BEIJING, October 11 (Itar-Tass) — Twenty-nine higher education institutions sent their teaching staff for the training on teaching Russian as a foreign language that takes place in Beijing and Tianjin.
The training is organized by Pushkin State Russian Language Institute and takes place under the aegis of the Russian Cultural Centre in Beijing, Doctor of Philology, Professor Vladimir Sigov said in an interview with Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“The training brings together over 200 people, mainly teachers of Russian as a foreign language, within the framework of the federal programme for the Russian language studies for 2011-2015,” he said. “Delegates from China’s Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Xian and Dalian attend the training.”
“The Russian Cultural Centre welcomes stronger cooperation of China’s higher education institutions that teach the Russian language with Russia’s education centres,” he said. “At present, active talks with Xian Foreign Language University, where over 600 students study the Russian language, are underway.”
“The Russian Cultural Centre will provide possible assistance to build up cooperation in teacher and student exchanges among the Russian and Chinese higher education institutions,” Sigov said.
The training includes lectures, master classes, demo lessons by leading specialists of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute and interactive roundtable meetings.
On Wednesday the Russian Cultural Centre unveiled an exhibition of educational, reference books, fiction, textbooks and materials for teaching the Russian language, culture, literature and country studies.
After the training trainees will get professional advancement certificates of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute.
Some events within the framework of the training that was opened at the Russian Cultural Centre in Beijing on Wednesday will take place in Tianjin on October 12-13.
The training will end in the Chinese capital on October 14.