Love has no boundaries: the international reciting competition "Love will save the world" was held at Kupala University
Every year the competition attracts more and more participants. This year, oratorical skills were demonstrated by 37 contestants from 15 countries of the world. Foreign students from the USA, Poland, Iraq, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Congo, Togo, Cameroon, Azerbaijan and many other countries presented their speech and oratory skills to the competent jury in reading the poems of Russian classics.
Vasily Senko, Vice-Rector for Educational Work at Yanka Kupala State University, addressed the participants of the International Competition with a welcoming speech. Inna Samoilova, head of the department of language training of Belarusian and foreign citizens, acted as the chairman of the jury of the competition. The competent jury also included foreign guests - an adjunct of the Department of Pragmatics of Communication and Linguodidactics of the Institute of Russian Studies and Oriental Studies of the University of Gdansk of the Republic of Poland Joanne Mampe and senior lecturer at Georgetown University in the USA Jill Ann Neuendorf.
The project brought together foreign students who study at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Grodno State Medical University, Grodno State Agrarian University, Gdansk University of the Republic of Poland and Georgetown University of the United States. For the first time, students from the educational institution "BIP - University of Law and Social and Information Technologies" took part in it.
According to the level of language proficiency, the project participants were divided into two groups - the first included students who have been studying Russian for less than a year, the second - those who have been studying it for more than two years.
According to the organizers of the competition, even those students who started learning Russian only three weeks ago competed. The international jury, which included employees and teachers of Kupala University and a number of other Belarusian universities, representatives from Poland and the United States, assessed in the participants' speeches the correctness of the emotional and semantic interpretation of the works, the technique and accuracy of reproduction, the correctness of rhythm, intonation and pronunciation of sounds.
According to the results of the International Readers' Competition "Love will save the world" in a group of students studying Russian from several months to a year, the winner was a student of the Yanka Kupala State University Mbuyu Sebastian Kipalamoto with Yevgeny Yevtushenko's poem "There are no uninteresting people in the world ...". The second place was shared by the students Fabian Gzhivna from the University of Gdansk with Fyodor Tyutchev's poem "You are my sea wave" and Efoloko Eli Bolombo from Yanka Kupala State University, who read Robert Rozhdestvensky's poem "Everything starts with love." The third place was awarded to Evenie Emilia Ndive Likiye and Aneua Faustin Audri from the Grodno State Agrarian University, who performed the poem by Konstantin Simonov "Wait for me", as well as Mart Julia from the University of Gdansk with the poem by Anna Akhmatova and I know you are not alive Kanonge Priska Kabambi from Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno with Lyudmila Rubalskaya's poem "I love to dream under the sound of rain."
In the group of participants who have been studying the Russian language for more than two years, the winner was a student from Grodno State Medical University, Ashroff Rumi Mohamed Affri, who presented an excerpt from the poem "Students" by Eduard Asadov. The jury awarded the second place to the student of "BIP - University of Law and Social and Information Technologies" Margarita Lashtun and student of the Grodno State Medical University Aishat Atifa Ali with the poem "Pharmacy of Happiness" by Eduard Asadov. Third place was shared by Gdansk University students Victoria Stuchka with Mikhail Lermontov's poem “She was beautiful like a dream” and Veronika Plotka with Robert Rozhdestvensky's poem “Air ...”, as well as Mariyam Mikasha from Grodno State Medical University, who demonstrated Eduard Asadov's poem “Snow is falling ".
According to the results of the in-person audience voting, a diploma of audience sympathy was also awarded - a student of Yanka Kupala State University Efoloko Eli Bolombo became its owner. In addition, the participants of the competition were also awarded with diplomas in special 19 nominations.
The organizer of the International Readers' Competition "Love will save the world" was traditionally the Department of Language Training of Belarusian and Foreign Citizens of the Faculty of Pre-University Training together with the Center for Internationalization of Education, the Office of Educational Work with Youth, and the Center for Public Relations.