The VIII National Russian Olympiad on Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures gathered future teachers of foreign languages at Udmurt State University on November 19, 2019.
Students from various parts of Russia have come to Izhevsk to demonstrate their skills in the field: Moscow, Orekhovo-Zuevo, Kazan, Bryansk, Ioshkar-Ola, Birsk, Orenburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Voronezh, Shadrinsk, Syktyvkar, Perm, Omsk, Ulyanovsk, and Samara. On the first, introductory day of the event the Olympiad participants were welcomed by the UdSU Vice-rector for Education and Extra-curricular Activities M. Kibardin who wished them luck with the contest. Then Marina D. Pospelova, Honoured Teacher of the Russian Federation and Honorary Worker of General Education, gave a lecture on the following topic: “Focus on English – be up-to-date (elementary school)”. Professor of the Department of Practice of Teaching Foreign Languages under Foreign Languages Institute, Doctor of Education of Perm Humanitarian and Pedagogical University – Margarita A. Mosina – presented a lecture named “Generation Z: How to Teach Them”?
Besides the contest, all the participants will pay a visit to the Museum of Pyotr. I. Tchaikovsky in the city of Votkinsk. The event will last till November, 21 and will be concluded with a closing and awarding ceremony at the UdSU Library Assembly Hall (1st floor).