The meeting of the research platform No. 3 “Linguistic education of the future: innovations and current trends” was organised by the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology as part of the International Linguistic Forum “Linguistics and Challenges of the Modern Paradigm of Public Relations: Interdisciplinary, Intercultural, and Interlanguage Interaction”. The participants discussed innovative educational technologies for teaching native and foreign languages at schools and universities, issues of student-centred teaching of foreign languages in private language schools under the conditions of digitalisation of education, the role of education in the development of children’s talents, the integration of digital technologies in teaching foreign languages, organisational issues of early foreign language teaching in pre-school educational institutions and language schools, and the cultural component of foreign language education.
Well-known specialists from Russian and international universities, including Professor E.P. Komarova (Voronezh State Technical University), E.G. Tareva (Moscow State Pedagogical University), Thomas Raith (Freiburg University of Education, Germany), and Sue Garton (Aston University, Birmingham, UK), took part in the discussion of the problems. Interactive forms of discussion were widely used in the work at the forum. Five workshops devoted to pressing issues were held, including: the Miro virtual whiteboard as a platform for interactions in online classes (M.V. Bocharova, Voronezh State University); EduScrum in teaching foreign languages: it’s easy! (Zh.V. Petrosyan, Voronezh State University); New integrated tasks in the national olympiad for schoolchildren in English: the creator’s experience (O.A. Maksimchik, Samara Social and Pedagogical University); Strategies for Bringing Real-life Language Use into Post Pandemic EFL Classrooms (T.L. Cheprasova, Voronezh State University; Gill Murray – English as a Second Language Teacher at Moscow English Class Online. Owner at Alba English Class Online); What’s new in textbooks and 2022 state exam in foreign languages: challenges and goals (A.V. Mishin, People’s teacher of the Russian Federation, multidisciplinary gymnasium No. 12, Tula). L.Sh. Ayatskova, Head of the Cambridge Resource Centre.
(International School of Foreign Languages International House Voronezh-Linguist, Voronezh) held a round table discussion dedicated to the question “Is Online Education a Substitute for Classroom Learning?” The representatives of foreign language centres participated in the discussion and share their experience with Russian colleagues.