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Russian language and Infrastructure projects: CIARLLT conference in Beijing

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Russian language and Infrastructure projects: CIARLLT conference in Beijing


16.06.2017

Conference of International Association of Russian Language and Literature Teachers (CIARLLT) has started today June 15th in the Chinese capital. The central topic of the conference is challenges connected to preparation of specialists for international infrastructure projects. Professors and specialists of Russian and Chinese Higher Educational Institutions preparing translators, engineers and economists are among the participants.

A greeting message for the conference audience was made by CIARLLT President, Chairman of Supervisory Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Lyudmila Verbitskaya. “This topic is very up-to-date. China is one of the most important political, trade, humanitarian partners of Russia. Today, as never before, a major role belongs to educated young people of both countries. Future specialists should be skilled in enterprise management, engineering sciences, and theoretical economics. They should understand each other and value culture of their partners”, Verbitskaya noted in her video message.

Organizers have remarked that collaboration in educational field has been developing very rapidly over the last several years due to strengthening of external political, trade and economic relations between Moscow and Beijing. There are mutual projects on railway construction, gas pipelines, power economy and joint enterprises. They define higher demand for specialists with strong command of a foreign language.

Peculiarities of linguistic preparation of Chinese school children and university students, the role played by Russian language in the career guidance system for Chinese students and career opportunities for Chinese students with Russian language knowledge were discussed at the conference. Discussion of such important methodological questions as writing language text books, application of information communicational technologies in the studying process and others were touched upon in the course of the conference.

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