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Russian Language Summer School classes continue or How foreign students prepared draniki

Today, on August 3, the participants of the Russian Language Summer School not only studied grammar, vocabulary and history, but also immersed themselves in culture through the preparation of Belarusian cuisine dishes.

By increasing internal motivation to learn the Russian language and creating psychological comfort for Summer School students, the organizers in real conditions show and comment on pragmatic socio-cultural situations, introduce Belarusian national traditions, peculiarities of mentality and establish a dialogue of cultures. Cooking helps to improve communication skills and expand vocabulary, as many products and dishes have their own unique names.

As Inna Samoilova, associate professor of the Department of Modern Technologies of Pre-University Education of the Federal State Educational Institution, told, daily classes for those who came to Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno to study the Russian language are held using modern innovative learning technologies involving interactive, role-playing, business games, discussions on topics of intercultural communication, as well as mandatory educational excursions. Thus, classes are aimed at the development of mental activity, creative activity, the formation of combinatorial speech skills and abilities.

− This is the third time I am a student of the Summer School of the Russian language. I really like the organization of classes at school, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and the city of Grodno. Every time I discover something new, as an Italian language teacher, I am interested in the methodology of organizing the educational process here in Belarus. I feel that during my time at school I have become part of a big family, part of this beautiful city," said Christian Ecker from Italy.

Dominik Szczepanyak from Poland has been a participant of the Russian language school for 5 years in a row.

− For me, the time spent at school is a vacation. In Grodno, I not only rest my soul, but also spend time usefully in classes at the Summer School of the Russian Language. It has become a tradition. Every time I am surprised by the variety and richness of the program. I am sure that this is not the last year I study at school," Dominik Shchepanyak shared.

The educational project will last until August 12. Upon completion of the training, students of the Summer School will receive certificates.

In the lens – a strong character and a bright game!

Kupala residents will take part in the II Games of the CIS countries as part of the sports delegation of the Republic of Belarus.

There are only two days left before the start of the largest sports festival, which will cover the whole country. Athletes of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno will also take part in the international games.

The 2nd year student of the Faculty of Physical Culture Evgenia Bernatskaya will compete in 3x3 basketball competitions. Yaroslav Iodkovsky, a 4th-year student of the Faculty of Physical Culture, will compete for the title of the strongest in freestyle wrestling. All accuracy and dexterity in bullet shooting competitions will be demonstrated by the 3rd year student of the Faculty of Physical Culture Yana Tsydik. And Veronika Mironovich, a graduate of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, a master of sports of international class, who will take part in field hockey competitions, will complete the magnificent four.

We wish good luck to our athletes and great victories!

Kupala students received the coveted form of volunteers of the II Games of the CIS countries

A meeting of volunteers of the II Games of the CIS countries with the coordinators of international competitions took place in the Ice Palace of Grodno.

A sightseeing tour of the sports complex was conducted for the volunteers, during which the areas of responsibility for each volunteer were designated. Also, the staff of the Department of Sports and Tourism of the regional executive committee conducted an initial briefing, thanks to which young people got acquainted with all the nuances of the upcoming work.

An important moment of the meeting for the volunteers was getting a uniform, because right now, when the cherished part of the II Games of the CIS countries is in the hands and the most responsible work begins – interaction with teams, providing methodological and technical work, accompanying delegations, working on doping control and much more.

International competitions will be held from 3 to 15 August.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno has launched a Summer school of the Russian language

Participants from China, Italy, New Zealand and Poland will study Russian for two weeks at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

The summer school of the Russian language of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is held on the basis of the Faculty of pre-university training. Summer School is a great opportunity to combine language learning with acquaintance with modern Belarus and its traditions.

This year, foreign guests will be trained from July 31 to August 12. Traditionally, master classes on making Belarusian souvenirs and cooking Belarusian cuisine will be organized for Russian language learners, thanks to which the participants of the summer school will be able to get acquainted with the traditions of our country.

The Summer School program is designed for those who are starting to learn Russian or want to improve their language knowledge and skills. The school's students will be taught not only Russian language classes, but also lectures on the history and culture of Belarus, sightseeing tours of the city, walks through picturesque places and forest park areas will be organized.

In addition, foreign citizens studying the Russian language will get acquainted with the Belarusian cinema. Recall that the initiator and organizer of the project is the Department of Modern technologies of pre-university training of the Faculty of Pre-university training.

A meeting with the Director General of the Belarusian-Chinese Cultural Development Center took place at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

Yanka Kupala Grodno State University was visited by the Director General of the Belarusian-Chinese Cultural Development Center Wang Yaotian, who is also the founder of the Yaotian Educational Center. The purpose of the visit is to identify new vectors of cooperation.

From the Belarusian side, Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Iryna Kiturka, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Leonty Pavlov and representatives of interested departments took part in the working meeting. The main topic of the talks was joint educational programs and academic exchange of teachers and students. As Iryna Fedorovna noted, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is very interested in cooperation with higher educational institutions of the People's Republic of China. During the working meeting, the parties found common ground and the most promising areas of work.

By the way, the history of cooperation between Chinese universities and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is extensive. Currently, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno implements an active international policy within the framework of 200 agreements with foreign institutions and organizations from 30 countries, including 9 organizations of the People's Republic of China.

Kupala students were trained at the "Summer University" in Yekaterinburg

From July 10 to 21, students and a teacher of the Faculty of Law took part in the project for international students "Summer University".

The federal project brought together more than 1,000 participants from 25 countries. For two weeks, students got acquainted with Russian education, science, history and culture. 19 leading Russian universities were involved in the "Summer University".

A trainee teacher of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law Diana Zubrik, a 3rd-year student of the specialty "Jurisprudence" Daria Light and a 4th-year student of the specialty "Economic Law" Vladislava Bortnovskaya took part in the federal project for foreign students "Summer University" on the basis of the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin in Yekaterinburg.

Students were trained in the framework of the educational program "Internationalization of legal science in the EAEU space", teachers – in the educational program "Digital technologies and tools in the educational process of the university".

Kupala students got acquainted with the peculiarities of the educational process of the V.F. Yakovlev Ural Law University, listened to a course of lectures provided by educational programs for students and teachers, participated in the preparation and defense of projects.

The project of the team, which included Daria Light, became the winner in its educational course and was sent to the final defense among the best projects of the "Summer University".

Within the framework of the "Summer University", a meeting of the participants of the federal project with representatives of the Department for International Cooperation of the USGUU took place. During the educational events, Kupala residents managed to visit the Yeltsin Center, the International Industrial Exhibition INNOPROM and the educational cluster "Summer at the Factory" (Sysert). A sightseeing tour to the UMMC Museum of Military and Civil Equipment was organized for the project participants.

The Summer University plays an important role in strengthening friendship between students from different countries and allows them to expand their professional knowledge.

Russian language courses are held at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

Preparatory courses for foreign citizens are organized at the Faculty of Pre-university Training.

Every year, the interest of foreign citizens in studying at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is growing. In order for future specialists to easily communicate and study in their chosen specialty, the Faculty of pre-university training organized Russian language courses. Lilia Shumskaya, associate Professor of the Department of Modern Technologies of Pre-University Education, said that representatives from Asia, Africa, and Latin America come to study. Within the framework of the Faculty of pre-university training, they study the Russian language and those subjects that they will need in the process of further study in their chosen specialty. At the moment, 27 students of the preparatory department and 36 students of preparatory courses are studying at the university. It is worth noting that students who have basic knowledge of the Russian language can choose in-depth study.

– All conditions have been created at the Faculty of pre-university training so that students can receive a quality education and successfully realize themselves in the profession in the future. Our teachers use the entire material and technical base of the university, organize master classes, excursions, full-scale lessons, within the framework of which the mental activity of the listeners is activated and there is a complete immersion in the language environment, - said Lilia Shumskaya.

Students in the learning process are actively involved in the creation of educational and promotional videos. With these works in the future, they become participants in international and national competitions. This year we took part in five contests of this format and won two. All this creates favorable conditions for the adaptation of students to the educational environment of the university.

Aji Ndi Joseph, a student of the Russian language courses for foreign citizens of the Faculty of Pre-university Training, came from Cameroon.

– This year my dream came true, and for almost 7 months I have been a student of the preparatory department of the Faculty of Pre-university training of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Here they teach to appreciate three things – words, time and opportunities. I use time wisely, words with literacy, and opportunities creatively to become a student of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno in the future. After passing the final tests at the Faculty of Pre-university Training, I want to study at the Faculty of Economics and Management in order to become an advanced specialist and open my own business in the Republic of Belarus.

Shuai Jinjun, a student of the Russian language courses for foreign citizens of the Faculty of Pre-university training, came to study from China.

– I like Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Russian language courses for foreign citizens at the Faculty of Pre-university training, I am not afraid to speak Russian, I understand perfectly what people say in public transport, and most importantly, I can speak Russian fluently, which is very important in my future profession. Learn Russian with experienced teachers of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and realize your goals!

The Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno hosted a reception of the heads of the diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Belarus to the People's Republic of China headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Yury Senko

On July 22, Kupala University was visited by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the People's Republic of China Yuri Senko, Consul General of the Republic of Belarus in Shanghai Andrey Andreev.

The guests of the university were met in the foyer of the first floor by the rector of Kupala University Iryna Kiturka and the first vice-rector Aleksander Karevsky. The rector conducted a sightseeing tour of the university.

Dean of the Faculty of Law Svetlana Cheburanova, Dean of the Pedagogical Faculty Yury Gnezdovsky, Acting Head of the Educational and Methodological Department Daria Shpak, Acting Head of the Department of International Cooperation Anna Miloshevskaya participated in the discussion of issues of cooperation in the field of education of the Republic of Belarus and the People's Republic of China. The event was attended by Alexander Komendant, Chairman of the Economy Committee of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee.

Rector Iryna Kiturka addressed the guests with a welcoming speech, which set the tone for the meeting. Iryna Fedorovna noted that Yanka Kupala Grodno State University of Grodno is open to new possible ways of cooperation with China in the field of education. In recent years, Kupala University and educational institutions of the People's Republic of China have been actively cooperating in the exchange of students and teachers, conducting joint research, organizing conferences and seminars.

Cooperation between Kupala University and China allows students and teachers to exchange knowledge and experience, broaden their horizons and improve the level of professional training. In addition, such interaction contributes to the strengthening of cultural ties between the two countries and the formation of a positive image of each other.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the People's Republic of China Yury Senko noted that Belarus and China are actively developing economic, cultural and political relations, which is an important element of international cooperation. One of the promising areas of cooperation between China and Belarus is the development of trade and investment. According to Yury Senko, China is a reliable trading partner of Belarus, as well as one of the largest investors in the country's economy. Both sides are actively working to strengthen economic ties, expand trade exchange and attract new investments.

During the meeting, another promising area was discussed − the development of scientific and technical cooperation. Belarus and China have great potential in the field of science and technology, and cooperation in this field can lead to the creation of new innovative products.

The development of cultural ties is also relevant. Both Powers have a rich cultural and historical heritage, which can be used to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the two countries.

During the visit of the heads of the diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Belarus to China, the scientific and educational experience and potential of Kupala University were presented, the possibilities of studying undergraduate and graduate programs, postgraduate studies, as well as opportunities to participate in scientific and educational events were presented.

It is worth noting that currently Yanka Kupala State State University of Grodno implements an active international policy within the framework of 200 agreements with foreign institutions and organizations from 31 countries, including 12 organizations of the People's Republic of China and educational institutions, cooperation with which was established back in 2001, when the first cooperation agreement was signed with the Chinese South-Central University of Economics and Law. To this end, the university implements a strategy for the development of cooperation with China in the field of education, which is an integral part of the overall strategy of the university – the strategy of advanced development.

Kupala students became finalists of the video contest "Speak Russian, I understand!"

Russian Russian as a Foreign Language Department of the Institute of International Cooperation of Penza State University was the organizer of the International Competition in Russian for foreign students "Creativity unites the world!".

Students and graduates of the Faculty of Pre-university training Shuai Jinjun and Francisco Ruiz became finalists of the video contest "Speak Russian, I understand!".

The international competition in Russian for international students "Creativity unites the world!" was held from May 16 to May 19, 2023. Representatives from 18 countries of the world were able to take part, these are students of Russian and foreign universities studying in various fields of training.

The competition included two independent directions and provided an opportunity to choose one of the forms of participation — oral or written. The main condition is that the materials sent to the competition had to be in Russian.

The first form of participation was a video contest "Speak Russian, I understand!". The contestants had to record and send to the address of the organizing committee a video where they talk about their native country, city and university.

The second form of participation is the essay contest "I like Russian!". Participants who speak Russian at the B2-C2 level were invited to speculate on the topic ""Language is the history of the people. Language is the path of civilization and culture": as I understand the statement of the Russian writer A. I. Kuprin."

Congratulations to the laureates and their leaders, teachers of the Department of Modern Technologies of Pre-University Education Lilia Mikhailovna Shumskaya and Tatiana Vladimirovna Cherkess with well-deserved awards: diplomas, memorable prizes and certificates!

Kupala students have completed their studies in Uzbekistan

Students of the Faculty of Law were trained at the Tashkent State Law University as part of academic mobility.

In the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, third-year students of the specialty "International Law" of the Faculty of Law Maria Bystrova, Eulalia Berezkina, Maria Shcherbakova and Daria Prepest studied at the Faculty of Comparative Law and International Law at TSLU.

The training took place on the basis of a cooperation agreement between Kupala University and Tashkent State Law University within the framework of academic mobility.

In addition to training, Kupala residents conducted active scientific and social activities. The students took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Copyright Protection in Social Networks", which was held on the basis of TSLU together with the Moscow State Law Academy named after O.E. Kutafin, as well as in the meeting of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights F. The Turk.

Together with other foreign students, the girls took part in an excursion along the Tashkent-Samarkand route, during which they expanded their knowledge of the history of the formation of Uzbekistan, and also learned about the traditions of the Uzbek people.

– The time spent in the walls of Tashkent State University has become for me one of the brightest periods in student life. Thanks to the experience and knowledge gained as part of the experience exchange program, I now know for sure that I have chosen for myself exactly the specialty in which I want to become a competent specialist. I am very grateful to the university for an excellent opportunity to expand my knowledge," Maria Shcherbakova shared.

During the cultural exchange within the framework of the Novruz holiday, students of Kupala University introduced students from Uzbekistan to the history of Yanka Kupala Grodno State University and presented the specialties in which training is carried out at our university.

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