Achievements of our students
Many students of the School of Foreign Languages take part in various projects as volunteers. There are a lot of areas of volunteering work to choose from.
First of all, the School of Foreign Languages itself provides a lot of opportunities for volunteering. Our students help in holding meetings of language clubs, take part in organizing and holding conferences, open days, and many other different events. For example, they help with organization of workshops for school students who are planning on participating in the “Vysshaya Proba” Olympiad.
Our students also take part in HSE volunteering projects, in projects like HSE FM and Academy for School Students, in the Moscow Longevity project. They teach foreign languages on courses and work with our partners, as well as develop courses for learning English of their own. Some even become Heads of the Centres for Prospective Students.
Students of the School of Foreign Languages have an undeniable advantage. The FLaIC programme allows them to master their language and communication skills, and it in turn gives them a better chance of getting international language certificates. Our students get English language certificates (IELTS, CAE, FCE, TOEFL), and it allows them to transfer the marks of two exams, English Language Test (1st year) and Independent English Test (2nd year). About 5% of students transfer their marks. The students also get certificates of their second foreign languages. You can read about such achievements of some of our students here:
Students of SFL passed German exams on C1 and C2 levels
Students of SFL got Goethe-Zertifikat B2
Congratulations on getting a Goethe-Zertifikat B2!
At the School of Foreign Languages, there is also a Cambridge Centre. It provides students with an opportunity to take exams and get Cambridge language certificates.
Participation in competitions and projects
Students take part in various projects and competitions like business cases, research competitions, translation competitions, grants, to name but a few. As for organizers of the events, there are also a lot of them. In HSE alone there are enough events organized for students to unlock their potential and show their skills in areas related to their specialization and in areas that are new to them. Our students also participate in activities organized by our partners and other organizations outside of the university. You can find information about some of our students and their achievements in translation competitions, young translator contest, COSINES Pi III, and Russian-Chinese parallel corpus project.
Students of our programme also won in the Student Research Paper Competition in 2020. Yulia Petrova and Maria Ponomareva became the prize-winners of the competition by presenting their work on ‘Cultural peculiarities of Internet communication of South Korean bloggers’ (Kamilla Chotchaeva was their academic supervisor). Anastasia Kostyuchenko and Olga Zolotaiko also became awardees by presenting their work on ‘Intellectual component of K-Pop and speculative realities as one of the ways of creating content’ (Pavel Rodkin was their academic supervisor).
Conferences and other events
Great attention is paid to research activity of students at HSE. School of Foreign Languages holds student conferences dedicated to a broad range of topics of linguistics. Out students always actively participate in conferences held by the School of Foreign Languages and other universities, as well as in research events of many kinds (round tables, seminars, etc.) It shows that our students are interested in doing research and are deeply involved in the academic activity.
Curators and Assistants
The FLaIC programme allows students to unlock their potential both in academic and non-academic spheres. There are two projects that are especially popular among HSE students and students of the School of Foreign Languages in particular, Curators and Teaching Assistants. The first project is of interest for students because it allows them to further immerse themselves in the HSE atmosphere and also to help prospective and first-year students. Our curators are always ready to help prospective students and their parents by answering any questions they may have about the FLaIC programme. They hold special meetings for the first-year students where they can get acquainted with the regulations of HSE. Our curators are always ready to support the first-year students and give them advice.
The second project “Teaching Assistants” is great for active students who want to get familiar with the work their teachers do and help them in preparing materials for classes, checking tests, and holding club meetings. It also allows them to learn more about the organization of academic activity in general. It is definitely a great experience and a significant addition to their resumes. More than 100 students are currently involved in this activity. Our assistants have shared their experience in the video on our YouTube channel.
Working and studying
Our students don’t spend all their time on studying, they are also eager to use their skills and knowledge in practice. Our students have probations or find part-time jobs in order to combine study and work. Some of our students manage to combine the specialization of their choice with job responsibilities. For instance, they find jobs in areas that are directly connected with intercultural communication or translation and localization