A VSU delegation comprising of the Head of the International Education Institute, Vladimir Rodionov, and Associate Professor from the Department of the Russian Language for International Students of the Pre-university Training Programme, Yulia Zhidkova, paid a visit to Jinan School of Foreign Languages (Jinan, China). It is one of the largest centres of teaching Russian as a foreign language. The purpose of the visit was to negotiate further cooperation between VSU and Jinan School of Foreign Languages, to hold a number of educational events for students and teachers, and to meet students’ parents.
The visit also included negotiations with the headmaster of Jinan School of Foreign Languages, the deputy headmasters, and the teachers aimed at discussing issues regarding training students and teachers of the Russian language at the International Education Institute of Voronezh State University. During the visit, Associate Professor Yulia Zhidkova held a Russian class dedicated to different speech activities (listening, reading, writing, and speaking), gave an introductory lecture on Russia, and tested the level of knowledge of Russian as a foreign language (A2 level).
A workshop on the methods of testing and textbooks for Russian and other disciplines which had been published by the International Education Institute were of special interest for Chinese teachers of the Russian language. They also highly praised a new educational Internet resource “Mobile classroom of the International Education Institute of VSU” with educational multimedia and reference materials which could be used when teaching Russian.