On June 5 the delegation from the Xi’an Translation University visited Minin University. The representatives of higher education institution from China were interested in the master program "Teaching Russian as a foreign language".

Master's students of the faculty of Humanities, Maria Shchegolikhina and Tatiana Shimko, took part in the XIV International scientific and practical conference "Modern Russian language: functioning and problems of teaching" in Budapest (Hungary).

During the visit of the Chinese delegation, Ny Sisia, Chief Officer of the Student Affairs Department of the Law Faculty of Shandong Polytechnic University, invited the teachers and students of Minin University to take part in an international conference on the legal matters in China within the framework of the program “One Belt and One Road” (“Silk Road”).

During the academic year, Anna Erastova, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian and Foreign Philology, has been teaching Russian language and literature to students at Anhui Normal University.

Dr. Marina Y. Sokolova (the University of Southampton, UK; Northwestern University, USA) conducted a series of online lectures on the psycholinguistic component of language learning and teaching. These lectures were part of the course “Methods of Teaching and Education: Audio and Visual Means of Learning” by Dr. Galina Kruchinina, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Theory and Practice of Foreign Languages and Language Didactics).

As part of the academic mobility program, the 2nd year student of Taraz State Pedagogical University, Maxim Gaase studied at Minin University for a year.

Minin University held meetings of students from the Faculty of Humanities with Dr. Bernd Rüschoff, Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). Modern paradigms and digital tools in language education were the topics of lectures and workshops.

Hong Kong talked about the features of the process of publishing in international journals and the principles of positive education.

Minin University and Shandong University of Technology discussed the possibility of launching a double degree program such as "English as a foreign language and Chinese as a foreign language. These talks took place from 8 to 12 April 2019 in China. These agreements between the universities would also include cooperation in the legal field, academic exchange of teachers.

On April 12, 2019, the Department of Foreign Language Professional Communication held an event for the program "School of Intercultural Communication", a delegation of schoolchildren and teachers from China, as well as guests from Nizhny Novgorod Gymnasium No. 13 were hosted by Minin university.

Duan Zhi Yang, Zhang Xi Jia and Feng Yazhun, three students from our partner, Xi’an Fanyi University, will be studying Russian language and culture during the semester.

Three students of the first course of the “Foreign Language (English) and Foreign Language (Chinese)” department have been studying at the Xian University of the translation (China) for two weeks.

As a visiting Professor Olga Kim held a course of lectures on the issue of writing an academic essay for master’s program students and postgraduate training program, she also was a speaker in the open lecture, speaking about the Russian Education on the basis of Minin University. During the two weeks of the visit the advisor to the rector Kim Olga negotiated the joint master’s “International Education”, performed by the Universities.

On the 28th of February the pedagogical training session for second year students in the Master’s program ,specialty “ Pedagogical Education”, profile “Teaching Russian as a foreign language” took place. This was the first time when the training took place in Warsaw, thanks to the contract signed between Minin University and Russian Language School “Samovar”.

It is the second time that Zou Ning arrives at Minin University to teach our students Chinese. We interviewed Zou Ning and asked what she liked Minin University for and what her plans for the current academic year were.

Three Minin university students studied at Xian University of Translation (China) during one semester. They have recently come back and shared their impressions of studies and the country in general.

Denis Koulikov, a third year student of of specialty “Foreign language (English) and foreign language (Chinese)” told us about his impressions’.

We interviewed the Chinese student and learned about their impression of Russia, studies in Minin University and their further plans.

Associate professor of applied informatics and information technologies in education Nikolay Lapin, the representative of Minin University took part on the U. S. Congress leadership program “Open world” which took place from November 29th to December 8th.

The representatives of Chinese higher education institutions held a presentation in Minin University for the entrants and students interested in training at Chinese Universities, in obtaining scholarships and other programs. The meeting with Rector of Minin University Alexander Fedorov was organized as well.