Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages Halyna Moroshkina: "Using methodological developments of our Estonian colleagues, we will try to introduce them to the educational level of "master""
Halyna Moroshkina, talking about the development of Estonian international activities of the university, paid special attention to the stages of connection establishment with the representatives of the University of Tartu and the prospects of further cooperation of ZNU with this leading Estonian higher education institution: "For the first time our Estonian colleagues visited the University in January of this year at our invitation. The staff of the Faculty of Foreign Languages prepared for the guests of honour the fundamental presentations in all fields of activity: the professors described the learning process, told about the educational programmes and specializations of the University, its scientific and international activities, academic mobility, youth outreach, etc. Professor Saniya Yenikyeyeva prepared information about the scientific schools of the Faculty of Foreign Languages which are well-known not only in the national linguistic space, but also in the international academic circles.
The Estonian guests pointed out that the material and technical resources of the faculty and the level of knowledge of our students made a positive impression on them. After an introductory study tour, the representatives of the University of Tartu appealed to the European Council with a request to fund a joint academic project between our universities with the implementation of a new multilingual education model.
The representatives of the Faculty of Foreign Languages will try to adapt this program to our reality. A project of the approbation of multilingual education is preparing now at the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation. And, in my opinion, it is more efficient to introduce a multilingual model to the teaching activity of professors from the Department of Foreign Languages of Professional Direction, which cooperates with the students of all faculties of ZNU. Therefore, using methodological developments of our Estonian colleagues, we will try to implement this model of education at the educational level of "master". We hope that the visit to the Estonian university will contribute to the development of this relevant activity area of ZNU associated with the implementation, at the initiative of the rector Mykola Frolov, of the strategy of the intense foreign languages learning for teachers and students of non-linguistic specialties".