Russian language, mathematics, physics, chemistry and many other subjects.
Acceptance of applications for vacancies of subject teachers is open in the following areas: Mongolia – Russian as a foreign language; Republic of Serbia – mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology; Republic of Tajikistan – mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, informatics; Kyrgyz Republic – primary school teachers, mathematics, physics; The Republic of Uzbekistan is a teacher of the Russian language and literature.