Methodological events “Modern methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language” in African countries: Tanzania
On November 17 – 19, 2022, a series of three-day methodological events for teachers of Russian as a foreign language will be held in Lusaka (Zambia). Teachers of the Russian language of foreign schools, teachers working in universities and courses, teachers of bilingual kindergartens are taking part. The project was organized by the Zlatoust Educational and Publishing Center with the assistance of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Lusaka (Zambia), supported by the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).
The event program is vastly varied: participants will listen to lectures by leading experts in the field of Russian as a foreign language, take part in master classes and discussions, attend open lessons, get acquainted with modern literature on teaching Russian as a foreign language to both adults and children. Upon completion of the training, all program participants will get a certificate, as well as a set of books from the Zlatoust publishing house.
The event sequels the major humanitarian and educational project “Modern Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language” in African countries, the purpose of which is to raise the level of Russian language teachers working in African countries. Similar events will be held in Egypt, Tanzania and Ethiopia before the end of the year.
It is no secret that African Russian teachers regularly point out the urgent need for methodology support, as well as they mention lack of modern teaching materials. For the majority of teachers, participation in such an event is a unique opportunity to improve their skills: to learn more about modern methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language to adults and children, to get acquainted with the requirements of the professional standard of a foreign language Russian teacher and discover the latest achievements in applied linguistics and didactic linguistics.
The program also pays special attention to bilingual families: methodological aspects of teaching bilingual children, ways to preserve and maintain Russian language as a heritage. The project major objective is to awaken interest in Russian language and in Russia as a whole in children from such families. According to the organizers of the project, it will contribute to the development of Russian-African cooperation in terms of education and culture, increase the efficiency of teaching Russian language and thereby increase the number of those who speak Russian on the African continent.
Information: https://www.zlat.spb.ru/services/Africa_RKI/zambiya/ .
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