Armenian State Pedagogical University is hosting these days representatives of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
On the first day of the visit, the Russian guests held a competition among Russian language specialists in Armenia. Fifty-four teachers from Armenian schools participated in the competition. They presented videos from their lessons. The participants’ work was evaluated by a jury comprising representatives from three universities - ASPU, Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences and Russian State University for the Humanities. Eight out of 54 videos entered the final round where three were recognized as the best.
The representatives of the Russian State University for the Humanities, who are at ASPU for the second time, also master classes for the students and lecturers of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and for the teachers.
Naira Dalyan welcomed the participants and thanked the Russian colleagues, stressing that the master classes and lectures will enable them to get acquainted with contemporary Russian prose and verse and Russian culture.
“Every meeting with you is a great pleasure: communication with partners gives an impetus to move forward and becomes a platform for new meetings,” said Igor Isayev, Director of the Institute for Linguistics of the Russian State University for Humanities.
During the meeting with Russian Language and Literature specialists he referred to the use of modern Russian in rap, language issues and teaching methodology.
In his report “Contemporary Russian Prose,” Prof. Yuri Domanski dwelt on two well-known directions in the prose of the last century - historical novels and science fiction. He also spoke about popular and elitist, anti-Soviet prose, and touched upon the works of famous contemporary writers of the 21st century Russian literature.
The meeting concluded with a roundtable discussion on "Russian Language and Russian-language Education in Armenia," with the participants discussing various issues of Russian teaching at schools and higher educational institutions.