Perspectives for foreign language learning amid changes in cultural environment: the 2nd annual conference “Teaching foreign languages in the context of communicative cultural sphere”

The Conference was held on December 12. According to the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee Dr. Irina Vorontsova, the event covered several related modules, including the linguoculturological one.

Dr. Khalilova, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages of the School of International Relations, said that all linguistic disciplines should be seen as united no matter what new forms they acquired.

The list of participants included RSUH, Department of the Language Policy at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Chernorizets Hrabar Varna Free University and Charles University in Prague.

The topics discussed were innovations in the model 4.0 non-linguistic education, speech specifics, issues of translations, hedging in academic rhetoric poetic texts and others.

The linguoculturological aspect included presentations on values in German society, feminization in profession names in francophone societies, euphemistic neologisms, communicative platforms in teaching and area studies.

Section on methodology included presentations on integrated language learning, linguistic competencies and student motivation.

Other topics included practical audio work with TED Talks, online tests, edutainment, comparative research in learning obscene vocabulary, philosophy of education, communicative and other approaches.

The Conference was organized by the Department of Foreign Languages, steered by Dr. Vorontsova and Dr. Kataeva, Chair of the Department.

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