Over 40 faculty members and MA students of Department of Foreign Languages got together on the first day of autumn break, October 24th, to take part in the workshop on teaching ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purposes).
Marina Chashko, HSE student on Master’s Programme in Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication, has participated in the first University Model United Nations in Venice as a representative of the New Zealand delegation in the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee. Marina has talked about her experience and explained why taking part in MUN is critical for all young people interested in the current international situation, even for linguists.
The Department of foreign languages invites future university applicants to attend the open doors day of the 'Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication' programme, which will be held on the 5th of March 2016.
First lessons were given in the framework of the 'Help Rooms' project, which was organized by students of the Master's program in Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication. Tutors have shared their first impressions with us and we asked them what it is like -- to be a mentor. So, the first classes took place and we decided to ask the young teachers how their first lessons were and find out what their students think about their classes.
Traditionally, in February, each HSE campus holds various academic competitions for students of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Foreign Languages got into the act and on February, 14 conducted the Academic Contest 'Foreign Languages and Cross-Cultural Communication' for 150 potential Master’s applicants.
A HSE team of linguists taking a master program “Foreign Languages and Cross-Cultural Communication” participated in the English Grammar Festival “Cambridge Grammar Fest 2015”. The team “Union Jack” was created by the most active and committed HSE representatives: Marina Chashko, Ekaterina Borisova, Mehrangez Burieva, Madina Davlatova, Sofia Esipova, Anastasia Kohanik and Tahmina Mirzoevaled by the head of the “Foreign Languages and Cross-Cultural Communication” master program – Galina Nikolaevna Gumovskaya.