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HSE Hosts Korean Language Olympiad

With the support of the Korean Fund, HSE’s School of Asian Studies held the Third All-Russian Student Olympiad for the Korean Language on May 12-13. This year, the Olympiad saw the participation of 29 students from 20 Russian universities in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Far East. Kseniya Andryuschenko, who was one of two students representing the Higher School of Economics’ School of Asian Studies, took third place at the competition.

The First All-Russian Student Olympiad for the Korean Language took place at Moscow State Linguistic University in 2008, and has since been held once every two years. This year was the Higher School of Economics’ first time arranging the Olympiad since HSE’s School of Asian Studies began offering a concentration in Korean just three years ago.

The competition was made up of two stages, the first of which assessed students' writing proficiency. Participants were given two texts — one to translate from Russian to Korean and the other from Korean to Russian — as well as tests. The second stage was speaking, which included a five-minute presentation on a given topic and a subsequent Q&A with the jury. This year, students tackled the question, ‘What can we learn from Koreans?’.

The jury, which consisted of 12 teachers from participating universities, pointed out the high level of fluency in the language among the students. Many jury members also took part in the Second International Conference ‘Methods of Teaching Oriental Languages: Actual Problems and Trends’, which was put together by HSE’s School of Asian Studies on May 14-15.

Maria Glazyrina, third-year law student, intern at the HSE News Portal

Photos by Nikita Benzoruk

 

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